It's Girls' Day here in Japan and apparently nanohana (rapeseed) is served on sushi to celebrate the occasion (as a friend told me the other day). I just threw it in a stir fry (inspired by BURP!'s red-cabbage concoction I saw the other day) with some other fun veggies and devoured it with some salmon (baked in soy sauce, mirin, sake, and minced ginger and garlic), sweet potatoes (microwaved, sliced, and sprinkled with salt and pepper), and a fusion Japanese/Mediterranean salad.
Nanohana hanging out with the red (i.e. purple) cabbage...
I tossed in some renkon (lotus root) that was already sliced for me (love it). (Don't worry about the expiration date - I made this over a week ago and it was still in date! Phew.)
It was a really simple stir fry: carrots, renkon (lotus root), nanohana (rapeseed), onions, and red cabbage sauteed in oil, mirin, and soy sauce, then served with a sprinkling of seven spice.
A bit of fusion fun: avocado, tomatoes, and silken tofu, marinated in a Japanese onion dressing.