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About mittan Road

Nobody knows what happen tomorrow, but everything is necessary for myself on my life. This is my road I have been walking to be HAPPY-aging not anti-aging. And, where there's a will, there's a way!

今までの道 これからの道 私のHAPPYエイジングロード♪

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The holiday in Togakushi ~戸隠~

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Hello, how was your weekend?
I hope there wasn't any damage from the big typhoon.
My husband and I went to Togakushi in Nagano Prefecture,
and we enjoyed hiking, bird watching and eating local food
at there.
Have you ever been to Togakushi?  
Actually it was second visit for us.
We really liked there last year, so visited again.  
And I think we will go to there every year maybe,
because Togakushi is so beautiful and we can relax.  
So, I'd like to share some photos with you today.
I’m happy if you enjoy these photos.

Togakushi Forest Botanical Park(戸隠森林植物園) 森林浴~♪
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Nojiko 野鳥の宝庫=バードウォッチャー夫、大喜び(^_^;)
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Skunk cabbage 水芭蕉がとてもキレイでした。
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Specular Pond(鏡池) 湖面が鏡のよう。戸隠連峰に垂れこめた雲も神秘的。
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It is said a power spot, and there is ancient cedars line the path to
Okusha Shrine from the gate. パワースポットと言われる戸隠奥社への
入り口。
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These cedars are more than four hundred years old!
樹齢400年を超える杉並木の逞しさと厳かな雰囲気は圧巻!
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Galette(そば粉のガレット)/どんぐりハウス
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Buckwheat noodle(戸隠蕎麦)/そばの実  次は新そばの時期に行きたい!
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We had a wonderful trip, and I gained weight though we walked
a lot, because all food and the clear atmosphere were so delicious!
So I have to go on a diet.
However, I recommend to go to Togakushi!(^^)!




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Watermelon ~スイカのこと~

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熊本の両親から大きな西瓜が届きました!
夏を感じさせるスイカ、大好きなんです~


I received the watermelon from my parents in Kumamoto
a few days ago.
It was a big watermelon, and so fresh, sweet and delicious.
スイカ058_

By the way, do you know anything about watermelon?
And, do you like watermelon?

【About watermelon】
・It is cucurbitaceous citrullus.
・The country of origin is Kalahari Desert in Africa.
・It is vegetable in botany, but it is treated as a fruit.
・About 90% of the flesh is water.
・The main nutritional content is potassium and lycopene, etc.
・It has a diuretic action, and is good for health and beauty.

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Anyway, watermelon makes me feel summer.
I love it

Today's new vocabulary
cucurbitaceae(ウリ科)citrullus(スイカ属)
botany(植物学)
potassium(カリウム)
diuretic action(利尿作用)

Recipe for Noni ~ ラララ ・ラッスィー♪ ~

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ロイヤルタヒチ・ノニ飲料を使用したレシピ開発に参加しています
ヨーグルトを使いインド料理のラッシー風ドリンクを作ってみました。
南国のフルーツ、ノニとパイナップルの相性はバッチリのようです

Today, I'd like to show you this recipe for noni.
As you know, noni is the fruit in south country.
So, I thought noni goes well with pineapple of the south country's fruit.
And I made the yogurt drink like lassi of India with pineapple.
It was so delicious! I hope you like it!(^^)!

【Lassi with Noni×Pineapple】
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Ingredients
150g   pineapple (パイナップル可食部150g、飾り用は別に用意)
1/2cup plain yogurt(プレーンヨーグルト 1/2カップ)
1 tbsp. honey (はちみつ 大さじ1)
15cc nonipure (ノニピュア 15cc)
1 tbsp. almond powder(アーモンドパウダー 大さじ1)

Directions
①Remove skin and core of pineapple, and cut it into random size.
②Mix ingredients with an electric blender until smooth.
③Pour it into glass, arrange a piece of pineapple.
You can also put a few ice into your glass.

パイナップルのビタミンCと食物繊維、アーモンドのビタミンE、ヨーグルトの
ビフィズス菌で、整腸効果や美肌効果の期待もアップ
お好みでグラスに氷を入れて、冷たいラッシーをお楽しみ下さいね~


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 Royal Tahiti Noni 
Noni is the fruit that has 140 kinds of nutrients. It's amazing,right?!

Metro in Paris ~メトロでの出来事~

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パリの地下鉄メトロは、全部が自動ドアとは限らないから乗降時に自分で開ける
ことも、突然車内でアマチュアミュージシャンが演奏を始めたりすることも、
子供のスリグループに遭遇することもある。。。


Have you ever used metro in Paris?
When I went to Paris we used a lot metro as the means to move.
It was very convenient, but I was surprised about a few things.
For example, some train has not automatic door, so we had to open
the door of train by ourselves sometimes.
And amateur musicians suddenly play their instrument in the train,
and they ask passengers for some money.
I have never experienced these things in Japan.
How about you?

And besides, we met a pickpocket group at metro.
When we got on the train, some children bumped to us.
It was a group of about five children from kids to teenager.
I noticed quickly about that, so we guarded our bags from them.
So they left from us, and went to next car.
Actually I had heard about the fact of children's pickpocket group
before the trip, and we didn't have accident, but I was very shocked
because they were really children who have pretty face.
Exactly, Paris is a city of individualism and free will,
and I thought it has two sides of the both of good thing and bad thing.
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Today’s vocabulary
Individualism(個人主義) free will(自由意思)

A turning point  ~マルシェ in パリ~

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ちょうど一年前の今頃訪れたパリのマルシェ。
迷っていた野菜ソムリエ講座の受講を決めたのは、この旅の直後でした。。


Hello, welcome to my blog! I appreciate your visit.
Well, today, let me show you some photos.
They are photos of market(marche) that I took in Paris just one year ago.
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Actually, I had not decided to study about vegetable sommelier before
the trip yet. But I noticed I had taken photos of many fruits and vegetables
after the trip. I wondered why I was so interested in marche.
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As a matter of fact, one of my friends lived in Paris at that time,
and I went to Paris with another friend in Japan.
And my friend in Paris took us to a few local shops and marche.
I was excited at marche travelers can not usually visit, and I really
enjoyed seeing, buying and eating unusual fruit and vegetables.
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And, after I returned to Japan, I took the vegetable sommelier’s class soon.
Maybe, if I haven't met these fruit and vegetables at the trip I might not have
got the diploma as junior vegetable sommelier.
Yeah, I feel the visit to marshe in Paris was a turning point for me.

Today's vocabulary from Thesaurus
turning point(転機)≒head/landmark/watershed/crisis/crossroads
These are all words for a time or event when an important change
takes place or you make an important decision.

To achieve my goal ~失敗を恐れない~

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目標達成のために必要なこと。。。

Last week, I read some advice from Life's Little Instruction Book
by H.Jackson Brown,Jr. in my English lesson.
And I chose the three best pieces of advice for me from them.
One, Don't be afraid to say, "I don't know."
Two, Hear both sides before judging.
Three, Try to see things from other points of view.
And I made a list I want to do in my life.
One of them is to have confidence in myself.
And we talked about how to do in order to achieve the goal.
First, I want to be able to speak English fluently.
So, I need to study harder and not worry about making mistakes.
And I think it is important to trust my gut instinct.

Today's new vocabulary
trust my own opinions = trust my gut instinct
gut(内臓)instinct(本能)= sixth sense(直感)

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↑ズーラシアのオットセイ。。本文とは無関係~

ZOO ~アニマル・ワールド~

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久しぶりに行った動物園。すっごくオモシロかった
動物たちの豊かな表情に癒されました
横浜のズーラシア、おススメですよ

Hi, Thank you for coming to my blog.
How do you spend this weekend?
Today, I went to a zoo(ZOORASIA)with my husband.
We really enjoyed watching the world of animals.
They were so fun! So I'd like to show you some photos.
I hope you enjoy them.

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The couple of Elephant
パオォ~ン。ラブラブ仲良しゾウさん

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A person in forest, Orangutan
森の人、オランウータン。存在感はさすが!だ、誰かに似てる

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Kangaroo like a person
くつろぐカンガルー。で、なにか?とか聞かれそう

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The side face of Proboscis monkey
哀愁だだようテングザルの横顔

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Polar bear at the waterside
ずっとウロウロ水辺のシロクマくん。落ち着きなさ~い

Have a great weekend

A nice lunsh ~素敵なランチ&ルッコラの花~

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お友達のオシャレな手料理ランチ(Beer付き~)

Today, I visited my friend's home and had a very nice lunch she cooked.
She is very good at cooking and gardening, so I'm impressed with dishes
she made and beautiful house always.
The dishes were all nice and delicious! So I felt really happy today too~~. 
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By the way, I ate the flower of rucola for the first time.
Have you ever eaten the rucola's flower?
I didn't know the fact we can eat it until now.
They are small and white flowers. I picked it and ate.
It has the taste like sesame, and was delicious!
ルッコラの花
↑ルッコラの花、食べれるんですって! ゴマのような味でした

We enjoyed talking and had a wonderful time!!

Recipe for Noni ~きらきらサラダ~

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ロイヤルタヒチ・ノニ飲料を使用したレシピ開発に参加しています
ゼリーコンソメをかけてキラキラ美味しいトマトサラダはいかがでしょう
コンソメとならノニの味も色も違和感なしでした

Hello, thank you for coming to my blog.
Today, please let me tell you about this recipe.
As you know, tomato contains lycopene in the red color.
And it has a high anti-oxidation, and is expected to have
the effect to prevent from aging.
So I made this tomato salad with consomme jelly's dressing.
And there is an important thing in this dressing.
It is that I added noni in the consomme jelly.
It was really delicious, and it looks beautiful, isn't it?

Consomme Jelly with Noni × Tomato】
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Ingredients
1 tomato (トマト 一個)
1cup water(水 1カップ)
1/2 stock cube(固形コンソメ 1/2個)
5g powder gelatin(粉ゼラチン 5g)
10cc noni pure(ノニピュア 10cc)
1 tsp. EV olive oil(EVオリーブオイル 小さじ1)
Rosemary (ローズマリー 適量)

Directions
① Put water and stock cube in a pot, cook on medium heat,
melt powder gelatin.
② Cool, add noni pure and mix. Refrigerate until harden.
③ Slice cut tomato and arrange on a dish. Cut or crush jerry
and put on tomato.
④ Put rosemary on the salad and garnish EV olive oil.

トマトの赤い色素に含まれるリコピンは、抗酸化作用に優れ、老化の抑制や
美肌サポート効果があると言われています ゼラチンの主成分のコラーゲンは、
肌のハリには欠かせませんね。ノニと合わせてアンチエイジング効果期待アップ

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 Royal Tahiti Noni 
Noni is the fruit that has 140 kinds of nutrients. It's amazing,right?!

A Secret Place ~潮風と木漏れ日~

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いつも同じ公園の同じ木陰で、お弁当食べたり 本を読んだり
お昼寝したり。。。毎年恒例のGWのんびりピクニック

My husband and I go to the same place for picnic every GW holiday.
And we enjoy eating lunch, reading book and taking a nap under the
same tree. The place is wonderful because no crowded and quiet,
and we can see Tokyo Bay from there. As a matter of fact, it was
our secret place until now, but we had enjoyed enough already,
so I'd like to show you some photos.
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不思議といつも空いてるこの場所。ゴロゴロしながら東京湾を行き交う船や
タンカーをボーっと眺めるのもイイ感じなんです。。。
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And ,this time, I read the book “ Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson.
I was surprised with the fact it was written about fifty years ago.
And, I wonder why humans cannot stop the destruction of nature.
I hope to keep good environment that can be relaxed like this place
for the next generation.
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すぐ近くにある横須賀美術館も素敵ですよ~

A Lecture ~講義とガイガー~ 

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I took a lecture yesterday.
The subject was "Radioactive substance pollution and the influence
on vegetables and human body. "
I learnt about the Level 7 meaning in Fukushima nuclear power plant,
the difference of radioactivity, radiation, and radiation material and
the other things. It was a very fruitful lecture.
And I thought again that we need to judge by ourselves from
the numerical value, not each scientist's opinion.

昨日、野菜ソムリエ協会主催のある講座を受講。
テーマは『放射性物質汚染と野菜・人体への影響について』
混乱しがちな、放射能、放射線、放射性物質の違いの確認もできて、分かりやすい
説明に納得でした。ただ、改めて思ったことは、私達が身を守る方法は、結局は、
数値やデーターから私達自身が判断、選択していくしかないということ。

オモシロかったのはコレ↓↓
カウンターガイガー
This is a Geiger counter.
ガイガーカウンターにも色々あるようですが、これは、筒状先端の表面部分に
1秒間に何回放射線が当たったかを測定(cps)するもので、一つの測定に要する
時間は150秒。単2電池2本で動いちゃうものだけど、価格はなんと約70万円

Recipe for Noni ~琥珀色スイーツ~

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ロイヤルタヒチ・ノニピュアを使用したレシピ開発に参加しています

ノニの酸味と色が、こってりした甘さと琥珀色に深みを与え、とても美味しい
金柑マーマレードが出来ましたヨーグルトなどにかけてもGood

Today I'd like to show you this recipe for noni.
Do you like kumquat?
We usually make the syrup or jam with kumquat, right?
So I made kumquat's marmalade with noni.
Actually it was so delicious!

【Marmalade with Noni×Kumquat】
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Ingredients
150g kumquat (きんかん 150g)
60g sugar (砂糖 60g)
100cc water(水 100cc)
1/2 tbsp. noni pure(ノニピュア 大さじ1/2 <7~8cc>)

Directions
①Take off the stem of kumquats, boil them quickly, cut them in half and remove seeds.
②Put kumquat, water and sugar in a pan, Cook on low heat until soft.
③Turn off and cool, then add noni pure and mix together.

ノニピュアを加えるタイミングは粗熱をとってからが良いでしょう。
きんかんの時期は過ぎてしまいましたが、他の柑橘類でも応用できると思います
ビタミンCとクエン酸を多く含み、くすみ予防と疲労回復効果への期待もUP

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 Royal Tahiti Noni 
Noni is the fruit that has 140 kinds of nutrients. It's amazing,right?!

Bamboo shoot ~筍~

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掘れたてのタケノコは春だけの特別な味。。

Now we can get almost all vegetables anytime,
but we can eat bamboo shoot in only spring.
So I usually get bamboo shoot every spring,
and make some dishes for them.

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This is a kind of the largest bamboo shoot,
and it is called “mousouchiku”(孟宗竹).

First, bamboo shoot was boiled with the rice bran.
And, I made the side dish with soft seaweed
and the bamboo shoot rice.
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We enjoyed the special taste of spring!

タケノコは穂先が黄色で外皮の色つやが良いものを選ぶとGood!

Action! ~チャリティ・イベント~

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こころをひとつにして。。。

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We joined a charity event in Kamakura today, and did some games for kids
such as jump-rope, target shooting with water guns, making slime,
making shabondama and face-painting.
We really enjoyed the day!
And we thankful that many people came to the charity event.

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チャリティイベント034_ イベント023_チャリティ

We hope all children come to smile in Japan!!

チャリティイベント042_
東日本大震災 鎌倉子どもチャリティ・イベント

フェイスペインティングした大きなハート実は反対側は黄色い星
帰りに消し忘れて、満員の江ノ電に乗ってしまったのでした。。。





Messenger of Spring  ~ふきのとう~

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新潟のお土産に、ふきのとうを頂きました。
やっと春の使者が訪れた山々にはまだ雪が残っていたそうです。
早速、’ふきのとうみそ’を作りました。


I got a lot of Fukinotou from my sister-in-law today.
She went to Niigata Prefecture for taking edible wild plants.
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Fukinotou is the bud of flower of butterbur, and the mountain vegetable
of the most early spring in Japan.
They have a peculiar smell and a little bitter taste.

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I made Fukinotou-Miso. It was so delicious!
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お豆腐に乗せて、アーモンドスライスをトッピング!とても美味しかった
アーモンドを軽くローストすると香ばしさがプラスされてもっとイイかも

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