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～♪
Skunk cabbage 水芭蕉がとてもキレイでした。
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。
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。
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！
Buckwheat noodle(戸隠蕎麦)/そばの実 次は新そばの時期に行きたい！
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!(^^)!
I received the watermelon from my parents in Kumamoto a few days ago. It was a big watermelon, and so fresh, sweet and delicious.
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.
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）
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!(^^)!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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）
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.
The couple of Elephant パオォ～ン。ラブラブ仲良しゾウさん
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
Kangaroo like a person くつろぐカンガルー。で、なにか？とか聞かれそう
The side face of Proboscis monkey 哀愁だだようテングザルの横顔
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
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~~.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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．
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.
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.
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.