I took my English lesson today. My English teacher and I talked about healthy Japan. It was an interesting topic for us. Yeah, Japanese have the longest lifespan in the world and this can be explained by looking at the diet, lifestyle, good hygiene and medical care system. But, on the other hand, some health problems remain in Japan such as high rates of smoking among men and over-consumption of salt. And I think Japanese should eat more fruit and vegetables. I like vegetable's salad because it is healthy. But, Why it's healthy? Um, it's difficult to explain well. Actually my English teacher gave a homework today. I have to make two lists: 1)five foods that are good for my health that I frequently eat; 2)five unhealthy foods that I eat; and at the next lesson, I have to do presentation about why each of these foods is healthy or unhealthy. OH, it's a hard work, but it must be useful for me, so Enjoy!
This picture is a healthy salad I made a few days ago. I used Canadian kombu, tomatoes, eggplants and green peppers. It was delicious!
I decided to take English conversation lesson about food and health from this month. It's interesting and I could have a positive thinking. By the way, are you thinking about health rather than taste, when you are shopping at grocery store? I like healthy food, so I do care about nutrition, especially vitamin or mineral. But I love tasty food of course! And I think it is important to enjoy eating for good health. Anyway, I'd like to learn about food and health in English, and I aim to achieve my goal. I'll do my best!
These are my favorite small tomatoes called tomato berry. Their looks are very cute, and very delicious!
This is Canadian Kombu. I got it from my English teacher last week. It's written on this bag that Kombu is a highly prized and nutritious staple of Japanese cuisine. And it's written about how to use Kombu, such as simmer pieces of Kombu in soups, stews, casseroles, or with soy sauce, honey and sake to make a tasty condiment. And this Kombu was hand-picked ,sun-cured Laminaria from the clean, cold waters on Vancouver island's west coast. Yeah, the taste is really good and it's thinner than Japanese Kombu. I'll enjoy Kombu cooking with my English teacher at the next cooking lunch. I'm looking forward to making Kombu dishes!
Hi there, Thanks for coming to my blog always. One of my friends invited us to tea ceremony's lunch. So two friends and I visited her house the other day. And we enjoyed tea-serving manners and lunch by her. It was really nice! As you know we value the season on tea ceremony. So, she prepared the seasonal Japanese cake and dishes. Japanese cakes in the shape of rape blossoms were put on the dish painted cherry blossoms. How beautiful! Yeah,the cake and tea were so delicious!! And we enjoyed eating wonderful lunch made by her and talking together. It was very fun! And I was impressed with that OMOTENASHI.