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’Oh! I don’t, but thanks’

friend offers candies. But I don’t take too sugary sweets.

 

’This one is nice.’ she pointed out in a fruits store.

Is this grapes? Or gummy candies grown in orchard?

Yummy! May I have one more?

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フレッシュ・グミの季節

「ありがとうございます。でも、結構です。」

アメやグミを差し出してもらっても、あまり砂糖そのもののお菓子はちょっと。

 

果物屋さんで「これ、美味しいよ」と指差された先は。

これってぶどう?それとも、木になるグミ?

美味しい!もう一つ食べようかな。

 

 

Roast sesame seeds in small pan. Keep shaking.

When it starts popping and smells good, pour into grind bowl.

With wooden stick, draw circles along the bottom edge slowly.

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If I rush, grind quickly, seeds jump up, get away.

 

Focus on the movement of stick.

Grind slowly, smoothly, firmly.

Focus on the sound, color, fragrance with joy.

Mind-free.

 

Add cooked veggies. Mix up with Dashi and Soy-sauce.

Serve as a dish for body and mind.

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無心

 

小鍋で胡麻を煎る。

パチパチはぜていい香りがしたら、すり鉢へ。

擦りこぎで底に沿って円を描いて胡麻を擦る。ゆっくり。

 

焦って早く擦ると、胡麻は跳ねて逃げ出してしまう。

 

擦りこぎの動きに集中する。ゆっくりと、滑らかに、確実に。

音に、色に、香りに集中する。その喜び。

無心になる。

 

茹でた野菜を加え、出汁と醤油と和えて、身体と心のための一皿になる。

End of year I used to go grandma’s house to make Mochi for New Year.

Aunties, uncles, nieces and nephews together steamed rice. Pounded, balled it up.

Grandma gave us fresh mochi-ball with red bean paste. It was soft and sweet.

 

Can I make that with my favorite bean curd?

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Bean curd mochi

Place 150g bean curd, 3 Tbs Tapioca flour and some sweet such as sugar, maple syrup in small pan. Mix completely like smooth paste with hand blender.

Heat tha pan over medium flame. Keep stirring by spatula until it become sticky.

Off the flame. Keep stirring for a while. Pour into glass cups. Leave them till cool down. Keep in fridge.

Serve with some sweetness such as red bean paste, soya bean powder with sugar or ice cream.

Enjoy healthy sweetness!

 

豆腐わらび餅

 

年末になると、お正月のお餅つきにお祖母さんの家に行ったものだった。

親戚が集まって、もち米を蒸して、杵でついて、わいわい丸めた。

お祖母さんができたてのお餅とあんこをくれたっけ。甘くて、まだ柔らかい。

豆腐大好き。これで作れないかな?

 

作り方

豆腐150グラム、タピオカ粉大さじ3と砂糖やメープリシロップなどの甘味適量を、小さな鍋に入れる。ハンドブレンダーで、なめらかなペースト状になるまで混ぜる。

中火にかける。ヘラで混ぜ続ける。粘りが出たら火を止めて、もうしばらく混ぜる。

ガラスのコップに入れ、粗熱が取れたら冷蔵庫で冷やす。

あんこやきな粉、アイスクリームと一緒にいかが?

甘くてヘルシー!

Busy morning, I prepare lunch box.

How to fill this space? I need one more ingredients. Poke my head into the fridge.

Oh! Nearly every time.

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Love beans. But my digestion system doesn’t allow to have a lot.

Love fresh food. Wanna cook beans in small amount.

Food jar jumps into my view. Ok. I find a way.

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Soak beans over night.

Pour boiling water in a food jar. Tight the lid. Warm up the jar.

Put beans, salt and water in a small pot.

Let it boil up. Add spice, herbs if you like.

Drain the jar. Pour the ingredients. Tight the lid again and wait.

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Fresh cooked beans are awaiting as a small treats. Relax. Have coffee?

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Snap snap snap

Break off cauliflower into small clusters.

Just washed. No cooked. But mixed with seasonings.

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Crunch crunch crunch.

No worry about calories. Be good as its Vitamin C and immune strength.

Easy peasy. Freshy healthy. Enjoy!

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In photo white and romanesco cauliflower with sesame powder and sauce (bottom)

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IMG_5768‘That one looks not attractive, but is sweet.’

She points a black thing on a market shelf.

‘Really?’

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It looks black, but is a purple carrot.

Peel the skin. Purple inside appears.

Purple color comes from Anthocyanin,

which is antioxidant.

Just slice and add in salad.

Crunchy sweetness entertains cheerfully.

Cook into cream or soup.

Smooth sweetness comforts gently.

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Be young in body. Be calm in mind.

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*Why not?

‘It’s yours!’ my friend gave me with big smile.

Thank you. This is the Vietnamese kitchen tool I’ve been looking for.

That is for tearing Water Morning Glory stem into tin lines.

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Greenish green Peperoncino

Wash Walter morning glory. Take off leaves with stem and top.

Insert the needle into the bottom of stem. Carefully pull the stem.

Make a lots of thin green lines.

Blanch the lines for a while. Drain and leave for cooling down.

Slice garlic. Cut dried tomato. Tear Eringi-mushrooms. Cut paprika into tin pieces.

Place olive oil and garlic in non-stick pan. Place over medium flame.

Stair till getting good small.

Add other ingredients salt, pepper and sliced chili. Add more oil.

When everything is cooked, serve on a plate.

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Sprinkle Parmigiano cheese as you like.

Oh! It’s all right. The calories are very low!

Special thanks to Aosawa-san. The recipe is based on her book.

After the morning class I need to put fuel in me.

Love to have lunch in local food court with students.       Chat chat chat.

Come back to studio. I need to refresh my body, mind,,,   and my breath.

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Have a tea spoon of non-oil-stirfried Fennel seed.     Crunch crunch crunch.

Lay down for a while with sweet cool breathing.

Ready for afternoon class.

Hello girls!

It’s good for you. My sis said.

Years later I founds this pricy New Zealand honey at Mustafa Centre.

Now it is one of my regular ingredients for breakfast and tea.

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The bigger it’s certified number is, the more expensive it is, even the taste is not much difference.

The number is supposed to indicate the anti-bacterial properties which treat eye ear sinus infection, inflammation, high cholesterol, might be prevent cancer.

It works both in hot and cool. I love to have with yogurt or in mint tea.

Yumm… Golden sweetie. Oh! It’ all right. It is medicine, isn’t it?

‘You should try them. Different aren’t they?’

As I asked the question ‘how can I know the good Goji-berry?’, my Singaporean friend brought me a dried food whole seller.

We stood in front of 3 prices of Goji-berries.

Yes. I agree. The pricy ‘King Goji-berry is sweet and best, no bitter taste followed like cheaper ones.

In the morning, I often cook rice-porridge, adding Goji-berry for slight sweetness and good energy.

Preserved food keeps it’s natural goodness in more condensed way, sometimes more than it’s fresh time.

Not only food, but also people, aren’t we?

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「試さなきゃわからないわよ。ほら、違うでしょ?」

どのクコの実いいの?という質問をしたら、シンガポーリアンの友人に乾物卸問屋さんに引っ張って行かれた。ケースの中には3種類のクコの実が入っていて、一番お高いのが、甘くて美味しい。安いのみたいに後口の苦味がない。

朝ごはんのお粥にクコの実を加える。甘さと滋養を加える。乾物には自然の栄養が濃縮されている。新鮮なときよりも良いものもある。

食べ物だけじゃなくて、人もね?

Teck Sang

Teck Sang Pte Ltd

on HongKong street (North side). Singapore

Dried fruits, nuts, beans, grains and Chinese dried foods.

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Cocoon Studio

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am to noon and 3pm to 4:30pm. 4 classes a week.

Chapter of life is re-newing. Nat’s class in Cocoon studio will ends on Thursday 27th March 2020. Thank you for your support for 5 years and 11 months.

コクーン・スタジオ

毎週火曜と木曜の午前クラス(10時半から正午まで)と午後クラス(3時から4時半まで)週4クラスです。

2020年2月27日木曜日をもって、コクーンスタジオでのクラスを、閉講することになりました。5年11ヶ月にわたるサポートをありがとうございました。

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