cheese

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To be honest, I'm not a fan of cheese very much.
When I was shopping at a supermarket, I found that some kinds of luxury (for me) cheese were sold at half price because of short expiration dates. My family members love cheese, so I bought two kinds of cheese. One was Gorgonzola Dolce, and the other was Caprice des Dieux. I usually buy inexpensive cheese though.

When it was a long time ago, I tried blue cheese at a bar for the first time. I had thought that I could eat anything, but when I tried the blue cheese, I didn't think it was food.

My son said that both of the cheese tasted bitter, so, he didn't like them. However, I was surprised that the blue cheese, Gorgonzola Dolce, was very delicious. The other one, Caprice des Dieux, was good, too. I enjoyed the blue cheese with a little wine last night.
I want to buy another Gorgonzola Dolce even though it is not at a discount.




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Ikebana 6/21/2017

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I arranged these flowers which had been picked up from my teacher's garden.
When I got to her house, she had already prepared various flowers and leaves from her garden. I chose among them to arrange.
I'm not sure about some names of the flowers. ( Lanceleaf Tickseed オオキンケイギク?、Yellow Loosestrife, or Lysimachia Punktata リシマキア・プンクタータ、 Aster Savatieri ミヤコワスレ、Campanulaホウチャクソウ(カンパニュラ?)、Alchemilla Mollisアルケミラモリス、Rockspray Cotoneaster ベニシタン)

I thought that I really want to have my own garden, too. If I had one, I would plant some vegetables, herbs, and, of course, flowers. It is my dream.

Oh, speaking of my dream, I want to be a grandmother. Can I see my grandchild in the future? I really hope so although my son is still too young to get married. This is my new dream.




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online English lesson 6/17/2017

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I joined an Ikebana Sunday Workshop last Sunday.
These works were arranged by a professor. He came from Utsunomiya. He said that when he got to Hakodate, he felt cold.

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↑Dogwoods (ハナミズキ) are now in full bloom here.


I took some English tests recently. I realized that my listening ability is still not good.
I told about it to my online English teacher. I have learned the online English lessons everyday. In the lessons, I had read a news article and I had answered the questions at one lesson. After she listened to me about the result, she offered a new way to me.

The new way is that...
1. In the vocabulary part, I take a look the vocabulary and example sentences, and I repeat after the teacher.
2. Next, I don't look the article at all, and I just listen to her who reads loud one paragraph.
3. I then summarize the paragraph without looking the article.
4. Repeat like this way until the end.
5. After finishing the article, she ask me some questions.
6. I answer without looking the questions and the article.
7. After I finish the lesson, I read the aricle later.

I think this is a good learning for me. I like her teaching, so, I have chosen her as much as possible. Since she will not be avairable tomorrow, I'll ask another teacher to teach me the same way.





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Ikebana 6/8/2017

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I had composed this arrangement of Iris (ハナショウブ) and Peony (シャクヤク).

Arranging Iris is one of the most difficult arranging in our school. There are so many rules for its leaves, the length, the directions, flower heads, and so on. However, as for this arrangement, it was easier than its strict traditional way.

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The other day, I made some pickled scallions.
I washed fresh scallions to remove the soil. I then peeled its surface-skin, and cut a little of its both edges. Finally, I marinated them with hot liquid (2 cups of water, 1 cup of Mirin, 3 cups of vinegar, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 table spoon of salt).

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Although I had learned sewing for a few years, I can sew only very easy and simple clothing.
I made this skirt from just a rectangle. I had referred this site.






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exercise and mixed juice

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The other day, I made plum (Ume) sour and syrup (recipe).

I have exercised for thirty minutes, four times a week, and I have drunk mixed vegetable juice everyday, for two weeks. I went to a doctor to check my cholesterol level yesterday.
The result was still beyond the normal level, but it got down very much.
I was relieved. I will continue doing them.




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I'm married and we have a son. I live in Hokkaido, Japan.
I like handmade things and Ikebana(arranging flowers).
I hope that you enjoy my articles and photos.

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