La pleine lune (full moon)

I made a special wagashi for this event imaging La pleine lune (full moon)

This beautiful flower arrangement is also made imaging La pleine lune. Moon light from right hand side.

Millefiori&Wagashi

Had a great time, collaboration special work with Michiru’s porcelains lesson.
It is 5th anniversary of Michiru’s salon, so special anniversary event, Millefiori and Wagashi making.

Millefiori is Italian handmade glass, meaning thousand flours.

Wagashi turned out to be very modern and stylish, which I never thought of before.

Impressive ! This is how they make millefiori.

Beautiful flower arrangement.

Michiru’s class
La Pleine Lune (市ヶ谷/神楽坂)
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This is her 7 -year old daughter’s work. Pretty!

Minazuki

Minazuki, made from Rice flour.
Very traditional sweets at Nagoshi no Harae ceremony at shrine.


Beautiful hydrangea made by students.

Lesson in June

If you are interested in making, seasonal sweets, please contact me. English class is available upon request. min 2 people (max 5).

What to make :

Mizu manjyu

Made from starches with a filling of aduki beans or white beans paste.

It is refreshing to make with some fruit comport

・Mizu yokan

Soft cold yokan, made from aduki beans, agar and kudzu. Typical Japanese summer desserts.

Price: 6000 yen

Duration : 2.5 hours including tea time

Wagashi Lesson in June

If you are interested in making, seasonal sweets, please contact me. English class is available upon request. min 2 people (max 5).

What to make :

- Minazuki (Uiro) : Made from rice flour. It is a traditional sweet eaten at the end of June, ‘Nagoshi no harae’

- Uiro: Beautiful season for Hydrangea. Let’s make hydrangea using Uiro dough.

Price: 6000 yen
Duration : 2.5 hours including tea time

Food in London

Good food / restaurant in London

Barrafina(Soho)

Spanish seafood restaurant

They have good seafood, simple cooking, taste very good.

Cougette flower Tempura, Honey and goat cheese perfect match

 

Princi (Soho)
Stylish Italian cafe, Their bread and pizza are nice.

 

La Fromagerie (Marylebone high street)
French cheese shop, their selection of cheese are amazing. Particularly, I love the cheese with truffle.

 

Daylesford (Marylebone high street)
Pretty cafe. They have a farm in cotswolds.

Higgins Coffee(near Oxford street)
Coffee and tea shop.

 

Merlose and Morgan (Primrose hill)
I just like their soy latte and baked well tart.

Oliveto (Victoria)
Sardinian restaurant. There are several shops, but I prefer the most Oliveto. They offer stone bake pizza.

Burrata

Bottarga Pasta

Buffalo mozzarella pizza

Blueberry yogurt ice cream

 

 

Supermarket, Waitrose.
so many cheese !

In England, they have really good dairy products, yogurt, butter, double cream and cheese.

My favorite yogurt

’London Journey ’ the weekly magazine

 

When I lived in London, I was in charge of writing recipe to the magazine called ’ Journey’- Japanese community weekly free magazine.
Since in a while, I had a chance to cook for them during my stay.

Recipes will come out around summer, still secured, but using these spices.

Shooting like this.

I was glad to see them again. It was concentrated hours cooking 9 dishes and chatting.

Now, I finished everything and relax.
Will enjoy beautiful season in London.

Lesson in London

I wanted to do this lesson for long time.

Finally, I held Wagashi lesson in London thanks to my friend’s help.

- Mugwort Mochi

- Yokan with dried fruit and nut

- Nerikiri (white beans), rose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful roses, they are so different. It is shaped using spoon.

Regent park, rose garden. It is not yet full in bloom. but still beautiful

Hope you enjoyed.

Now in London

Finally arrived in London.

I feel like I came home.

Cold and chilly weather last week, but it is London

Then, yes!,  beautiful weather. Let’s go for a walk.
My favorite place without doubt. Regent park.

I just love so many greens in London. Even in the busy street, greens.

Beautiful scenery and food in Lisbon

After the class, I enjoyed a bit of sightseeing and local food in Lisbon.
One of Portuguese friends kindly took me around the town.

Beautiful blue and red contrast.

Lisbon is quite hilly, sometimes I am surprised its steep narrow streets, but it is beautiful.

Good food in Lisbon. As it is so close to the sea, fresh seafoods are available. Great sunlight makes fruit and vegetable very ripe and sweet.

Tempura, now we feel like Japanese food, but it comes from Portugal.

Squid ink past, it is very colorful.

I am just obsessed with fresh orange juice sold everywhere. It is so sweet and costs less than one euro.

I am impressed with this natural gas mineral water called ‘Pedras’. Portuguese are very proud of this water. Yes, it is indeed good taste.

There are many sweets in Portugal, too. Japanese popular sweet called ‘Kasutera’ is also originally made from Portuguese ‘Pão de lós’ .

Of course. Famous sweet, Pastel de Nata.

I enjoyed my stay in Lisbon. I will definitely come back again.

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