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5/20 (sunny but cold)

This week was the test week for completing Level 1.
We finished all courses and tests today (friday).
The first test was on shiatu and then we had diagnosis test and cooking test.
And the final test was healing test.
All test was like a writing test but we had a practical and a writing test on shiatsu.

I was very confused at the beginning of this Level
because of so much information on macrobiotic.
But to prepare for the tests was very helpful to make it clear.

We all passed the exam and enjoyed the closing party tonight.
Of course, with the macro cake (strawberry source) and grain coffee (with rice & soy)!
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by raisinsand | 2005-05-21 12:00 | Before... | Comments(4)

5/13 (sunny)

Now spring is comming to Becket.
Ume trees around the main house are full bloom.
It's very nice to walk around the KI.
We can also see that dandelion flowers come up from place to place.
The contrast of those yellow flowers and the green of the filed is so beautiful.
Deep blue sky..., the sound that woodpecker makes...,
I still wear a sweater to go outside, but I like this season here.

As for the classes, we had a cooking class in this afternoon.
Today's subject was... yes!! "Dessert"!
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fruit mousse
cous cous cake
amazake pudding
fruit kanten
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I can't choose the best from them!

We used millet in stead of cous cous for cous cous cake because...
we had a dessert cous cous cake in dinner today.
Every friday's dinner in KI has a fish dish and a dessert.
It was too much dessert but I'm very happy:)
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Talking of cooking class,
Noriko-san (Of course, she is a Japanese woman) always assists for the teacher and the students.
She always makes us happy with her personality.
It's wonderful to meet her. Everyone thinks like that, I guess.
by raisinsand | 2005-05-14 09:49 | Before... | Comments(0)

5/8

We had a special event "Happy Mother's Day" here,
and enjoyed the special brunch.

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Barley Miso Soup
Rice Paella
Tofu Scrumble
Temph Sauteed / Onions and Light Shoyu Sauce
Mochi Waffles with Strauberry Syrup, Rice Syrup and Tofu Cream
Sour Dough Pancakes
Fresh Fruit Salad
Boiled Salad with Pumpkin Seed Dressing
Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Corn Bread with Miso Spread
Peach Kanten
Amazake
Raspberry Muffins
Grain Coffee / Tea / Tangerine Juice
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I tried all kinds of dishes! It was fantastic.....


After that, I went to Northampton with my classmates.
We found the Whole Foods Store and get some stuff.



We completed the module Level 1A on last friday and some students left KI.
Though we spent only 2 weeks, we (the students who take level 1B or more) all miss them.
by raisinsand | 2005-05-09 11:37 | Before... | Comments(7)

5/2

I take many pictures of meals, woods, falls... but I can't upload from here.
So I'll upload them after coming back to Japan.
And I'll reply your comments after I get used to writing English!
(It takes much time to comment in English now! Sorry...)

Today's dinner was so nice!
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Dinner:
Rice/Black Soy Beans
Sauteed Vegitables
Greens
Pumkin Seed Dressing
Pickles
Squash Soup
by raisinsand | 2005-05-03 09:05 | Before... | Comments(0)

5/1

We don't have any classes on sunday.
So I sleeped until brunch time.
After brunch, I visited the "Glandale Falls", a beautiful place
with Indian, Libyan, and Japanese classmates.
For the picnic, we made "kayu bread" sandwitches to bring there.

Brunch:
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Rice/Oats
Temphe
Greens
Pressed Salad
Fresh Salad
Miso Soup
Kayu Bread w/Apricot&Apple Jam

Dinner:
Rice
Pasta with Tofu Sauce
Greens
Pickles
Onion Soup
Chesnuts-Rice Pudding with Strawberry Sauce
by raisinsand | 2005-05-02 12:12 | Before... | Comments(0)

4/30

Thank you for your comments.
I can read English and also Japanese!
So, please comment here in Japanese or English whichever you like.

I'm going to report what I ate :-)

Today's meals were...

Breakfast:
Rice & Barley
Greens
Miso Soup
Roasted Seeds

Lunch:
Rice
Three Bean Salad
Daikon & Tops
Greens
Pressed Salad

Dinner:
Rice
Azuki/Squash
Hijiki with Scallions
Greens
Pickles
Cabbage Soup
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We had two classes on Macrobiotic cooking today.
So we were eating all the time!
In the morning class, we learned about Green's cutting technics
and various types of salads.
In the following class, the teacher demonstrated how to cook brown rice.
We colud taste four types of cooked rice during the class.
It was fun!
by raisinsand | 2005-05-01 09:38 | Before... | Comments(1)