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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Today’s Spring Cleaning Class

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Today we made home cleaners and fragrances by using all natural ingredients.
These cleaners are safe and effective as well. We also decorated our home fragrance jar with burlap and ribbons. I will be holding Spring Cleaning 2 next week!

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Next Week! 4/2 Spring Cleaning Part 2: 来週!スプリングクリーニング 2:ナチュラルでエコ家庭用洗剤

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(English Below)

スプリングクリーニング 2:ナチュラルでエコ家庭用洗剤

お店で買う洗剤は色々な化学製品や身体に良くない物がたくさん入っています。(特に喘息やアトピーの人)
そこで安全に使えるエコな洗剤を作りましょう! エッセンシャルオイルと他の手に入りやすいナチュラルな材料を使ってディッシュソープ、ホームフラグランス、キッチンクリーナーを一緒に作ります。またアメリカのスーパーによくある洗剤用のナチュラルな材料についてお話します。
お茶とスイーツをご用意しております。

日にち:4月2日(火)
時間:12時〜2時
料金:40ドル

Next week I will be holding an all natural home cleaning workshop. We will learn how to use everyday all natural ingredients to clean our homes. Many of today’s commercial cleaners can irritate your skin, cause damage to your lungs, and are toxic if consumed by small children. We will learn how to make cleaners and home fragrances without using harsh chemicals.

Date: April 2
Time: 12-2pm


Day trip to Beacon NY

Yesterday we took trip to to Beacon, NY. It was about an hour and a half car ride from Brooklyn.

There were a bunch of cute cafes, antique shops, and vintage shops.

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This was a handcrafted soap shop that we went to.

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I thought this was a really great idea. It was on the wall at the vintage shop that we visited called blackbird attic.
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This was my favorite cafe out of the cafes that we visited. They only sell coffee so you’ll need to stop by another place for sweets. But the interior of the cafe was awesome and they had an old record player playing music. Check out their website : Tas Kafe

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This restaurant served hand crafted beers and artisanal fare. The tables were made out of empty beer kegs. We really loved this restaurant. Here is the website: The Hop

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The parsnip soup and pork pâté were great!

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Beacon, NY isn’t too far from Cold Springs so if you have some extra time check out Cold Springs too!


Today’s Cooking in English: Passover Special

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(above: matzo ball soup)

The next Cooking in English Passover Special will be held this Saturday, March 23!

 

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In today’s Cooking in English class we made traditional Passover dishes using seasonal vegetables and other fresh ingredients.

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This is a sweets and savory dish called Tzimmes. It is made with sweet potatoes, carrots, prunes, celery and honey.

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This is a roasted asparagus salad with arugula, grapefruit, and pine nuts.

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This is my vegetarian interpretation of the traditional seder plate. Instead of using a shank bone I used a parsnip.

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These are macaroons, a traditional passover dessert. While this recipe usually calls for eggs and white sugar, I used brown rice syrup an no eggs. These vegan macaroons came out great !

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I will be holding the next Cooking in English: Passover Special class this Saturday, March 23.


This past weekend’s soy candle tea cup class

This past weekend we made soy candle tea cups using all natural materials.

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Everyone chose a tea cup that they liked and then decorated them dried fruits, burlap, twine, and ribbon.

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This time I made mochi filled with azuki beans and kinako bean paste. I also mad a soymilk and strawberry vegan pudding.

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These are the finished candles waiting to dry!


Tea Cup Soy Candle Making Class 今週末!3月16日:ティーカップソイキャンドルメイキング

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(English Below)

Peko’s 英会話クラフトカフェ クラフトで英語レッスン
ティーカップソイキャンドルメイキング

クラフトを作りながら英会話を学びましょう!クラフトはナチュラルでリサイクルの材料
を使っています。お茶とスイーツと軽食をご用意しております。

今回はソイワックスとナチュラルな材料を使ってキャンドルを作ります。
スプリングアフタヌーンティーセットをご用意しております。

3月16日(土)2時~4時

料金:40ドル (クラフト材料•お茶•スイーツ付き)

自己紹介:NY出身、英語ネイティブのアメリカ人です。NYで、英語を教えています。15歳で初めて日本を訪れて以来、その後関西外語大学で留学をするなど、4年間日本に滞在していました。
毎月3回土曜日の午後、料理やクラフトで英語レッスンを行います。

ブログはこちら→http://abonsaitreegrowsinbrooklyn.com 

英会話アフタヌーンティーについて:http://www.ejapion.com/living/circle/684 

ご興味がある方は( lotus1274@gmail.com )までご連絡下さい。

This Saturday I will be holding a tea cup soy candle making class! Please come join us in making candles out of of all natural materials and essential oils.

Come and practice your English conversation skills while taking part in making beautiful crafts! A Spring afternoon tea set will be served as well.


Marlow & Sons

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Yesterday we tried out Marlow & Sons in Williamsburg.

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When you walk into the restaurant you first go through the cafe which is not only a cafe, but a general store as well. The restaurant itself is resembles a canteen.  The menu was very small but everything that we ordered was really great, especially the swordfish crostini. Oh, And the oysters were great too!

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This was our first time eating at Marlow & Sons so I was surprised to find out that this restaurant had actually been around since 2004! 


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