Month: August 2018

Fruit Jelly + Yoghurt Mousse|ヨーグルトムースとすももゼリーのコラボ

On a hot summer day… when kids come to play with grandpa’s …. grandma makes one of the children’s favorite dessert. 酷暑の週末、、、 我が家の3階のバルコニーでは子供達のプール開き。 夏に生まれの孫、、#3。 1歳になるお誕生日ケーキには「ヨーグルトムースとすももゼリー」。     <Yoghurt Mousse> Sugar-free Yoghurt · · · 150 g Granulated Sugar ····· 40 g Fresh Cream ····· 100 g ★ Powder gelatin · · · 5 g ★ Water ····· 25 g Kirsch wine | 5 g or your favorite liquor or spirits <Top Layer Fruit Jelly> Sumomo juice · · · 200g or any fruit juice ☆ Granulated sugar · · · 20 g ☆ Agar ····· 6 g Grapes and mangoes and blueberries (your favorite fruits)   <Yogurt Mousse> Dissolve the gelatin into cold water and set for 15 minutes. Add the fresh cream, granulated sugar, your favorite liquor, beat until the sugar dissolves and cream nice and fluffy. Melt the softened gelatin in a microwave oven, but DO NOT boil. Put the yoghurt in another bowl, add the gelatin and mix. Filter the yogurt and add it to the cream bowl, mix well.  Pour into …

jamming season…apricot works |6月の杏ジャム作り

This cooking file backdates to the end of June when ‘apricots’ were in full season. (PS….Gee…apologies…it’s already mid-August. ) Anyway, this is my annual ‘apricot work’ which is never missed nor never neglected, apricots jam being one of my husband’s favorite jams. 6月末に「杏」シーズンは終わり、ブログを出さずに、、すでに真夏の8月です。(恥) 毎年欠かさずに作っている「杏」ジャムやコンポート。すでに着々とケーキになったり、夏のゼリーの食材になったりと楽しませてくれる「杏」です。 ジャムもコンポートも作り方は決して難してくありません。綺麗な色のジャムが出来上がりますよ。     Apricots split in half, sugar sprinkled and stewed to ‘jam’ thickness.       This is an APRICOT COMPOTE. Apricot stirred in syrup at low heat. Once the apricots seem cooked, it is basically done.  Make sure that the jars are well sterilized and seal the jam over boiling hot water for better preservation.             Apricot Jam Recipe Apricot 100% (Example 1 kg of Apricots) Crystal or Brown Sugar 20% of weight of Apricot (200g) Lemon Juice – 1 per 1kg of Apricots (1 Lemon) For the Jam Wash the apricots and remove any rotten parts. Drop the apricots in boiling water for approximately 15 seconds to sterilize from surface skin bacteria. Slice the apricot into half and remove the seed. Accurately weigh …

a summer day..hiking…Nishizawa Gorge(Keikoku)|西沢渓谷ハイキング

It’s a  ‘hot’ summer, rather an ‘extremely hot’ summer. Japan, like the other countries has been encountering, perhaps due to the global warming, days over 35C continuing since early July. Outdoor activities tend to be quite dangerous from high heat but luckily, this day, August 7th was like a crevasse between the hot temperature and typhoon and a perfect hiking day with the kids, my lovely nieces and nephews and my lovely sister. 酷暑と台風の繰り返しの日々が続いています。 台風13号が上陸するか、しないか、という8月7日、私の妹と姪達と甥と一緒に「西沢渓谷」に行ってきました。東京は雨模様で台風の上陸まじか。山梨、西沢渓谷はラッキーにちょうど低気圧と高気圧のクレバスのような場所になっており、、気温も20度前後。山歩きには最高の日となりました。 西沢渓谷は勝沼ICからフルーツラインを抜けて約60分程度、東京からは車アクセスがとてもいい場所です。初級者向けのハイキングコースで渓流の脇を通りながら10本の滝を通過しながらいく、夏でもとっても涼しいコースです。   Nishizawa Gorge is one of the most beautiful gorges of the Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park, covering over 1250 square kilometers of densely forested mountains, dynamic gorges and crystal clear rivers in the prefecture of Yamanashi. It is a hiking course along the river, the trail takes approximately 3.5 hours to complete, along side with the 10 waterfalls spotted during the trail.                         保存保存 保存保存