熱烈リクエスト(笑)に応えてのローカル寿司クラス。1年以上は待っていただいた感じ。よくぞ呆れずに諦めないでいて下さったと、私が折れた感。Y8の息子さんと一緒に参加したいので、休みじゃないといけない、が、周りに日本食が好きな人もいない、と言う。友人の友人の友人くらいに当たる面識のない人だったので、まぁいつかは、、と程度に思っていたら、本当に熱心に休みごとにメールが届く。

先月お寿司の教室を開催したところだったのですが、試しに日本人にも声をかけてみたら、えらくすぐに集まってしまい、決行することに。英語と日本語のレシピを用意し、お休み中なのでお子様も沢山、あれこれごちゃごちゃな感じですが、成り行き任せで。

当たり前ですが、うちの界も居ます。しかもチューターのアレンジをしたところだったので変更するわけにもゆかず、、、そのまんまで。

2歳にもならないお子様が途中泣いてしまって、お母さんが困ってしまったり、あれこれありましたが、予定していたお寿司を巻いていただいて、ローカルの男の子も最初は口数もなかったのですが、最後の方は自分でも満足したのか、笑ってくれたりして嬉しいな、と。

日本語と英語半々くらいにするつもりが9割英語だったか(苦笑)。ローカルのママさんがフレンドリーな方だった一方、日本人のママさん方は新し目の方が多く緊張もされていたのか、静かだったかな。次から次に新しいことで、それなりに忙しかったことと思います。早めに復習できるといいな、と思います。

皆が巻く姿でも撮そうと思っていたのに、ついバタバタとしていて、、、という言い訳で写真撮り忘れました。途中何度か思い出したかと思うのですが、結局忘れている。そんな訳で、見本に作ったものの写真です。今日のアボカドが固くて、残念なことになったドラゴンロールでした。良いアボカド入手は依然難しいですね。

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慌ただしいギュッと凝縮した感じの寿司教室でしたが、「楽しかったです!!」と言っていただいたり、ローカルの方からはご丁寧にお礼メールまでいただいて、ホッとひと安心。ローカルクラスは集客が面倒だなぁーー、と思うことがあるのですが、やってみるといつも「やっぱりやって良かった!!」と思うのでした。きっかけをくれた方にも感謝しつつ、時々開催せねば、、、ですね。

いらして下さった方々、ありがとうございました。親子で少しでも楽しいイベントになれば嬉しく思います。

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「レシピブログ→」ってヤツをクリックしていただけると嬉しいです。

皆様の「ポチッ」が私の励みにつながります。ありがとうね。

Cooking class for only 2 non-Japanese today. There are some demands from non-Japanese people. But it is difficult to arrange the date. Each person has each routine, some have young kids, some have teenagers whom want to come together, some are working full time, some prefer evening class, some cannot come weekdays, etc…

Teaching local people is OK for me but I need somebody to arrange it. Anyway, I had very nice people today. One is my friend from Kai’s ex-school. I am very pleased that we still keep in touch. The another is new comer. Once I met her I was sure we will be good friends. Kindly she brought lovely tulips. She heard about my class through Japanese friend. Thanks for recommending my class.

We are all working mums. We are living in North London. Our kids are playing violin.

They love Japanese food of course and interested in Japanese culture as well. During cooking in the kitchen they asked me about food and ingredients a lot with taking pictures.

We cannot stop talking about school, education, music and nationality. I felt we are old friends and having lunch together.

Organising local class is tough job for me but it is worth to try. I feel good after the teaching always. This is I should carry on, no matter how small class is.

Many thanks for coming today. I had a great time. Hope to see them next month for sushi class.

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「レシピブログ→」ってヤツをクリックしていただけると嬉しいです。

皆様の「ポチッ」が私の励みにつながります。ありがとうね。

Vol.E18: Tempura

10/07/2015

It was the first time “Tempura” to teach local cookery class. One of the local people was keen to learn Tempura. When I was about to arrange the class I was not sure if I can have the class. One from Kai’s class mate mum then two boys meant to come here today. His mum is one of my Japanese customers But somehow his friend can not come and finally he took his mum.

They are friendly. My kitchen was full of smile and tempura smell. When I have local class, I was thinking if I do casual style or proper Japanese style. Today I decided to go easy option, which means I used Japanese soup stock powder instead of Kombu kelp and bonito shavings for soup stock. Because most of them would be beginner and I want them to learn Japanese dish is easy and simple.

Usually my class would be demonstrate style but today I demonstrated first them let them try later. We cooked Sunomono, boiled rice, miso soup and tempura. I hope they enjoyed the class.
tempuraThank you very much for coming my cookery class today. It was lovely summer day. I really had a wonderful time with you.
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ってヤツをポチッと押していただけると、ランキングが上がる仕組みになっています。毎日カウント数を集計される、というストレスの根源ではあります。「誰じゃ、こんな仕組みを作ったのは、、、」と言いたいけど、参画するには頑張らねばならぬ~(かな?)。

本日は225位。As soon as I finished the class I had to bake cupcakes for Summer Fair of Kai’s school tomorrow. I love cupcake with pastel colour but for local they prefer to bright and vivid. I tried to my best with incredible colour. Here they are!!! Not for me to eat though.

cupcake皆様の「ポチッ」が私の励みにつながります。ありがとうね

Vol.E17: Gyoza

26/04/2015

It was the first time to teach Gyoza for local. Although I cooked and taught gyoza to Japanese so many times, this time is different. Because I am sure making gyoza is a kind of time consuming. So I had decided to less ingredients and less method.

To be honest, teaching in English makes me a bit nervous and it takes more time to prepare for small classes. When I have local classes, I try to think about vegetarian, especially using pork will be risky ingredient. There are many people tend to avoid pork. To make vegetarian Gyoza recipe takes a lot of time. Something missing for me and I had to add so many ingredients, which I wanted to avoid. I made many vegetarian Gyoza trials.

On Saturdays I would be busy as I have to take Kai violin lesson and English tutor in the morning. But I have no other days to teach local. After two sessions I grabed sandwich for Kai and we rushed to back home. Phew…

They are repeaters today. It is so much pleasure to meet repeaters. They love Gyoza for eating but most of them have not tried to make them. I showed how to make especially wrap Gyoza. This could be look easy for them… Little by little they made progress and are relaxed. Making Gyoza will be fun, isn’t it!? Look at their gorgeous faces!!!

2504_1We made about 100 Gyoza dumplings and I arranged grilled Gyoza, Gyoza soup, Vegetable Gyoza with soy sauce dipping sauce and sesame dipping sauce. I am very pleased to hear one of them prefers vegetarian Gyoza.
2504_22504_3While we are having the class, Kai enjoyed his time in his room alone with ipad but without my shouting. He must have a nice time.

I had a great time to teach them after seeing their smile. Thank you so much for coming to my class on Saturday. I hope you had a good time.

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ってヤツをポチッと押していただけると、ランキングが上がる仕組みになっています。毎日カウント数を集計される、というストレスの根源ではあります。「誰じゃ、こんな仕組みを作ったのは、、、」と言いたいけど、参画するには頑張らねばならぬ~(かな?)。

本日は158位。朝から晩までフル活動の土曜日。この直後、晩御飯の用意をし、私は友人と女子会だーーやっほーーー。よく働き、よく遊んだ1日でした。

皆様の「ポチッ」が私の励みにつながります。ありがとうね。

Sushi class is always popular not only local but even Japanese. When I decided to have sushi class, I emailed my customers and so many Japanese are interested in. I had to say sorry to the most of them there was no room anymore. . .

There is one lucky Japanese who is living far from here. She is usually working and it took 2 hours by NR train and Tube.Today’s class is kind of bilingual. Because there are local who spent in Japan for some years, one is half-Japanese and 2 Japanese ladies’ husbands are local.

In the morning on Saturdays my son Kai has violin lesson. So I had to rush to back home to prepare the class. Oh I forgot his lunch! On the way back home I grabbed cheese straw and some snack for him. He spent his  (wonderful) time in his room alone. Yes, must he heaven as he has ipad and there is no one to scold him.

I had a wonderful time to teach. They are all enthusiastic about learning how to make and clever with handling sticky rice.
2803_sushi_1 2803_sushi_2I boiled 10 cups Japanese rice, which serves 10 people enough, but they are almost empty. They ate some and take away to their home to show off the families. They said that they wants to learn other Japanese food, such as Tempura and Gyoza. Yes, let’s do it another time. Thank you very much to come to my class. I had a very good time.

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ってヤツをポチッと押していただけると、ランキングが上がる仕組みになっています。毎日カウント数を集計される、というストレスの根源ではあります。「誰じゃ、こんな仕組みを作ったのは、、、」と言いたいけど、参画するには頑張らねばならぬ~(かな?)。

本日は63位。ありがとうごじゃいます。。。明日はまた誕生日がやってきます。1年が早すぎて、怖いです。もっと恐ろしいのはものすごい歳になってきていること。ま、しょーがない、人間誰でも歳は取るもんね。悔しかったら、追い抜いてみてごらんーーー。

皆様の「ポチッ」が私の励みにつながります。ありがとうね。

Gratefully, I am requested having local sushi class sometimes. But I am fully occupied weekdays with normal classes and making recipes also organizing the class is quite difficult.

Only possibility will be Saturdays right now. Kai has tutorial class  and violin lesson Saturday morning but I am free afternoon. I am just wondering if Kai is OK for playing by himself. Luckily he is a little tired after the lessons and he wants to play with LEGO.

They are local couple, friends of mine and a Japanese lady, who is working weekdays and interested in Sushi class. She is living far from here. Many thanks for coming my class.

The couple once tried inside out sushi roll by themselves but they says that was disaster and sticky rice was everywhere.

Every time I teach local people I find it so much fun. If you want to eat Sushi you can go to Japanese ISH restaurants. Nowadays serving Sushi is common and you will find Sushi restaurants easily. But making sushi at home will be more important. If they learn how to make sushi properly I am sure they can do. So I will try to make my recipes with specific weight and measurement.

At first they didn’t seem to have self confident but when they tried second time then third time. . .

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I could see they were smiling. Yes!!

I hope they had a good time. You can show off your skills to your family. Well done, everyone.

I had a good time, too. Having local class is special for me. Actually, it’s not easy for me to organise and arrange the recipe for the class. But after that I feel big achievement. I promised them to have another class soon.

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Birthday present from Kai’s classmate’s mum. They are close friend since they are teen. Birthday lady and her son is keen on Sushi for eating and she tried to roll sushi so many times but she says it’s chaos all the time.
Sushi class for birthday present will be the great idea. When she approached me it was middle of moving out / in. I should have recruited someone but I was occupied D.I.Y….good excuse. Anyway she was alone today. This is quite annusual.

She knows this place as she was grown up this area. What a coincident! She was friendly but at the same time she concentrates on making sushi easyly. Once I explained and showed how to, she could copy me. Well done.

Sorry I forgot about taking pics again. This is the only one. She wants to show off her skill for her family and her son was looking forward sushi as dinner. I hope she enjoyed very much. Many thanks.

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