Rosemary Preservation

Category : COOKING, GARDENING by takeshi

Friday July 12th, 2019

I harvested a lot of Rosemary. I wanted to use them as much as possible. But it is also, trouble some to remove fine leaves each time of cooking. So I tried canning it with olive oil.In this video, it seems that I cut small amount of rosemary but actually I did it many times and huge amount of Rosemary fit in the glass jar.

observing soil

Category : GARDENING by takeshi

Friday June 30th, 2017

I used to buy gardening soil. I could use it, sometimes gardening went well. Sometimes failed because of sickness or bugs. I thought this is quite regular way of gardening. But this time, I took a bag of leaf mold from the park. And I put it in the container, and put more leaves, used tealeaves and coffee. And mixed it. A month later, I started to use it for gardening. And I realized, this is very different from the soil from the stores. My plants are happier, no sickness. I don’t need extra fertilizer. 2 months later, I opened my container of soil, and surprised founding so many life, thousand of earthworms and tiny tiny worms, and mushrooms, hyphae. I found this soil is alive. This is why all my plants are healthy now. The negative thing is, I don’t know how much lives have been lost by being used for gardening.

Category : DIARY, GARDENING by kojima

Saturday May 6th, 2017

毎年千葉の茂原の友人の田植えの手伝いをしています。 無農薬栽培で、昔ながらの方法にこだわってお米作りをされているのですが、毎日のように食べるお米なのでこのように一年に一度、お米を育てることが体験できることをとてもありがたい機会だと思います。 最近茂原には、若い方々が移住されてきて新しいレストランやカフェなどが出来始めています。 お昼は、去年できたばかりのピッツエリアのstoria(ストーリア)でランチをごちそうになりました。田畑に囲まれた場所に白いシンプルな程よい大きさの建物が建っているのが良いなと思いました。薪釜で焼かれたピザはモチモチで噛むほどに味がありとても美味しくいただきました。生地もトマトソースももちろん手作りなので、ベジタリアンでも安心でした。

Category : DIARY, GARDENING by takeshi

Wednesday June 1st, 2016

河原でおばちゃんたちがたかっている樹を発見。 覗いてみると桑の実らしい。 早速次の日、用意をして桑の実を収穫に行った。 桑の実は甘さも酸っぱさも控えめで、なんとなく特徴がない。子供の頃通学路で摘んでかじったり人に投げたりして遊んでいたが、そんなに美味しかった記憶はない。 ドライフルーツにでもしてみるかー、と考えていたら、調べてみたらなんと、これは今人気のマルベリーだということが判明。 スーパーフルーツ!! しかも買うと高いではないか。乾かす作業にも熱が入りました。 _IGP9932


Tuesday August 11th, 2015

_IGP0548 _IGP0548 Gardening scenery. Best thing is there is not much stress on gardening job. We are growing 3 kind of cherry,pear, apple, strawberry, tomato, cucumber, pumpkin and potato.

Category : GARDENING by takeshi

Saturday June 27th, 2015


Category : GARDENING by takeshi

Thursday June 12th, 2014


Category : GARDENING by takeshi

Thursday November 21st, 2013

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tea leaf picking : 茶摘み体験そして煎茶作り

Category : COOKING, GARDENING by takeshi

Saturday May 25th, 2013

_IGP9342.jpg pick new tea leaf and make our own tea! _IGP9344.jpg teaprocess.jpg
planting rice seedling : 千葉

Category : GARDENING by takeshi

Friday May 17th, 2013

_IGP9339.jpg A souvenir from a Rice farm helping out. We go helping there every year. Hand planting is time consuming, but I thought it’s necessary to experience for everyone. Soil, water, sunlight and wind all together make seedling grow. And while planting, our feet are sticking to the mud as if we become plants. _IGP9340.jpg It also helps to figure out, how much land do we need to get enough rice each year just for ourself. Surprisingly, it’s just a small land.
bird bird bird : 鳥ちゃん

Category : GARDENING by takeshi

Wednesday April 24th, 2013

I added external perch to the bird house. Hoping cute tenant appears soon. _IGP9932.jpg And then, they have come!! wow wow, I hope they will like this room. _IGP9938-2.jpg

Category : GARDENING by takeshi

Tuesday January 1st, 2013

_IGP0018.jpg 収穫しておいた大豆。 はじめての収穫だけど少ない株数でもたくさん収穫できた。 冬の暖かい日にだんだんと殻から取り出す作業をします。穀物はこの作業が大変。 愛さんから教わった方法で今年は味噌がつくれるかも。 _IGP0017soybean.jpg