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おひさしぶり12
Wed 7-Jan-15
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booklegger
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Long time no see.   Happy New Year from Japan.

Wed 7-Jan-15
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And the same to you, Tracey!  What does the title of your post translate as?

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Wed 7-Jan-15
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wave Happy New Year Tracey.

Old teachers never die, they just lose their class

Wed 7-Jan-15
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Wishing you a happy new year, too, Tracey. Welcome back! laugh

"Work for a cause, not for applause
Live life to express, not to impress
Don't strive to make your presence noticed
Just make your absence felt"
Wed 7-Jan-15
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Goodgrief - a real blast from the past!  Welcome back, don't stop now, carry on posting. 

I'll try that again!

Sat 10-Jan-15
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おひあしぶり translates to "long time, no see."  I found some chutney I had made after reading so many posts about it on here. I considered it a failure, it just tasted of vinegar so strong.  I just recently found a couple of jars hidden away.  Time really turned it into something very delicious. Made me remember how much I had been learning from this forum.  

Sat 10-Jan-15
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Yes, chutney takes a long time to mature, unlike jam which is ready to eat straight away.  How fortunate that you hadn't thrown it away!

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Sat 10-Jan-15
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How glad we are that your chutney has jogged your memory!  Do tell what you have been up to since you were last here, you know how nosey we are...big_laugh

I'll try that again!

Sun 11-Jan-15
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I wish I had been up to much worthy of announcing.  Got very busy/sidetracked/overwhelmed after March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Learned a lot about the Japanese people from that.  

Got one more child graduated from high school and into college. 

More in line with this forum: learned how to make miso paste, lots of variations of Japanese pickles, made gallons of umeshu, learned two different methods for preserving persimmons, and am learning how to freeze dry daikon radishes and fish outside during the winter. Have also learned a bit about leaving daikon and cabbage in the fields over winter but still being able to harvest and eat them throughout the winter.

What about you ToffeeApple? 

Sun 11-Jan-15
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We need some of your recipes for Japanese foods please, I for one would like to try making something different.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Sun 11-Jan-15
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Me? Nothing much, reading, internetting, travelling to Scotland and the West Country with a road trip to Italy thrown in last year.  A bit of knitting, very little cooking and trying to remind myself that I should start making my own clothes again.

As Hannah says, we need some Japanese recipes please.

I'll try that again!

Mon 12-Jan-15
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Okay, I'll be thinking about common ingredients and will post something soon.

Mon 12-Jan-15
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Thank  you.

I'll try that again!

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