2007年09月03日

ハーブはいかがですか?

Parsely, Thyme, Rosemary...

Agora Herbs

アゴラの園庭に植えてあるハーブを,もし欲しいという方がいましたら,いつでもレジスに “Can I have some thyme, please?” と言って、もらって下さいね。 日本では雨が多いからハーブを育つのが難しいんだよね。 でも、香りが大好きだからいっぱい作っている。

The AGORA herbs are for everyone so feel free to ask Regis, “Can I have some thyme, please." With all the rain in Japan it is a challenge growing herbs but well worth it!
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2007年01月23日

Happy New Year!

Along with all the staff at AGORA I wish everyone a very happy new year. This time of year always brings up the issue of how to use the greeting "Happy New Year!" Year in and year out I always notice on cards, billboards, newspapers, etc. the phrase "A Happy New Year." For most it may not be a big deal but it really gets to me! So, to recap what I tell my students, "The use of 'A' is required in a phrase such as I WISH YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR or I WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS. When greeting someone on December 25th would you say 'A Merry Christmas!'?? Or, on January 1st 'A Happy New Year!'?? So remember, only use 'A' if the greeting is used in a grammatical phrase.


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2006年12月05日

Fukushima – Enjoying French culture in Japan!


Over 16 years have passed since I settled in this beautiful city in north eastern Japan. With a population of barely 260,000 people it is dwarfed by the Kanto plain (Tokyo and its surrounding region) 300 km away with its 30,000,000 strong. This relatively small city has incredibly good European food and produce. My wine cellar is well stocked with \350 ($3) vintage wine from Spain which accompanies well almost any meal. They are, of course, kept company by some famous labels from Bordeaux! Of course, when it comes to wine there is no limit to the price one can pay but what is exceptional is the variety available here in Fukushima. And, the prices compare well to France and are definitely cheaper than Canada due to very low import duties!




Excellent French restaurants also abound through out Japan and Fukushima is no exception. Unfortunately, the Japanese seem to know only of the upper end fine French cuisine which few in France actually eat!




This brings me to a party I am organizing on December 14th (2006). The theme is “Good Food! Good Time! Good Price!” The cost is \3000 and includes olives de Provence as an amuse-bouce; salade nicoise; lamb couscous; mousse au chocolat; coffee; red wine; selection of French cheeses; and baguette. The meal will be accompanied by live jazz with David Harriman performing on the saxophone. Location: Bistrot Bar & Restaurant Les Fleurs. If interested in joining the party, send me a quick message!
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