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December 29, 2007

Buttercup Bake Shop

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Buttercup Bake Shop ★
141 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023
212-787-3800
http://www.buttercupbakeshop.com/
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Buttercup Bake Shop is one of the best cupcake shop in New York among New Yorkers. The owner had workd at Magnolia bakery which became famous by TV drama "Sex and the city", then she opened this shop. The shop is now very popular and actually it was crowded. I got 6 different cup cakes to go. I tried some at home. Everything was too sweet to eat for me, because I'm Japanese? may be. I found the cup cakes are not "New York Style" (I often see the sign in Japan), they are authentic New York Cup Cake for Americans. I'm going to share them with American friend.
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ニューヨークのおいしいカップケーキのお店のひとつとされる、Buttercup Bake Shopに行って来ました。このオーナーは、TVドラマのセックス&シティで有名になったマグノリアベーカリーから独立したようで、カップケーキのデコレーションもよく似ています。そして今やそれを超える人気とか、実際に店内も混んでいました。私は(見た目は似ていますが)6種の違うカップケーキを持ち帰りました。さっそく食べて見ると、どれも甘すぎて食べられない、かなりショック。フィリングは砂糖の味でシャリシャリするし、ケーキの部分もパサついてるし。私が日本人だから、でしょうね〜。日本でよく見かける「ニューヨークスタイル」ではなく、アメリカ人のための、正真正銘の「ニューヨーク」のカップケーキだということが分かりました。(苦笑)これ以上食べられそうにないので、アメリカ人の友達にお裾分けしよう。P.S.強いて言えば、チョコレート味のフィリングの方が食べやすいです。

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December 21, 2007

LongHorn Steak Restaurant

21 Long Horn21 CheeseburgerLongHorn Steakhouse ★★★★
838 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484
Phone: 203/944-9852
http://www.longhornsteakhouse.com/
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I've been feeling anemic for a few days, and Yoshi and I had dinner at a new steakhouse "LongHorn Steakhouse" on Bridgeport Ave. We enjoyed their food very much. I hope red meat give me good effect! I'm going to have red meat periodically.
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Bridgeport Ave.沿いに新しくできたステーキハウス"LongHorn Steakhouse"に行ってきました(Chili's隣)。すぐ近くに、2件のステーキハウスがあるのですが、どこも大盛況です。この辺り、レストランが少なかったってことでしょうね〜。私は、チーズバーガーを食べましたが、美味しかったです。お店の雰囲気は、アウトバックステーキよりもオープン(ブースが少ない)で、少しカジュアルかな。テキサスをイメージしたウエスタン調で、個人的に好きなタイプのインテリアでした。ステーキハウスなのでまたすぐ食べたい、とはいきませんが、でも時々食べに行きたいなと思うお店でした。最近貧血気味なので、間違いなくリピーターになるでしょう〜。なお、アウトバックと同じく、席の予約はできませんが、家を出る前に電話で名前を伝えて待ちリストに入れてもらうことはできるようです。

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November 27, 2007

The 75th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

I'm watching "The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony" on TV. I wish I could be there... Millions of people are surrounding The Rockfeller Center and enjoying performances. Many famous singers including my favorite Josh, are there. It is very beautiful.
By the way, did you check the "Huge" Christmas tree? It is from a someone's back yard in Shelton, Connecticut. I'm very interested in it, because my house is very close to Shelton. It is almost the borders. I wonder which house had the tree. Anyway, I'm proud of it. ( Last year's tree was also from Connecticut!)

I should go and see the tree before snowing. I can't wait!!

The tree will be lit through APPROXIMATELY Jan 6, 2008. Hours are daily from 5:30am to 11:30pm. Official Site: http://www.rockefellercenter.com/
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ニューヨークのロックフェラーセンターの点灯式をテレビで見ています。あぁ、あの場にいたい。そう思わせる美しさです。有名な歌手が大勢出演して、クリスマスソングを歌っています。いいな〜。ところで、今年の大きなツリー、チェックしましたか?コネチカットのシェルトンの誰かの家の裏庭にあったものが選ばれたそうですよ!どこの家か気になります。というのも、我が家は限りなくシェルトンに近い隣町にあります。なので、とっても嬉しいし、誇りに思います。(ちなみに去年のツリーも、コネチカットの木でした)

これは雪が降る前に、行くしかないですねー。ツリーは、1月6日ごろまで楽しめるようです。ロックフェラーセンターについてもっと知りたい方は、公式サイトhttp://www.rockefellercenter.com/をご覧下さい。
♪NYに行ったら、写真撮ってきますね♪

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October 20, 2007

PANCHERO'S -Mexican Grill-

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is opening on Bridgeport Ave. in Shelton. It is a part of a new shopping center. The restaurant is casual and their foods are reasonable. I ordered a chicken brrito. They bake tortillas after ordering. That's something! I chose what I wanted to put in. The burrito tasted very good. It was big, but I almost ate all. You can check the menu on line. If you like mexican food, I'll recommend PANCHERO'S. The restraunt is a chain from IOWA, and it is only one in CT. Let's try!

PANCHERO'S mexican grill -SHELTON-
THe Center at Split Rock
704 Brideport Ave.
Phone: (203)925-5800
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新しくメキシカンレストラン(カフェテリア形式)ができました!"PANCHERO'S"はシェルトン、ブリッジポートアベニュー沿いにあります。アウトバックステーキ・ウォルグリーン・スリーピーズなどがある新しいショッピングセンター内です。レストランはいたってカジュアルで、メニューもお手頃。私はチキンブリトーを注文したのですが、何と注文が入ってから目の前でトルティーヤを焼いてくれます。安いけどこのこだわり、すごいですよね〜。ブリトーに入れる物は自分で選べます(グアカモレだけは別途料金)。とっても美味しくて、大きかったにもかかわらず、ほとんど食べちゃいました。こちらでメニューもチェックできます。アイオワからスタートしたレストランチェーンのようですが、コネチカットはここだけのようです。メキシカン好きの皆さん、ぜひ行ってみて下さいね!

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October 05, 2007

L.L. Bean Outlet in Orange, CT

I found L.L. Bean Outlet at Orange Meadows Shopping Center in Orange. The store is opening this coming Saturday, on October 6th! I'll definately go there.
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オレンジに、L.L. Beanのアウトレットのお店があったんですね〜。と思ったら10月6日、今週土曜にオープンだそうです。冬に備えて買い物に行きたいなー。(タルボットのアウトレットと同じショッピングセンターです)

560 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT 06477
Regular Hours M-Sa 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Su 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Closed: Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas



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September 25, 2007

Talbots outlet in Orange

My friends took me to the Talbots outlet in Orange. They sell women's clothes, shoes etc. There are kids' and babies' section too. I'll visit there again.

New Haven Market Outlet
550 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT 06477
Outlet 203-891-0500

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September 23, 2007

Feng Asian Bistro in Hartford

FengFengYoshi and I had dinner at Asian Bistro Feng with our friend. The interior was beautiful! I ordered some Dim Sum and a shrimp tempra roll. Yoshi had a sushi and sashimi combo. Though the tempra was a little bit greasy but others were good. They have another restaurant, Ginza Japanese Cuisine in Bloomfield. I'm interested in it too.


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September 21, 2007

Cafe Atlantique in Milford

"How beautiful it is! I should go out." , then I drove to Milford and had lunch at the Cafe Atlantique. It is located by the Milford Green. The cafe has terrace, and I reall had a nice time. I had savory crepe and herb tea. I sometimes like having meal alone.




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September 13, 2007

Apple picking at Bishop's Orchards

I love apples called GALA. I picked many of them.
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September 03, 2007

9/3 Lotus Thai Restaurant in Stratford

Lotus Thai Restaurantpat thaiWe had dinner at Lotus Thai Restaurant and Bar in Stratford. It is located by Stratford Train Station. I liked their pho (it might be vietnamese, but it's OK). Pat Thai was also good. I'd heard their portion was small before, but I didn't think so. I'll go there again.
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ストラットフォード駅前のタイ料理店"Lotus Thai Restaurant and Bar"で夕食を食べました。特に気に行ったのは、フォー(ベトナム料理だった気がするけど、まぁいいでしょ)です。パッタイも普通においしかったです。量が少ない、という噂を聞いていましたが、私にはちょうどいい量でした。雰囲気は落ちついて、静かでした。また行ってもいいな、というお店。
☆カレーは辛さを調整できるようですが、中間の辛さでも激辛です。(Yoshi談)

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August 24, 2007

Raspberry Picking at Bishop's Orchards

I went to Bishop's Orchards with Hughes san to pick raspberries! It is located in Guilford, CT. I like fresh raspberries, they don't last for a long time. I froze some, and I baked a raspberry chiffon cake. Though there is no photos, I put fresh raspberries in a cake. The pink cream is made of havy cream and raspberries. By the way, Bishop's Orchards offer other pick your own fruits. Now They have been opening a pear and peach farm too.8/24 raspberry picking8/24 raspberries8/25 Chiffon cake



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August 18, 2007

MAGGIE McFLY'S -UNIQUE EATERY-

8/18clam chowder8/18Crab cakesMAGGIE McFLY'S
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97 Main St. S, Southbury, CT 06488
203-264-5700
(One in Middlebury too.)

Yoshi and I was born in August, and our friends celebrated our birthday at a restaurant MAGGIE McFLY'S in Southbury, CT.I had a cup of clam chowder and a crab cake plate. It was delicous!Since the portion was very big, I brought some of them. We're very happy to have such nice friends.
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Yoshiも私も8月生まれということで、友達がお祝いに、MAGGIE McFLY'S に連れて行ってくれました。私は、クラムチャウダーとクラブケーキをいただきましたが、どちらも美味しかったです。お料理の量は、どれも多かったです(1皿が日本の2−3人分)。お店は落ちついた雰囲気でした。今回は食べませんでしたが、ここのチーズケーキはチーズケーキファクトリーのものでした。


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Milford Oyster Festival

8/18Oyster FestivalMilford Oyster Festival was held on Friday, August 17 - Saturday, August 18, 2007. I ate 6 kinds of fresh oysters with lemon juice. They tasted very good, however I couldn't memorize their names. See you next summer!





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August 09, 2007

Sakura

2174193e.jpgSakura, a Japanese restaurant is famous in Fairfield county, CT. I like their "Chirashi". It is a kind of sushi. Rice is in a bowl and seafood is on top. Their food never dissapoint me. It was very delicious! Sakura is located on Post Road East (Route 1)

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July 24, 2007

Blueberry picking at Jones Family Farm in Shelton

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Blueberry season in coming! Many farms offer to picking your own blueberry! I went to Jones Family Farm in Shelton with my friend. It is getting to my summer tradition. Owing to the a lot of rain, they tasted so so, however we enjoyed the clear atmosphere and experience.

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July 22, 2007

Views of Greenwich Point

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greenwich point tate"The scenery of Greenwich Point"
The park and beach are municipal, and they don't open to public between May to October. Basically, they are the facilities for residents. If you are a non-resident, you have to pay admission fee at some specific places. In our case, the friend had visitor tickets.
During the period from November 1 through April 30, no fees will be charged to enter Greenwich Point and Byram Park. I'll visit the park in the winter! The sky will be clearer than that in the summer. I'm very happy to have seen the scenery. For more information of 2007, click here!


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July 21, 2007

Tashua Knolls Golf Course

Tashua0721My friends took Yoshi and I to Tashua Knolls Golf Course in Trumbull, CT. We enjoyed golf outing. It was my second time to play golf in the U.S.. I was nervous before going the golf course, but I had a wonderful time with them. They were very nice and happy-go-lucky. It makes me very easy and I played naturally. (Of course, I didn't count my score.) The municipal course was very beautiful! I want to come again with them.

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July 14, 2007

Sam the Clam's in Southington

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☆☆☆☆ Huge Lobster roll!
1303 Meriden Ave, Southington, CT 06489
Phone: (860) 621-0522

My friends took my husband and I to Sam the Clam's in Southington, because some of their friends recommended it. The restaurant serve fresh seafood, and their lobster roll was the biggest as far as I know. I really enjoyed a cup of clam chowder and the lobster roll in a nautical atmosphere! (We could choose a cold or hot lobster roll.) You can enjoy eating at the terrace too. They run a seafood store (deli?) in front of the restaurant. I'll come back, and I'll try a cup of lobster bisque which my friend ordered.
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友達の友達のクチコミで、Southingtonのレストラン「Sam the Clam's」に連れて行ってもらいました。続きを読む

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July 13, 2007

Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant in New Haven

エチオピア料理エチオピア料理Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant
☆☆☆☆ 野菜や豆たっぷりでヘルシー、落ちついた雰囲気
176 Temple St., New Haven, CT 06510
Tel. (203) 789-1232

I enjoyed Ethiopian food at Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant in New Haven, CT. I tried the lunch buffet. There are different kinds of vegetable, bean and poutly dishes. Some of them were spicy but they weren't hot. I think Ethiopian food makes me healthy. I liked it. I spend ten dollars for lunch including tipping. I think it was pretty good.
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ニューヘイブンのエチオピアンレストラン、Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurantに行ってきました。続きを読む

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The one-day test of the Westport Farmers Market at Winslow Park

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I went to the WESTPORT FARMERS MARKET again. The new location was in Winslow Park just to the right of the Country Playhouse entrance. Parking for the Market remained at the Westport Country Playhouse Parking Lot. The new market has more space. I thought there were more stores than those last week. This is a test to decide if they move the location, and they haven't had an answer yet. I like the new location.
I bought a loaf of bread at a bakery called "WAVE HILL BREADS". I have liked their bread since last summer. New Location bakery
先週に引き続き、木曜開催のウエストポートファーマーズマーケットに行ってきました。試験的に新しい場所に変わりましたが、駐車場は同じです。会場の公園「Winslow Park」は、すぐとなりです。以前よりも広くなったような気がしました。これからもっとお店が増えるかな〜。今回は、お気に入りのパンを1つ買いました。

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July 11, 2007

Cracker Barrel

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☆☆☆☆ オールドカントリー風のカジュアルなお店
30 Research Drive,Milford, CT 06460-8523
(203) 877-7595

My friends took me to a restaurant, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in Milford. The building and the decorations were old fashioned. Since I like American Antiques, they intrested me. (You can enjoy online shopping too.) I tried pancakes with blackberry sauce and maple syrup. The sauce was still hot! The pancakes were big and very soft texture. I liked it. They were different from Japanese hot cake. I think that Japanese hot cake is thick and sweet. I like both of them.They serve not only pancakes but a various food. I'll go there again. Thank you for delicious breakfast!
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ハートフォード周辺で看板を見て以来、気になっていたチェーンレストランCracker Barrel Old Country Store に連れて行ってもらいました。


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July 07, 2007

the 21st annual New England Arts and Crafts Festival in Milford

Arts and Crafts show Milford The Milford Green held the 21st annual New England Arts and Crafts Festival on Sat. and Sun., July 7 and 8 rom 10 am to 5 pm. The festival seemed to feature more than 125 artists and crafters exhibiting and selling their work. There were a food court, music, a puppet show. I just took a look because of the hot weather. We had lunch at a my favorite restaurant, Seven Seas. We bought some candies at H.MANGELS Confectioner, and get different kinds of cake at Ambrosia Bakery. I think I ate too much, anyway It was a delicious day.
More information about Art & Craft show --- http://www.smartfrogs.com/ct.html.
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Seven Seas Restaurant
16 New Haven Avenue, Milford, CT 06460-3307
203-877-7327
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H.MANGELS Confectioner
107 River St, Milford, CT 06460
203-783-9770
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Ambrosia Bakery
272 Naugatuck Ave, Milford, CT 06460
203-876-5077
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週末のミルフォード。アーツ&クラフツフェスティバルをやっていました(年2回くらいやっていたような)。ミルフォードの駅前には、芝生のエリアがあって(ミルフォードグリーン)、ここを使って様々なイベントが開催されます。続きを読む

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July 06, 2007

Stoney Creek Market

Stoney Creek MarketsandwichI went to the Stoney Creek Market where my friend works. It is located by the small beach in Branford, ant the area is called Stoney Creek. The name is market but it is a pretty cafe. I had a eggplant hot sub at the terrace. It tasted very good. The size surprised me though (It was huge). I really liket their food and the atmosphere.There is a small antique store next to the cafe. I want to take my friends and family to the cafe. I think it's very New England.
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Stony Creek Market (Cafe/Restaurant)
178 Thimble Island Rd, Branford, CT 81940
203-488-0145
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友達が働いている、ストニークリークマーケットに行きました。ブランフォードの小さなビーチのすぐそばで、この辺りはストニークリークとよばれています。名前はマーケットですが、可愛らしいカフェです。私はナスのホットサンドイッチを食べました。大きさには驚いたけれど、美味しかったです。食事も、雰囲気もよかったです、そして隣はアンティークショップ。景色と一体化して、すてき!いつか友達や家族を連れてきたいな。とってもニューイングランド。

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July 05, 2007

Westport Farmers' Market

I went to the Westport Farmers' Market at the Westport Country Playhouse. They sell native farm produce, dairy products, seafood, meat, honey and baked things. Many of things are organic and they are pretty expensive, however, native things are more tasty and reliable. I had raw oyster of Westport with lemon juice. It was awesome! I got a jar of honey.
According to WestportNow.com,"Beginning Thursday, July 12, the Playhouse Farmers Market will be located in Winslow Park just to the right of the Country Playhouse entrance into the park. The new locale is an experiment and, if all goes well, the change will become permanent. The new location provides additional parking. "
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チカリンさんと、Westportのファーマーズマーケットに行ってきました。夏の恒例行事。(*^^*)続きを読む

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Stew Leonard's

Stew Leonard's Norwalk, CT
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100 Westport Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone: (203) 847-7214

Stew Leonard's is a famous and popular supermarket around here. Their products are always fresh and not expensive. I like their food especially dairy products. They originally started Clover Farms Dairy in 1920's, and they have been taking their root in the local area. We can enjoy shopping and trying samples. I saw a man wearing a stuffed toy cow was walking and giving a big hug to a child. Some big vegetable toys were singing and dancing. It's a great place for both adults and children. Some people seem to visit the store to see a business model. Anyway, I like Stew Leonard's! I hope a new store will open in Orange, CT.
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Stew Leonard'sは、この辺りではとても有名で人気のあるスーパーです。品質がよく、その割りに値段もお手頃。私は特に、ここの牛乳やチーズなどの乳製品が好きです。続きを読む

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CENTRO Ristorante in Fairfield

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1435 Boston Post Rd (Reef Rd.), Fairfield, CT 06430
(203)255-1210

CENTRO is a pretty Italian restaurant. It is located near the Fairfield train station. Many people enjoyed lunch at the terrace. I had a panini and it was pretty good. I liked the interior decorations. There are their restaurant in some location, Darien and Greenwich.
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イタリアンレストランCENTROでランチ。パニーニというよりはホットサンドという感じでしたが、旬のナスが入ってさっぱりして食べやすかったです。続きを読む

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July 03, 2007

Stratford Fireworks

3e8b2c09.jpg花火Yoshi and I enjoyed Stratford Fireworks with my friend and her family. We saw the fireworks from the Walnut Beach in Milford. We also saw Westhaven Fireworks distanlty. Many towns in the US celebrate the 4th of July (Independence Day) with Fireworks. I think fireworks is a symbol of Independence Day for Americans. Many towns also have fireworks displays during summer in Japan too. Fire woks is a representative thing in the summer in Japan. We enjoy watching and listening to the fireworks. We think it makes ourselves cool. Both American and Japanese enjoy fireworks, but they have different meanings. The same things is that fireworks are beautiful and peaceful.
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地元、Stratfordの花火大会を見てきました。といっても、例年通り隣町のミルフォードのビーチで友達家族&その友達(総勢30人ほど)と集合、混雑を避けてゆったりと鑑賞です。続きを読む

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A banana split at Rich Farm Ice Cream

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I went to Rich Farm Ice Cream in Oxford, CT again. My friend and I tried a Banana Boat (banana split) for each. It has 3 scoops of ice cream with whip cream, cherries on top, banana and 3 tippings. I selected black cherries, wet walnuts and strawberries as the toppings. Unfortunately, they didn't have enough banana at that time, but it was still huge for me. It was my first big experience! It is very American.
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お気に入りのリッチファームアイスクリームで、初めてのバナナボート(バナナスプリット)に挑戦♪アイスクリーム3スクープ、ホイップクリームの上には砂糖漬けのサクランボ、それにバナナ1本、それにトッピング3種を選びます。私は、ブラックチェリーといちごとメイプルシロップにつけたようなくるみをトッピングにしました。とにかく大きくてびっくり。この日はあいにく、バナナが足りなくて1/4本だったのですが、それでも大きすぎるほどでした。おいしかったけど、トッピングのおかげで甘かった〜。私は完食できず、断念。でも、初めてのビッグな体験。アメリカに住んでいる気がしました。(^^)楽しかったです。続きを読む

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June 30, 2007

Strawberry picking

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I saw Strawberry field opens Through July 1 on Jones Family Farm's official site. I haven't gone for strawberry picking this season yet. That means I haven't made strawberry jam for this year. "I have to go!", but my bread dought was rising... I had only one and half hours. It was a 30 minutes drive, and I picked strawberry for 30 minutes, and I made it somehow.
The strawberries are much sweeter than last year. I think recently we didn't have rain, and their taste got concentrated. Anyway, I'm satisfied with the strawberries. I'm going to make jam, juice and just eat them.
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季節ごとに訪れているJones Family Farmのホームページを見たら、イチゴ狩りは7/1まで!今日を含めて3日しかない。まだ、1年分のジャムも作っていない!週末の天気はあてにならないし。と、妙な使命感にかられて行ってきました。続きを読む

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June 10, 2007

Rich Farm Ice Cream: Pistachio flavor

6/10RichFarmIceCreamRich Farm Ice Cream
691 Oxford Road (Route 67), Oxford, CT
203-881-1040
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I went to "Rich Farm Ice Cream" again! I chose Pistachio flavor today. I expected green color but it was white. The base was vanilla ice cream. I think they add roasted pictachios and amaretto. It tasted delicious, but I don't think amaretto is necessary because it's pistachio. Amaretto is a liquor with almond flavor. I know many Americans love the flavor though. Anyway, it tasted good!
They seems to have made their official site! http://www.richfarmicecream.com/
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またまた行ってきました、リッチファームアイスクリーム。今日は「ピスタチオ」にしてみました。続きを読む

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