My Japanese friend in Melbourne gave me some tips for making gyosa. Basically they are-: 1. Knead the meat for quite a while to make the dumplings tender. 2. Grate the ginger and add the juice not the ginger bits to the mixture. 3. Use Japanese gyosa wraps not Chinese ones- the Japanese ones are … Continue reading Hints on making gyosa dumplings
Autumn is just called "Fall" in America, and I think they got a good name for the season. There are lots of lovely European trees in Melbourne which have leaves that fall at this time of the year. Where the trees have been brought from Europe, they often have leaves that fall, but many … Continue reading More Melbourne
Microgreens are seedlings- little plants full of goodness. You can cut them with scissors and put them on top of your meal. It makes it look nice, and they are good for you. Here you can see Chinese cabbage and rocket. They are ready to eat now. You cut them with scissors and plant some … Continue reading Growing herbs in small spaces in Melbourne.
Black swans are Australian waterbirds. They are found in wetlands and around the shoreline. Some were taken overseas in the days of early European settlement, and some have bred* successfully in parts of UK, Japan and elsewhere. When I see boats moored * in a sunny bay I always feel like going out in one! … Continue reading Sorrento – near Melbourne (part 2)
There is a little seaside town about an hour's drive from Melbourne, where you can walk, shop and eat. If the weather is good, you can walk around the town for an hour or two, and spend some time exploring the sights. Sorrento was the first place on mainland Australia where Europeans came to live, … Continue reading Sorrento – near Melbourne (Part 1)
The Aquarium of course! If you want to take a little person for a fun morning in the city, this is the place to go. You can see fish, eels, frogs, sharks, turtles, seahorses, crabs, a large saltwater crocodile or two, and penguins in the snow and in the water. Great day out. You might … Continue reading Where can you see green tree frogs in Melbourne?
(CBD = central business district) How good is it to go shopping in Melbourne? I love it! You don't have to buy stuff - you can just look. There are big stores like Myer and David Jones, and little specialist shops that sell souvenirs and food (especially chocolate). There is a spice shop which smells … Continue reading Melbourne CBD
Check out what I did yesterday- I caught the ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff. This is about a 40 minute trip, and you can take your car. It is a good thing to do if you have a free day. The water was calm. I didn’t feel seasick, and I am not a good traveller... … Continue reading Holiday Time (2)
1. Here is a photograph of my street. It is in a Melbourne suburb. You can see some yellow signs and traffic lights. There are some trees, and there are some cars parked on the other side of the road. It is quiet - there is no traffic, and there are no people. 2. This is … Continue reading Written Description – My Street
Five people are sitting at a table. They are relaxing. There is some water and a coffee cup on the table. It is a restaurant. 2. Here is a picture of five people sitting around a table. There are three women and two men. There is a woman with white hair sitting on the left. … Continue reading Written Description – People