To eat grilled eel in hot summer is popular in Japan from a long time ago. It is because eels have good nutritions like vitamin A and B.
I went to my parents’ home in Chiba for obon holiday.
Since eel cuisine at restaurant is sort of expensive, we went to buy grilled eels without seasoning at fish shop.
We bought 2 grilled eels. Each grilled eel costed 2100 yen.
There were also fresh loaches and crayfish in the buckets at the shop.
The shop staff gave us a recipe on how to make delicious eel.
After we got home, my mom steamed the eels with sweet soy sauce.
Then we ate the cooked eel on rice. The three of us shared two eels.
It was so delicious! I like “sansho” seasoning on the top of eels. It smells really good, too.
I really enjoyed eating eels with my parents this obon holiday.
I made miso paste from scratch in a miso cooking lesson last Sunday. It was the third time to make miso paste for me. So this time, I could be more relaxed and get used to it than before. I made 5kg of miso paste.
A Tupperware container
I bought a Tupperware container to store the miso paste. I heard that Tupperware is a good container that can keep the miso dry and avoid mold. After making it, all I can do is just waiting for it to ferment for 3months. After 3 months, I can eat it. The miso paste was light brown when I put them into the Tupperware. The color would turn brown when I open the lid of the Tupperware next time.
Unfortunately I can’t open the lid and see the paste because the Tupperware is not transparent.
I’m a little worried about mold because it is summer time now. I hope it would turn into some good and yummy miso paste.
↓Here is my previous post about “Miso-making challenge”(2017)
Some people believe the earth is flat!?
I read a book called “Hito wa kagaku ga nigate” (People are not good at science~reported from USA~).
- Some people doubt that global warming is caused by human activities.
- Some people believe the theory of creation, not the theory of evolution.
- Some people believe the earth is flat not round.
Why do they think so? I was wondering.
This book answered it for me.
I’d like to share with you what the book says.
They don’t like science because it opposes to their philosophy.
The global warming skeptics, flat-earth believers, and the creationists also tend to support President Trump and the Republican party. They may also be pious Christians, evangelicals or conservatives. Some of them don’t like science because it opposes to their philosophy.
The fossil fuel industries also don’t believe in science, because they don’t want any regulations to reduce their profit. They doubt about science and scientists.
People only see what they want.
The book author says people are irrational. People only see what they want. We have emotional bias and confirmation bias. We are also surrounded by filter bubbles on the internet.
Thus, it is important to choose who to listen from. We must listen to those who are reliable and trustworthy. Your family, school and other environments educate your mind and lead you to become who you are. Unfortunately, some teachers are teaching the theory of creation in the US.
It’s very hard to persuade and change people’s mind. Because knowledge reaches the mind through the heart.
Scientists are trying to improve their communication skills and to interact with the public.
Now scientists have realized that it is important to educate the public about science. When something is incorrect, they must speak up. Scientists are trying to improve their communication skills and to interact with the public. Even though they may not be able to change people’s mind right away, they want to share the knowledge and make it easier to understand, so that more people can believe in science.