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Friday, 6 April 2018

Toro Nagashi

The tradition I chose to do my presentation on is Toro Nagashi which is a Traditional Japanese Ceremony. I chose to research on this tradition is because Japan is a country that I know nothing about and I thought that researching about a Japanese tradition would help me learn much more.

Some interesting aspects about this ceremony/tradition is that they actually use a special type of paper to make the lanterns that they put in the water. Another interesting fact is that the ceremony is actually held on the final night of the Bon festival which is another Japanese tradition/celebration.

Last week I had to present my work to the class. While I was presenting I felt confident but I know I could have done better. I feel I could improve in providing more information in my slides and having more eye contact with the audience. There were some positive aspects during my presentation such as the volume of my voice. I felt like I spoke clear and confidently.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Hot cakes

Today in cooking class we made hotcakes her are the steps to make this.
Ingredients:
  • 1 ½ cups of self rising flour
  • ½ cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 egg

Step 1 mix all these ingredients together in a bowl. Mix well. Once well mixed Butter the pan and then fry two cakes at a time and wait until the pancakes are golden brown. Once the bottom bit is golden brown you flip wait again until that side is golden brown. Then sever the finishing product on a plate and make more if you have left overs.

This is what we finished with.
   

Friday, 23 March 2018

Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

Today in Maths we learnt about decimals, fractions and also percentages.

We learnt how to convert and also find the percentages and fractions of a whole number.

Although I already knew all of this it was good to revise the things that I have learnt before and next I would like to learn more challenging things.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Chocolate muffins

Today for food tech we had to make Chocolate muffins. This is how we made it and what our result was.

Dry ingredients:
1 ½ cup of SR flour
½ cup of coco
½ cup of sugar.

Wet ingredients:
1 cup of milk
1 egg
¼ cup of oil

Put all Dry ingredients into a big bowl and put all wet ingredients into a small bowl.
Mix both separately and then combine them together.
Mix them well until dark brown.
Then get out your muffin tray and use a spoon to scoop some of the mixture into the muffin tray.
Then when you’re done filling up every spot of the muffin tray then bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
After it is fully baked then you can eat.

Thank you.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Made in Taiwan Summary

Oscar and Nathan went on a trip to lots of different islands for a lot of reasons but the main reason was to find out where they come from and where the Polynesians originate from. Their Journey was successful for many different reasons, these are some of the reasons why…

They came across many interesting discoveries some of them were related to language, food and even artwork. One of the most interesting discoveries that they came across was the Lapita pottery because it was from about 3000 years ago and they have the same patterns that Samoans and other Polynesian Islands still use till this day. They also discovered that their language was very similar to the Taiwanese language and they also discovered that some of the dances were similar and also their food was similar.

There’s lots of evidence that supports the theory of the Polynesians originated from Asia such as the food being very similar and also the language. But the main evidence has to be the Lapita pottery because it has similar patterns and is from 3000 years ago as I had explained in the last paragraph. Another part of evidence that supports the theory is the traditions and dances that are similar, because they went to Taiwan and saw that their dance or performance was very similar to a Haka.

For me personally, I now believe that Polynesians originated from Asia due to all the similarities and evidence. I think their trip didn’t only help them but it also helped many other people realise their ancestors and where they originate from.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Sponge Roll

Sponge Roll       
Today in food tech we made Sponge roll. This is how you make a Sponge roll

                                                                      Ingredients:
                                                                      4 eggs
                                                                      1 cup of Flour
                                                                      1 cup of Sugar

Part 1:

  1. Put all 4 eggs in a bowl and add the sugar.
  2. Once you’ve done that you use the electric whisk till it’s creamy.

Part 2:

  1. Then add the flour into the creamy sponge mixture.
  2. Mix the flour in till it dissolves.

Part 3:

  1. Put in the oven till it’s brown.
  2. Once it’s brown then you take it out and roll it up till it cools down.

Part 4:

  1. Once it is cool unroll it and add some cream inside.
  2. Then roll it up again and put whipped cream on top along with some chocolate sauce (Optional).

Then eat it.      
                                                                      

                                                                           

Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad


Today at cooking class we made Pasta Salad. Here are the steps of making Pasta Salad.


Ingredients:                             
Pasta
Tomatoes
Onions
Ham
Mayo


Step 1) Pour 2 cups of water into the pot and boil.


Step 2) Add pasta and cook until soft.


Step 3) Drain under cold water using the colander.


Step 4) Dice onion and fry until cooked.


Step 5) Dice tomatoes and wait.


Step 6) Add the ham into the frying pan.


Step 7) Cool it down


Step 8) Combine and mix all the ingredients with mayo.


Then Serve!