Feel like cooking.

I guess because it got cooler and not minding using fire in the kitchen. Cooked 3 times concentrated noodle soup base with old friend in Tokyo, Keiko recipe, so I can keep using next 1 year. Also cooked shiitake-mushrooms and kombu, recycling after taking dashi for soup base, cooked tsukudani adding sliced bitter cucumber from my window side farm. It will be great with steamed white rice. I love Keiko recipe because it is simple, easy, practical and very tasty.

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Keiko recipe, noodle soup base, ichibsn dashi, last a year in a fridge.

Keiko recipe, noodle soup base, ichibsn dashi, last a year in a fridge.

Keiko recipe, 2bandashi. Will be used tonight’s buckwheats noodle dinner.

Keiko recipe, 2bandashi. Will be used tonight’s buckwheats noodle dinner.

涼しくなって台所で火を使うのが嫌で無くなって来たし、食欲も出て来たんで、保存食作り始めた。東京の姉貴、長い友人の恵子レシピで、3倍濃縮そばつゆ。1年保つので、ちょっとずつ大切に使って行く。2倍だしは、今晩の蕎麦に。出涸らし椎茸と昆布に窓際農園で取れたゴーヤ(これも、苗はブルックリンのエイコ&ケンからだ。水さえやれば育ち放題、いっぱい収穫出来たよ。有り難う!)を足して佃煮にした。小分け冷凍して、少しずつ食べよう。

Summer harvest

Oh, this is my long term luxury pleasure, organic farming, out of the window of NYC apartment during summer. Since I am from Tokyo originally, farming was not something very close to me and never interested before I move to NYC. My Italian landlord used to give me bags of harvest such as tomatoes, cucumbers, grapes and more from their large back yard every summer. Home grown tomatoes taste like fruits and so good. Squirrels are always my enemy.

Several days ago, mini tomatoes, medium tomatoes and Shiso Japanese basil.

Several days ago, mini tomatoes, medium tomatoes and Shiso Japanese basil.

This morning, more tomatoes and a nigauri/bitter cucumber that Eiko and Ken brought me a baby plant that amazes me how fast and powerfully grows since last month.

This morning, more tomatoes and a nigauri/bitter cucumber that Eiko and Ken brought me a baby plant that amazes me how fast and powerfully grows since last month.

東京にいた頃は植物育てる事に興味は無かってけれど、イタリア人の大家が、毎夏ほぼ毎日裏庭でバーベキューして、トマト、きゅうり、葡萄を育て、たまに袋いっぱいのそれらをくれて、そんなのを見ながら自分でもやる様になった。育児で忙しかった時期を除いて、nyのアパート窓外のオーガニックファーミングは、私にとってとっても贅沢な楽しみだ。実益も当然兼ねたいし、シソ等はどこでも手に入る訳じゃ無いし、限られたスペース本気で使ってる。来年はきゅうりも作りたいな🥒。肥料はミミズのウンコ。敵はリス。今年は、大声出して棒でつついたら来なくなった。

Find GumHearts Greeting Cards at JFK and LGA Airport! NYの2飛行場でガムハートカード購入できます!

GumHearts Greeting Cards are now available at gift shops at two New York City Airports! “New York Originals” in Convourse B, John F. Kennedy Air Port and “District Market Store” terminal B in LaGuardia Air Port!   Both stores are located post-security, so you will have to have an air ticket to fly.  8 kinds are available and each will come with actual date, time and location that I have documented them on the NYC streets.  Could be great NYC souvenir? ガムハートグリーティングカードが、NYの2飛行場のギフトショップで販売されています。ジョンFケネディ空港ターミナルBの”New York Originsls”,  ラガーディア空港ターミナルBの”District Market Store”で、どちらもセキュリティ後のチケット所持の方だけが入れるエリアです。NY土産に使えるユニークなアート、どうかな? 8種類、それぞれのガムハートを私がNYの路上で撮影した日時、場所が記録されています。

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GumHearts Project and 5 Free Workshops for Valentine’s day Market.

GumHearts Project, Tattoo Stickers, Greeting Cards, Tote bags, note books, for 5 days Valentine’s day Market at Made In Queens,.  I will also run five Pop-Up card inserts workshops, FREE for whom purchased GumHears Greeting Cards,  $5 material/tools for whom with own cards. Fun and open ended workshops for 10 and up. Pre-register now and come to work wth me. 

GumHearts Greeting Project + lots of local mades will be available at Made In Queens Feb 10-14.

GumHearts Greeting Project + lots of local mades will be available at Made In Queens Feb 10-14.

Business hours and workshop hours:

Friday, February 10th - 4pm to 8pm   ---   Pop-Up card insert work shop 4:15-6, 6:15-8

Saturday, February 11th - 11am to 3pm ---   Pop-Up card insert work shop 11:15-1, 1:15-3

Sunday, February 12th - 11am to 3pm 

Monday, February 13th - 4pm to 8pm   ---   Pop-Up card insert work shop  6:15-8

Tuesday, February 14th - 11am to 3pm

Are you ready to be in Jackson Heights, Queens, TODAY?

Today, 17th is the second and last day of Queens Art Intervention 2016. 1-4pm at Diversity Plaza, Jackson Hts, Queens.

My GumHearts appliquéd t-shirts are waiting for you to be recreated into a tote bags to go home with you. Open to public and free for participation.

Curated By Yvonne Shortt. Director of RPGA Studio. http://www.regoparkgreenalliance.org

Other artists to participate:  Deborah Wasserman, Rica Takashima + 

Thank you for your participation by donation your unwanted t-shirts!  They are ready for next participation in Jackson Heights, Queens, today. I would love to see GumHearts-T-shirt-Bags to be used on the street.

Thank you for your participation by donation your unwanted t-shirts!  They are ready for next participation in Jackson Heights, Queens, today. I would love to see GumHearts-T-shirt-Bags to be used on the street.

Each GumHearts Appliquéd T-shirt is unique, come to get one tomorrow at Corona Plaza.

50 GumHearts Appliquéd T-shirts will be available for tomorrow at Corona Plaza, and another 50 for next Saturday at Diversity Plaza, Jackson Heights, as a part of Queens Art Intervention 2016 by RPGA Studio. http://www.regoparkgreenalliance.org 

By cutting the T-shirts with scissors and tying them together each participant will create own tote bag to take home.  Open to public and free to participate. All T-shirts were used/unused and donated for this project.

Queens Art Intervention 2016

This is my third year to participate Queens Art Intervention. The theme for this year is “Litter Less, Recycle More".  I will be suggesting No Sewing Tote Bag Making with used T-shirts to save environment + 5 cents from February.     

Saturday, September 10th, 1-4pm at Corona Plaza. Right off 103rd St - Corona Plaza Station, 7-Train.

Saturday, September 17th, 1-4pm at Diversity Plaza, Jackson Hts, in front of 74th St Station, 7/E/F/M/R train.

Rainday: Sunday.

Each donated, most are from Japan and such great quality, T-shirts has been redesigned with GumHearts appliqué   to be recreated into tote bag. 

Each donated, most are from Japan and such great quality, T-shirts has been redesigned with GumHearts appliqué to be recreated into tote bag. 

GumHearts appliqué represents the immediate neighborhood.

GumHearts appliqué represents the immediate neighborhood.

Selected as one of five artists for Queens Art Intervention 2016.

Please participate by donating unwanted T-shirts this Sunday!

QAI16 is Social Practice Art Event in Queens that will take place on two Saturdays, September 10 & 17.

This Sunday, 7th, accepting donation of clean washed unwanted, used/new t-shirts at Astoria Kaufman Studios, 34-12 36th Street, Astoria, NY 11106, during all day event of Queens Book Festival. T-shirts could be any color, size, with/without print, long/short/no-sleeves.  Bring to Table#28, my GumHearts Store. Or just come to see me for your day off :D  11-6pm. Free admission.  

9月のクィーンズ・アート・インターベンション2016(社会実践アートイベント)の参加アーティストに選ばれました。材料として、不要Tシャツを集めています! 綺麗に洗ってあれば、色、サイズ、多少の汚れ落書き、長袖・半袖・袖無し, プリント有無、新・古、なんでもok。

今週日曜、7日、Queens Book Festival会場、Astoria Kaufman Studios, 34-12 36th Street, Astoriaに、 GumHearts屋出店していますので、Tシャツ持って散歩がてら世間話がてら寄ってください。 

入場無料.クィーンズ作家の本の朗読・即売・サイン会も一日中行われています。

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GumHearts Store in Astoria this Sunday!

GumHearts Store will participate in Queens Book Festival Sunday, August 7th at Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th StreetAstoria, NY 11106  
Come to see me, and purchase your favorite GumHearts Tattoo Stickers, Greeting Cards. 11-6pm. Free Admission. Thanks!

 今週日曜日、ガムハート屋が出ます。クィーンズブックフェスティバル参加です。クィーンズ、アストリアのKaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th St. Astoria NY 11106   ガムハートタトゥーシール、カード等、出店します。 11-6pm  入場無料。 散歩がてらどうぞ:D

it seems like good weather tomorrow!

“SKY” Come to see me. Come to see Queens Sky. 
Tomorrow, 19th at West Lawn near waterfront at Gantry Plaza State Park, Center Blvd, Long Island City, NY. 11am-8pm. 

Queens Art Intervention 2015   www.regoparkgreenalliance.org/#!qai-2015/cuxl 

Some pillows come with gum collage for your good nap.

Some pillows come with gum collage for your good nap.