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Banana, Chocolate & Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie

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This recipe is gluten-free & perfect for anyone who is lactose intolerant. It’s also sugar-free:

  • 2 large overripe bananas , peeled, sliced and frozen*
  • 1 cup soy milk or almond milk (or more to thin as desired)
  • 3/4 cup ice
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Serve in a tall glass. For a sugar hit, sprinkle with grated chocolate or add a dollop of honey for a natural sweetener.

Source: https://www.cookingclassy.com

 

How to make Mango Iced tea – Indian style

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2 mangoes

3 black tea bags

4 cups water

¾ tablespoon lemon or lime juice

Sugar to taste

Mint leaves to garnish

Step1: Peel & chop the mangoes, and put them in a blender. Make a puree and refrigerate

Step 2: Bring the water to boil in a saucepan. Remover from the heat and add tea bags. Allow to steep for 7 minutes

Step 3: Cool the tea in the fridge

Step 4: Pour the tea, mango puree, lemon juice and sugar into a blender and blend until smooth

Step 4: Pour into a tall glass, garnish with mint leaves and a mango or lemon slice

 

Easter Party 2019

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Thanks to everyone who attended our Easter Party on 20th April. Over 60 children joined in our workshops which included face-painting, Easter bonnets, mask-making and Easter egg design. Sending a HUGE thank-you to our amazing sponsors Furbrew, Red Apron & Morning Start International Kindergarten for their support.

Monash University Workshop

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Digital Technology in Educational Settings

A workshop for educators based in Hanoi – men & women welcome to attend
Event Details
Date:
Wednesday 8 May 2019
Time:
5:30pm – 8:00pm
Venue:
The Eastern & Oriental Tea House & Coffee Parlour
26 Quang An St, Tay Ho, Hanoi Vietnam(View on google maps)

Cost: Free

Description
Digital technologies are often presented as solutions that can simply be transported from one context to another that solve problems and enhance student outcomes. In this presentation Dr Michael Phillips will argue that such ‘silicon bullet’ models inevitably miss their target. In contrast, Michael will introduce technological, pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) as a way of understanding the ways expert teachers use digital technologies. Furthermore, Michael will provide insights into the ways in which individual schools and teachers can enhance powerful technology practices including Augmented Reality.

About the presenter

Dr Michael Phillips is an internationally recognised researcher and author who explores the challenging problem of teachers’ powerful integration of digital technologies. In particular, Michael focuses on the ways in which expert teachers develop understandings of the most effective uses of digital technologies in particular contexts.

Additional workshop: Benefits of double degrees in the age of multidisciplinary knowledge

After the workshop, you will also have the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion with Monash University representatives from the faculties of Arts, Education, Information Technology and Science about the benefits of studying a double degree.

Strawberry Iced Tea

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1 kg fresh strawberries

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup water

2 lemons

3 tablespoons fresh rosemary

Ice cubes

1 litre club soda

In a large saucepan combine fresh or frozen strawberries, brown sugar, and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves.

Using a vegetable peeler, remove strips of peel from lemons; juice the lemons (should have 1/2 cup). Add strips of lemon peel, lemon juice, and rosemary to mixture in saucepan. Bring mixture just to boiling, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Cover; cool to room temperature.

Press mixture through a fine mesh sieve; discard solids. To serve, fill glass with ice. To each glass add 1/2 cup Iced Tea and syrup to taste (about 1/2 cup). Garnish with fresh strawberries. Makes about eight servings.

Classic Inspirations fashion launch

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Join us on Wednesday 10th April at 11am for the launch of Regine Siekmann’s brand Classic Inspirations. Free welcome drinks & canapes; lucky door prizes; free mini manicures & Emporium goody bags. Email Regine for more details: my.classicinspirations@gmail.com

Our first-ever dog birthday party

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We hosted our first-ever themed dog birthday party last Saturday, for Charlotte’s poodle Pip. We have a dedicated area for children on the 4th floor, or you can book our courtyard or any indoor area for your next event.

Parenting Solutions

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Open to all members of the public: an evening of parenting workshops presented by Concordia, UNIS, St Paul American School & Hanoi International School. Registration opens at 6pm. Venue: The Eastern & Oriental Tea House & Coffee Parlour, 26 Quang An St, Tay Ho, Hanoi email: awaugh@hisvietnam.com

SESSION 1 (from 6:30 PM)
WORKSHOPS

1) The power of play
2) Is your teen getting enough sleep?
3) Raising teenage boys with love
4) The connections between emotions & learning 

SESSION 2 (from 7:30 PM)
WORKSHOPS

5) What is a vision board & how to create one?
6) Self-regulation & parenting: Understanding the stages of your child’s self-regulation
7) How to help your child decide on the right career?
8) Behaviour management techniques

Gin & Tonic with Cucumber & Mint

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Summer is almost here, and you can be prepared for the first day of unbearable heat simply by having a cucumber and a bunch of mint on hand. Here’s our recipe for the best-ever G&T, served up in seconds:

  • 6 thin slices cucumber
  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • ¼ lime
  • 1½ ounces gin
  • 4 ounces tonic water

Fill a glass 1/2 full with ice. Squeeze the cucumber and mint leaves in a citrus press  and drizzle the juice over the ice. Throw  the squished cucumber and mint into the glass as well. Squeeze the lime over the glass and toss that in tool. Pour in the gin, then pour in the tonic, and give a quick stir. Serve it up.

 

Stirred, not shaken

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Is it kosher to stir your pot of tea during the brewing process to release the flavour? The answer is definitely yes. Ignore tea snobs who sneer at you for poking a chopstick into the teapot and giving the tea-leaves a good couple of twirls. Gentle agitation of the tea-leaves definitely helps to loosen the flavours and aromas and will definitely lead to a stronger, tastier tea. If you’re using an infuser basket, lift it up and down a few times to achieve a better brew.