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Summer Modelling Shoot

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This week our back entrance & courtyard became the set for a summer modelling shoot by Emporium Hanoi with stylist Kate, model Van, make-up artist Elvira & photographer Hoang

 

Recipe of the Week: Watermelon Gin

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With watermelons costing less than 10,000vnd per kilo at the moment, why not take advantage and knock up a jug of delicious Watermelon Gin? Here’s our recipe:

1 large watermelon, chilled

2 cups gin

ice

mint to garnish

Remove the rind and seeds from the water melon, cut into chunks and place in a blender. Pulse until smooth. Pour the mixture into a large jug, add the gin & ice. Garnish with a small triangle of watermelon & some fresh mint.

For a slushie effect, simply freeze the watermelon.

Embroidery Classes @ the Oriental Cafe

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Kate Lamteva is currently running a series of embroidery classes at the Eastern & Oriental Tea House & Coffee Parlour every Sunday from 7th July until 28th July. Novices, intermediates & experts are all welcome to join. Email Kate for details: kate.lamteva@gmail.com

Book your next meeting with us

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With a choice of 4 private rooms, all with their own bathroom & air con, and free, fast wifi, why not hold your next meeting @ The Eastern & Oriental Tea House & Coffee Parlour? Email Ali: awaugh@hisvietnam.com or phone 0936 419 346

How to make your own lime marmalade

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Limes are right in season now, and they’re super cheap. Here’s an excellent use for this flavorsome fruit:

Lime Marmalade

 

Ingredients:

1kg limes

6 cups water

7 cups white sugar

 

Method:

Cut off the very ends of the limes and slice them as thinly as possible. Then quarter them.

 

Put the limes and water in a pot on the stove and bring to a boil. Simmer for at least 1 hour.

 

Next, add the sugar and bring to a boil again, simmering for another 30 mins.

 

Skim the foam off the top of the marmalade and pour it into sterilized jars.

 

Summer serving suggestions:

 

Add 2 teaspoons of lime marmalade to a cup of boiling water, add a tea bag and some ices blocks and you have lime iced tea.

 

Add a dollop of lime marmalade to your morning yoghurt

Summer Lemon & Lime Iced tea

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Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 2 tbsp black loose leaf tea
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1 large lime + more for garnish
  • 1 can club soda (unflavoured sparkling water)
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. In a medium pot, bring water to a boil. Turn off heat, add tea leaves, stir and let steep while cooling down completely or until lukewarm.
  2. Transfer tea to a large pitcher by laddling it through a mesh strainer, discard the tea leaves. Add maple syrup, squeeze lemon and lime juice, add the peels  to the pitcher, stir with a long wooden spoon and let tea sit for 10 minutes. Discard the citrus skins otherwise iced tea will be bitter tasting.
  3. Now you can store your iced tea covered with plastic wrap or lid in a fridge for quite a few days. Right before serving add ice and a can of club soda to a pitcher, stir and enjoy the best sparkling healthy iced tea (garnish with thin lime slices if desired). Tea tastes amazing without club soda too, adjust sweetness to taste.

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 Star 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.