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At Home with Venetia in Kyoto

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At Home with Venetia in Kyoto

Venetia Stanley-Smith has been living in Kyoto's Ohara district for a decade. We introduce her eco- and people-friendly way of life.


Tue.1:30 - 2:00
7:30 - 8:00
13:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 20:00

Aug. 5, Tue.*This program was first broadcast on Aug. 20, 2013

A Country Summer Scene

There are number of things to do during the summer in Kyoto's Ohara district. The tatami mats are cleaned with used tea leaves, the wooden rainwater barrels in the garden are coated with preparation made from persimmons to prevent decaying, and a blueberry dessert is prepared for a guest - an artist living in neighboring Shiga Prefecture. He painted a picture of Venetia's thatched house. At sunset, the garden is lit up to enjoy the summer evening.

Recipe Blueberry Snow

Serves 4:
Blueberries 150g
Fresh Cream 200ml
Yoghurt 150ml
Powdered Sugar 8 Tbsp.
Egg Whites 2
Mint Leaves 2

1) Whip cream, mix in yoghurt and sugar.
2) Beat egg whites until it gets fluffy, then mix with ingredients from 1). Add blueberries, top with mint leaves to finish.