Archive for Cooking at Home

2017/12/16 Japanese Soba Noodle Soup Class

I taught hot soba noodle soup class on Saturday, I found this is a surprise Christmas gift to customer’s wife. She was really surprised and enjoyed cooking class. Original recipe at Cozymeal was cold soba noodle with Tempura for Summer season. So I changed menu to Winter version which is hot soba noodle soup.

2017/11/24-12/03 Germany Trip

I traveled to Germany during Thanks Giving Holidays and visited Munich, Whittenberg, Dresden.

11/24-11/25 Munich

I stayed my son’s apartment, visited Pinakothek Der Moderne and enjoyed shopping.

11/26 Whittenberg

Since 2017 is commemorating the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s birth, I traveled to his home town Whittenberg and visited Martin Luther’s House, saw the 95 theses church door.

11/27 Konigsten

I traveled to Konigstein and visited Festing Konigstein. Since this is off-season now, shuttle bus does not operated and I took trail to Festing Konigstein.

 

11/28-11/29 Krippen

I stayed in Krippen and enjoyed mountain hike to Schmilka & Kurort Gohrisch.

Mt. Papststein

11/30-12/2 Dresden

I and my son visited Schloss Wackerbarth and enjoyed Christmas Market.

 

2017/10/21 The Art of Sushi Class

I taught The Art of Sushi Class tonight. I harvested Turnips, Komatsuna green leaf, Shiso leaf from vegetable garden this morning and used these vegetables in cooking class.

For my surprising, they visited Japan before and they have chopsticks, soy sauce and pickled ginger at home. Also they can speak some Japanese. So they love sushi and would like to know how to make it.

2017/10/15 Vegetable Garden

After two weeks absence in Japan, all vegetables in my garden grew so well. I harvested 20 Chayote Squash, 20 Turnips, bowl of Black Soy Bean.

Right after I harvested Black Soy Bean, rinse them and boil them. Taste so good! Yum!

Vegetables

2017/07/22 Pickled Plum

My friend gave me house grown Japanese plums. I made pickled plum in May.

After I harvested red shiso leaves, I soaked into pickled plum liquid to make them nice bright purple color.

I dried pickled plum under the sun for three days.

 

2017/06/04 Summer Vegetable Garden

Summer vegetable garden, finally vegetables started to grow after chilly Spring. I am so happy all vegetables growing so well and I am so grateful I could keep cooking these vegetables for my daily dishes.

Chayote Squash growing so well.

Japanese pumpkin growing well too.

Red Shiso leaf is volunteer growing from last year. 

Cabbage sharing with bugs

Rhubarb

Japanese Cucumber

Fava Bean

Japanese Eggplant

Kale

Black Soy Bean

Peanuts

Norabo

Turnip

Fudansou

Trefoil

 

 

 

2017/05/21 Pickled Plum

I had lunch with my friend and she gave me lot’s of house grown Japanese Plums total 8kg!

I made pickled plum. I am so happy she gave me Japanese plums since I bring lunch box everyday to work and I put a JP pickled plum everyday. I almost consuming my pickled plum stock.

2017/03/04 The Art of Sushi Class

I taught The Art of Sushi Class at student’s house. They are pretty healthy diet conscious and very knowledgeable for healthy eating. So I shared my healthy diet concept and vegetable garden pictures.

I am so glad that they understood Japanese healthy cooking concept, and Japanese home style cooking is pretty simple and easy too.

I also shared my experience when I traveled to Germany since his mom is a German. It was very fun class and I really enjoyed teaching them healthy diet and healthy life style.

Today’s Menu: Hand Wrap Brown Rice Sushi, Green vegetable with sesame, Miso soup

2017/02/11 Japanese Rice Bowl Class

I taught Japanese Rice Bowl class today at student’s house. They have nice spacey kitchen.

Today’s menu is Japanese Brown Rice Bowl & Miso Soup

I explained how to cook tasty sushi rice and how to make miso soup stock. I harvested Turnips & Green Onion & Trefoil from vegetable garden this morning and used for Miso soup ingredients. They are amazed and distinguished home made miso flavor.

Rice Bowl & Miso Soup

 

2017/02/05 The Art of Sushi Class

I taught The Art of Sushi class today at my house since my husband is traveling this weekend.

I had young Indian couple and they are very interested in how to make tasty sushi at home.

Today’s menu is Hand Wrap Sushi/Inside Out Roll/Miso Soup/Green vegetable with Salt Koji.

They understood that making tasty sushi rice is very important for sushi making process. I used house grown Turnip for miso soup.

Insie out roll prep

Green vegetable with salt koji prep

Today’s Dish