I rode bike to vegetable garden since it was nice and cool this morning.
I planted these tomato plant
Belize Pink Heart
Belize Pink Heart
I seeded these tomato, still small since we had cold spring this year.
Wild Bore tomato
Green shiso, voluntarily grown
Chayote already climb up fence
Sweet Banana pepper
JP long eggplant
JP long eggplant
JP bell pepper
JP Bell pepper
Black Soy bean
Black soy bean
It is really fun to see all vegetables are growing well and I just remember that my mom told me “I like vegetables because they are not complain”
I taught The Art of Sushi class today and the customer would like to know how to cook sushi rice and how to cut sashimi from whole fish.
I cooked brown sushi rice and brought for class, and showed her how to cook sushi rice at her house. But how to cut sashimi part is not so easy to show. I could only bought sashimi block and showed her how to cut sashimi. Since make sashimi block from whole fish require special knife and technique, it will be whole another cooking class to teach how to cut sashimi.
I carried my bike to Carmel and planned to ride bike on 17 miles drive from Carmel gate. But it starts steep hill and many cars passing, I changed my mind to ride bike ocean view road. I enjoyed nice ocean view and found very nice message.
I tried new menu @Flaherty’s Fried Clam sandwich.
Fried clam sandwich
I taught The Art of Sushi class for vegetarian today. Since the customer is vegetarian, I made special sushi menu for vegetarian.
– Miso soup with kelp soup stock, turnip, green onion
– Inari sushi with dried mushroom, carrot and sesame
– Hand wrap sushi with cucumber, avocado and pickled plum paste, fermented soy bean
– Green vegetable with sesame sauce
I taught The Art of Sushi Class as a Birthday Celebration gift for her grandson. For my surprising, the birthday boy does not eat vegetables & fruits!
It was a challenge class for me since my main goal is healthy cooking from vegetable garden to kitchen. I discuss with his mother and decided to teach regular sushi class with miso soup & green vegetable dish with sesame. He cooked very well all dishes and he enjoyed all dishes too! Actually that was my hope if he could taste it little bit green vegetable dish, I am so glad that even he liked it. Also he tasted cucumber & miso soup too.
The Art of Sushi Class
The Art of Sushi
I rode bike to vegetable garden today since I like to ride bike in cold season. It took me about 20 minutes ride, it is good exercise.
Spring Vegetable Garden
I made Pea tempura, it was so yum!
Norabou/Japanese green leafy vegetable
I taught Hot soba noodle class for Pescetarian. I harvested Trefoil, green onion, daikon radish with leave, green pea from garden and brought chayote squash for tempura which I harvested last summer. I brought “Wasabi salt” for tempura and customers liked it. Customer’s fiance is a chef/Californian & Mediterranean cuisine so both cooked so well.
Hot soba noodle with Trefoil, green onion, daikon leaves and tempura (onion & dried shrimp, chayote squash, green pea).
onion tempura with dried shrimp
Cold soba noodle
I taught The Art of Sushi Class on Saturday. This class was a X’mas gift from customer’s sister which customer was looking for long time. I harvested Trefoil, green onion, small daikon which was already tasted by bugs…..
-Hand wrap sushi with sashimi, green vegetable with sesame, and home made miso soup.
I taught Soba Noodle soup class and I had request for vegetarian version. I already explained that soba noodle soup made from dried bonito flakes and they understood it is not perfectly vegetarian dish.
I brought Trefoil, green onion, Japanese pumpkin, Chayote squash and green leafy vegetable(Fudansou) from my garden.
They made soba noodle with Trefoil, green onion and green leafy vegetable. Also they made onion, Japanese pumpkin, Chayote squash tempura. Especially his wife really enjoyed lots of fresh vegetables from my garden. Also I brought “Wasabi Salt” which I just bought from Japan in December and she liked it too.
Soba Noodle class
My husband decided to host memorial ceremony for his parents on 12/24, so all family members and some relatives got together at temple in Japan.
After ceremony, I and my younger son traveled to Kawaguchiko and enjoyed hot springs, scenic view of Mt. Fuji, and vegetable dinner @Romarin which owner chef grew his own vegetables in his 3500 sq ft farm.
We celebrated my birthday and younger son’s birthday in Takatano Baba, Tokyo. I took retro tram from Minowa to Waseda before birthday dinner which is only operated this area in Tokyo.