Archive for Cooking at Home

2018/09/22 The Art of Sushi Class

I taught The Art of Sushi class as a birthday gift to customer’s husband who loves Japanese cuisine.

This is surprise gift and he did not know I was coming so he was surprised!

They have lovely three children and especially the youngest daughter was a little princess in their family and she was so cute.

He loves Sashimi but customer does not, so she requested to learn Sushi Roll with avocado & shiso. She and boys loved it.

2018/08/26 Vegetables from garden

Of course vegetables grow different every year due to weather & other factors.

This year, vegetables grow so well especially tomatoes & Japanese pumpkins.

Besides these vegetables below,

Vegetables

I harvested many Chayote & Japanese pumpkins today.

JP Pumpkin & Chayote

Busy cooking & eating garden vegetables every day now.

 

 

2018/08/18 The Art of Sushi Class

I taught The Art of Sushi class to who love real food from scratch. Fortunately I harvested all vegetables from garden this morning such as shiso, Japanese cucumber, turnips, fudansou, green onion, they are super fresh.

vegetables from garden

They are young couple and husband grew up home made healthy foods, so he knows real foods taste.

Hand wrap sushi

Especially they enjoyed fresh sashimi & Japanese cucumber which is crunchy & tasty.

He asked me “what you are eating everyday?”, then I think about what I am eating and answered “Most likely I am eating vegetables from my garden everyday, because I grew so many vegetables in my garden.”

This is summer garden

summer garden

I grow variety of tomatoes, shiso leaf/green & red, chayote, Japanese pumpkin, rhubarb, turnip, mizuna, okura, banana pepper, green pepper, trefoil, green onion, eggplant Gretel, Japanese eggplant, fudansou, black soy bean, stalk broccoli, Japanese bell pepper. Harvested last weekends.

harvest

 

 

 

2018/06/24-07/07 Sweden, Switzerland, Germany Trip

I traveled to Sweden, Switzerland and Germany for two weeks.

2018/06/24-06/26 Stockholm, Sweden

I stayed at my friend’s place and she took me to Milles Garden, Nobel Museum and City Hall.

2018/06/26-06/28 Lausanne

I flew to Zurich and to Geneva and took train to Lausanne. I met my son at the hotel and rode bike to Lavaux Terraced Vinyard which is UNESCO world heritage.

2018/06/29 Jungfraujoch

We stayed at Wengen and took train to Jungfraujoch/The top of Europe on 6/29 and walked on snow glacier.

Glacier

2018/06/30 Wengen

We hiked from Mt. Mannlichen down to Wengen.

 

2018/07/01 Interlaken

We took train to Interlaken and stayed one day.

2018/07/02-07/03 Munchen

We took train to Bern and rode bus to Munchen. I stayed my son’s apartment and we visited Tollwood Summer Festival.

We really enjoyed international cuisine, music and unique shops.

2018/07/04 Regensburg

Since my son returned to work, I took train to Regensburg and explorer old town, UNESCO world heritage and rode boat to The Walhalla  

2018/07/05 Garmisch-Partenkirchen

I took train to Garmisch-partenkirchen, rode train & cable car to Zugspitze/The top of Germany. Took train to Kreuzeck Alpspitzbahn and rode cable car to Hochalm, and hike to Kreuzeck.

2018/07/06 Stuttgart

I took train to Stuttgart and visited Mercedes Benz Museum. I joined dinner with my son and his friend at 100 years old local restaurant and enjoyed Swabian cuisine.

 

2018/06/10 Vegetable Garden

I rode bike to vegetable garden since it was nice and cool this morning.

Vegetable Garden

I planted these tomato plant

Belize Pink Heart

Belize Pink Heart

Happy Zebra

Happy Zebra

Pineapple

Pineapple tomato

I seeded these tomato, still small since we had cold spring this year.

Wild Bore tomato

Wild Bore

Bosnian tomato

Bosnian tomato

Cherry tomato

Cherry tomato

Runner bean

Runner bean

Green shiso, voluntarily grown

Green shiso

Chayote already climb up fence

Chayote

Red shiso

Red shiso

Turnip

Turnip

Mizuna

Mizuna

Okura

Okura

Cabbege

Cabbage

Sweet Banana pepper

Sweet Banana

JP Pepper

JP pepper

JP pumpkin

JP pumpkin

Rubhub

Rhubarb

Kyoto Eggplant

Kyoto eggplant

JP long eggplant

JP long eggplant

Broccolini

Broccolini

JP Cucumber

JP Cucumber

JP bell pepper

JP Bell pepper

Black Soy bean

Black soy bean

Fudansou

Fudansou

Green onion

Green onion

Trefoil

Trefoil

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”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018/04/28 The Art of Sushi Class for vegetarian

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

vegetarian sushi

vegetarian sushi

2018/04/21 The Art of Sushi Class for Birthday Celebration

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

2018/03/04 Spring Vegetable Garden

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!

Pea

Kale

Turnip

Norabou/Japanese green leafy vegetable

Cabbage

Komatsuna

Green Onion

Trefoil

 

2018/02/18 Hot Soba Noodle Class for Pescetarian

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

with tempura

Cold soba noodle

2018/01/27 The Art of Sushi Class

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…..

Menu is

-Hand wrap sushi with sashimi, green vegetable with sesame, and home made miso soup.