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2020/03/15 The Art of Sushi Class

I taught The Art of Sushi class in San Francisco and this class is the customer’s girl friend’s birthday gift. Just in case I wear a mask and globe. Both they love sushi and wanted to know how to make sushi. They live in very nice location apartment and can look over nice view. I harvested Trefoil & green onion from my garden. For my surprise, this is the first time I could not find Komatsuna vegetable at Japanese store since everyone buy daily products crazy this Saturday. So I purchased Mizuna instead. They really enjoyed sesame roasting & grinding process since taste and flavor is so different if you roast again even you purchased roasted sesame,

2020/03/08 The Art of Sushi Class

I taught The Art of Sushi class to the couple who got Cozymeal class gift certificate as a wedding gift. They love Japanese cuisine & Japanese culture. For my surprising, they have a cast iron Japanese tea pot which I saw the first time at customer’s house. And they are so nice that they served a cup of Japanese green tea for me. I harvested Trefoil & green onion from my garden. They loved miso soup which made of Trefoil & green onion with home made miso paste & soup stock. Also they loved Komatsuna green with sesame sauce. I shared my vegetable garden photos and we chatted about gardening too since they plan to build vegetable garden raised bed in the backyard.

2020/02/29 Sushi Rice Bowl Class

I taught Sushi Rice Bowl class today. This class was for two couples and they love Japanese food so much. They told that they had dinner @Japanese restaurant last night. They have a Japanese rice mixing wood container as well. They enjoyed sesame roasting part so much and will look for sesame roaster in Amazon. I hope they will find one. They love sesame grinder too.

2020/02/16 Sushi Rice Bowl Class

I taught Sushi Rice Bowl class today. This class is a special since the customer requested menu for one of the attendee who is going through treatment for cancer. Also he requested additional tip for cancer patients. I added green vegetable dish for this patients first but ended up to changed whole menu from tempura & soba noodle class to sushi rice bowl class. They are the 3rd generation of Japanese and they know Japanese cuisine pretty well. Still I could give them many new tips for healthy cooking and eating information and shared short presentation “Why simple diet?” to explain healthy eating. They have nice Japanese dishes such as lacquer bowl with lid and chop stick rest as well. I harvested turnips, green onion and trefoil from my garden. I brought home made miso & pickled plum. We had fun talk about Japanese ingredients and I shared many photos for pickled plum making and vegetable garden.

2020/02/09 The Art of Sushi Class for Vegan

I taught The Art of Sushi class for the customer’s boyfriend’s mom’s birthday & retirement gift. His mom is a vegan so I created special sushi menu for her. It was so windy today that we ended up losing power during cooking class! He prepared candles and flash light. So we are checking the green vegetable color with flash light when boiling. I harvested Turnips, Trefoil and green onion from garden. She wanted to learn how to make sushi roll, so lot’s of preparation for ingredients for sushi roll such as dried mushroom, carrot and trefoil. She really enjoyed making sushi roll and also roasting sesame seeds. They are fun part for today’s class. We had power back towards the end of class and they can enjoy food with the lights.

2020/01/26 The Art of Sushi Class

I taught The Art of Sushi class to the customer & her teenager daughter and son. They love sushi and they eat sushi all the time at the restaurant. Both children are accustomed to cooking and they are pretty good cook. Also the customer is very familiar with Japanese food & ingredients such as Kelp, Bonito so on. She visited Japan for business at least once a year.

I harvested Turnips, Trefoil and green onion from garden. I brought home made miso, pickled plum. I added rope sushi and ball sushi to the menu.

Both teens did amazingly great job and both they are very good cook and they have good developed sense of taste which is known “Umami”. I really enjoyed sharing healthy eating lifestyle today.



2020/01/18 The Art of Sushi Class

I taught The Art of Sushi class today. When I get my customer’s place, a big moving track parked in front of the building. When I called my customer, he told me “the movers are loading stuff now, so the door should be open. You can go up stairs.” I went up stairs and met his girl friend and she was moving today! This is the first class I teach on the day who is moving. This is a Xmas gift for the customer’s girl friend and she is moving today during cooking class. So this is very unique setting class, when I ask about something, ” sorry it’s already packed somewhere” But she really wanted to learn how to make sushi and she loves miso soup as well. So she was pretty excited and she really enjoyed class. She felt the difference taste for miso soup from restaurant since I use kelp & dried anchovies for soup stock and use my home made miso. I am so glad she could join my class before she moves.

I harvested Turnips, Trefoil and green onion from my garden.

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2020/01/11 The Art of Sushi Class

I taught The Art of Sushi class in San Francisco. The class is a X’mas gift from customer to her friend. I harvested Turnips, Trefoil, Green onion from vegetable garden. They are very good team and work together very well. For my surprise, they liked Japanese pickled plum so much. I am so glad they liked it because it is super healthy alkaline food and keep body pH balanced. They love miso soup too which made of home made miso fermented for two years.

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2019/11/17 Japanese Pancake Class


I taught Japanese pancake class today and this class was the guest’s wife’s birthday present. I harvested Green Onion from my garden. They invited wife’s friend to this class too. This is family setting class and their kitchen was very nicely organized. I am so glad they have very good appetite. We cook Japanese pancake with pork & chicken, stir fried noodle with green onion & chicken, and agar-agar dessert. They finished all of them!

They are so sweet, they shared friend’s gift with me, which is very tasty strawberry roll from Japanese market.

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2019/11/16 The Art of Sushi Class



I taught The Art of Sushi class today as the guest’s boy friend’s birthday party. Total 7 people joined class, joking, chatting and laughing very fun class! One of friend enjoyed sesame roasting too much, it started smoking and smog detector alarm went on!

They looks like very enjoyed making sushi, miso soup and green vegetable with sesame.

I harvested Turnips, Trefoil and green onion from my garden in the morning.

Table setting