Archive for Cooking at Home

2019/05/18 Hike Day

I hike Castle Rock & Summit Rock trail this morning. It was cloudy and chilly around 46F, not so many people was hiking and I really enjoyed quiet atmosphere. When I got Goat Rock camping area, I saw two deer. I hike Saratoga Gap, Goat Rock, Castle Rock, Skyline trail to Summit Rock loop. I did not bring my camera, so I took photo used cell phone.

deer
View from Goat Rock area
Goat Rock

2019/05/12 Mother’s day Rice Bowl class

I taught mother’s day rice bowl class today which is surprise gift from sisters to their mother & aunt. I harvested Trefoil, Shiso, green onion from my garden. They especially enjoyed sesame roster experience and all dishes too. This is fun group, joking each other and working together. I really enjoyed teaching class today.

2019/05/04 The Art of Sushi Class



I taught The Art of Sushi class today. This is the one year anniversary for the customer & his girl friend celebration class. Since she loves sushi especially “Sea Urchin” & “Salmon”. Also the customer is pretty health conscious and he tried to stay healthy life style, so this is the reason he requested my cooking class. I am glad people is more health conscious now. They liked Komatsuna with sesame sauce as well.



2019/04/10 Beets Chips

I purchased beets from Eat of the Seasons.

Beets

Made baked beets chips.

Beets chips

2019/04/06 Spring Vegetable Garden

I harvested the first cabbage in the season yesterday.

Also I planted some tomato and Japanese cucumber too.

Tomato
Japanese Cucumber
Japanese Pumpkin
Chayote Squash
Cabbage

2019/03/31 Smoke Day

I went to garden and harvested peas, planted runner beans, pulled out pea to prepare summer vegetables. After I returned home smoked scallop, octopus, chicken, and salmon. Blue sky & perfect weather be outside today.

smoked scallop
smoked octopus
smoked chicken
smoked salmon

2019/03/30 Vegetable Chips

I purchased Watermelon Radish & Celery Roots from Eat with the Seasons.

I cook watermelon radish first time, so I searched how to cook watermelon radish. I saw article that it can eaten raw but has little bitter taste. So I decided to make chips. Outside is white but inside is pink color.

Watermelon Radish

watermelon radish chips

I smoked celery roots last time but it was not tasty. So I made chips too. This is very tasty!

2019/03/24 Re-plant vegetables

After I finished cooking class in San Francisco, I returned home and re-planted vegetables. Finally I finished all re-plant vegetables today. I just need to wait them grow to re-plant in vegetable garden.

2019/03/24 The Art of Sushi Class

I had request for The Art of Sushi class as a birthday gift to the customer’s boyfriend. They invited another couple to this class, so I had four people in my class. I drove up to San Francisco again and luckily I did not need to park on steep street this time. They are fun group and we laugh a lot in the class.

2019/03/17 Smoke Day

Finally I had time this weekend to replant which I seeded end of February.

I smoke vegetables, squid, chicken and salmon today. I enjoyed nice weather in backyard. When next door neighbor came back, he told me “Smells like camp fire!” and I replied “Yes, I smoke today!”

Celery Roots, Kohlrabi, Parsnips, Squid
Chicken
Salmon