Archive for Cooking at Home

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.

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.