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2015/12/24 Xmas Dinner

My younger son returned from Germany this Xmas holiday, so I cooked Xmas dinner for my family. Also our community garden will close due to the school expansion, so I harvested lots of Komatsuna from garden.

Stir fry Komatsuna

Stir fry Komatsuna

Buratta Cheese appetizer

Burrata cheese

Roast Halal Chicken

Roast Chicken

Xmas Dinner

Xmas Dinner

Xmas Dinner

 

 

2015/12/12 Deborah’s Palm Holiday Party

I teach Japanese Healthy Cooking class @Deborah’s Palm and I was invited to Holiday Party @Allied Art Guilt. I could make it first time.

Allied Art Guilt is beautiful place with garden & nice little stores.

We had a great fun with very special ladies.

Allied Art Guild

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2015/08/16 Tomatoes & Bellagio

I visited vegetable garden this morning around 9am, already very hot and I was dripping. I just harvested tomatoes, shiso leaves, green onion and left garden.

TomatoesToday’s highest was 106F degree, I decided not cooking tonight.

We had dinner @Bellagio.

Polenta E Funghi

Polenta E Funghi

Lobster Ravioli

Lobster Ravioli

Chicken Roll

Chicken Roll

Hazelnuts Gelato

Heselnuts Gelato

2015/08/15 Deborah’s Palm Fall Kick-Off & Open House

I joined Fall Kick-Off & Open House today @Deborah’s Palm.

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I made Home Style Brown Rice sushi & Red Shiso Juice for tasting.

Fall Kick-Off & Open House

Table setting

Table

Brown Rice sushi & Red Shiso Juice

Rrown Rice sushi & Red Shiso Juice

Katie/Deborah’s Palm founder speech

Katie

Mini concert

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2015/07/26 Flamenco Show

I joined Flamenco & Paella event today.

Paella with mussels, clams, scallops, shrimp, chicken, sausage. Yum!

Paella

Paella

Sangria

Sangria

Sangria

Salad

Salad

Salad

Flamenco

Flamenco

 

 

2015/05/16 Carmel by the sea

I took my co-worker to Carmel today, she is visiting from Japan now.

Lunch @Flaherty’s which is my favorite.

Crab & Shrimp Burger

Crab & Shrimp Barger

Seafood Salad

Seafood Salad

Fashion Shaw in Carmel Plaza

Fashon Shaw

Fashon Shaw

 

 

 

 

Little Crab

Crab

17 Miles Drive

17 Miles Drive

My buddy Moo

Moo

 

Moo & Muse

Moo & Lyrics

 

 

 

Moo lying on beach

Moo

 

 

Resting on seaweed

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2015/05/10 Mother’s Day Dinner @A Bellagio

My older son invited us for Mother’s Day dinner @A Bellagio in Campbell downtown.

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Crab Meat Pasta

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2015/02/24-02/26 Monterey Bike Ride

My husband attended a conference in Monterey, I visited there with my bike/Sedona-gou.

I rode bike on Coastal Recreation Trail from Monterey to Pacific Grove. I saw sea lion, black bird, sea gull.

We had a nice dinner @Domenico’s. We had Fried Anchovy, Oven Roasted Garlic, Oysters on the Half Shell, Fried Calamari, Point Reyes Blue Cheese Iceberg Wedge.

All they were so tasty and so full.

I rode bike on Monterey Bay Coastal Bike Path from Monterey to Seaside, Fort Ord State Park.

We had 35th marriage anniversary dinner @Schooners Coastal Kitchen. We had Grilled Octopus, Small Catch, Arugula & Gorgonzola Salad, Steamed Little-neck Clams, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Apple, Organic Dark Chocolate Terrine. All dishes were so yummy!

2014/12/19-2015/01/09 Japan Trip

After few days I returned from Boston, I got a phone call from my mom and she told me that she fell and could not walk. She asked me to come back to Japan but I was coughing. After I got over my cold, I visited my mom in Japan again.

She could only walk in her house, she needed lots of help. I did grocery shopping, garbage clean up, cooking for her breakfast & dinner, did some errands too.

This is a pumpkin my mom’s friend grew in her garden, very sweet and tender, good for pumpkin soup.

Hyoutan Pumpkin

Hyoutan Kabocha

 

I and my mom celebrated Xmas and sang Xmas song with Xmas toy which is my son’s gift from Germany.

Xmas toy

Xmas toy

 

My husband hosted my birthday dinner @Yoshimura restaurant.

We enjoyed Kaisen Kaiseki Course.

Sakizuke

Sakizuke

Wanmori

Wanmori

Omukou

Omukou

Hassun

Hassun

Yakimono

Yakimono

Shiizakana

Shiizakana

Taichazuke

Taichazuke

Dessert

Dessert

I cooked Horsehair Crab for my birthday celebration with my mom too. It was very tasty!

Kegani

Kegani

I made year-crossing noodle from my brother’s hand made soba noodle on the new year’s eve.

Year-crossing noodle

Year-crossing noodle

Also I made Osechi/New Year’s dish, Simmered vegetable with chicken & Daikon namasu.

Iridori

Iridori

Namasu

Namasu

 

Lunch special in Japan

Cafe de ParisSavini Pizza LunchSavini PizzaChef original cakeTenichi Tempura rice bowlFresh Ham pastaSoft CreamGrilled SagoshiSamplerObon de Gohan

2014/11/15 Eileen Fisher Wellness Event

I had Eileen Fisher Wellness Event cooking class @Deborah’s Palm. This is a corporate event and I was very excited for this opportunity. Because when I checked their website, I impressed their corporate philosophy, and caring mind for environment & others as a Women’s owned company.

Menu is Rope Sushi, Sushi Roll, Hand Wrap Sushi, Appetizer Sushi, Green Vegetable with Sesame, Miso Soup, Coconuts Milk Agar-Agar.

It was a good chance to develop new recipe for soy & gluten free person who has allergy to them. I used Salt Koji instead Miso for Miso soup. But it turned out pretty tasty soup for my surprising. Also she brought “Coconut Amino” for sushi dish as a substitute for soy sauce. I used Salt Koji as a substitute for soy sauce for Green vegetable with sesame and it turned out very tasty too.

Demonstration setting in the kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Dinner Setting

Dining Table

Dining Table

Dinner

Dinner