D.I.Y. Sushi Part 4: The Cutting

You are so close to homemade sushi perfection!  You have made The Rice, you have chosen The Filling, and you have completed The Rolling. Your lovely rice and filling is rolled beautifully into crisp nori.  Can you taste it yet?

But you are not quite there.  There is one last step to possibly mess up!  Not to worry, it will be so easy once I help you with… Continue reading

D.I.Y. Sushi Part 1: The Rice

RiceFor our very first Valentine’s Day together, John and I decided to make sushi together. It was not the first time I had made sushi in my life, but it was the first time I wanted to impress someone with my sushi-making skills. That made me nervous because there a lot of things to mess up when making homemade sushi.

We actually managed to do a great job, but I think we ended up eating about 2 hours later than expected. Since then, we’ve picked up some tips to make the whole process much
easier. Now, we whip up our own sushi almost as often as we go out for it! Continue reading

Sunday Dinner: Grandma’s Spare Ribs

Grandma's spare ribsWhen I lived in Hawaii, we spent a lot of time at my grandparents’ house. In fact, we did a family dinner every Sunday. I loved Sunday dinner because we got to watch Japanese shows while we ate, and I was the center of attention. The main thing I remember about those dinners was that my grandma never sat down.

Oh yeah, and there were also a few standout dishes.

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