Saturday, April 17, 2010


text messages:
A: Now on to food - what should we make thursday? Did u have an idea?
L: I have not even considered our menu. Generally I leave the planning up to you, but I'll investigate possibilities tomorrow.
A: or i can either way. I feel like it should be pretty - like colorful for our first picture event.
L: Yes ma'am. My thoughts exactly.

the following day:
A: i was thinking of something with wasabi for dinner tomorrow.
L: i like wasabi and i love you.

So sushi was the choice.

We had the sushi mat, rice vinegar and sushi rice so all that was needed was nori and veggie fillings. We just wandered around the produce department and picked things out.

We decided on:
asparagus (quickly blanched)
shitake mushrooms (marinated in soy sauce and sesame oil)
tofu (pressed)
carrots (painstakingly matchsticked)

the sushi rice was easy and delicious.

cook it.

cool (original instructions recommend using a fan to help the cooling process - we passed on that) and toss in 1/3 cup rice vinegar, 3 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp salt.

make the rolls with any combination of the fillings.
(rolling them is simple and there are helpful picture directions on the nori package)

serve with soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger. the end.


  1. that's some good looking sushi

  2. Looks Fantastic! And we are the gross ones?? Sick.