Saturday, August 14, 2010


We had salmon earlier in the week, so I used some of the leftovers to make poached salmon sushi. I also made roasted red pepper sushi, and sushi with Bubbies sauerkraut (see link)- it's my favorite sauerkraut. The sauerkraut sushi was amazing. It was so good I had an extra bowl of sushi rice topped with sauerkraut. Yummmmm. And it would make an awesome cold lunch. I'm definitely going to take sushi rice and sauerkraut this year for my school lunches. It's filling, and I love the taste.

Remember, sushi rice is super simple- it's some combination of seasoned rice vinegar (or regular rice vinegar), sugar, mirin, and soy sauce- though you can play around a lot with the recipe. If you google it you'll find a bunch of different ways to prepare it- and almost all of them are delicious.

And don't be afraid of rolling sushi. If I can do it, anyone can do it. But you really need a bamboo roller- it does all the work. Go to youtube and watch some of the videos- that's how I learned to roll sushi. And I could not believe how easy it was.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lunch for the First Day of College

First day of college for my son. I sent blueberries, cuties, champagne grapes, crackers, salami, organic cheese (you can see the kind I sent in the wrapper above the lunch- it's from Costco- mushroom, plain jack, jalapeno and herb. Delicious!) In the small dish are pieces of Biscotti treats- also from Costco. And I sent some pretzels in the baggy- because today was going to be an extra long day. And yes, he can cook his own food. We sometimes cook together :-)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

We are NOT eating bark

This is a rather odd post. I had mentioned to some friends that I was using black bark to do our entire yard (front and back), and some folks wanted to see it (and so did my mom :-) So I am posting a picture of my effort here. Our gardeners quoted a thousand dollars to do our yard, but my kids and I did it in under 2 hours and for under two hundred dollars- which I thought was pretty sweet. And we used medium/large Preen bark, and the gardeners were just going to use small stuff (the black bark that pretty much looks like dirt).