Posts Tagged ‘sushi



If I had to choose one food to eat for the rest of my life, I’d choose sushi. I just can’t get enough of the stuff -Tuna, Salmon, Yellowtail, Crab, Shrimp – yum! Friday, Derek and I attempted to roll sushi for the very first time. We had heard that making the rice was the hardest part, so we cheated and bought rice from the sushi bar at Whole Foods. I’m glad we did.

All in all, it was a lot of fun. It’s harder than it looks, but I think it turned out good for our first time. See for yourself!


weekend recap

I had such a great weekend – it’s a shame we’re already back to Monday. The weekends just go by too quickly. Highlights include:

  • Happy Hour at Dexter & Hayes Thursday AND Friday.
  • A yummy sushi dinner at Kisaku in Tangletown. Limited roll selection, but good sushi and very reasonably priced. Sake bombs were fun too.
  • Bustin’ a move in Queen Anne with Stacy and Richie – I think we may have made our own dance party.
  • Watching Richie lose use of her legs and crawl into my apartment.
  • A big group dinner Saturday night at the Old Town Alehouse in Ballard.
  • Morning coffee and a card game on the ferry with my sister. Just call us the Golden Girls! J
  • Breakfast (Streamliner diner) on Bainbridge Island with my mom, stepdad, sister and Derek.
  • A visit to Grandma Lavee’s house (Derek’s grandmother).
  • Visiting with Derek’s parents, aunt and cousin over a delicious lunch/dinner. Derek’s mom (Anita) is a fantastic cook!
  • Derek for four full days. What more could I ask for?!

Lowlights include:

  • Saturday morning…recovering from Friday night.
  • A parking ticket on the top of Queen Anne.
  • Running out of time this weekend – I really need to get my nails done – they are nastified.

sushi scare

Oh no. A recent test in NYC concluded that fresh tuna has dangerously high levels of mercury. It’s so high, that the FDA could take legal action to remove bluefin tuna from the market.

This is the announcement I’ve been dreading. I knew it was coming; it was only inevitable after the warning on canned tuna. This is very scary for those of us who eat sushi on a regular basis. Tekka maki and spicy tuna rolls are amongst my favorites.

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