Image- make your own felt sushi. A happy combination of both of todays topic!
Since our resent trip to Honolulu, I have been thinking about 2 things- Japanese craft books and sushi! I am not really a fan of the sushi. Raw fish just sounds yucky to me. I do love raw beef though...can you make sushi with tar tar?
I was thinking that fruit and vegetable sushi (and whats wrong with hotdog or cold cut sushi?) would be a lot of fun to make with Sophie and a great intro to some new food. Plus, how cute is it going to be to send her to preschool with a little bento box full of peanut butter and jelly sushi?
I have found that when I let her cook she always eats it. I don't think she will enjoy the seaweed part of it but if I make my rice sticky enough I should be able to roll it without the seaweed just by using parchment paper. I also thought that instead of using caviar that I would use toasted flax seeds, which she loves.
I have been snooping around, looking for help and found several kits and cookbooks. (See carousel bellow). I also found a great video on Youtube. (Also below)
And for the Japanese craft books part- I present to you (drum roll please) YesAsia!!! Their site is pretty cool if you have time to sort through everything. Just don't count on their "save for later" button to actually save items. I spent hours saving about 30 different book only to go back and find them all not there. Use a site like Wists to bookmark them instead.
I have also found here in So Cal 2 different Japanese markets that I plan to check out this weekend. Mitsuwa and Marukai.