tried to make futomaki - great big fat sushi
rolls - for this lunch. However, I misjudged the amount
of nori I'd need, and used one full sheet for the roll.
It didn't turn out quite big enough to be futomaki,
but I did get avocado, shiitake mushrooms, crab, egg,
and cucumber in there. Next time I'll use a sheet and
a half of nori and really go to town! For now, I'll
call these things free-form
For me, edamame goes
with sushi. I was first introduced to edamame when two
friends of mine took me to the Happy Sumo sushi bar.
I was mystified by the piles of fuzzy bean pods
on plates, and they told me what they were and showed
me how to eat them. It first I couldn't believe
that those ordinary things were the infamous soybeans
from which tofu and soy sauce and miso and a million
other things are made.
And finally, more fried green tomatoes,
a container with tartar sauce, and an an