Monday, June 28, 2010


On the trip to Japan, there were a total of 10 students in our group. Of those 9, we managed to round up 4, plus us, which makes 6. Not too bad, especially considering 2 of the group are downstate. Jorie and I invited our friends from the trip, as well as some other good friends from the Marquette area, to our apartment for a sushi party.
Of course, when you think of sushi, you think of fish. But ours was all vegan, with combinations like sesame seed and cucumber, asparagus and carrot, and daikon radish and pea sprouts. We had wasabi, shoyu, and pickled ginger available, as any sushi restaurant would!

Our friend Rachel helped me make the rolls and cut them. A.J. was taking the photo so we made faces at him, of course. Jorie is looming in the background with root beer- the drink of choice for the party.

I can't remember why, but Rachel explained to us that the chicken dance has actual lyrics. I guess A.J. got a picture of me doing the chicken dance while making sushi.

While everyone waited, they folded animal origami sheets sent to us by our friends on the West Coast, Molly & Caroline. I gave up after trying a giraffe- I'm awful at origami. Everyone else seemed to be successful.

Beforehand, I made two types of cookies: sugar cookies with royal icing, and coconut date macaroons. One was awfully sugary sweet, the other had no sweeteners added and was amazingly tasty. Both sets were devoured quickly. What's special about the sugar cookies, though, was the shape.

I didn't have a cookie cutter, so I used a knife to cut out shapes of "Chu" Totoro and "Chibi" Totoro, as well as a few mushrooms. This was my first time using the royal icing flooding technique, and I was pleased with the results.

We had a lot of fun talking about the trip and eating and laughing together. There aren't any pictures of us eating the sushi because we were too busy eating!

Clark and Andrew. That's all.

1 comment:

  1. Stephanie and Jorie:

    I have enjoyed looking at all the pictures and reading your blog entries. I finally have something to show to family and friends.

    Thank you.