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Monthly Archives: June 2008

Dana at Hampton Golf Village

I introduce another drink girl at Hampton Golf Village.
This is Dana. Any comment? She is just a cute girl.
I will introduce more girls near future.
But my main purpose to go to golf course is playing golf and break 90 soon. Today’s score was 93. It was not bad.

Tsukemono, Pickles

We have 5 kinds of pickles.
Green: Wasaina, wasabi plant
Orange: Yamagobo, mountain gobo root
Purple: Shibazuke, cucumber
Red: Fukushinzuke, Radish
Yellow: Takuan, radish
Each one has a diffrent flavor and taste.
I sometimes make my pickles with radish, carrot and cucumber.

Azuki Yokan

Do you like red bean? I love it. We Japanese use it a lots for dessert. This is my creation. I made azuki yokan. Sweet red bean plus agar( seaweed gelatin) , sugar, salt and blackberry preserve.
Sauce is easy. I use green tea ice cream. Just leave it and add green tea powder. This is a great combination of sweetens and bitterness.
But it is hard for Americans. You guys mind of bean is side dish and vegetables. If you go to Mexican restaurants, you might see red bean but it is not sweet, of course. It shouldn’t be sweet. I cannot eat that because of my imagination. Anyway, this is a nice summer dish, I believe.

Bring your own bag for grocery shopping!

Do you bring your own shopping bag for grocery shopping? I do most of the time. I have 3 of Trader Joe’s , 1 of Kroger and 2 of Seacology cloth bag. I go to Buford Hwy. Farmers market 2 times a week but I don’t see anybody bring bags. I had a time someone asked me the bag She told me that she forgot to bring her bag and had same trader Joe’s bag.
It is made form oil because it is plastic. It chokes animals sometimes. I read an article at small town in England. This town banned to use plastic bag because of environmental issue.
In Japan, many convenience stores and supermarkets are try to ban it. It is good to do that.
We can reduce trash, company save money and more.
Please bring your own bags for your next shopping. It is stylish behavior now and same as driving hybrid cars. We have to chase this good trend.

Freeze the price.

We see bad news everyday. Oil price is higher and higher. Look at in your home and office. Do you see something from plastic? It is made from oil. Car runs with oil. Almost everything price is going high when oil price is high. I understand factory raise the price because material’s price is up. I understand retail price is up because their buying cost is high.
How about restaurant? Yes, our buying cost is high and is it OK to raise the price? Some are OK but I don’t agree with that. I ‘m from fashion industry. I used to design pumps.
Their cost is same but the prices are diff rent. It is because of design. I give you easy sample. Let’s bring a silk tie. If it is made in China, $15-$20 and made in Japan $70-$90 and made and made in France and Hermes $300. Here in Atlanta, most of sushi restaurants buy fish from a same company. So, the cost is same and selling price is depend on their creation and store brand value. Fortunately, our rent is cheaper than average Buckhead location and we have advantage. And we are doing good business and have enough money to but extra grocery, like rice, oil and more. I have 3-4 months rice inventory at my house. I’m a lots of extra buying soy bean oil for future price raising. All these efforts prevent to raise price and can keep same price for a while. It is ridiculous that everything price is going high. I hate this. So I decided to keep same or go lower. It is fun to cut price. Our June sales is still higher than last year. We see in July and August. I feel our customer support my challenge. Thanks you all.