Whole mushrooms cooked slowly to develop full flavors best matched with eggs and yes, a magical combination of mixed cheeses of Gruyere, Comte and some others encased in a light pie. A bite into juicy whole mushrooms texture contrast to cheese rich Quiche is a treat of the season. $9 a piece
100% grass fed beef with lots of vegetables makes a good beef stew. It is perfect for a chilly evening. $16
Steak is the best for good meat like these. Sweet, tender and juicy. Dry aging brings grass fed Beef great flavor. $ Market Price
Aside from well known facts that Persimmons are rich in dietary fiber, Vitamin C and beta carotene, it contains many minerals and is also believed to have some medical benefits.
It goes well with Comte cheese, Smoked Salmon from Alaska with herbed sour cream. $12
Gyoza Dumplings. The mixture of ground pork, vegetables and spices wrapped with thin skin is everyone’s favorite. You can cook many ways, steam them, grill them but Soup satisfies you always.
Cabbage makes a great Frittata. When you use more flour in the batter it becomes a popular dish called, Okonomi-Yaki in Japan. A thin strip of pork meat and seafood such as shrimps, squids, oysters, scallops, octopus make it even better. $9
Okonomi-Yaki, one of the favorite way to use Cabbage.
The fresh shrimp were simply grilled with garlic, tarragon and olive oil in high heat. The savory smell of grilled shell stimulates an appetite and can not stop eating without licking fingers. $10
Chirashi Sushi. You can eat Chirashi Sushi at a sushi restaurant but it is also casually cooked at home and there are regional special recipes and each Mom may have a special recipe to celebrate a season, a festival or any special occasions for a family member. The sushi rice is covered with shrimp, scallops, crab meat, tuna, salmon roe and cooked egg. $40
Beef Stew Gratin: A lot of vegetables, Carrots, Onion, especially Celery make this beef stew light and flavorful. Grilled with cheese at the end adds a touch. $15
Pacific flying squid comes from northern Pacific Ocean and it makes great Fried Calamari Rings. Lightly crispy outer bread-crumb and meaty but tender Calamari inside calls for a cold beer.