Allison Day


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Auntie Reiko

This is my awesome Great Aunt Rieko (and my gorgeous mother).

Let me just say I have the coolest great aunt in the world.

It’s true.

You can’t convince me otherwise.

She loves to feed us. (Every time we go out with her, she always wants to order extra so we can take home food.)

She’s such a giver. (She always wants to buy things to give to us, her sisters, her friends…)

She brightens everyone’s day. (The word you hear most around her is “happy”… “I’m so happy to see you; I’m so happy you came to hang out with me!” She’s one happy camper.)

She loves the food I make. (She always asks when I’ll make more of these for her.)

And the last time we went to hang out with her, last weekend, she said to us with a completely serious expression, “Son and Allison, we’re going to have to stop by the adoption agency after this, so I can adopt you both.” And then a huge grin broke out on her face.

I love that woman.


Me at the craft faire

The reason we were hanging out was to go to a Japanese craft faire with her and my mother. (It was the second craft faire my mom took her to in as many days.) Son and I decided to go along, because we wanted to get some fun little things to give away to Sushi Day readers.

(You can’t see it in the picture, but that little green bin I’m holding is filled to the brim with cool stuff to give away!)

Yes, that means you!

Why? Just because. I like giveaways. Don’t you? ^_^


Sushi Earrings

This week, I’m giving away this super cute pair of sushi earrings. To be honest, I almost skipped this week’s giveaway… because I kind of really want to keep them for myself.

But I love you guys, so I’ll do the right thing and give them away to one of you.

(The things I do for you people! The sacrifices I make! ~_^)

They’d make an awesome holiday gift. Or birthday gift. Or I’m-just-going-to-keep-these-for-myself-because-I-deserve-them gift.

Whatever strikes your fancy.

All you have to do for a chance to win, is leave a comment on this post, telling me who’s going to get these earrings if you win them. (You? Your mom? Your sister? Significant other? If it helps, my answer would definitely be “Me!” ^_^)

Contest ends the evening of Saturday, December 11th, at midnight, Pacific time. One entry per person. The winner will be picked randomly. I’ll notify the winner by email, and ship the earrings out ASAP. Contest is open to anyone and everyone. I’ll ship anywhere!



Oh, and these scallops? Sashimi grade scallops, on top of fried polenta and avocado. Drizzle it with shoyu and ohmygosh is it so good. Betcha never thought of eating polenta with soy sauce, now did you? Well, you should. It’s an excellent, if a bit nontraditional, combination.



Ingredients
  • 4 sashimi-grade scallops
  • 1/2 cylinder of pre-cooked polenta
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tbsp fried onions
  • shoyu
Cooking Directions
  1. Slice the polenta into 4 circular slices. Fry in the butter until golden-brown. Set aside.
  2. Cut the avocado in half and carefully remove the pit and skin, then slice into thick slices.
  3. Place a fried slice of polenta on a plate, and top with avocado slices and a scallop. Sprinkle with fried onions.
  4. Drizzle with shoyu and enjoy!

Coming Soon!

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. These values are only estimates based on the individual ingredients, and not meant to replace the advice of a medical professional.

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