A Little Sushi Roll Told Me Something That I’ll Never Forget: “Remember Your Teachers + Never Stop Learning”


It’s a rainy grey Wednesday in Halifax, same old, same old!
I feel like I have accomplished nothing in my past two days off! Ack!Sometimes all of this grey and rain really gets me down. Today I was completely void of energy, and for no reason! I had a good long sleep. I woke up and I felt like doing nothing at all. Not a happy feeling for me!
I kicked off the day by setting up an Etsy shop, in hopes that some day soon I will have some small prints/postcards/ and watercolours to sell. I am still ironing out the kinks, and I still need to get some products together. My goal is two weeks tops to have the shop set up and selling. I imagine if I can make just a little extra each week, I will be in top form! I’ll keep everyone posted when things start shaping up in the shop.

I went out for a little hour long workshop at NSCAD Extended Studies. They’ve been hosting free lunch hour sessions at the Port Campus for everyone and anyone! If you are interested and nearby there is one last workshop next Wednesday at noon with my friend Charlie Young, who will be teaching some image transfer techniques! Today’s session was all about embroidery. It was fun, but I was also reminded that I should pick up my embroidery books and keep learning! So often I stunt my grown by thinking that I know “enough” about something, and I quickly move on. I rarely ever master anything for fear of wasting a lot of time, or failing completely. What a bad attitude! It’s time to ditch it, that’s for sure!
For me embroidery is something that is so relaxing, and meditative, which is something I think we could all use a little of these days. It lets you take some time to yourself, and it even seems to slow time down a little.

So tonight I’m here all alone, and enjoying it. I decided I would make sushi for ME! What a treat! I’ve been making sushi for years, and I’m pretty good at it! Just another random skill that I’ve picked up over the years. I decided in the spirit daring to trying new things, and continue my  learning that I would FINALLY make an inside out roll. I’ve never made one in the 5+ years I’ve been making sushi dinners. So here’s how she looked:
Part of the trick is slicing the veg into thin strips…I didn’t really learn how to cut veg properly until I worked a year in a kitchen. Now I can chop like nobody’s business. While I was chopping I started to think about all of the different kinds of teachers I’ve had in my life. Most people you know will teach you something new. Isn’t that a beautiful thought? Everyone has something to offer.

Line em up….I’m not sure if I do this properly but…it seems to work for me. I just layer everything on top, the roll er’ up!

Chop em’ and maybe if you are feeling spiciy, make some home made spicy mayo for on top. I personally can’t live without the spicy sauce. It’s super easy to make…so good. You could even make a huge jar if you are in love with it and store it in the fridge. It won’t go bad for a long, long time!

TaDa! A good supper if you are feeling a little under the weather, and by under the weather, I mean under the rain infested skies that make you feel a little down in the dumps. It’s only 6:30 now and I feel like I can take on the world! Embroidery books here I come!!

Hope everyone had a good Wednesday!

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