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Student Recital/Pizza Making Party Winter 2014 :-) January 26, 2014

Filed under: food,Students — Jung @ 3:09 pm

Made mini pies too this time (thanks to Juanita for chopping all the apples so perfectly), forgot to take pictures of most of the pizzas we made. But this was one fabulous recital, I was quite moved by a lot of beautiful music making, I love my students <3

My pizza dough recipe:
1 teaspoon of yeast
1 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
1 1/2 cup of bread flour
1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cup of water more or less to make a dough on the wet side
2 tbsp of olive oil
2 tsp of kosher salt

love my mini pie maker too Smile

Mini Pie Maker


Sunday Musicale, Winter 2008 February 6, 2008

Filed under: Students — Jung @ 8:17 pm

Finally, forced myself to do some work and finished editing the film of my student recital/pizza party held on January 13th (forgot to take pictures of us making pizza from scratch… AGAIN!!! bummer…) Oh, well, it was a lot of fun, I think we will have another one in June, making maki rolls instead… and I hope by then, more people will be ready to play Smile Kudos to the five brave pianists this time! (Ariele, Jady, Andrew, Wendi, & Ryota)

Notice at the end of Andrew’s performance of the Chopin’ Aeolian Harp Etude, BooBoo jumped on the piano? It is because BooBoo knows the piece by heart since I was working on it day and night along with Godowsky’s transcription of it back in 2004 Smile

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Hello Kitty Bento Box October 12, 2007

Filed under: BooBoo and LouLou,food,Hello Kitty,Students — Jung @ 10:41 pm

Hello Kitty Bento Box

Got the cutest Hello Kitty Bento Boxes (one in red, one in black) decided to make things to fill it up for dinner. After his lesson, Ryota and I started making gyoza (dumplings) from scratch (from dough to vege stuffing), and we made vege udon noodle and some raw vege sushi to go with it. Ryota gets around the kitchen really well, he figures everything out so quickly, a great little helper Smile Not that I show favoritism with my students, I know Ryota’s dad Takashi since I was in high school, he lived just across the hall way from me and still does with his family. I first met Ryota when his mom Wakako was pregnant with him, and he is now 10! Pretty amazing.

Ryota & Wakako
(BooBoo always sits on the table when we eat, politely, but very determined to guilt you into feeding him some yummy food Smile ) 

I haven’t had anyone cooking in my kitchen since my sous chef Nathaniel Yangco passed away earlier this year… Everything in my kitchen reminds me of him, for that he never stopped asking about the technique for every tool I have, and for every dish we made, he took more pride in it then I did… It is nice to have a sous chef again — I had a ball using child labor Smile


Red Bean Dorayaki & Ryota Sawasaki September 29, 2007

Filed under: food,Hello Kitty,Students,Toys — Jung @ 1:40 pm

Dorayaki

Saw the Danish Ebelskiver Iron on Williams-Sonoma’s catalogue, thought of the red (Adzuki) bean paste stuffed pancake I was so fond of as a child, I knew I had to have it.

The Danish calls it “ebelskiver”, we Taiwanese makes it in the shape of car wheel and simply calls it car wheel “tcha luan”, and the Japanese makes it in the shape of fish called “taiyaki” (red snaper bake) or in round shape called “dorayaki” which is Doraiemon’s favorite food Smile I guess there is a version of it in every culture… whatever sweet treat it is stuffed with, it is delicious!

Made dorayaki for Ryota yesterday, he has become a very mature looking kid over his summer vocation in Japan. His Chopin F minor Etude Op. 25-2 is sounding fantastic now, I think we will put it on his podcast soon Smile

Just found this on YouTube, I am ordering a Taiyaki Maker… It is just too cute… Smile

Favorite toys used:

Hello Kitty slow cooker to cook the red bean to perfection (then chilled and sweetened with Organic Raw Agave Nectar, which does not effect the blood sugar), grain mill to ground fresh organic whole soft wheat for flour, and Ebelskiver Iron.



All that fun I had… June 22, 2007

Filed under: Students — Jung @ 8:36 pm

Finally said goodbye to the school I taught at for the past decade today. My performing schedule made it impossible for me to show up every Friday for those kids at the school (some of them already left for college!) Of all the sweetest words they wrote down for my tribute, I am blushful as I am touched… This one gets me though… only if people know how goofy and childish I really am LOL

Hailey's tribute to me