Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Fancy Jasper Bracelet and Veggie Sushi

Fancy Jasper Bracelet
I've always loved fancy jasper! It colors and markings are so perfect for the Fall season. This bracelet is available in my Etsy shop. 

Veggie Sushi
So Jim and I made vegetarian sushi a couple of times without proper tools (i.e. bamboo mats for rolling). We checked a few store nearby that we thought would carry them, but no luck! So off to Amazon I went and found this really cool tool...the Susheki!
I'm not being paid to endorse this product or anything, but we think it is awesome! We watched a Youtube video first on how to use it. I can be used for other things, such as making the perfectly round cookie.

We used it right away!

First we sprayed a little oil inside so the rice would not stick.
After filling both sides with rice (we used Jasmine), the plunger piece is used to create a gully for the filling.
Then the fillings of choice are added.

The tool then gets closed up. Now is was time for the plunging onto the seaweed!
It is the perfect size for Nori seaweed sheets.  The roll comes out ridiculously perfect! Seriously, how perfect is this?
Then it's time to roll. This was done with just some parchment paper on the table. Water on the side is recommended for wetting the ends of the seaweed so it holds when closed.
Then slice!  
Per the recommendation of the video, we refrigerated the rolls for 15 minutes before slicing with a wet knife. Otherwise the seaweed is difficult to work with. Of course we prepared vegetarian but so many other options like seafood and poultry that could be added! Same with dipping sauces!!!

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great week ahead!!! ~Val


  1. sweet bracelet Val - love jasper as you know! And that sushi gadget is AWESOME!! I have the bamboo mat, etc ... and mine come out terrible. I can't believe how perfectly you can do this!! I need to check that out

  2. That bracelet is so stunning
    Have a great sunday

  3. pretty neat tool. i'm not a fan of sush. can't get past the seaweed. :)

    love the jasper! such a beautiful, classy stone!

  4. I'm not a fan of sushi, but I am a huge fan of your jewelry, and that bracelet is absolutely beautiful! Looks like I'll have to make another stop at your shop before Christmas. That one in particular has "Wilda" written all over it. That's mom's name.

  5. HI Miss Val! I've never tried sushi I don't like the idea of raw fish...but the filling on this seems pretty good!

  6. What a neat little gadget this is, Val. I've never seen anything like it, and your vegetable sushi looks delicious.

    I love that bracelet too. We are just beginning to see the first signs of fall here, and the bracelet looks like the perfect fall piece.

    Have a wonderful week ahead!

  7. That gadget is so cool!! I love it! Mom and I make sushi the old fashion way! LOL!
    Your bracelet is gorgeous ;o)
    Thanks for your kind words on my blog ;o) I am trying to get my butt in gear again ;o)

  8. I love Jasper too! I have an old bracelet made with Jasper beads!
    Of course I love sushi too. I've done it with a bamboo mat before, but the rolls turned out square-ish :) I like that you can add all sorts of veggies.
    Yours are perfect!

  9. Stunning bracelet, the sushi looks marvellous too :) xx

  10. I love the different colours you get with jasper too. It's such a pretty bracelet!
    The sushi gadget is amazing and as one of the few people on the planet who has never eaten sushi it does make me want to buy one and try!

  11. What a handy little tool! It really does look like it does the job perfectly!

  12. hello pretty, how pretty. sushi and I really like here is not easy to find ingredients.

  13. That is such a fun idea. I usually do the whole process by hand.

  14. Yum, I love sushi! It looks pretty easy to make like this. I especially like the ones with avocado.

  15. Wow! Those rolls look amazing! I might have to check out that tool, but you have also taught me something with the wet knife. My rolls never look as good as that!

  16. That sushi gadget is amazing! Totally worth it to make the California rolls or whatever style you prefer. You find the neatest things. :-)


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