Jon and I were reminiscing about Japan last weekend, so we had a little theme day date.
First Jon whipped up some eel and cucumber rolls and tamago nigiri. He's getting much better at his inside out rolls and he equates this to perfecting his sushi mat saran wrapping skills. And the tamago is getting much neater too thanks to the tamago pan he bought in Japan. Sushi is a lot harder to make than it looks!
I scored at the bookstore finding a craft book and an interesting craft/lifestyle magazine with great pictured directions. The US equivalent is probably something like Better Homes and Gardens or Real Simple. The magazine has gardening tips, clothes sewing projects, exercises, face washing/makeup application tips, and some interesting craft projects. I was a big fan of the price. It's 500 yen in Japan and only $7 at the store, so not a big mark-up at all. The photos aren't as inspiring as normal craft books, but the 4-6 pages of directions per project make the book worth the price.