Thursday, January 05, 2006

Light a candle for me today...

Okay, there I am with daughter Julie during summer vacation. See how relaxed and happy we both look?

Arghh...I'm meeting her in an hour to go shopping for fresh fish because she's going to use me as her guinea pig today and try out all of her new sushi making equipment. I am tremendously worried about this. I just know that sushi chefs go to school to perfect this art, and Julie is armed with very sharp knives given to her for Christmas by her boyfriend Matt.

Do you see what I'm saying here?

Ha ha - one of the reasons Julie is such a great bass player, chef, student, etc. is that she's a perfectionist and she's got a type A personality which trust me, she did not get from either parent so she must be a genetic mutation of all the partying her dad and I did way back when. But she's also got the temper to go along with it, and when things don't work out the way she plans them...holy shit.

So her brother is smart -- he's spending today and tonight at his girlfriend's house. It's going to be just Julie and me....and those knives.

Nah, I bet she makes the world's best sushi. I'll take photos. If nothing else and things fall apart, maybe I can somehow convince her that fresh crab, salmon, rice and avocado can be layered and served nicely in a martini glass?

Note to self: Buy a bottle of sake while you're out shopping this morning. In fact, buy two bottles.

Wish me luck...


Myfanwy Collins said...

I love this photo of the two of you, Robin. It's beautiful. I hope you have it framed somewhere.

I hope the sushi is delicious. :)


Ellen said...

What a great picture of you two! Why have you never posted it before?

Enjoy the sushi! And do post pics, please.

RobinSlick said...

Oh god help me, I've just been informed I have to stand there and "fan" the rice for 15 minutes while she rolls it. We're not even eating for another four hours and I already have heartburn. I hyperventilate when a recipe says I have to use the hand mixer for more than sixty seconds; how the hell am I going to stand there and fan rice for fifteen minutes?

In other news, I agreed to raw tuna, even though Julie has no idea what she's doing. Honestly, her first time out, we should really be eating (cooked) jumbo lump crab or vegetarian...but the lady at the fish market told us the sushi grade tuna was awesome today and Julie looked at me with those gorgeous big brown eyes and I caved.

She's totally insane but she's all mine and I love her.

(And yeah, I like that photo of Julie, too, but naturally I think I look fat cos' that's a big black sweatshirt I'm wearing on top of another black t-shirt which you really can't see in the pic and I should just be quiet now but I can't because she's in the kitchen as we speak, using those razor sharp knives and I'm a total wreck)

Anne Bauer said...

You're a good mom. Brave, too. How did it all turn out?

pia said...

You two are so fine.

Happy New Year, Robin.

RobinSlick said...

Okay, for some reason, I'm no longer getting email notification when people comment on my blog even though I just checked the template and nothing is changed. So this is the first I'm reading your comments, Pia and Anne. Ah, cyberworld.

Anyway, thank you! (and as you can see in a subsequent post, the sushi was awesome)