My First Sushi Rolls // 2020

Asturias, Spain — If there’s one food that I can’t live without, it will be SUSHI. Sounds exaggerated but yes, I eat sushi wherever I go. I remember when visiting Paris for the first time, I went straight to a sushi bar around the neighborhood of Montmartre straight from the airport. Admit it or not, sushi isn’t just a delicious bite-sized vinegary rice with raw fish or other stuff; it’s one of the cutest thing ever invented that makes people delighted by just looking at it.

It’s almost time to bid goodbye to summer so I decided to make some homemade sushi rolls. The ingredients are pretty easy to find. In Spain, if there isn’t any Asian store in your area, the best option is to look around the international section of Hipercor, Supercor or Carrefour supermarket.

So I got Nori Seaweed sheets, Sushi Rice, Rice vinegar, Wasabi paste, Sushi mat(Chinese shop) and Chopsticks(Tiger shop).

The first thing I did was cooking the sushi rice. It was “1 cup rice to 1 cup of water” ratio. I let it boil then cooked slowly in low fire for 15 minutes. Fire off and let it cool down in room temperature for almost 1 1/2 hours.

Then I had to make the vinegar mixture. I mixed 1 1/2 tablespoon of rice vinegar with 1 tablespoon of white sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt. I whisked it until it became homogenuous then I heat the mixture in the microwave for 15 seconds.

Voila! This time rolling a sushi got more exciting. I put the vinegar mixture together with the sushi rice in a wooden bowl (preferably). I made sure that the mixture was well distributed to the sushi rice.

I didn’t dare to use raw Salmon or Tuna as it was my first time making a sushi. I was darn scared of wasting fish which I consider a “luxury” food so I opted out getting Avocado, Cucumber, Feta cheese and Crab sticks instead.

Bravo to myself! I made three rolls!

It didn’t look that bad for the first time. Surprisingly the rolls really tasted like sushi. I dipped every piece in a soy sauce with wasabi.

Three versions of sushi roll (Right most: with crabsticks, avocado, feta cheese and cucumber. Middle: without cucumber. Left most: just avocado and feta cheese.)

Overall, it was a great and chill experience! It’s worth sparing another time to make some 🍣. Maybe in the future I’ll try out some other ingredients like fermented ginger, salmon roe, salmon, tuna or butterfish.

Expenses: Blue Dragon Sushi Rice × € 2.35 Blue Dragon Rice Vinegar × € 2.10 Blue Dragon Nori Sheets × € 2,20 Blue Dragon Wasabi Paste × € 3.35 Tiger Bamboo chopsticks × € 0.50 Sushi Mat × € 0.60 Feta Cheese × € 2.45 Avocado × € 0.70/piece Crabsticks and Cucumber × FREE Total: € 14.45 (₱ 830.70)

Alcazaba de Almería

Calle Almanzor, Almería, Spain (August 2019) Scorching heat didn’t stop my feet from landing on this marvellous corner of Almería.

Never lose a holy curiosity!

In between two worlds!

Wherever you are, I will find you!

Everything falls into place.

Always search for the light!

Chillin’ in the middle of chaos!

Which is the fairest of them all?

Black and Red!

Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure. Rumi

Real beauty can’t be ruined…

View-tiful

Adventure is outside the windows

I hope I was seeing Africa! 😜

Los Genoveses Beach

Playa de Los Genoveses, Almería, Spain Playa de Los Genoveses (Los Genoveses Beach) is one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve seen in Spain. This one-km beach is located in the municipality of Níjar in Cabo de Gata Natural Park in the province of Almería and can be reached on foot from the village of San José.Paradise behind the dunes.A brave little one!Never doubt to spend the summertime here!I laugh in the face of danger! Lion KingAfter all, life is now and now is amazing!Sometimes we need a little magic!It is in the shelter of each other that people live! Irish ProverbPura belleza! (Pure beauty!)Sky above, sand below, peace within!Give life a meaning.My happy place!

La Isleta de Moro (Mobile Photography)

La Isleta, Cabo de Gata, Almería, Spain Summer is almost over but the great time I’ve had this season in La Isleta has dug down deep in my heart! La Isleta de Moro is a small town located in Cabo de Gata Natural Park, southeast of Almería. Beaches, white houses, desert, seafood, a scuba diving spot….you name it, this place is such a gem!

Beautiful 😍

Los Frailes Volcanoes (In Spanish, Las Tetas 😜)

Stunning!

At the desert!

The way to Cala de Toros, a nudist beach close to La Isleta.

What a vibe!

Alone but not lonely! 🤗

The moment when I lost my hate for deserts!

Cutie palm!

Lovelyyy!

Perfection in any angle!

Just take one step to the right way!

Cuajadera Almeriense

La Isleta, Cabo de Gata, Almería, España La mejor comida típica que había probado en Almería. 😋

Cuajadera Almeriense o Cuajadera de Pescado es un guiso típico al horno de Cabo de Gata (una localidad de la provincia de Almería). Este plato está elaborado con pescado (puede ser caballa o merluza), langostinos, jibia, calamar, mejillones y al fondo, 🥔🥔🥔. Me parece complicado de hacer la receta así que tuve mucha suerte de poder probarla. ¡Riquísima!

Quiérete tanto

La Isleta, Cabo de Gata, Almería, España Lo más bonito que he visto hoy. Aquí está <<El Derecho A Quererse>>, un pasaje del estupendo libro Ahora que ya bailas por Miguel Gane.

EL DERECHO A QUERERSE

Quiero pedirte,

desde lo más profundo del grito

de mis versos,

lo único que este poema me permite:

quiérete,

quiérete mucho,

quiérete tanto que hasta tú misma

te llames pesada y empalagosa.

Mírate a un espejo

y que sea el espejo el que se sonroje.

Bésate a ti misma

como nunca has besado a nadie

Quiérete sin peros,

porque eres la persona más importante de tu vida.

Quiérete como querrías que te quisieran,

quiérete desnuda, sin tallas que contar;

quiérete libre, por encima de todas las etiquetas;

quiérete loca, bailando en tu cocina

a las tres de la madrugada;

quiérete triste,

pues el mejor abrazo será el tuyo;

quiérete, porque a pesar de creer que no tienes motivos,

yo te digo que estás llena de ellos.

Quiérete sin límites,

llega a casa y túmbate en el sofa con una peli mala de fondo

y quéjate de lo cansada que estás de quererte.

Quiere tus miedos,

pues los monstruos también añoran tus caricias.

Quiérete valiente,

hazlo kamikaze,

tírate de cabeza a tu amor de porcelana

porque, aunque te vean frágil,

tú jamás te romperás el corazón.

Quiérete hasta que tus amigos te digan:

<<Desde que te quieres tanto

ya no eres la misma, tía>>.

Quiérete porque el mundo necesita que lo hagas,

porque la esperanza está en bailes como los tuyos,

y no importa tus años

ni tu pelo verderevueltomojado

ni tus uñas malmuymalpintadas

ni la talla de tus bragas de superhéroes;

todo eso es el segundo plano

de la escena principal,

que eres tú cuando te ríes,

Cuando te quieres riendo.

Quiérete aunque estés rota

porque tus piezas son de acero.

Quiere tus lágrimas,

eres la única capaz de llorar océanos.

Quiere tus defectos

y recuerda que la magia está en las imperfecciones.

Tú en primer lugar,

y este mundo, esta guerra, se va a enterar

de lo que eres capaz

si empiezas por ti cada batalla.

Créeme.

[FIN]

Feliz día 🌸