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holding guide to making sushi

There was a recurring question from Kelly Viall’s customers when she was a sushi chef in Birmingham.

“They were always asking me to come to their homes and teach them to make sushi,” Viall said.

Five years ago, Viall took the question to heart and started conducting classes sharing her sushi making tips. For the past 14 months, she has been a traveling chef teaching all over the country as part of Birmingham Sushi Classes.

“I’ve been doing sushi for almost eight years now,” Viall said. “I’ve taught over 5,500 students how to make sushi at home. It’s a lot of fun. When I first started teaching, I just taught at home. Over the past 14 months, I’ve taught in 15 states. I love it.”

This past week, Viall made her second stop in Florence and taught the ins and outs of making sushi at home to another sold out class at Singin’ River Brewing.

Viall conducts her beginner classes in all types of venues from libraries and elementary schools to breweries. She insists that anyone young or old can learn to make sushi. Classes usually have 25 spots with the average age being 25 to 40.

“I think the youngest person who ever came to my class was 7,” she said. “I have a lot of kids who come with a parent or grandparent. The kids love the hands on part. I also have a lot of people come for a girls’ night out and couples come on date night.”

Viall covers everything from making the popular Asian sauces and buying fish to the importance of properly cooking the rice and sushi rolling technique.

“Making sushi rice is really the most important thing I’ll teach the class,” she said. “It’s not difficult to do, but there are certain steps you have to follow. You have to follow those steps in cheap jerseys the right order. If the rice isn’t perfect, nothing else will be perfect.”

She begins each class by asking students if they’ve tried to make sushi rice at home. Of those who have, Viall said at least 90 percent of them had a bad experience because the rice wasn’t properly prepared.

“The majority of people who have tried to make sushi at home have had problems,” she said. “The problems always seem to stem from rice issues. I hand hold the class from the minute they walk in the door.”

With her simple instructions and corresponding cheat sheets, Viall said making sushi at home can be an easy, inexpensive, fun, family or group activity.

“Anybody can do basic sushi,” Viall said. “The more you do it, and the more you practice, the better you get. I can give you the basic skills. Then you can take that home and expand on that as far as you want to. It’s so cheap to make it at home. I can make about 15 California rolls for $20.”

Viall said her favorite part of teaching sushi classes is seeing it bring people together. What starts as a room full of strangers ends with them taking photos of each other and of their accomplishments.

Hoffman the

Hoffman the sniper has turned playmaker

Hoffman assisted on both goals by Alex Burrows to give him four helpers in the three games since his return.He also fed Kyle Turris for a couple of great chances in the first half of the game.”He’s made some gorgeous passes lately,” Turris said after the morning skate. “Everybody respects his shot so much, he’s really good at bringing it back and cocking it, and then making a pass. That’s hard to do.”Nobody thought Hoffman was going to shoot on the Burrows goals. The first setup was a cross ice pass that ultimately turned into a goal when Avalanche netminder Calvin Pickard either badly misplayed or the shot changed directions off the stick of former Senators defenceman Patrick Wiercioch.Hoffman was in the corner of the rink when he found Burrows in the high slot for the second goal.Meanwhile, some chemistry has already formed between Hoffman and Burrows.STARTS AND STOPS: Burrows made an immediate impact other than scoring on his first shot just 8:39 into the game. It also took him about two seconds into his first power play shift to get in front of Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard, and 14:28 before he did something that caused an opponent to give him a little spear. That was Joe Colbourne, who didn’t like the fact Burrows bumped him into the end boards after Craig Anderson had made a stop and the whistle had blown Burrows nearly had his second goal of the opening period when Derick Brassard made a nice play to set him up with an open side near the 16 minute mark, but his shot was redirected before reaching the net Before Thursday, Anderson had experienced some serious difficulties against Colorado, his team from 2009 11. Versus the Avalanche, his career record was 2 3 cheap jerseys 1, but his goals against average was an abysmal 5.03, with an.857 save percentage that was just as ugly Viktor Stalberg almost scored his first as a Senator when he sped in alone moments after Burrows’ second, but instead he was the victim of Pickard’s best save.BETWEEN PERIODS:Hoffman was stopped on two one timer chances with the Senators on a power play. Earlier in the day, Hoffman noted there’s also a bit of luck involved with one timers. “The lucky part may be where you place it on net, because a lot of people just try to get it off quick,” he said. “Sometimes not necessarily the hardest one is going to go in. Sometimes you have to get lucky, hit it at the right spot on net, where the goalie is not, at that time. Obviously that’s a big part of it.” Anderson made a good right pad save off John Mitchell three minutes into the third Erik Karlsson danced around JT Compher, who was playing his first NHL game, but was foiled when Mark Barberio reached back with a stick check.THINGS I THINK I THUNK: Now that Curtis Lazar is gone, who’s going to eat stuff thrown on the ice? How long before Guy Boucher puts Jean Gabriel Pageau with Burrows and Derick Brassard so the Senators can have their first legitimate French Connection line, just for fun? The Avalanche is worse than I thought The Mark Borowiecki Smash Hit Of The Night came just before the midway mark of the second period, when he bowled Colbourne over just inside the Avalanche blue line, although the crushing of Erik Johnson at the centre ice red line was worthy, too.ALL EYES: Just deciding if I should mention that Burrows was on DoniBrook’s list of Top 5 players the Senators should pursue last Saturday. Nah, there’s no need From what I’m hearing, the ladies like Stalberg’s eyes I thought of Brian Elliott when I saw Pickard sliding right through the crease when moving over to make saves. Maybe the ice really is slippery at the Canadian Tire Centre.BUTT ENDS: Since returning from his Achilles injury on April 25, 2013, Karlsson has played in 311 consecutive games, tying a franchise record previously held only by Chris Phillips. Karlsson will become the team’s all time ironman when the Senators host the Blue Jackets on Saturday. It’s really quite impressive, given how many minutes he has played in all those games Burrows was originally slated to play with Turris and Hoffman, but Zack Smith wound up on that line because Turris is dealing with a sore finger and can’t take faceoffs, Boucher said after the morning skate. The finger injury gives the Senators three of them, but it has not stopped Turris from shooting the puck with some zip. Attendance was announced at 16,932, but the cold weather must have kept a lot of fans home.The Ottawa CitizenOriginal source article:Cheapseats: E mail this ArticleShare this Article{ displayName }Postmedia wants to improve your reading experience as well as share the best deals and promotions from our advertisers with you. The information below will be used to optimize the content and make ads across the network more relevant to you. You can always change the information you share with us by editing your profile.


Hogan delivers budget supplement to fund Prince George’s Regional Medical Center

ANNAPOLIS Gov. Larry Hogan (R) released a supplemental budget Friday that will ensure the construction of a new Prince George’s Regional Medical Center.

The supplemental budget, which is an amendment to the funding plan Hogan introduced on Jan. 20, will provide $55 million between the 2017 and 2021 fiscal years as Prince George’s Hospital Center closes and the new medical center is built. Included in that money is $15 million in operating funds for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins in July.

“It’s been a long, sad story about the Prince George’s Hospital system, and this, we believe is a tremendous solution to decades of problems there,” Hogan said.

Days after he touted bipartisanship and advocated taking the “middle temperament” at his State of the State address last Wednesday, Hogan announced the funding, undercutting legislation put forth by Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert) that would have mandated funding for the hospital.

“I have no idea what that was all about, frankly,” Hogan said of Miller’s bill.

The supplemental budget was introduced to both chambers of the General Assembly shortly after Hogan announced it, eliciting light applause from the Senate.

Miller called it a “step in the right direction” for bipartisanship.

“It’s leadership, and it’s getting things done, it’s making things happen for the state of Maryland, talk is cheap, we govern by actions,” he said.

Though he said he was grateful for the funds, Miller complained that Hogan is still not communicating with him.

“All of us read about these things in the newspaper,” Miller said. cheap jerseys “Like this supplemental budget, I’m glad he sent it down, but of course he had a press conference before he sent it down.”

The plan will transfer operations from the county to the University of Maryland Medical System, ending years of state “bailouts,” Hogan said, to keep the hospital functioning.

The budget also includes $135 million for construction of the new hospital, which includes $27.5 million that was already allocated for the medical center in Hogan’s original budget.

There are several applications and regulations that must be met before a new hospital may be built, including a certificate of need application signed by the Maryland Healthcare Commission.

Robert Chrencik, president and chief executive officer of the University of Maryland Medical System, said having support from the state will help the process along.


Hogs to ride for Father Fred

TRAVERSE CITY It began when cheap jerseys some local hogs decided to throw a few bucks in a hat and take a ride for a good cause.

Now, more than two decades later, the tradition started by those hogs short for Harley Owners Group members lives on during the 22nd annual Ride For Father Fred motorcycle rally, which kicks off Saturday.

Members of the Northern Chapter Harley Owners Group will join other motorcycle enthusiasts for a host of events this weekend to benefit the Father Fred Foundation.

“The weather looks like it’s going to be great,” said Paul Jarboe, director of the Northern Chapter. “I would hope for anywhere from 200 to 400 motorcycles this weekend.”

The weekend festivities center around two motorcycle rides: the first leaves from Classic Motor Sports located off South Blue Star Road Saturday, but the main ride is set for Sunday.

Motorcyclists must pay $25 to participate in the rides. All riders are welcome not just Harley owners. Non riders can participate in the post ride brunch, and a new edition to the weekend long motorcycle event: live music, food and entertainment Saturday night at Streeters. The entertainment includes a country band and an 80s rock and roll tribute band.

Holcim quarry

Holcim quarry light dispute set to flare up

Weeks ago they were appeased by the company’s plans to tone down the glare and plant a large eco park as a buffer and natural screen. Holcim management and Goulburn MP Pru Goward had both endorsed the measures, according to residents.

But tensions flared again at a meeting last week.

Towrang Progress Association member Geoff Pearson said the only “concrete” assurance Holcim gave was for more lights.

“Steve Mossie, Holcim’s general manager for Aggregates NSW, advised that ‘there will be a lot more lights being installed over coming months.

Holcim plans to attach lights up and down all conveyor systems at the plant,'” Mr Pearson said.

“Many of these will rise to elevations much higher than the current light poles that are causing local, and not so local, residents so much trouble. The impact of lights on the Towrang Valley experienced to date is guaranteed to get a lot worse, not better.”

Towrang residents, particularly those around Narelle Lane, 8km south of the quarry, have complained about the lights. Mr Pearson said the valley was “lit up like the SCG.”

Some 91 are planned, (excluding the conveyor systems), according to documentation.

The company has been working with the community to find a solution. This included removing some light bulbs as an experiment and installing 7cm metal strip screens.

Mr Pearson, for one, is not convinced.

“These so called screens have, not surprisingly, made absolutely zero impact on the light damage to the valley,” he said.

“One really has to ask ‘Are these guys serious?’ It also brings into serious doubt their suggestions that they would remove some of the unnecessary poles and reduce the height of those that remain.

“One gets the very strong sense that Holcim is full of warm words and assurances but very little genuine intent to take any real action to resolve this ongoing and escalating problem.”

He said Towrang residents pressed Holcim for over six months for the Lynwood Quarry’s full lighting plan. Mr Pearson maintained that the company only provided a small part of this to the group for assessment by independent consultants the community had commissioned.

“It is disappointing that only now after we have spent considerable amounts of time and money we learn we were not given all we asked for. Holcim’s credibility is clearly on the line,” Mr Pearson said.

He has also rejected claims that Holcim had planted 100,000 trees. Rather, the company had planted 4600 trees, “half of which have died. Mr Pearson said the seedlings were planted well below road level and were of little value in providing a screen, even in 35 years, as projected.

“It was a cheap and pointless token effort,” he said.

Mr Pearson told the Post that Holcim had promised to provide the community with a copy of their latest consultant’s report into light reduction options by last Friday, but cheap jerseys they were still waiting.

Ms Goward had also written to the company last Friday supporting the earth bund concept and urging Holcim to “continue working productively to resolve issues for the benefit of the community, the local economy and the environment.”

In a letter published in today’s Post, resident Greg Murphy said he and two Progress Association reps were “locked out” of last Monday’s community consultative committee (CCC) meeting at Marulan. It had been intended as a forum for all parties to air their concerns.

“The way it now operates seems more like a private club than a community consultation forum,” Mr Murphy wrote.

But CCC community rep, Marulan man David Humphreys said the men were only invited to the meeting afterwards. He also stood by Holcim’s light mitigation measures.

More busts of illegal gun runners using Chinatown buses

NYPD arrested 8 suspects in connection with a gun smuggling ring using Chinatown buses as transport. With thousands of daily anonymous buses making unregistered stops on the streets, this is the worst kept secret of illegal activity. When will NYDOT do something to prevent this from happening?

Its a good start!

Kudos to the 7th precinct who have issued 90 tickets totaling $45,000. Finally someone is recognizing that the buses are a MAJOR problem in our area!

One problem is that “There is also no system in place to track and fine repeat offenders, Wilson said, but the city is working to solve that issue.”

Lets hope they fix this issue soon.

Where is the accountability?

The company is listed with the U.S. Department of Transportation with an address of 16 Bowery Suite 4C in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Calls to that number rang through with no voicemail. There was no person’s name listed for the company on the transportation department website.

The bus company that was involvedĀ in the crash had 18 violations since August 2012 yet continue to operate. AM USA was not a licensed company yet has been operating for years. This is what happens when NYDOT purposely refuse to regulate the bus industry. They are willing to trade lives because enforcing the industry would be too much work.

Now two people are dead and dozens injured. When will this madness end?