Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Taka's Update August 30, 2011

Taka Update August 30, 2011

Fish delivery and more

I did not order much fish this week because of Labor Day Holiday. I know many people go out of town.

We have some problem by Irene. Live scallop, live aoyagi clam and flounder are not available for a couple of days. I think it will come at the weekend.

Our business is getting slow but August is good month and we are making good sales. Thank you for your support.

Closed Information

We will be closed from September 4th to 6th. We will be back 7th lunch business.

Vacation? No, I just take a day off. So many paper works are available for me.

Relaxing Lifestyle

1, Wear natural fabrics such as cotton and linen which allow your skin to breath.

2, Take a power nap after lunch- half an hour is sufficient to recharge the batteries.

3, One in a while, schedule a day on half a day just for you.

4, Turn off the ringer on your phone- for just an afternoon or a few days.

5, Buy yourself flowers- they will cheer you up when you feel overwhelmed.

6, Pin a picture of a favorite relaxation spot on your wall, fridge, or desk.

7, Listen to a compilation of the most relaxing pieces of music you have.

8, Spend time with friends and let them comfort you.

9, Take a vacation.

From Fish to Nuts – Controlling Diabetes

 In contrast to the 2007 National Diabetes Fact Sheet, which used fasting glucose data to estimate undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes, the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet uses both fasting glucose and A1C levels to derive estimates for undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes. These tests were chosen because they are most frequently used in clinical practice.

 Among U.S. residents ages 65 years and older, 10.9 million, or 26.9 percent, had diabetes in 2010.

 About 215,000 people younger than 20 years had diabetes—type 1 or type 2—in the United States in 2010.

 About 1.9 million people ages 20 years or older were newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2010 in the United States.

 In 2005–2008, based on fasting glucose or hemoglobin A1C (A1C) levels, 35 percent of U.S. adults ages 20 years or older had pre-diabetes—50 percent of adults ages 65 years or older. Applying this percentage to the entire U.S. population in 2010 yields an estimated 79 million American adults ages 20 years or older with pre-diabetes.

 Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower-limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults in the United States.

 Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke.

 Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

Two recent studies investigated specific diet components – one nut intake and one fish intake on the risk of developing diabetes and controlling blood glucose levels.

Nuts as a Replacement for Carbohydrates in the Diabetic Diet.

OBJECTIVE Fat intake, especially monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA), has been liberalized in diabetic diets to preserve HDL cholesterol and improve glycemic control, yet the exact sources have not been clearly defined. Therefore, we assessed the effect of mixed nut consumption as a source of vegetable fat on serum lipids and HbA1c in type 2 diabetes.

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 117 type 2 diabetic subjects were randomized to one of three treatments for 3 months. Supplements were provided at 475 kcal per 2,000-kcal diet as mixed nuts (75 g/day), muffins, or half portions of both. The primary outcome was change in HbA1c.

The mixed nuts were a combination of raw almonds, pistachios, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, peanuts, cashews, and macadamian nuts. The mixed nut group had the greatest improvement in blood glucose control when measured by the glycosylated hemoglobin (Hb1c) test. They also had a significant decline in LDL (“bad” cholesterol). The other two groups had no significant improvement in Hb1C, but the muffin-nut mixture significantly reduced LDL cholesterol in the blood.

Dr. Jenkins, the lead author of they study said: “Those receiving the full dose of nuts reduced their HbA1c (the long-term marker of glycemic control) by two thirds of what the FDA recognizes as being clinically meaningful for therapeutic agents. Furthermore, neither in the current study nor in previous reports has nut consumption been associated with weight gain.”

D. J. A. Jenkins, C. W. C. Kendall, M. S. Banach, K. Srichaikul, E. Vidgen, S. Mitchell, T. Parker, S. Nishi, B. Bashyam, R. de Souza, C. Ireland, R. G. Josse. Nuts as a Replacement for Carbohydrates in the Diabetic Diet. Diabetes Care, 2011; DOI: 10.2337/dc11-0338

Dietary Fish Linked to Lower Risk for Type 2 Diabetes in Men

The second study was a prospective study to see if there was an association between fish intake and type 2 diabetes in Japanese adults. 22, 921 men and 29, 759 women aged 45-70 years old non-diabetics completed a survey and a food frequency questionnaire (147 food items). Over a 5-year period, 971 new cases of type 2 diabetes were self-reported (572 men and 399 women). Fish intake as significantly associated with a reduced risk for the development of type 2 diabetes in men but not for women.

Previous studies have linked the presence of environmental contaminants to an increased risk of diabetes. The authors proposed that the women in this study had a higher body fat mass, which can accumulate these contaminants and possibly negate the benefits of fish intake on glucose control.

There were some obvious limitations in this study, the authors noted. There was a lack of data concerning the cooking methods of the fish or the contamination level of the fish consumed. There was only a one time dietary recall and all the data was self-reported as often found in diet studies of this type.

Nevertheless, study results often find gender differences. If this is truly the case in this study, it suggests that one-diet-fits-all approach is not always the answer. Future diet recommendations will hopefully be able to be more individualized and personalized to take into consideration the variety of confounding biological factors affecting diet and health.

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; Published online July 20, 2011.

Taka Sushiandpassion   375 Pharr Rd. Atlanta GA 30305 Reservation 404-869-2802

Paypal Fraud with my car

I posted my car on Cars.com and got this text message.
Hello, I've review your vehicle on the cars.com and I want you to get back to me with the present condition of the vehicle and more pictures of it and also the final price..... get back to my personal email tonika.kingstore@gmail.com

I sent 6 pictures and got an offer.

Thanks for the prompt response..Can i pay you $19,200 for it? I'll be happy if you can accept my offer and am ready to buy it now for birthday gift for brother in-law and i am at sea at the moment as i am a marine engineer and due to the nature of my work, phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but i squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an email regarding it. I really want the car to be a surprise for brother in-law so i wont let him know anything about the car until it gets delivered to him, i am sure he will be more than happy with the car. I insisted on paypal because i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking, but i can pay from my paypal account, as i have my bank a/c attached to it, i will need you to give me your paypal email address and the price so i can make the payments asap for the car and pls if you don't have paypal account yet, it is very easy to set up, go to www.paypal.com and get it set up, after you have set it up i will only need the e-mail address you use for registration with paypal so as to put the money through. I have a pick up agent that will come and pick the car up after i have made the payments...

Then, next mailI was just about to make the payment when i had this little problem with the picking up,I got an email from my agent..i taught i included that in my previous email.he said he won't come and pick up the vehicle unless i pay him the agent commission fee first in order to be able to schedule a pick up time ,and my pick up agent head quarters is in the United Kingdom and all commission payments made for pick up, from anywhere in the world is sent to their head quarters in the United Kingdom and the only form of payments they accept is western union money transfer and i tried to pay online but i will need a credit card which i didn't bring along, and there is no post office(there is usually a western union section in most post offices) or any western union agent offshore! so i have to ask you to help me with the pick up fees, i will include the $2,000 they charged to pick it up and take it my home(1st class treatment), to the payments i will send through paypal after i have made the payments, i will need you to help me send the $2,000 to my pick up agent through western union money transfer, the western union money transfer can be made at a post office near to you,there is always a western union agent in most post offices or online at www.westernunion..com .I will be making the payments shortly and will email you as soon as it has been done

Then, like this
I just want to Inform you that I have successfully made the Payment and I have been notified for Fund Deduction..... I transferred $21,400 in all, I have decided to add the amount of $2,200 , So you can now wire the sum of $2,000 to my Agent's Headquarters in the United Kingdom via Western Union where they confirm all Commission Payment schedule for suitable Pick Up Date and Time immediately.

As said earlier in my previous email,the Western Union Transfer can be done at any Western Uniont Office and can also be done via the Internet(www.westernunion.com)

.I added Extra $200 to cover the Western Union Charges which shouldn't be more that $100-150 but just to be sure I added $200.

Here is my Transport Agent Headquarter Info needed to get the money sent through Western Union Money Transfer:Paul Daniel  70-78 Dudley Road, Manchester,M16 8DE, Lancashire.United Kingdom.

Note:PayPal won't release the funds until they get the western union information from you due to the fact that i emailed them about the excess payment i made.Please kindly email the necessary details to PayPal :the MTCN# which you will be given at the western union after the $2,000 has been sent as well as the sender's name and address used to send the money through western union so they can take necessary steps.
Await your response

So many paypal fraud I found.
You can see at  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_fraud#Online_automotive_fraud

Why they need to buy car from GA, not NY ? Area code 347 is NY. This person said she lived in Alaska.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

A car on Sale!

 I would like to see my Camry Hybrid.
It is 2007, only 25,000 milage.
It is great condition. I always go to dealer for services.
Leather seat is feeling good and clean.
The price is $20,000.
Please mail me if you want to buy it.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Awabi, Abalone from Australia

We tried awabi a couple of times but was not great.
But I will keep it on the menu this time.
This awabi is frozen and from Australia.
So, it means the cost is lower than fresh one from California.
I tasted in raw and had almost same texture. But I will not serve this in raw,
I steamed with sake and kelp. It makes awabi soft and can eat easily.
Awabi steak with butter is very popular dish in Japan as well as sake steaming.

This toro is available this week.

It is not bad, Toro is OK but part of tuna is not great this time.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Taka's Update August 23, 2011

Taka Update August 23, 2011

Fish delivery and more

We normally get Japanese fish today but some are not coming because of bad weather.

Suzuki, Japanese seabass and Kinmedai, Splendid Alfonsino are not coming today. Kinmedai might come on Thursday.

Uni is available for a while.

Big eye tuna with nice fat is also coming today.

PBA30 TV presents “The wonderS of Japan”

This September, Public Broadcasting Atlanta is proud to present an exclusive, local PBA30 TV series, “The Wonders of Japan.” This exploration of “The Land of the Rising Sun” debuts on PBA30 at 9PM, Tuesday, September 13th, with new episodes that will be broadcast on five consecutive Tuesdays at 9 pm through October 11th, 2011.

Do not travel to Japan now. It is terrible strong Japanese Yen make you sad. Watching TV is a kind of free. It was 250 yen in 1985. But it is 76 yen right now. Some people say that yen will be higher and higher.

Obesity Prevention

This is more easier than losing weight. Fast care fast result.

1) Check your body with mirror. It tells you about your look.

2) Record and research are important. Why did you gain weight? What did you eat?

3) Burn calorie in your daily life. Wiping window glass is 30kcal in 30minutes, Taking hot bath tab is 59kcal in 20minutes, Shampooing is 29kcal in 10minutes, Walking steps is 6kcal in 1 minute, Walking fast is 40kal in 10minutes.

4) Go outside, not stay home. It means you have to wall anyway. It burns calories.

Taka Sushiandpassion

375 Pharr Rd. Atlanta GA 30305 Reservation 404-869-2802

Thursday, August 18, 2011

This is just funny.

THIS IS PRICELESS!I love this Doctor!

Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?

A: Your heart only good for so many beats, and that it... Don't waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap.

Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?

A: No, not at all. Wine made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made of grain. Bottom up!

Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?

A: Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio two to one, etc.

Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?

A: Can't think of single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No pain...good!

Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?

A: YOU NOT LISTENING! Food are fried these day in vegetable oil. In fact, they permeated by it. How could getting more vegetable be bad for you?!?

Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?

A: Definitely not! When you exercise muscle, it get bigger. You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach.

Q: Is chocolate bad for me?

A: Are you crazy?!? HEL-LO-O!! Cocoa bean! Another vegetable! It best feel-good food around!

Q: Is swimming good for your figure?

A: If swimming good for your figure, explain whale to me..

Q: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle?

A: Hey! 'Round' is shape!

Well... I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.

1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.


Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

More Burger store???

I just saw this at Tower Place in Buckhead.
I thought this place was Atlanta Bread Company.
Now, Farm Burger is coming soon.
Is burger stores booming?
I heard Ramen Noodle were booming in nationwide.

This is great, Lysol

 If you have a problem with shower room glass, use this. On spray, that's all.
Amazing! All things are gone in 10 seconds.
This is a good buy.
No more scratch.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Neba neba, sticky food is a secret of long life.

I read some article and made a dish for long life.
This is tekka-don, sushi rice with sliced tuna. But topping is very important.
Natto, fermented soy bean, green onion, okra, nagaimo and pickle radish are on top of tuna.
All these items are good for your health.
These are good prevention for diabetes.

Natto is a 1,000-year-old Japanese dietary staple made from soybeans that have been soaked and fermented. The resulting product is sticky and has a stringy, web-like consistency. Though for many an acquired taste, this popular food may be served with a bit of sugar over rice for breakfast or as a mixed dish with shredded radishes and spicy or tangy sauces. Natto is extremely nutritious--high in omega-3 fats, protein as well as a dozen vitamins and minerals.

Basic Nutrition Values
A 100 g serving of natto provides about 212 calories, 11 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 18 g protein, 14 g carbohydrates, 5 g sugars or 1.25 tsp., 5 g dietary fiber, 0 mg cholesterol and 0 mg sodium. The macronutrient breakdown for natto is approximately 45 percent calories from fat, 34 percent calories from protein and 25 percent calories from carbohydrates.

Omega-3 Fats and Protein
Natto is a good food source of omega-3 fatty acids, a type of polyunsaturated fatty acid. A 100 g serving provides 734 mg. According to an article published in "Cardiovascular Psychiatry and Neurology" in September 2009, omega-3 fatty acids show promise in preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases and depression due to their cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects.
A 100 g serving of natto provides 18 g protein and is a vegan, or meat-free source of high-quality protein. Protein is important for building body tissues and muscle.

Natto is rich in the B-vitamins thiamin and riboflavin and vitamins C and K meeting 11, 11, 22 and 29 percent of the Recommended Daily Value, DV, for each nutrient per 100 g serving, respectively. Thiamin is important for a proper nervous system function and, along with riboflavin, helps convert food into energy. Riboflavin is also necessary for hormone production and proper function of brain chemicals, or neurotransmitters, such as serotonin. Vitamin C supports a healthy immune system and supports thyroid function, and vitamin K is essential for normal blood clotting and plays a role in bone formation.

Major Minerals
Major minerals are needed by our bodies in quantities greater than 100 mg daily. Natto is an excellent food source of phosphorus, calcium, potassium and magnesium, meeting 17, 21, 22 and 29 percent of the DV for each, respectively. Phosphorus, calcium and magnesium are all essential for healthy, strong bones and teeth. Calcium, magnesium and potassium play an important role in regulating blood pressure.

Trace Minerals
Trace minerals are needed by the human body in quantities less than 100 mg daily. Natto is rich in manganese, iron, copper and zinc, meeting 76, 48, 33 and 20 percent of the DV for each, respectively. Manganese helps with energy metabolism, aids in the formation of connective tissue and supports brain function. Iron is needed for transporting oxygen-rich red blood cells and supports the immune system. Copper aids in collagen and elastin production, and helps the body absorb and utilize iron. Zinc is essential for wound healing, normal brain function and maintaining a healthy reproductive system.

Okra, I normally boil a minute. Do not boil too much. all good things are gone, same as spinach.

Nagaimo, I call Japanese Viagra. This is naturall, no side effect. Yu can cut it dices or grate. I use this for our okonomiyaki.

Be healthy!

Uni Sampler, Omakase

I had omakase customers last night,
This was one of the course menu, Uni Sampler.
Uni with squid,
Uni with sweet shrimp,
Uni with live scallop,
Uni with flounder
Uni with toro.

Taka's Update August 16, 2011

Taka Update August 16, 2011

Fish delivery and more

This week's fish delivery is not as usual. All Japanese fishes are coming today. It is because of holiday in Japan. August 15th is The end of war memorial day in Japan. It was in 1945. The day was the end of the World War 2, actually we called Pacific Ocean War. It passed 66 years. We gave up having military power and US protected Japan. It is same even now.

PGA Tour Championship

I went to Atlanta Athletic Club on Saturday and Sunday. I followed Ian Poulter 9 hole on Saturday and Followed Matt Kuchar on Sunday.

I did not bring a cap this time because of nice weather. I got some sunburn but was OK because I play golf 2 days a week.

So many Americans were drinking beer under the sunshine. I thought this was very dangerous. And so many people wore sandals or high heels. They must be tired to walk later.

My body was very tired but it is OK now and I thought walking is the best way of exercise.

A secret of long life

It is depends on insulin. If you get diabetes, your life is short 9 year for men and 13 years for women.

Diabetes, blood glucose (the concentration of glucose in the blood), a severe and chronic high value. That plays a role in the hormone insulin controls blood glucose levels, the effect of poor people to lower blood sugar insulin, because it requires a lot of insulin, higher fasting insulin concentrations. Good people to reverse the effects of insulin, so insulin can control blood sugar in a small amount of fasting insulin levels are low.

So, what kind of food can effect insulin, there are natto, okra, vegetables with fiber and brown rice. Some sticky food like natto and okra are really good. That means Japanese food are really good for long life.

I used Google Translator and you might not understand this article.

Taka Sushiandpassion

375 Pharr Rd. Atlanta GA 30305 Reservation 404-869-2802

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Taka's Update August 10, 2011

Taka Update August 10, 2011

Fish delivery and more

We are good so far, except uni delivery. Tuna is good, not super excellent. All Japanese fish are fine. Kinme-Dai is coming tomorrow.

I feel "Togo" order is increasing this week. People try to save money. I thought everybody got a shock when Dow dropped more than 1000 points in 2 days.

AC is working very well.

That was last Tuesday. Our AC unit was broken. It was amazing thing. They fixed in a few hours. I never seen like this. I called our landlord at noon, they called a AC company and they came in a few hours. They exchanged some parts. And now we get complaints for cold.

Fish calorie

I wanted to write this and I made it finally. Many people think fish is low calorie. Yes, it is true but some are very high. Most of Americans eat high calorie fish.

The nunmber is per 100g, Nigiri sushi fish weight is around 15-18g, Sashimi weight is around 25-30g. →Calorie data is not same. It depends on seasons.

Tuna / Maguro Yellow fin tuna 106kcal, Big eye tuna 108kcal, Blue fin tuna 125 kcal

Fatty Tuna / Toro Blue fin tuna toro 344kcal

Fresh Water Eel / Unagi 293 kcal

Sea Eel / Anago 194 kcal

Yellow Tail / Hamachi 256 kcal

Salmon / Sake Fresh salmon 204 kcal, Smoked Salmon 161 kcal

Sea Bream / Madai 194 kcal

Flounder / Hirame 124 kcal

Japanese Jack Fish 121 kcal

Shrimp / Ebi 63 kcal

Sweet Shrimp / Ama-Ebi 40 kcal

Mackerel / Saba 339 kcal

Halfbeak / Sayori 95 kcal

Splendid Alfonsino / Kinme-dai 160 kcal

Octopus / Tako 74 kcal

Calamari / Ika 80 kcal

Giant Clam / Mirugai 30kcal

Surf Clam / Hokki 20kcal

Sea Urchin / Uni 140 kcal

Scallop / Hotate 105 kcal

Salmon Roe / Ikura 285 kcal

Monk fish Liver / Ankimo 445 kcal

Deep Fried Tofu Skin / Inari Zushi130 kcal

Grilled Hokke / Hokke Hiraki 190 kcal

Taka Sushiandpassion

375 Pharr Rd. Atlanta GA 30305 Reservation 404-869-2802

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hamo, Pike Eel

This is very seasonable fish.
Pike eel is summer fish.
There are so many bones. I bought un-cut bone fish last year and tried to cut bones, It was so difficult to cut all bones.
So, I decided to but bone cut pike eel.
This is still fresh one and I boil it moment.
It is served with plum soy sauce.

This week's tuna

I got this today, big eye tuna and stomach side but no oh-toro.
It did not have much toro, just chu-toro.
I bought 1/4 and available 3-4 days.

Is this tasty? Corn Silk Tea from Korea

 My friend gave me this and I enjoyed. It is tea but not much strong and very smooth. And so many good benefit are available.
Corn has been growing in North America for thousands of years, and spread over time to Europe and South America, where it now grows in abundance. Long used as a food source, it's rich in natural sugars as well as vitamins and minerals. The stigmas of the plant, also known as the silk, have been used in different medicinal ways, while the kernels are eaten as a food source. For example, Native Americans used the cornsilk to as a remedy for heart problems, malaria, and urinary tract infections. Today, cornsilk tea has been found to have many health benefits, including these mentioned above as well as a bevy of many more.

The main use of cornsilk tea in a medicinal sense in modern times is still for any problems related to the urinary tract. It can be helpful in stopping young children from wetting the bed, and at the same time helps with incontinence in the elderly. Because it is rich in vitamin K, it's useful to help stop bleeding after childbirth, and has been used in the past as a natural cure for gonorrhea. Urinary tract infections and kidney stones may be aided with the ingestion of this tea, and because it is a mild diuretic, it helps keep the system flushed.

Other uses for cornsilk tea include the regulation of high blood pressure or water retention, because it has been shown to have an effect on the kidneys. It may help the body to regulate its fluids more effectively. Some use it to help fight prostate inflammation as well, or as a potential treatment for diabetes. This is particularly true in China, although the tea is also used in the United States, Turkey, Trinidad, and Haiti, among other countries. It is also combined with other herbs, including St. John's Wort, for example, to increase its healing powers and range of medicinal uses.

To brew cornsilk tea, you can use fresh or dried stigmas from the corn plant. This could be collected from either the female flowers or from corn cobs, depending on what you have available. It's also available in prepackaged teabags, or in a dried supplement form. Powdered cornsilk is a common ingredient in face powders, due to its soothing qualities. It's recommended to use one cup of water for every two teaspoons of dried cornsilk, for the best results, and to drink this approximately three times daily.

Health and well being is a primary concern for most of us. While there is no substitute for the miracles of modern science, natural remedies can offer ways to help alleviate minor health issues and promote our well being without the side effects or high costs of prescription or over the counter medication. Nature is filled with many plants that can help us achieve proper health, and one of these is corn. Corn has fed countless people for eons, and can be found in Europe, South America, and its native North America. But while the corn itself has been eaten by people and the stalks used as feed for livestock, the silks that grow from an ear of corn can be used to create cornsilk tea, a drink filled with health benefits.

The part of the body most affected by cornsilk tea is the urinary tract. Children with bedwetting problems can be helped by this tea, and elderly men and women suffering from incontinence can also find some relief from their ailment by drinking it. Painful urinary tract infections as well as agonizing kidney stones can be prevented and alleviated through the use of this tea. It is believed that drinking the tea can help to control and regulate the fluids found in the body more effectively and act as a diuretic, helping kidneys and urinary system function properly and flushing waste from the body.

The tea contains a high concentration of vitamin K, providing a source for this essential nutrient while helping to control bleeding. It has been said to help inflammations in the body, help with prostate troubles, and even alleviate the symptoms of diabetes. Many countries have begun to utilize cornsilk tea to help in all of these problems and more, with powdered cornsilk being a key ingredient in facial powders and other cosmetic products. In many cases it is combined with other types of natural teas to create a unique brew that offers many more health and well being benefits.

Corn has been one of the most celebrated plants in history, and civilizations have literally been built upon it. While it is first and foremost a food source, the evidence is overwhelming as to its numerous health benefits. A few cups of cornsilk tea each day can help you with a number of different conditions. While it is no replacement for quality medical treatment, it can be used along with a healthy diet and lifestyle to increase your well being and help avoid illness. The price is negligible and in many cases you can find cornsilks for free.

I bought it for $0.99 at Buford Hwy. Farmers Market. It was on sale.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Miso Ginger Dressing

This is the recipe of my cooking demo last Sunday.
It was delicious miso ginger dressing. If you have a chance, try it.

Miso Ginger Dressing

White Onion 1
Sesame seeds 2 large spoons
Ginger 1-1.5 oz  need peel skin
Honey 2 large spoons
Carrot 1 need to peel surface
Canola Oil 10-12 fl oz.
Apple 1  need to peel
Shiso leaf 10 not important
White Miso 2 oz
Orange juice fl oz.
Mirin 5 fl oz.
Soy sauce 5 fl oz.

How to make it? JUST BLEND THEM. That's it. It last 2 weeks at fridge.

Kefir 5 fl oz.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Taka's Update August 03, 2011

Taka Update August 03, 2011

Fish delivery and more

We have good tuna so far but not sure for weekend. Uni is coming tomorrow.

I have a new fish, Kochi ( Bartail Flathead) . It is very firm white fish.

And Suzuki , Japanese Sea bass is available.

Please do not come tonight.

Our AC is broken right now. I just found this noon. I called our landlord to fix it but did not get a return call yet.

Outside temperature will be 110 around this evening. I saw inside temperature was 86-87F.

We had 26 people dinner party last night and made money. So, it is Ok for slow business tonight.

I might wear just T-shirts tonight.

Nearly half of Americans don't pay taxes?" - Why that should make us mad!

I do not remember where I take this article but everybody needs to pay tax equally.

About 47 percent did not pay no federal income taxes at all for 2009. Either their incomes were too low, or they qualified for enough credits, deductions and exemptions to eliminate their liability. That's according to projections by the Tax Policy Center, a Washington research organization.

In recent years, credits for low- and middle-income families have grown so much that a family of four making as much as $50,000 will owe no federal income tax for 2009, as long as there are two children younger than 17, according to a separate analysis by the consulting firm Deloitte Tax.

Tax cuts enacted in the past decade have been generous to wealthy taxpayers, too, making them a target for President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress. Less noticed were tax cuts for low- and middle-income families, which were expanded when Obama signed the massive economic recovery package last year.

The result is a tax system that exempts almost half the country from paying for programs that benefit everyone, including national defense, public safety, infrastructure and education. It is a system in which the top 10 percent of earners -- households making an average of $366,400 in 2006 -- paid about 73 percent of the income taxes collected by the federal government.

The bottom 40 percent, on average, make a profit from the federal income tax, meaning they get more money in tax credits than they would otherwise owe in taxes. For those people, the government sends them a payment.

The vast majority of people who escape federal income taxes still pay other taxes, including federal payroll taxes that fund Social Security and Medicare, and excise taxes on gasoline, aviation, alcohol and cigarettes. Many also pay state or local taxes on sales, income and property.

The federal income tax is the government's largest source of revenue, raising more than $900 billion -- or a little less than half of all government receipts -- in the budget year that ended last Sept. 30. But with deductions and credits, especially for families with children, there have long been people who don't pay it, mainly lower-income families.

The number of households that don't pay federal income taxes increased substantially in 2008, when the poor economy reduced incomes and Congress cut taxes in an attempt to help recovery.

In 2007, about 38 percent of households paid no federal income tax, a figure that jumped to 49 percent in 2008, according to estimates by the Tax Policy Center.

Obama has pushed tax cuts for low- and middle-income families and tax increases for the wealthy, arguing that wealthier taxpayers fared well in the past decade, so it's time to pay up. The nation's wealthiest taxpayers did get big tax breaks under Bush, with the top marginal tax rate reduced from 39.6 percent to 35 percent, and the second-highest rate reduced from 36 percent to 33 percent.

But income tax rates were lowered at every income level. The changes made it relatively easy for families of four making $50,000 to eliminate their income tax liability.

Here's how they did it, according to Deloitte Tax:

The family was entitled to a standard deduction of $11,400 and four personal exemptions of $3,650 apiece, leaving a taxable income of $24,000. The federal income tax on $24,000 is $2,769.

With two children younger than 17, the family qualified for two $1,000 child tax credits. Its Making Work Pay credit was $800 because the parents were married filing jointly.

The $2,800 in credits exceeds the $2,769 in taxes, so the family makes a $31 profit from the federal income tax.

Apple Now Has More Cash Than The U.S. Government

A private company has more cash than US government.

According to the latest daily statement from the U.S. Treasury, the government had an operating cash balance of $73.8 billion at the end of the day of July 28th.

Apple's last earnings report showed that the company had $76.2 billion in cash and marketable securities at the end of June.

In other words, the world's largest tech company has more cash than the world's largest sovereign government.

That's because Apple collects more money than it spends, while the U.S. government does not.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011


I had a bad review at yelp.

·         Hole in the wall. Crowded. Small rolls. Expensive. Patio opens at 8 so you wont get a table if standing room only. 15 minutes for drink order. Just OK.

We decide to open Patio by checking the temperature of outside.
If the temperature is more than 80F, we do not open. It is because of food safety.
This guy needs to know how dangerous eating raw fish at high temperature.

Of course, I need to tell our servers to get drinks fast.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Is this tasty? Mango Nectarin

To be honest, this is fine. I do not feel much mango flavor.
This is obviously nectarine.
I expected more mango flavor.