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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

What's to do to keep the love going strong

Love is definately in the air or is that a new sewer pipe being installed?

All the same there are events to keep your heart going pitter patter all month long

This Saturday an event for  GoRed so you can open your checkbook and your heart while you walk around Santana Row.

Santana Row’s Wine & Dine Around, a benefit for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaignpairs exclusive shopping events with fine wine and cuisine to raise awareness of the impact of heart disease and stroke on women.  More than a dozen Santana Row shops and restaurants will host exclusive in-store events featuring complimentary wine and food tastings. Along the way, guests can also learn more about heart-healthy eating and take home recipes from Santana Row restaurants.
Tickets are $30/person and include access to all in-store events, and a signature Santana Row wine glass. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the American Heart Association. Tickets will be sold online and inside the Santana Row Concierge.



If you are not into shopping this Saturday, something to get your heart really pumping is hanging out with some Sharks..not the hockey players either. The Marine Science Institute is having a Shark Day on Saturday MSI loves sharks! Our special Shark Day invites one and all to learn about these amazing creatures, from the Great Whites that swim just off our ocean shores, to the gentle Leopard Sharks that are common in our Bay. We will be feeding and touching our local Leopard Sharks in our teaching aquarium, and viewing information about the vital role of these top predators around our world's oceans. $10 for members, $20 for non-members - advanced registration required.

Next have you ever thought of becoming a Vegan?

Brian Flegel knows something about healthy hearts and all that because he made a movie about it. Check out the film and film maker at the Milpitas Library Monday Feb 19th

Vegucated is an award-winning, guerrilla-style documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. There’s Brian, the bacon-loving bachelor who eats out all the time, Ellen, the single mom who prefers comedy to cooking, and Tesla, the college student who avoids vegetables and bans beans. They have no idea that so much more than steak is at stake and that the fate of the world may fall on their plates. Lured with true tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover hidden sides of animal agriculture and soon start to wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough. Before long, they find themselves risking everything to expose an industry they supported just weeks before.But can their conviction carry them when times get tough? What about on family vacations fraught with skeptical step-dads, carnivorous cousins, and breakfast buffets?
Part sociological experiment, part science class, and part adventure story, Vegucated showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who share one journey and ultimately discover their own paths in creating a kinder, cleaner, greener world, one bite at a time.

Also : Featured in the movie and will be with us as guest speaker, Brian Flegel, He thinks his German mother’s cooking is the best and jokes that vegans are from outer space.


But can their conviction carry them when times get tough? What about on family vacations fraught with skeptical step-dads, carnivorous cousins, and breakfast buffets?

Part sociological experiment, part science class, and part adventure story, Vegucated showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who share one journey and ultimately discover their own paths in creating a kinder, cleaner, greener world, one bite at a time.

Also : Featured in the movie and will be with us as guest speaker, Brian Flegel, He thinks his German mother’s cooking is the best and jokes that vegans are from outer space.




Ok, Maybe going vegan helps the animals you love but there are several aphrodisiacs in the art of making something for your loved one so learn how to make sushi at Whole Foods
Come and learn the art of making sushi. Join Kaz Matsune, the owner and chef of Breakthrough Sushi as he demonstrates  basics of making sushi rice, cutting vegetables and how to make California Roll. He will show the ins and outs to answer all your questions and mysteries surrounding sushi making. Demonstration class with sampling of sushi.

The class will cover the following topics:

  * What ingredients do I need to make sushi?
  * How do I prepare sushi rice?
  * How do I make sushi vinaigrette?
  * How do I cut vegetables for sushi?
  * What kind of fish can I use for sushi?
  * How do I make California Roll?
  * How do I make hand roll?
  * Is there a simple sushi I can make at home?
   Q&A


About the Instructor
While Kaz Matsune learned some cooking techniques from his mother growing up in Japan, it was watching Graham Kerr on TV that truly inspired him to go on to become a chef. Twelve years ago, he started his career at Iroha Sushi of Tokyo in Studio City and after two years moved on to a slew of jobs as head sushi chef, serving such Hollywood clienteles as Mick Jagger, Denzel Wasthington and Leonaldo DeCaprio. Then helped open Kanpai in Los Angeles, where he developed the menu. Kaz had a unique experience developing dishes for San Francisco's first organic Japanese restaurant, Minako, before moving on to Ozumo and then famed restaurant Greens. In 2012, he started Breakthrough Sushi specializing in premium corporate team building and private sushi classes, serving such clients as Consulate General of Netherlands, First Republic Bank, Oracle and Citibank. His sushi class and tasting event is one of a kind unique "experience" of dinner, educational class and culinary show using newly discovered ingredients and techniques


Finally, back to your home and making something special you can have a garden and you can learn how on Wednesday, February 27th at Gilroy library about Edible Landscapes and trust me this is a great series ! 



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