Saturday, November 26, 2011

Taiwanese beef noodle soup a la Keiko

Gosh I'm so proud of myself for creating this from scratch..I was missing some key ingredients like Star of Anise but with improvisation with whatever I had in my kitchen, the taste was salvaged. It's just sad that I didn't really follow a recipe and won't be able to reproduce the exact same thing again but I'm really proud of myself for trying to make a traditional Taiwanese dish for once and loving it!

Ingredients: Soy sauce, salt, pepper, carrots, onions, tomatoes, sesame oil, olive oil, parsley/cilantro, ginger, scallions, spices and lean beef. Next time, I know I'll definitely add Star of Anise and pieces of celery.

With Udon

With Lo Mein

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

My first P.S. I Made This crafting event at the Frye company in Soho

Erica Domesek, founder of the blog 'P.S. I made this'.. makes us feel comfortable by introducing herself and showing us various necklace ideas she has whipped up to help us find inspiration in creating our own piece. We pick our design and she quickly shows us step by step how to create our own leather necklace.

Waiting for my necklace to get stamped with my initials on a hot leather press...

The store was buzzing with girls and patient boyfriends..mine was out drinking with friends so I was there guilt-free!

Posing with my big statement necklace and my new Jewelmint Pomander necklace.

Erica and me...missing my old cell phone. It was old but at least it took better pics than thisss!

It took me maybe 20 minutes to make this but it can be made in 5 minutes if you have crafty creative brains (it's a good idea to place all the pieces in front of you to visualize your final product),swift hands and strong fingers (godarn leather puncher was so difficult!)..Necklace is made with leather strings, same eyelets used to make Frye booties, metal rings and real leather..

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Des choses et des choses...

Lost and found

Modest book collection..damn internet

Nail rainbows

Where my jewelries hang out

First flea market purchase

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Saturday afternoon treat: Sakura Sencha tea full leaves

I boil some hot filtered water, let it sit and pour it over these deliciously aromatic tea leaves. Rare Japanese Green tea leaves with Cherry Blossom essence.
Full tea leaves are stronger in aroma and taste and carry more flavor than shredded tea leaves.
I purchased this at Sushi Ran restaurant after our meal in Sausalito. A portion of the profits goes to the earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan. A feel good tea all-around!