Thursday, March 30, 2006

Today's lunch!


Today's lunch was Tomato Basil Spaghetti cooked by me!
I love basil !
I'm so sad about I still can't find tasty Itarian restaurant in my area.
One Italian restaurant I know is "Olive Garden", but their food is so greasy and ... salty for me :-( This restaurant seems popular though.

Anyway, now it's basil season! I went to grocery store and something very attractive odor led me to the harb corner. Oh, Basil!! I grabed the bunch of basil and brought it to my home, started to cook.

My Tomato basil spaghetti sause is so simple.
1. Slice some garlic, burn it with some olive oil in a pot.
2. Cut some tomato as cubic, put them in the pot which you were burning garlic.
3. Add some olive oil in it, and boil it a while.
4. While boiling the tomato, cut one pack of mashroom as you desired. I like to cut just in half or in quater.
5. Add the mashroom in the pot, and seasoning it with salt as you desired.
6. After a boil a while, add all of basil leaves!
7. Wait a while boiling, then boil spaghetti, and just toss in the sause!

I like a little bit spicy, so I usually add red paper in the sause.
It's so tasty!

I think basil leaves are better to be chopped to enjoy the fragrance, but I also like to eat them like spinach.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Spring has come!


This is a cute crocus blooming in my yard! I was a kind of shocked about spring was here before I noticed. I'm always impressed by plants, how they can alive in the chilly weather. Once they grew their petals, flowers, they are really weak. But as seeds, as bulbs, as roots, they are so strong.

This photo was taken on this Saturday, and next one was taken on this Sunday. Just during a day, they bloomed 3 more flowers!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Batik tote bag

I fell in love with cats and dogs patterned batik one day.
I thought I would make a nice tote bag with it!
And... it turned into lining after my consideration of color combination...
It's kind of sad...

This bag has a big poket on the front. It's like the bag was devided by 2.

The enlarged fabric is the one, I fell in love! It's sooooo cute! :-)