Sunday, June 20, 2010

Pattern - Japanese alphabet quilt -

Finally.
Finally.
Finally.

Japanese alphabet quilt pattern is here.


And a little kit to make a quilt top is available, too.

Had an idea to make this for a long time since I was asked by some people about a pattern. And it is very time consuming for me to make this quilt, I wondered it would be good idea to sell a pattern who is interested in making it by her/himself. If you can make it by yourself it would become a special treasure.

Took a while to find a free licensed Japanese font, since it is used for business purpose. Most of fonts are copyrighted, if you would like to use it as business purpose, you need to get a special permission from them. I finally found free font which can be used in any way, all prohibited thing is that it is not resalable.

I am appreciating my friends who always give me a right suggestion on whatever I do. I didn't know about this license matter, I use free fonts a lot, and I thought free is free that could be used in any way. I have been learning about many things thanks to my friends.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Artichoke.

Have you ever tried to cook artichokes??

My housemate kindly let me experienced it. He has a pressure cooker - he is a most often cook person in this house -, and bought 2 artichokes to play with (?), when we went to shopping together.

After 20 - 25 minutes cooking with the pressure cooker, green artichokes changed the color to brown.


And peal off the skin (petals), peal, peal, peal...., keep pealing....



Deep inside of the petals... Still pealing....

Bunch of hard and thick ciliary showed up. I first thought it would be edible, but....


They are like a broom. Have to get rid of them.


And only this small base of flower is edible. Can you believe this???????
It tasted like bamboo shoot in some flavor. It is also time consuming to cook bamboo shoot, but we can have more to eat.

Anyway we enjoyed it with some wine before going to bed! :)

Have a nice weekend to you all :D