Archive for June, 2010


Monday, June 28th, 2010


Men’s Tanktopssss

Jamie’s Souvenir T-shirt turned into a Tanktop with border on the side and crooked pocket

And the cutest mom and a girl in my dresses! Matching!

Now they can match with daddy! Modeled by Whitney. He is not the one who took a part in making this cutest 2 year old girl :P

Side panel is the part that matches the family:

And Georgia in her new Hana dress! Love love love the way she looks in my dress!

I’m sooooo Happy! :)




Tuesday, June 15th, 2010


and new soup bowls! :) Now I need more bigger plates that can go with those! Since all I have is more Western design plates and, clearly, they look out of place! :P

This is what we eat when I don’t have time to cook. I made the kelp thingy (Kombu no Nimono) and leafy thingy (Nanohana no Goma-Ae) in the morning, and I just made miso soup and Tofu steak with mushroom sauce when I got home! Numnumnummmmm

I make the sesame sauce (that you see on the greens) just because I just want to eat the garlic chili sauce with it.

I made this Seaweed Namul, it’s very garlic-y but it’s really good! And I also made this Gluten dish, (Kuruma-fu to Celery no Nimono), my new favorite!

And after we eat this, we eat corn and other desserts. :P

And Kurosuke always attacks me eating corns, I don’t know how he loves corns so much, he loves corns more than I do!

Big cat / Small cat. Sleepy cats on a cloudy day!




Monday, June 7th, 2010


I have always loved collard greens, a little too much. I wrote this recipe like 2 years ago on a different blog, but that one is really hard to search! So, I’m going to share this here!

Vegan Collard Greens that I love so so much

Ingredients:

  • Collard Greens- About 2 or 3 pound: Wash well and cut off the bottom stems and cut in small pieces
  • Onion- 1: minced
  • Garlic- 6 cloves: minced
  • Oil of your choice-about 1 Tbsp

For flavoring, you can just use the ones you have at home, though these might be obscure for non-Asian houseghold?  Not having all these isn’t a problem!

  • Dried red pepper-about 2:wash or wipe with wet towel
  • Kelp powder “Kombu-cha”- about 1 tsp
  • Veggie broth powder if you have it- about a 1 tsp
  • Vinegar-1 Tbsp
  • Bay Leaves- 2 or 3
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Soy sauce (Just a little  bit, it’s a secret flavoring)

You can add more stuff you think would be good, adjust the amount of salt by tasting it. But as you cook for  like an hour, collard green gives pretty good broth. Ahhh soooo good!

  1. Heat up oil (I use olive oil) and cook the minced garlic till you can smell yumminess of garlic. Then add the minced onions. Cook them til they are clear color.
  2. Add the greens and red pepper. Stir til they are coated with oil and looks cooked (it becomes very small amount)
  3. Add water as much to cover the whole leaves. But you keep adding water as you keep cooking.
  4. Add the flavoring: Kelp powder, Veggie broth powder, bay leaves, sat and pepper, and a little bit of soy sauce, and simmer for like a few hours. Add water often!

Eat it with hot sauce!

This is how we eat, when I cook collard greens, I want more country cooking to go with it! :)

And I though, “Hm, didn’t I make more food than this….”

Oh, I did make this cold corn soup with soymilk too!

What happened is, I love eating corns for dessert, and Whitney got me like 6 fresh corn from Whole Foods. I love corns from whole foods. I feel like I ate them every night, and the corn are back at Whole Foods! How exciting!

But I had 2 corns from the grocery store near us that I got last week, so we needed to start usinbg corns before they go bad! Then this dinner became very corn-party-ish.  :P

I missed you, corns!




Friday, June 4th, 2010


Or “I” am just attempting. Whitney will eat WHATEVER I make for him. Because his wife is scary…Not.

I haven’t been taking pictures of food since I’m using little plastic bowls and they are not very cute, therefore, I didn’t want to take pictures. But yesterday, I used ceramic little plates, they don’t match, but they look better! Now is a good time for me to go pottery shopping, now I know I use tiny ones, I didn’t think would before!

What we had yesterday:

It looks like we are still eating lots, but if you think about each amount, it’s a lot less that we used to eat! :P

After this, we shared a corn for dessert. That’s right, I said “dessert”. Whole foods have the deal on corns again, SUMMER HAS BEGUN!

This dinner was a while ago, nothing came in a package, I prepared them all! I was proud! :)

num num num. Kinda make me hungry though it’s only 9 am.

Thanks for looking! :)




Thursday, June 3rd, 2010


I made these last month, but I had not posted them! Theses are A-line dresses, that comes with a tie, so you can cinch the waist to show more shape. But it’s always good to have an option! :)

A-line Button Ruffle dress

Pink Splash print from Japan/ Pink Stripe/ orange polka dot lining: All cotton, very comfy especially the lining! It’s really soft! Hard to see but it’s got 6 buttons, and 2 side pockets and back zipper.

First with a tie:

Now without a tie:

I would’ve liked this more with taller boots, but, you know, I just got these boots and really wanted to wear them! :P

Here’s another dress, it’ the same style except this one doesn’t have the armhole ruffle. I’ve had people tell me armhole ruffles are a lil’ too much for some people. See, I DO listen to other people! :P

A line Ruffle Button dress

Vintage dotted swiss floral print from Japan/ light yellow and Green dot; both poly but fully lined with comfy polka dot cotton, have 2 side pockets, zipper on the back

With a tie:

Now without a tie:

I made very similar ones, but this is kinda improved version of it, It’s shorter and have extra tucks and a tie. All thanks to my friend, Rei-chan. She inspired me to make these changes! Thank youuuuuu!!!

Now I should get back to sewing! I’m working on an adult dress with flamingos (Sorry, all the people who loved the original one and didn’t work out! I am making someone a bigger better version that looks pretty similar :P ) and a matching dress for a 2 year old! It is a challenge. I actually thought to not do it when I started it, then I thought, I shouldn’t just be doing what I’m comfortable doing! :P We will see how it goes! It’s for the cutest, cutest mom and a daughter I have ever met!!!! I’m not exaggerating! I hope they’ll like it and let me photograph then in the dresses! :)

Thank you for looking!

this post was pretty much for my mom, who told me to write a blog because she’s looking forward to it. that was so nice to hear!