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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Instant February Calendar

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Blueberry pie
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Mix sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon, and sprinkle over blueberries.
  3. Line pie dish with one pie crust. Pour berry mixture into the crust, and dot with butter. Cut remaining pastry into 1/2 - 3/4 inch wide strips, and make lattice top. Crimp and flute edges.
  4. Bake pie on lower shelf of oven for about 50 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Gold fish

Cutest tank for gold fish!
I need a little green in it. Too modern for my gold fish.

I'm keeping ideas of my gold fish design for a long time.
Then I found this link.
I got feeding fish gadget too. Click and drop foods, they eat!
Hope my Gold Fish design is successful!

I jointed and started pinterest, check it out.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Instant January Calendar

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Caramel Apple Jam
  • 6 cups diced peeled apples (1/8 inch cubes)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • 1 (1.75 ounce) package powdered fruit pectin
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. In a large kettle, combine the apples, water and butter. Cook and stir over low heat until apples are soft. Stir in pectin and bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. Add the sugars, cinnamon and nutmeg and return to a rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  2. Remove from the heat and skim off any foam. Ladle hot jam into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Adjust caps. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling-water bath.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Happy New Year!

Japanese people celebrate the new year for three days. Called "Sanganichi". We used to prepare meals for the upcoming 3 days in advance. We would put good luck foods in box like shaped containers stacked into three layers. We would eat the same foods for the three days. It sounds pretty boring, doesn't it!!! haha, It sure was!

Today is the last day of celebration for the new year! Sorry I couldn't post the card on actual new years day, at least I got it up a few days later! (in "Sanganichi")

We came back from Vermont last night.
We already miss Vermont in many ways.