Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Afternoon Tea

At "Lisa's Tea Treasures" in Menlo Park.

I ordered an "Afternoon Tea in England." They are all big!

The dessert was huge too!!

It is just like America.

Monday, August 27, 2007


From the last quarter class.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

This is "Black Meat"

"Fred's Marinated Sirloins" is the offical name :-)
Just grill in the oven and this is very tasty!!!
What does this black color come from??

@ Schaub's in Stanford Shopping Center
(about $12/Lb)

Thursday, August 23, 2007


I'v received a letter from the United States District Court!!
This made me nervous if I did something wrong like a speeding offence.

The letter was "Juror Qualification Questionnaire"!!

This is amazing...it's only one year since I came to the United States.
I really have the luck of the draw.
I'm not a citizen and I'm not good at English.
But do I still have a qualification for juror!?

The jury system will start soon in Japan too.

*summons=an official order to appear somewhere, especially in a court of law
*juror=a member of a jury
*jury=a group of twelve people who listen to details of a case in court and decide whether someone is guilty or not

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Non-Oil Muffin

My friend who had left for her country gave me this muffin pan.
So, I made muffins for the first time!
It was very easy to make and they were good :-)

The ingredients are;
1 egg
40g sugar
50g yogurt
50g milk
120g flour
4g baking powder

and just mix!!
I put some Ghirardelli's chocolate chips which my friend also gave me.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Mini Doily

I crocheted these doilies using hemp twine dyed by plant.

I like the yellow one.

The hemp is said that environment-friendly plant which doesn't need agricultural chemicals or fertilizer to grow.

I brought these hemp twines from Japan. I looked for them in a craft shop here, but I couldn't find.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Lake Tahoe

I enjoyed canoeing in Lake Tahoe.

The color of water was beautiful! But the water was cold:(

This is a dawn of Emerald Bay. A small island in the middle is Fannette Island. In the island, there is a tea house like a castle where wealthy people used to come to have a tea time by a boat.
We had a great breakfast! I had a today's special, Strawberry pancake. It was very good! The amazing thing is...they were free! This "Full American Breakfast" was included in a room charge of our hotel. I heard the "full breakfast" for the first time in the States.