Monday, January 19, 2009


OK, so lets admit this first...I was a total anime fan girl when I was younger! Movies like KiKi's Delivery Service are still great comfort films for me, but for the most part, I'm out of the scene. 

Since I've moved out to California , I've been cooking just for myself (Max should be here soon!) And I've been trying to find tasty, yet healthy meals that are inexpensive, and quick to throw together. This lead me to start cooking Asian dishes, and THAT lead me to thinking about Onigiri. I had almost everything I needed to make them, so why not? Here are the results of my little cooking experiment.

Yum! Avocado!

I'm pretty happy with how they came out, and they do make an awesome snack! The recommended amount of salt was a little much for me, but that's an easy fix for next time! 

Want to make your own Onigiri? Check out this blog!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

OpArt blanket

Had to share, because I'm super happy with how this turned out! Max's cousins Dee and Will are expecting their second baby this March (first little girl!) So I decided to knit her a blanket. This was a super fun pattern to use, and its all knit in one giant piece in the round. I used a soft acrylic yarn so Dee could wash it, because ya know, babies are messy little buggers!
Yarn: Vanna's Choice 1lb 
Pattern: OpArt
Get it at:

All wraped up and ready to go! Look for pictures of the baby wraped up in it in a month or so ! =)