Archive for February, 2009

Chicken Steak

I’m close to Philly and most of my life I’ve eaten steak sandwiches. I love them. I, for some reason, never liked them with cheese on them. What’s weirder is I love cheese. I’m just not fond of my steak sandwiches with cheese. That’s also why I don’t call them cheesesteaks. I prefer mine with fried onions. 🙂

A typical cheesesteak sandwich

A typical cheesesteak sandwich

Why am I talking about this now? It’s because I had chicken steak for dinner. No, not chicken fried steak. That’s a whole other yumminess. Oh, why not beef, you ask? I stopped eating beef a while back ago. I also stopped eating cheese too. I’m dairy free. That’s doesn’t matter anyway because I wouldn’t have put cheese on my chicken steak anyway. I’ll talk about being dairy free in another post at another time, though.

There’s really no point to this blog. I haven’t had chicken steak for a while and I was wondering why because I love it. It’s funny, when I was younger I thought every major city in the U.S. had steak sandwiches and people selling soft pretzels on the street. I love Philly food!

I prefer to make them myself or order from someone nearby. I know, I’m a bad Philly girl. Then again, I can’t really be called a Philly girl because I never lived in Philly. Just the suburbs of Philly.

I’ll probably talk about soft pretzels in another post as well. They deserve their own post. Yes, they’re that great.

So, what are some of your regional specific foods? Does your city have one? Let me know.

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Cilantro Please Don’t Die

I bought a cilantro plant from the supermarket yesterday. It’s already drooping today. It’s probably going to die. 😦 I don’t know why I bought it, I have a black thumb. Every plant I’ve tried to take care of usually dies. I had second thoughts about buying it, but I did anyway.

Well, I did make some really yummy guacamole today though. I’m really hoping it’ll last so I don’t have to keep buying cilantro. If anyone has any plant tips for my poor plant leave a comment.

Amigurumi – Why I love it…

Well, I forget exactly how I first found out about amigurumi. I’m on the internet quite a lot, so I was probably searching for crochet techniques or something. One day I came across it. Amigurumi!

What is Amigurumi? It’s a Japanese form of crochet. You basically crochet in a spiral, rather than in rows. I learned to crochet in rows a long time ago, so amigurumi really intrigued me. I learned how from looking at this one website (which I can’t find at the moment) and from Crochet Me.

It’s funny, since last year amigurumi has become more and more popular. That’s one of the reasons why I can’t find that first website. It’s gotten buried in google search. The other reason being my computer is down at the moment and that’s where the link was saved. >_<

Anyhoo, why do I love amigurumi? Because you can make pretty much anything as long as you imagine it. It’s absolutely great! My first attempt at ami is this bunny here:

The Bunny

The Bunny

I just figured it out as I went along, undoing and redoing stitches until I liked what was created. This ended up being one of the first things I put on my Etsy shop as well, and also my first sold piece. It went to a baby. 🙂

Lately, I’ve been trying to figure out ways to improve my amigurumi. I’m trying to make things that people haven’t seen before. Right now, I’m working on a pattern for a werewolf and also a Blast-Ended Skrewt. If you don’t know what that is, then read Harry Potter. 😛 I also have other things in the works. If anyone has anything in mind they want to see as an amigurumi please feel free to let me know.

So, again, the reason why I love amigurumi is because your mind is what holds you back or what brings you forward. Whatever you think of in your head you can make into amigurumi. It may be difficult, but it’s so much fun to figure out!