A Poisonous Weed for Fairy Gardens?
Or an Edible Dyestuff?
Purple Perilla Plant
Purple Perilla is the purple-leafed variety of the more familiar Green Perilla. People often call Perilla by its Japanese name Shiso. 紫蘇 It’s also called Beefsteak Plant, and the green variety has a lot of uses, especially in Continue reading →
Elegant Replacement for Fingers
The Most Refined Eating Utensils
What They Are: Chopsticks are the principal eating tools of a large part of East Asia, centering on what Toynbee calls the Sinic culture sphere.
They are about 10 to 12 inches long, with longer ones used for cooking and serving. Children’s chopsticks are about 5 inches long. In Japan, chopsticks for use by women tend run smaller than men’s chopsticks.
Chinese chopsticks tend to be longer than Japanese, and have more rounded ends, while Japanese ones tend to have pointed ends. Continue reading →
An Answer to the Storage Problem
From Zojirushi to Tupperware
Buying Rice in bulk saves time and money. But how do you store it at home? And it can be a hassle to wrestle open the big rice sack just to get a cup of rice. And there’s mold, mice, dust, and the list goes on.
Rice Dispensers are a form of kitchen equipment that’s getting more popular. They are used to store rice after you have bought it and brought it home. Continue reading →