How to Cut a Mango

Today I learned how to cut a mango. Here is a short quiz on your mango cutting abilities/knowledge (because I know that knowledge does not necessarily translate into ability).

1. A ripe mango is:

  • A. Red or Orange
  • B. Green
  • C. Hard
  • D. Pinkish Color

2. The stone of a mango is:

  • A. Round like a peach
  • B. Flat
  • C. The most yummy part
  • D. Located at the top most portion of the mango

3. The best way to cut a mango is:

  • A. Right down the middle
  • B. Across the center horizontally
  • C. In a food processor
  • D. About one centimeter to either side of the middle

Well, how did you do??? I don’t think I would have gotten them right…. except for maybe a few really good guesses. The answers are 3:D 2:B and 1:A. And yes they are ordered that way just in case someone caught a quick glance of them. Don’t want to ruin the quiz.

Now for the instructions…..

Well first you… then you…. and then you…. then it’s time to eat! Isn’t that lovely????? Here’s the video I watched:

How to cut a mango

I hope you get to try one of these tasty things!!

Beauty from Horror

This past weekend I went on a family vacation to Savannah, GA. It was my brother’s 21st birthday and we wanted to do something fun to celebrate. On Friday we went to the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, which is all about WWII memories and history.

Most of the museum was filled with planes and stories of the people who flew, worked on, or planned the flights of those planes. But one section was devoted to a family that helped people escape Germany. They hid Jews and stranded Allies. All of this was interesting, but I’m not easily moved by history even if they are moving stories.

In the corner of the replicated living room, there was an exhibit of embroidery, which immediately piqued my interest. Me? Embroidery? I wonder why… It turned out that this embroidery was the last non-confiscated embroidery of a concentration camp. AND I took pictures.

I had no idea that such things went on. The stories…. oh how many stories have been untold? How many women made it through the war because of their little embroideries? Their little pieces of the old life and sanity. Continue reading

Doodling again…

My camera was never fixed. It still says “file is unreadable” every time I try to access it. [insert sadface] But the great thing about broken things is that new ones can be bought. I finally got a new camera last week so the new quilt block can now be posted.

Crazy Quilt BlockThat is the entire thing. All that is left to do is add the date and my signature to the corner. This block was so much fun. It was worked on the bus during a family vacation, sitting around the house and I don’t know how many other locations. It was also my first time using a marking pen to outline some of my designs. The owls were sketched and then embroidered. The black flower swirl wasn’t however because the pen is pink. For some reason pink doesn’t show up on pink…. hmmm… I wonder why.

Here are some close-ups.

Cute little owlsAren’t they so cute???

Black flower swirl

Cherry BranchRibbon TanglesThe fun thing about the ribbon tangles is that they tangled themselves into a little rosette, which was really neat.

Floral OverlayConversationVines of BloomLace the FlowerLittle BearThe cute little bear. My brother told me that he has creepy eyes, but I still like him. I think I like his little bouquet of flowers and his fat nose most of all.

Hopefully more will be completed soon. It’s recruitment season right now so between socials, interviews and classwork, this university girl’s life is a bit full. The bright side is that life is less busy now than it will be come January when I start the CPA exam. Ahhhh optimism.