Here are a few of my kitchen sketches. The pepper was drawn life-size and almost didn't fit on the page. I love the bright red against the deep yellow background.
I cannot seem to remember the English name for pipa. They remind me a little bit of apricots, but are not quite the same thing.
This sketch was the first drawing I had ever done that actually looked like something and really got me started with drawing. I drew this after watching Jane LaFazio's From Art Journaling to Art video from Interweave. If you're interested in learning to do basic sketches, it's a great place to start. Jane makes it look so easy.