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archive for January 2006

homemade goodness

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

Our dinner at Nicole’s place was awesome tonight. She and Andrew made homemade butternut squash ravioli in a butter sauce. We all got to help in making the ravioli, but Andrew is quite skilled with making the pasta:

rolling it out

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new year ponderings

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

Gong Xi Fa Tsai, Xin Nien Quai Le! Won Shir Ru I.

It’s Chinese New Year – the year of the Dog:

red envelopes usually contain money, sometimes candy, and are generally not edible

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brain cotton

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

There’s nothing I quite hate as much as being sick. I’m not sick, but I have been fighting off some low-grade mental cotton in my head for the past few days and without much success. It lingers because I’ve had horrible sleep habits of late. Today I decided to make some headway and fight it with naps, liquids, and not skiing (*sigh*). I don’t like to sleep, but when my body needs it, I do it.

However, tomorrow is Chinese New Year which means today is New Year’s Eve, which means I had to cook a lot of specific stuff for the New Year. I made dumpling filling with ground pork, nappa cabbage, shitake mushrooms, bamboo shoots, green onions, ginger, sesame oil, cornstarch, and soy sauce. This filling is also used to make pork meatballs and goes in these little egg pockets. It’s a lot of work being a good Chinese daughter…

adding sesame oil

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