It's the year of the Tiger. I'm not sure what that means except that I ate a heck of a lot of food and am discovering so many Chinese dishes. Growing up I thought that authentic Chinese food was the Pupu platter at the local Chinese/Canadian restaurant. Now I crave coconut bread and live for the fungus/tofu platter. I am not very adept with chopsticks, but I muddle my way through. My next challenge will be to learn basic mandarin. At least to say please/thank you/more food.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
One snack that was new to me at my in-laws house were smoked watermelon seeds. The hell? I am used to just spitting them out from watermelon, but indeed there is a tiny nutcracker you can use to split the husks apart and get out the seeds. Coolest thing ever, but too much work for me. I'm more a pass-me-the-noodle-bowl-and-stand-back type of girl. However, my nieces (who were invited for New Year's along with my sis) LOVED the seeds. I had to sit and shell them endlessly for them. Until I got bored with that. Then my youngest niece figured out how to shell the seeds all by herself. I was quite impressed. That girl is like me - will learn anything for food.
Right now I am packing and watching the Olympics. I'm watching NBC as the Canadian channel is broadcasting the hockey game at present and I'm not in the mood for that. Too bad snowboarding is not on right now, but I'm getting a kick out of figure skating. I don't actually care much for it, but I do like the drama.
Am also having panic attacks about one person for life type thing. I love C., but I love cock too.