You may have noticed that I have a thing for cream cheese, since I have posted recipes for a cream cheese spread and a cream cheese omelet. Yes, yes, I do. Another way I love cream cheese is in a sandwich with marinated sliced tomatoes and chopped iceberg lettuce. But nothing compares to Cream CheeseContinue reading “Recipe of the Day: Cream Cheese Wontons”
Appropriation vs Appreciation* “Appreciation is when someone seeks to understand and learn about another culture in an effort to broaden their perspective and connect with others cross-culturally.” “Cultural appropriation takes place when members of a majority group adopt cultural elements of a minority group in an exploitative, disrespectful, or stereotypical way.“ “Cultural appropriation is the socialContinue reading “Asian Magic”
In the 1960s, the TV show “Here Come the Brides” showed the Native Americans at the beginning of the city of Seattle as Plains Indians complete with teepees and feather headdresses. The tribe closest to the Seattle settlement at that time was the Duwamish. It’s too bad that the show’s writers didn’t bother to doContinue reading “Appreciation and Appropriation”
Chinese Fried WonTons 1 pound package of WonTon Skins (usually found in the produce department of grocery store)1 pound ground pork (not sausage)1 egg1 tablespoon soy sauce1 small can water chestnuts1 teaspoon minced ginger1/2 onion1/2 teaspoon MSG* (optional) Beat egg and chop onion. Drain and mince (finely chop) the water chestnuts. Mix all ingredients togetherContinue reading “Recipe of the Day: Chinese Fried WonTons”
I call this Cindi Sushi because it’s the only kind of sushi I will eat. My sister, whose husband is Japanese makes authentic sushi. 2 slices Turkey2 strips Swiss Cheese2 slices Bread1 teaspoon ranch dressing1 tablespoon thinly shredded carrots2 sweet baby pickles Place two slices of white bread with the crusts cut off on aContinue reading “Recipe of the Day: Kid Sushi”
About forty years ago, I took a Chinese cooking class at the University District store, The House Of Rice, in Seattle. I made these recipes so often that I ended up teaching classes using them. These recipes make a great menu to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Chinese Dinner for Company Chinese BBQ PorkFried RiceAsian-StyleContinue reading “Recipe of the Day: Chinese New Year Dinner Menu for the Lunar New Year”
The fifteen-day celebration in China called Lunar New Year started on Feb 1st. In honor of this holiday, I was inspired to create this outfit. It’s the Year of the Tiger.