Friday, February 19, 2010

Dumpling extravaganza.

My roommate and I decided to make dumplings. It just so happens that the creation of said dumplings fell right around the time of Chinese New Year, a happy accident that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy with tradition.

According to an unverified online source, dumplings signify family reunion during the New Year. I’m just going to also assume that they symbolize prosperity, because lets be honest, Chinese people are all about prosperity.

This was my first time making dumplings, and I will definitely be making more. They're so adorable, sculptural, freezable, and giftable (not a word, but it should be).

Going to go ahead and start with the glamor shots. Oooooo....


The uniformity and repetition reminds me of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


To my mother's surprise, I actually CAN cook. I absorbed a lot of skills from semi-watching her over the years and think I have pretty good instincts when it comes to cooking. These are some of most photo-worthy creations. I've recently been inspired to cook more frequently, so many more photos to come...

Pasta with roasted cauliflower and tomatoes.

Chicken curry with grapes on couscous.

Lemon, thyme, mushroom pasta.