so sorry

my technical difficulties are multiplying…

oh no- say it ain’t so

I don’t know what technical difficulties are buy I’ve got them today…dealing with it…be back tomorrow1?!?!


I wish us all the very best new year…


eat, drink and be merry some more! but please be careful

and merry to you

ho, ho, ho- eat drink and be happy

no more food

i can’t think about food, I can’t write about food and I can’t eat anymore food…sorry, you’re on your own today!

giving thanks

give thanks today

woky woky woky

want to wok?

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Stir-Fry
Serves 4

1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
Salt and pepper
6 slices fresh ginger
1 small onion, thinly sliced
5 cloves garlic, sliced
2 scallions, cut into 2-inch lengths
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon sugar
Preheat oven to 450°F. On a parchment-lined baking sheet, spread out the cauliflower in a single layer and toss with 2 tablespoons oil. Season with salt and pepper, and roast until crisp and golden, about 30 minutes. Stir the cauliflower halfway through baking.
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in your wok over medium-high heat. Add the ginger and cook for 2 minutes until caramelized. Add the onion and garlic, and cook for another 2 minutes, making sure they don’t burn.
Turn up the heat to high, and add the cauliflower and scallions. Cook for 30 seconds and then add the crushed red pepper flakes (if using), sesame oil, Shaoxing rice wine or sherry, soy sauce, and sugar. Toss everything together, stir-frying for about 1 minute, and serve with steamed rice.

get out there

OK Mom, here goes: I’m stuck in my life. I have no real friends and I’m not happy. What should I do?
You didn’t get there by accident. People who have friends put work into it, friends don’t just appear. People who are happy don’t just sit there waiting to be happy. Got it? Go out there and do whatever you have to do to change your life. No little fairy is going to do it for you. Get out there…

your permission is not needed

Dear Ask Mom, I sit very close to someone at work that wears 12 kinds of perfume or something. The smell is strong and not good. Can I say something?
Is it a small closed room, with only the two of you? If it is then you can say something that’s not rude. If it’s a large room, get a fan, open a window, rearrange your furniture so that you’re not too close or grin and bear it…she doesn’t need your permission to smell as offensively as she wants to smell.