Sunday, February 8, 2009
I felt a bit homesick yesterday and made some Gon Lou noodles... it's what grandma or mom used to make for me. Gon Lou is Cantonese or "dry mixing" or "dry stirring" a very popular way of preparing noodles. It's similar to ramen or Pho but with egg noodles and without the broth. A simple dish to prepare and easy to eat, you won't burn your mouth on the soup. Hence it's a dish served to a lot of children. :)
This is about a 5min meal.
Boil water, toss in noodles, let boil for 2-3 mins (I like them slightly Al-Dente)
While noodle is still boiling, toss veggies for about 1 min. I like to flash cook the veggies so they won't overcook. This way they retain their color, crunch and nutrients. My faves to use are Gai-Lan, Bak Choy, Napa Cabbage or Broccoli.
Drain noodles and veggies, toss in sesame oil and Hoisin sauce (or soy sauce)... shred in some chicken or tofu and eat! I always have boiled chicken in the fridge for a quick meal.
I imagine this as the Chinese pizza... you can't go wrong. Put in your favorite veggie and meat or non-meat product. The noodle is like the pizza dough and the ingredients are like the toppings! ^_^
More info on Lo Mein (mixed noodles)
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Some of you may know how expensive glasses are, especially if you don't have insurance. Last year I was lured into an America's Best by their "$99 for a pair of glasses" advertisment. I spent an hour being ignored by the only employee in the store and by the time I got to picking out my frames I learned that the lenses weren't included! Scratch coating was another $75 extra... Oh and if I wanted anti-glare that another $90. The total was about $400! I was very angry and felt lied to...
Well ya'all, there is a better solution. My husband found this guy's blog and we decided to try it. We both bought a few pairs of glasses from ZenniOptical. It does take some figuring out, you have to know your prescription and needed measurements.
These are my glasses: prescription, scratch coated... blah blah... the works for $8 and $5 shipping!!! OMG that's with everything, frame & lenses! I kept asking my husband... so what was the price again?!
I expected crappy quality, but they turned out wonderful! The only drawback is that you can't try them on, so you have to know what looks good on you... or at least have a sense of what you like. I love these guys and highly recommend them. Even if you have a pair already it's always nice to have a backup and for $13.00 what can it hurt?
I've had these for almost a year now and they've held up very well. Here are my favorites:
$8.00 plastic frame
$12.95 hingeless wire frame
They also do prescription shades, transitions... goggles... bifocals...
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
5"H x 10"W x 5"D
Fabric, wire, thread & human hair
An old piece from 2002, I'm making some newer versions for the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival in May. The newer ones will have different "skin" tones and hair textures... View large here: