Friday, December 18, 2009

A funny moment...

I told Curran he needed to grow up a bit before he did something on the he looks at me, sits up tall and says, "I grow up!"

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Happy success...

So here is my first ever attempt at making 'sushi rolls'. I made them with canned tuna so that first-timers to sushi would feel a little braver. I made it spicy with chili sauce, but still didn't have quite the right flavor balance in my opinion. But they looked pretty! (And stayed rolled which was my big worry.) Curran actually helped eating the seaweed wrappers and using wet (clean) fingers to flatten the rice.
I made these for a short public presentation I did on international holidays. In my little speech I touched upon Guy Fawkes day, Shichigosan, Baba Marta, Loi Krathong, Teej, Semana Santa and Eid al-fitr. I think about 12 or more sat through my presentation and participated awesomely, offering up their own stories of local and international holidays and traditions. The event was even written up in the local paper beforehand afterwards here as well. I had so much fun putting this presentation together, and I learned a lot which felt great.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Getting ready...

We're having fun getting ready for Christmas here. My mom and I tried an apple fruitcake this year. (You can see we were serious about cutting it well! hehe) It was too tasty! We got our tree put up a week or so ago. If it's not too dark you might see the boys peering at our finished tree. What fun! I'm really enjoying getting ready for Christmas... Baking and eating waaay too much I'm sure =)