Goodreads

"Give to the world the best you have and the best will come back to you." I remember when I first joined Goodreads. It was through the invitation of a friend. I love connecting with others over books--the more people, the merrier. I miss being part of a local book club, but I can still see what my online friends are reading through Goodreads. (It's also nice having librarian status and being able to add books to the virtual shelves.) Also, if you didn'tย see my announcement last week, I'll be … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Salt and pepper shrimp: seafood with savory flavoringย  I don't know what it is about English, but we like to prettify foods. For example: pig-->pork, cow-->beef. In Chinese, it's all point-blank names: pig-->pig-meat, cow-->cow-meat. That's probably why we also eat things whole, like chickens with the heads on. This is also true of the classic salt and pepper shrimp dish. Sure, you can cut off the ends, but it's not quite the same. I love how the distinctive salty taste of the … [Read more...]