Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Homemade Mayonnaise


Today I tried a new recipe for
for mayonnaise from my Avoca Salad cookbook. I had very little hope as I have tried so many times to make mayonnaise and it always turned out without luster. I have tried whole egg mayo, but it was just usable. Most of the time I couldn't get it to emulsify. Tonight though, success!!!


The mayonnaise jarred and ready to go! Now to decide what delicious delicacy I can whip up using this gorgeous sauce. I may just have it on a slice of toast for breakfast!

Sunday, March 04, 2012


I have lived in China for over 6 1/2 years and it took me that long to get the nerve up to have a cupping treatment or ba huo guan 跋火罐. Part of the reason that I did not think about doing this is because of the bruising it leaves on your back. The cupping causes blood vessels to expand at the surface of your skin and these are your results.


I have to say that I have never taken a photo of my back nor do I ever try and look at my back. I didn't realize that I had so many moles! I was also told by my friend that my bruising was not very bad which means I am very healthy. I hope this is true! They also did cupping on my feet and my skins, but no marks were left there. I definitely enjoyed this experience and will try it again. Next time I will wait to do it when I have a cold or sinus infection to see if it helps my healing process.