Saturday, October 21, 2006


On Thursday night, I went to see the musical Chicago at Gammage. Well worth my time. We sat in the nose bleed section but could still see fine.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Mediterranean cooking class

Took a great cooking class at Sweet Basils in Scottsdale on Thursday night with my long-time friend, Michelle. It was a blast. The chef was really good. The class of 10 people split up to make the 7 different dishes shown below. I have to admit that I had my doubts whether we would be able to complete all the dishes within the three hour class but it all came together.

The finished dishes:
Pork skewers over couscous
Quinoa Tabbouleh
Goat cheese homemade Ravioli with creamy walnut sauce
Lentil, rice and veggie casserole with eggplant sauce
Zucchini balls
Rosemary & lime roasted red snapper with Mediterranean salsa
Zabaglione with quick-poached pears

Monday, October 09, 2006

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Chinese holiday

This week started with National Day in China and comes to an end tomorrow with the Moon Festival. All city offices close for the week.

Photo caption:
An old couple walk through a red lantern gallery in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006. A total of 300,000 lanterns were hung up in a residential district to greet the National Day holiday. (Qiao Qiming/Xinhua News Agency/WpN)