Tuesday Things

March 5, 2013

1. Leftovers: I know many of you may not have leftover wine but in case you do, don't toss it! Make a low maintenance red wine cake from smitten kitchen, topping optional. Moist and delicious with a touch of cinnamon.
2.  Here's another recipe to put those Chinese ingredients to use (chili bean paste, Sichuan peppercorns, Shaoxing Wine): Dan Dan Noodles, a staple of Sichuan street food. Noodles topped with crunchy seasoned meat and spicy chili oil. I even put the leftover meat topping on rice the next night, just as tasty.
3. I have a silly desire to acquire tons of glasses, since I am an everyday glasses wearer. I've been on the hunt for my next pair. It's not an easy task with my Asian nose so I tried out at home try-ons from Warby Parker and Glasses.com. You get about a week to try on 5 pairs for free. Pretty fun. I'd recommend Warby Parker since most their glasses are $95 and they donate a pair to those in need. However, their glasses were a no-go for me (see below).
wayfarers are not for everyone, yikes
4. It's March and we're inching closer to Spring! But I'm getting kind of sick of my winter get-up.