Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Easter Bunny Bao

Combining Dim Sum & Easter Brunch = Duh!

read this from Just Very tempted to make them if my advanced cooking crew can be persuaded to join in the adventure. Read more  step by step instruction here.

Bunny shaped bao (steamed buns) with egg and bacon filling

Makes about 12 bunnies
For the dough:
  • 400g / 14 oz. all-purpose white flour
  • 1 packet (7g) dry yeast
  • 2 Tbs. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 220ml / a bit less than 1 U.S. cup warm water
  • 2 Tbs. vegetable oil (such as canola, safflower)
  • extra flour for rolling out
For the filling:
  • 150g / about 5 oz (a few slices) bacon, speck or pancetta, cut into small dice
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. mirin
  • 3 Tbs. chives, finely chopped

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Monday, February 27, 2012

This Week in Washington – February 27, 2012

The House and Senate this week come back into session for five weeks of work before the next recess.  The highway bill will be the first order of business in the Senate.  The House has a full schedule of suspension bills and hearings on the FY 2013 budget.
Expect an extended debate in Washington on President Obama’s strategy for Afghanistan in the wake of the killings of four U.S. servicemembers over the past week.  Also, eyes from Washington will be on Arizona and Michigan to see if the Republican primary fight clears up.  Don’t expect much legislating to happen this week in Congress.

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so,” Shakespeare.


Kiss That Frog!: 12 Great Ways to Turn Negatives into Positives in Your Life and Work 

Just like the lonely princess in the fairy tale who was reluctant to lock lips with a warty frog and transform him into a handsome prince, something stops many of us short of attaining our dreams. Our negative thoughts, emotions, and attitudes can threaten to keep us from achieving all that we’re capable of. Here bestselling author and speaker Brian Tracy and his daughter, therapist Christina Tracy Stein, provide a set of practical, proven strategies anyone can use to turn those negative frogs into positive princes.
Tracy and Stein present a step-by-step plan that addresses the root causes of negativity, helps you uncover blocks that have become mental obstacles, and shows how you can transform them into stepping-stones to achieve your fullest potential. The book distills, in an accessible and immediately useful form, what Tracy has presented in more than 5,000 talks and seminars with more than five million people in fifty-eight countries and what Stein has learned through thousands of hours of counseling people from all walks of life.
“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so,” the authors quote Shakespeare. The many powerful techniques and exercises in this book will help you change your mindset so that you discover something worthwhile in every person and experience, however difficult and challenging they might seem at first. You’ll learn how to develop unshakable self-confidence, become your best self, and begin living an extraordinary life.