Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Year of the Tiger

According to the Chinese calendar 2010 is the year of the tiger. I can't help but be awestruck by the size, strength, and elegance of this beautiful animal. The tiger  is easily one of the most awesome, and one of the most endangered great animals in the world. 
According to tradition, people born during a Year of the Tiger (1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, and 2010) are said to exhibit that animal’s attributes.

They are:
unafraid of exploring new territory,
protective of those they love.
And have been known to have mood swings
Does that sound like me?

Today Ed and I entered a new culinary arena, Chinese Dim Sum.  For Christmas Ed got the bamboo steamers, a couple of recipe books and a few other gadgets.  We had fun exploring the local Asian market buying sorted bottles of strange dark liquids, making the dough and a couple different fillings, and then trying the different pinched-edges to make these cute Chinese dumplings.  This is the a Barbecue Pork Dumpling.

And these are a steamed Chinese Pork Dumpling.
Look pretty good,  and tasted great.  It certainly was an opportunity to explore something new.

Like all felines, Tigers always land on their feet, ready for whatever comes next in life, pursuing it with gusto!  Grrrrr!

Until Next Time-Kyle, the Tiger

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