Monthly Archive for May, 2010

Frozen Lemonade Pie made by Charlie

Charlie made the most delicious pie for dessert. She said that she
and a friend had just had something similar at Fleming’s and her
friend sent her the recipe from the Food Network and it was pretty
much the same.

The only reason the pie made it past the first night is because
Charlie also made brownies and even frosted some with the icing that
had been intended for a carrot cake. Yum!!! We had so much dessert
to choose from that we got to have Frozen Lemonade Cake again for
dinner on Sunday night. Loved it!!!

The recipe is attached below.

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Frozen Lemonade Pie
Recipe courtesy The Neelys

Prep Time:5 min
Inactive Prep Time:24 hr 0 min
Cook Time:7 min
Serves:8 servings.

Ingredients
Graham Cracker Crust:
•2 cups graham cracker crumbs
•1/4 cup sugar
•7 tablespoons butter, melted

Lemonade filling:
•1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk, chilled
•1 (12 ounce) container whip topping, thawed
•1 (6 fluid ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, keep frozen
•1 teaspoon candied lemon peel

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In medium bowl, combine cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup of sugar, and the
melted butter. Press firmly on bottom and up sides of pie plate. Bake
for 7 minutes and let cool completely.

In a medium bowl, add chilled sweetened condensed milk and cool whip
and fold gently. Add frozen lemonade and continue to gently fold. Do
not let the mixture become soupy. Pour mixture into the pie crust and
freeze overnight. Garnish with candied lemon peel.

Printed from FoodNetwork.com on Sun May 30 2010
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So began the weekend of eating… dinner on Saturday night was a feast of potstickers & won tons!

My Mom and I decided it would be fun to take over R & C’s kitchen and
so we made hundreds of pan-fried potstickers (gyoza), boiled won tons
and won ton soup for dinner.

Mom said that a food processor would not chop the veggies for the
filling (nappa cabbage, baby leeks, green onions) as fine as she
wanted it, so we chopped everything by hand. We also hand-grated the
ginger and, of course, hand-filled/folded all the dumplings with some
help from C. Thank god Mom let us use store-bought wrappers ground
pork from the store (instead of making us make the skins from scratch
or chop/ground the pork by hand– yes some people do that!)

R & C’s Home
Scottsdale, AZ
5/29/2010
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Joz & Michael in the photobooth at the Skirball Cultural Center

Michael and I were at a reception for four exhibits open now at the Skirball
Cultural Center and we came upon a photobooth and decided to give it a
whirl.

As you can see, neither Michael nor I were ready for that first shot. But
we did manage to get a couple of good shots in together.

I did my own "Asian Poses" session and Michael did a set by himself of
"Drunken Superhero" shots.

Monsters and Miracles: A Journey through Jewish Picture Books Exhibition
Skirball Cultural Center
Los Angeles, CA
5/29/2010
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Joz is profiled in the “100 Passionate People” project at TaiwaneseAmerican.org

The 100 Passionate People project is being presented by TaiwaneseAmerican.org in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, where they highlight a cross section of Taiwanese America. These are just some of the passionate people contributing to the diverse fabric of our country and I am proud to be among them. For more info, see: taiwaneseamerican.org/100people/

Joz Wang – Blogger and Co-Editor of 8Asians.com
Los Angeles, CA
http://taiwaneseamerican.org/100people/joz-wang

I feel greatly indebted to my parents and grandparents for all the sacrifices they made so that we could grow up in a land of opportunity and freedom that did not exist in Taiwan.

*Who are you?*
I am a long-time blogger who embraces social media as a way for people to find their voices –both online and offline.

As one of the Co-Editors of 8Asians , we endeavor to bring Asian Americans voices together online while still highlighting the diversity and differences between us.

*What do you do?*
With a professional background in marketing, I am currently a Strategy Consultant at an interactive design and technology firm specializing in uniting technology, design and interactive experience into powerful,
world-class business solutions. (Translation: We build cool websites which drive our clients’ businesses!)

I also love the arts and am honored to sit on the Board of Directors for East West Players, the nation’s premier Asian American theatre.

*Why are you proud to be of Taiwanese heritage?*
My parents and grandparents are the greatest influences of my life. Their love and passion for Taiwan is instilled deeply within me, even though I was born and raised in America. As a 2nd generation Taiwanese American, I feel greatly indebted to my parents and grandparents for all the sacrifices they made so that we could grow up in a land of opportunity and freedom that did not exist in Taiwan. Their struggles to fight for democracy in Taiwan inspire me daily.

*Any additional information you would like to share?*
I am currently researching and working on a book about my family’s work toward Taiwanese democracy during an era of tyranny.

Oh yeah, and I am also known as the "Racist Camera" girl.

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Breakfast for the week: Bagels from Canter’s!

I was on my way into work in Beverly Hills this morning so I stopped by
quickly to say hi to @xandra, who is holding down the fort at the LA
Metblogs Blogathon/food drive.

I saw Pam, the manager, on my way in to the counter.

On my way out, I picked up a half dozen assorted bagels so I will have
bagels for breakfast all week!

Gay Men’s Chorus of LA premieres their Harvey Milk Schools Project at Fairfax High School

I interrupt the blogging at Canter’s to pop in a quick post to mention why I had to leave at 6:30pm instead of hanging out with the crew. I walked up the block on Fairfax to the auditorium of Fairfax High School to attend the premiere of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) of Harvey Milk Schools Project which was co-presented by the Equality California Institute (EQCAI).

GMCLA premieres the Harvey Milk Schools Project

I was honored to be in the audience for the first ever public performance of The Harvey Milk Schools Project. GMCLA uses Harvey Milk’s life story to mix music and spoken-word to bring a message of equality to Los Angeles area high schools. The performance is compelling and poignant and brought the audience– which included State Senator Mark Leno— to its feet. As this program will be seen by thousands of students, I think this program is going to inspire and change the lives of young people! Huzzah, GMCLA!

What an amazing way to commemorate the first ever Harvey Milk Day (and what would have been Harvey’s 80th birthday). Other members of the audience included EQCA’s Executive Director Geoff Kors, Bruce Cohen (producer), and Dustin Lance Black (screenwriter) of the Academy Award-winning movie MILK.

If you know any schools which may benefit from the performance, here are just a few things GMCLA’s program offers at absolutely NO COST:

•Access to a live, on campus choral performance open to all interested students and faculty

•Historical information and education about various genres of music, composers, and important social issues such as racism, discrimination, civil rights, and human rights

•Lyric and music analysis experience

•Professional introductions from GMCLA’s diverse singing members about their careers, personal experiences with the chorus, and struggles as out, proud, non-stereotypical gay men

•FREE tickets and bus transportation to a main stage GMCLA concert

•A specialized, flexible program crafted to fit the scholastic and artistic needs of each individual school’s student body

•Master classes for choral students taught by GMCLA’s Assistant Conductor

GMCLA’s program engages students in the important work of comprehending and discussing the complexities surrounding human rights, civil rights, and the LGBT struggle for equality. This program actively promotes the reality that our community’s struggle for equal rights is not only universal, but an issue that has and can affect any group of people who find themselves in the minority.

The @LAmetblogs crew: 5/22, 6pm @frazgo @jozjozjoz @ruth666 Daniel our Canter’s server @traviskoplow @xandra

Here we are!

Photo taken by the lovely Susan, our Classic Eats veteran

Canter’s Deli
Fairfax District
Los Angeles, CA
5/22/2010
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I got shushed for describing what I was doing as “Putting up pictures of food porn”

But seriously, how else would you describe our photos?

This is my Pastrami Reuben sandwich on rye with fries. Look at that melty
cheese!!!

But for those who aren’t lucky to be able to dine like this at Canter’s we
are collecting donations (cash and/or cans) for the LA Foodbank:
lafoodbank.org/

Come by, grab a bite, say hi and make a donation! We’re here until noon
tomorrow (Sunday, 5/23/2010)

Canter’s Deli
Fairfax District
Los Angeles, CA
5/22/2010
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Joz loves the pickles @cantersdeli

When I was here last week (the time Moye was stalking me here), I ate three
whole pickles– in addition to half my smoked turkey/Reuben sandwich.

Right now I’m at 1.5 pickles… and counting.

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Los Angeles, CA
5/22/2010
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Joz arrives at Canter’s for her blog-a-thon session. 3 laptops right now!

Technology report

2 Verizon MiFis
1 laptop from LucindaMichele
1 laptop from Joz
1 netbook from Joz
1 iPhone from LucindaMichele
2 more cell phones from Joz
1 Flip video camera from Lucinda Michele
2 digitals cameras (1 each)
1 AT&T wireless card

1 outlet

Wish us luck!

Canter’s Deli
Fairfax District
Los Angeles, CA

5/22/2010

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Joz & her souvenir “Sue Sylvester Barf Bag” given to her by a Cheerio at #GleeLive tonight – @GleeOnFOX [+blog post]

Even though I may have lost my voice from all the screaming/singing I did
and the fact that I’ll probably be deaf for a week–I had the best time at
the Glee Live show tonight at Universal / Gibson Amphitheatre tonight!

It started out with a jaw-dropping set by TheLXD, including a crowd-pleasing
number by Harry Shum Jr/"Elliott Hoo" and his magical dancing shoes.

During intermission, some Cheerios enterted the crowd and started handing
out William McKinley HS barf bags! Then as the show started, Sue Sylvester
was on the screen talking about how awful the show was going to be which is
why her Cheerios were handing out "Sue’s Barf Bags." Will Shuester got on
the screen to try and got the show going.

It was non-stop music and dancing. Great numbers from the show and surprise
appearance by Jesse St James and Vocal Adrenaline. There were pyrotechnics
and props and COSTUMES (Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance!!!). For a great write up
of the show, see Rachel’s at GleeHab’s recap:
gleehab.com/2010/05/16/gleehab-recap-glee-live/

I thought the same thing after I saw Mika and Lady Gaga live, but now that
I’ve gone to see Glee Live- it only confirms that I have the musical taste
of either a gay boy or a 13 year old girl.

After the concert ended, we ske-daddled as quickly as we could to escape the
crowds. I needed to use the restroom, but when we got to the one near the
parking structure, there was a mass of people in front of the door and so
then I decided to hold it. As we were driving on the freeway and we were
getting stuck in traffic, @ramengrrl said "You should have just gone to the
restroom." And I said, "But there was a giant line there." And she said
"No, actually there was no line, those girls were just standing around in
front of the door." (beat) Me: "Fuckin’ bitches!"

We decided to grab a bite to eat at Suehiro in Little Tokyo and saw the
folks at East West Players leaving for the night. The picture of me and the
barf bag was taken at Suehiro. But the food at Suehiro is yummy and does
not necessitate a barf bag!!!

After dinner, I realized the Jennifer Paz was there with her friend and so I
took on my stalker mode and went up to talk to her and get my program and
postcard from "Road to Saigon" autographed (I still had it in my purse from
Opening Night on Wednesday). I told her as soon as I got there that I
actually hadn’t seen her show tonight because I was at Glee and she was like
"WHAT?! They have a live show in L.A.!?" Turns out she loves Glee as
well!

I gleeked out a bit and I congratulated her again on the amazing performance
I saw the other night, as well as for the rave review and CRITIC’S CHOICE
pick in the LA Times today:
latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2010/05/theater-r…

Anyway, my ears are still ringing so I’d better try to get to bed and see if
I’ve regained any of my hearing in the morning.

Suehiro Cafe
Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles, CA
5/21/2010

IRT @Moye – Frankly, I am shocked no one @8Asians has drawn boobies or peens on this thing yet.

Because, the "8" in 8Asians is ‘cuz Moye & I have the maturity levels of 8
year old kids. (We tell fart jokes too.)

Also, did you like how I "fixed" Moye’s response to my question "Who Loves
Pie?" The original was here:
www.jozjozjoz.com/2010/05/19/how-joz-and-moye-responded-t…

Google Wave, Intarwebs
5/19/2010
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How Joz and @Moye responded to a serious attempt by @ErnieatLYD to get feedback for @8Asians via Google Wave (+3 Lessons from Joz)

I drew a picture asking “Who loves pie?”– and Moye responded.

Lesson #1: You want a serious response from us? We give you bad drawings of
food.

Lesson #2: Google Wave is still around. Really. (I freaked out a bunch of
people today by responding to threads I hadn’t touched since October 2009)

Lesson #3: I have 25 invites for Google Wave. Not that you need them now
anyway.

(I’m including a full screenshot because, what the heck… there’s nothing
secret in here. )

Google Wave, Intarwebs
5/19/2010
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Pork & Shrimp Shumai (燒賣) from Din Tai Fung

I was going to write a blog post but while I was looking for a photo to go
with it, I realized that I literally have months of pictures that i haven’t
sent to people I promised them to. :(

So instead of going down that path, I am going to post a random photo I
found.

I took this picture at dinner with my friend Dave M. In addition to the
pork & shrimp shumai, we also had an order of the XLBs, some hard to eat
sesame noodles and some veggies. Afterward, we grabbed some desserts at
Phoenix next door and then ended back at Dave’s place for some Beatles
Rockband. What a great way to spend an evening!

XLB: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiaolongbao
Shumai: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shumai
DTF: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Din_Tai_Fung

Din Tai Fung
Arcadia, CA
4/26/2010

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