Happy Holidays! Whether it’s for Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza, what’s important that it’s a ‘designated’ time to embrace a moment with friends and family. It’s the signal to phone your far away sibling or the chance to finally say ‘thank you’ with a box of chocolate or a thoughtful handmade gift. I may not be Christian, but I still setup a Christmas tree in my home as the dazzling tree lights flickering in the dark brings warmth and joy to my heart. The festivity is contagious.
Since my mom doesn’t observe vegetarianism, I bought her a lobster, butchered it for her (yea, I’m brave :P) and had her stir fry it with slivered ginger, scallion in a sizzling wok. Perhaps not restaurant quality since our stove lacks the ‘wok hei’ (the essence of cooking over intense heat) effect, but it was still very tasteful and well-balanced in the freshness profile.