I love a simple product that solves a problem and is reasonably priced. As you can see, I bought 5 bottles of wine while I was away, and had to cram them into my carry-on (which I ultimately needed to check. Another first world problem).
Are your hands as dry as mine are from all the handwashing? I love this hand lotion from Trader Joe's to soften up again.
I couldn't get enough interviews and commentary last week ... and discovered this great new show, Cari & Jemele: Stick to Sports.
Jap Chae is a classic Korean noodle dish that is simple to make but seems overly fussy in the NYT. I'm going to share it like my mom would - without any measurements - hence, the the recipe-ISH caveat.
I don't get the flu vaccine every year (no judging, please), but I will this year because it’s just been that kind of year when we should mitigate risk as much as possible
The book is funny - and really thoughtful. If you want to better understand what life is like for my generation of Asian-Americans in the US, check it out.
Super random tip today. This is something that I learned while I was in Peace Corps Bolivia. If you have a burn, but have no aloe or cream, cut a thin slice of onion.
I now have a new "go to" host/ess gift: Cards. Yep, cards again! I buy boxes of beautiful blank cards, when they are on sale, and give them as host/ess gifts. If you know the person really well, you can buy individual cards and wrap a bow around them.
As far as keeping track of all those leftovers, there a lot of fancy labels out there, but I love using a piece of duct tape and a sharpie. It sticks and stays stuck, even in the freezer, and in my experience, it easily peels off without sticky residue to clean up.