A Fool’s Food

You still don’t know what you’re going to do tomorrow?

Check out some of the silly recipes from Family Fun.

(Heads up: the recipes have non-vegetarians in mind, but I couldn’t find any candy tofu burger cookie recipes. If you prefer, you can easily find many vegan rice krispies treats recipes online. Check them out, ok?)

Mock Sushi (video)


Make a copy, please

Shh, can you keep a secret?

This is what I’ll be doing Wednesday at my office. Don’t tell my co-workers!

This comes from Just For Laughs, a popular candid camera festival based in Montreal. The jokes are often funny but they’re not often kid-friendly, so I don’t want your little ones to watch on their own, ok?

Amanita Design

If you liked Questionaut as much as I did – and still do – maybe you have already discovered more games on Amanita Design’s site.

With each game, you move your cursor around to find out what you can click, and then you have to figure out the pattern to make something happen. You’d think the BBC would want more of these Amanita creations. I certainly do.

Be patient! (Tip: use a mouse, not a scrollpad.)

The game below is called Rocketman VC and features NBA player Vince Carter.


Stuck? Search the game title plus “walkthrough”.

Runaway with Janet

Our school year just ended, and I’m taking a half-hour break from thinking about education.

Have fun with me: can you name all of the locations in Janet Jackson’s Runaway video?

Bonus: how many of those locations have you been to?

One more bonus: learn how to say, “Hello, my name is ____” in each language!

Japanese Sign Language

Promise your little one a super extra long walk to the park if she’ll just please please oh please sit quietly at the table and learn Japanese Sign Language so that you can finish filing your tax forms.

Did she finish before you finished? Promptly hand her these Chinese, Canadian and Russian Sign Language charts, and let her learn those, too.


Mauian Spicy Fried Rice

Bonnie Mandoe wrote that her Spicy Fried Rice “can be served with Thai, Mexican, Spanish, Greek or Italian food”.

I’m sure she’s right, but I’ve always found this recipe plenty yummy without needing to add anything to it.


Spicy Fried Rice

  • 3 tablespoons mild oil, such as canola
  • 2 cups finely chopped onion
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ume (plum) vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce
  • 6 tablespoons tomato paste
  • scant ½ cup chopped scallions
  • ¾ cup finely chopped Chinese parsley
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 1 ripe tomato, cut in wedges

1) Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan.  When it’s hot, add the onion and cook until it’s transparent.

2) Combine salt, vinegar, soy sauce, Tabasco, tomato paste, scallions and ½ cup of the Chinese parsley; set aside.

3) Add rice to wok; stir fry 3 minutes. Add tomato paste mixture and stir fry 5 minutes on high heat.

4) Turn the rice onto a serving platter. Garnish with the remaining Chinese parsley and the tomato wedges. Serve immediately.

Yield: 4 to 5 servings


Why is Vegetarian Nights: Fresh from Hawaii no longer in print?! Check with your library; maybe you can find a copy there.


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