I decided to become productive. Producing wontons to be exact. Why? No idea. I just had a random craving for them and felt like the sadistic torture of sitting down and wrapping them for an hour or more. I’m strange like that.

So ready? Steady… cook…


1/2 kilo of protein (I had chicken to get rid of)
3-4 leaves of chinese cabbage
3-4 soaked dried mushrooms
2 pack of 40 wrappers
2-3tsp of soy sauce to taste
2 tsp sesame oil
Minced ginger/garlic to taste

1. Finely chop everything. Do the cabbage first and toss some salt through. Let it sit for a few minutes to draw the water out, then squeeze dry.


2. Chuck it all in a giant bowl and mix through sauce and oil to taste. Test by cooking a little in a pot of boiling water (you’ll need it to cook the dumplings once done anyway). Adjust as needed.


3. Get everything ready for the epic wrapping. Tray for dumpings – check. Bowl of water for sealing – check. Find some mood music – what?

4. Start wrapping.


Aww… isn’t it cute? That one was probably a little on the overstuffed side. However much filling you want to put in? Try half that.


Much easier to wrap…


Ready for freezing now.

Well after all that fun I think I’m set for food for the rest of the week. It works straight with a little bit of XO sauce, or bulking it up with noodles and soup is good too. So hopefully my non-productive state has met its demise for now. As much fun as lazing around can be, I’d much rather be getting stuff done.


Black Hole

Well for the past month of my life I’ve been struck by a debilitating case of complete unmotivation (or whatever the word is supposed to be). I’ve been sucked into the black hole of procrastination. Not quite sure what I’ve been doing but it hasn’t been much. Probably doesn’t help that I don’t function well in the cold. Autumn was fairly warm this year so when winter hit, that felt like hell. A bloody freezing non sulphur burning hell.

There’s so much crap still on my to do list, but that really doesn’t register when you’re busy trying warm up your fingers, sitting under a blanket playing Farmville. Hmm… just realised how sad that sounds. To be fair, that’s not what I was doing all the time. Most of the time I was being annoyed at work. One of these days I’m just going to have to win lotto. And then buy an island. Preferably somewhere warm all year round.

So I suppose now that I’ve admitted to being completely unproductive the last month, it’s time to get a kick up the backside and actually DO something. Though maybe later in a few minutes…