After a visit to Chinatown yesterday I made these fun popup cards. One shop was ablaze in red - red good luck calligrahy, red ang bao's, red cards, red wrapping paper, red lottery sheets...really lovely on a dark and dreary winter's day.
These sea cucumbers were available at the Uontana Fish Market. We had one cut up and ate it as sashimi for dinner. The texture is hard and crunchy, sort of like biting into a tumor. It is delicious with a little soy and a squeeze of lemon.