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I don’t know how and when I grew up, but I know that I did. And here is why:

I used to think that I could change the world;
Now I ask myself whether the world wants to be changed the way I want it to.

I used to complain about all the things that are “wrong” in the world;
Now I learn to shut up if I don’t even try to make them “right.”

I used to think that I wanted to move around and live in a different city every few years;
Now I desperately want to figure out where I can call “home,” for the rest of my life.

I used to get really offended when others told me that I am not “Chinese enough”;
Now I am much more concerned about being authentically “myself” than I do about fitting into any “label.”

I used to get really frustrated for not being understood;
Now I acknowledge that we as human beings are just incredibly lousy at really understanding each other, and the least we could do is not to judge.

I used to think that I would really regret if I hadn’t set my foot on all seven continents and experienced all the great cultures before I die;
Now I know that I would call it a great run if I have loved, been loved and brought happiness to some people’s lives.

I used to think Titanic is the most beautiful love story where one is willing to die for the loved one;
Now I think my grandma and grandpa who were together every day in their life for sixty years show me what love really is – it is about being willing to live, and be there, for the loved one, no matter how hard life is.

I used to think that cooking was a waste of time;
Now I can’t think of a better way to relax, to cleanse my mind, to meditate, and to spoil and love my friends.

I used to think the symbol of success is to be able to dine at expensive restaurants and order everything on the menu;
Now I get a much bigger sense of satisfaction from cooking fresh and delicious food for my family and friends than from any so-called “success.”

I used to freak out when I thought my life was on a predictable trajectory and I could almost see the end of it;
Now I get anxious about not knowing where I will be, what I will be doing, and whom I will be with in a year.

I used to think that everything will be different when I “grow up”;
Now I know that I will never be done with “growing up”.

I used to believe in fairy tales, the “happily ever after”;
I still do.

And yes, I thought all of that, while cooking and eating rosemary potato frittata and having a great conversation with friends. Now try this recipe and tell me what was in your mind when you cook and enjoy this dish! J

Best for: A low-key weekend brunch on a freezing winter day with good friends

Cook time: 30 min; Level: Easy; Yield: 4 servings

How much it’s worth: $35

Created by: Rachel Ray; Link: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/rosemary-potato-frittata-recipe/index.html


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic crushed
  • 1 pound baby potatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 to 4 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk, half-and-half or cream
  • 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano


Heat oven to 450 degrees F.

Heat the olive oil in medium heat-proof skillet over medium-low heat with the clove of crushed garlic. Let the garlic infuse the oil while you thinly slice the potatoes and onion; then remove the garlic. Add the potatoes and onions to the skillet and season with rosemary and salt and pepper, to taste. Raise the heat a little and cook for 6 to 7 minutes. Turn the potato/onion mixture over and cook for 5 minutes more. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together. Add the egg mixture to the skillet and move them around and under the potatoes to settle them. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until golden on top, about 10 to 12 minutes. Scatter the cheese on top, turn the oven off and let sit for another couple of minutes. Remove from the oven and serve.


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