Quarantine Cooking: Pasta Sauce
By Leo Zhou
So I realized that I failed to provide you with any real sauce options last motnh (I just realized how odd that sounds, some of you might understand). This is kind of a follow up to my pasta recipe. It's totally not because I ran out of ideas. So I’m just going to provide you with a simple yet very delicious sauce recipe that goes perfectly with my pasta.
Get asked to make the sauce because your sister doesn’t want pesto
Try and find the onion for 10 minutes
Find the onion
Find the garlic
Step 1: Put the heat on… Medium…?
Step 1A: Put the pan on the stove
Step 1B: Go back in time and finely chop the onions and garlic
Step 2: Add oil (not too much or something bad will happen later)
Step 2A: Wait for oil to heat up
Step 3: Add vegetables
Step 3A: Shield yourself from minor oil spray
Step 4: Cook until slightly golden brown
Step 4A: Brace yourself if you added too much oil
Step 5: Add desired amount of tomato sauce into the pan
Step 5A: Accidentally make an oil volcano by putting too much oil
Step 6: Add some salt and pepper and stir around a bit more
Step 6A: Serve with your pasta. (wait are you eating this by itself?)
So… yeah I wrote this because I ran out of ideas. But it's fine, I'm sure I can get another one out next month or something. If you really want to go further, add some precooked ground meat.
FUN FACTS ABOUT AAPI
Curated by Benson Liu
1. There were more than 17 million Americans of Asian descent in 2010. In 2010 the 17.3 million Americans of Asian descent comprised 5.6 percent of the total U.S. population. Nearly half of the Asian population--46 percent—lives in the western United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s National Population Projections from 2008, by 2050 close to 8 percent of the U.S. population (7.79 percent) will identify as Asian, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander alone.
2. The Asian population is growing rapidly. The Asian population grew by more than 45 percent from 2000 to 2010—a rate faster than any other major race group—according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And the South Asian American population grew at an even faster pace--78 percent over the past decade. From 2000 to 2010 the Asian population increased by 30 percent or more in every state except Hawaii, according to the 2010 Census.
3. Nevada and Arizona have seen sharp increases in their Asian populations. Asians comprise the greatest share of the population in Hawaii (57.4 percent) and California (14.9 percent), but the Asian population has grown in size most rapidly in Nevada (116 percent between 2000 and 2010) and Arizona (94.6 percent in the same years). Other key states that have experienced swift Asian population growth include Virginia (71 percent) and Ohio (49 percent).
4. Civic engagement in the Asian community is very high. Forty-eight percent of registered Asian American voters—3.4 million people—turned out to vote in the 2008 presidential election. In 2010 Asians accounted for 2.4 percent of all voters, up from 2.2 percent in 2006. Between 2000 and 2008 the total Asian American eligible voter population grew from 4,718,000 to 7,059,000—an increase of nearly 50 percent.
5. Close to three-fifths of foreign-born Asians are naturalized U.S. citizens, meaning they are eligible to vote. In 2010 two-thirds of those who identified as Asian alone were foreign born (66.5 percent). Of these foreign-born residents, 57 percent were naturalized citizens. More than 250,000 Asian American immigrants became U.S. citizens in 2010 alone.
6. Immigration policy affects Asian Americans too. An estimated 1 million undocumented immigrants in the United States come from Asia. Between 2001 and 2010 Asians made up more than a quarter of refugee arrivals to the United States (26 percent) and comprised a third of people granted asylum (33 percent). During the same period 1.6 million immigrants entered the United States from Asian countries.
7. The population is economically diverse and represents both extremes of the socioeconomic spectrum. An astonishing 50 percent of single-race Asians 25 and older had a bachelor’s degree or higher level of education in 2010, compared to only 28 percent of the total adult U.S. population in that year. However, between 39 and 52 percent of the Southeast Asian population is still linguistically isolated. These disparities are just one indication of the challenges still facing segments of the Asian American and Pacific Islander population.
8. Although Asian Americans generally fare well in the U.S. economy, some ethnic groups are struggling. Hmong Americans, an Asian ethnic subgroup from the mountainous regions of China, have one of the lowest per capita incomes of any racial or ethnic group nationwide. In 2010 the unemployment rate for Cambodians was 9.2 percent, the Hmong community was at 9.9 percent, Laotians were at 9.1 percent, the Vietnamese were at 6.8 percent, and all Pacific Islanders were at 9.9 percent. Similarly, about one in five Cambodian and Bangladeshi Americans lives in poverty.
9. Asians contribute to our economy as consumers and entrepreneurs. The total purchasing power of Asians totaled $543.7 billion in 2010 and is projected to reach $775.1 billion by 2015. Asian entrepreneurs also own more than 1.5 million American businesses and employ more than 3 million workers.
10. The population holds great economic potential for the future. Between 2000 and 2009 Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander buying power came close to doubling, growing by 89 percent. In 2009 alone the buying power of the Asian population was $509 billion. This coupled with the rapid growth of the Asian American population holds great economic potential for the United States.
By Helen Duan (Credits to Jaguars For Justice)
Curated by Helen Duan
The Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus opened in Oakland in 1972 (now based in SF), becoming the country’s first legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans. Their mission is to pursue equality and justice for AAPI communities, with a focus on those who are low-income, immigrants, and/or underserved. They do this by advocating for housing rights, immigrant rights, criminal justice reform, workers’ rights, civil rights, voting rights, and more.
Chinatown CDC is re-launching Feed + Fuel Chinatown to address the resurging needs of Chinatown businesses and residents living in Single Room Occupancy hotels (SROs). In partnership with SF New Deal, they seek to provide 300,000 meals to Chinatown SRO residents over a 15-week period, using up to 70 Chinatown based restaurants. Cost projection for this project is $3.5M. They are seeking support from the community to raise $1,000,000.
Our communities stand united against racism. Hate against Asian American Pacific Islander communities has risen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, we can stop it.
AAPI Women Lead and #ImReady Movement aims to strengthen the progressive political and social platforms of Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the US through the leadership of self-identified AAPI women and girls. Their goal is to challenge and help end the intersections of violence against and within our communities. They do this work in solidarity with other communities of color.
The Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI) protects and defends the human rights of BLACK transgender people. We do this by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting our collective power. We intend to reclaim Marsha P. Johnson and our relationship as BLACK trans people to her life and legacy. It is in our reclaiming of Marsha that we give ourselves permission to reclaim autonomy to our minds, to our bodies, and to our futures. We were founded both as a response to the murders of BLACK trans women and women of color and how that is connected to our exclusion from social justice issues, namely racial, gender, and reproductive justice, as well as gun violence.
Thank you, Jaguars for Justice for providing these resources!
QUARINTINE COOKING: PASTA WITH MEATBALLS
By Leo Zhou
Hello, and welcome back to another installment of “Quarantine Cooking” Today we are trying a different writing style. . I don’t know what the recipe is called so I’m just going to call it “Pasta With Meatballs”. I know right, super creative. And in case you wanted to know the recipe, well I got it right here. But if you didn’t, I’m going to make you read it anyways. (Just kidding if you don’t want to read it then you don’t have to)
Step 1: Add enough water to just cover the pasta.
Step 1A: Go back in time and measure out the pasta.
Step 1B: Put the pot on the stove and turn it to high heat.
Step 2: Wait for the water to boil.
Step 2A: Have an existential crisis
Step 3: Give up on the recipe because your grandma already started cooking rice
Step 3A: Regain your motivation the next day and repeat steps 1 & 2.
Step 4: Put the pasta and meatballs in.
Step 4A: Add a cup of water.
Step 4B: Once the water starts to boil again, add another cup of water and a bit of salt.
Step 4C: Put on a lid if you are in a hurry. (Please leave an opening unless you want a homemade hot spring in your kitchen.)
Step 5: Wait until the water starts to boil (again) and add the Bok Choy.
Step 5A: Use chopsticks to test the pasta for softness. If it is soft, the pasta is ready.
Step 6: Put the sauce you have selected in a bowl. (or just serve a little S&P)
Step 6A: Mix it around a bit
Step 6B: Burn the inside of your mouth off trying to eat it.
And there you have it, a simple recipe for when your family asks you to cook something.
Sideworks Art: Woman's History
Check out this assortment of art and quotes about Woman's History Month. (You can use all of them if you add credit to us!!)
Let's play some kahoots!
GATHER SOME FRIENDS AND PLAY THESE KAHOOTS THAT REPRESENT FEBRUARY!
Make your own Simple Dimple!
This is an easy fun project with materials you should have at home! This way you get a creative project and a stress reliever because the stress relievers online can be expensive.
TOP TEN PRESIDENTIAL FACTS
Curated by Benson Liu
THAI ICED TEA RECIPE
(Based on this Kitchn recipe)
1 cup boiled water
1 black tea bag
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
Quarentine Quick Projects
By Anna Agnoli, 6th Grade, AP Giannini
Hi! Have you noticed that you are mostly laying around during Quarantine? Have you been bored on the weekends? Here are some awesome Quick projcts that will help you stay entertained in Quarantin.
1. DIY dollhouse!
Do you have toys? Boxes? Towels? You can make a DIY dollhouse! All you need are at least 2 boxes, tape, and some scissors (you can use folded paper for stairs). You can arrange the boxes anyway you want, ontop of each other, next to each other, and maybe even Diagonal. You could use the towels for carpets, wallpaper, art on the walls (if you decide to put them on top of eachother, the person who will live in the house has to be smaller than the box, width wise) .
2. House Mandala
All you need is a place to build it, items from your house (Pencils, erasers, markers…) and a center. First you start off like any Mandala, you make the center (Plate, Shell, ball…) then branch out! Most Mandalas are normally symmetrical but you can do it however you like! We made ours at the beach.
3. Make a Catapult!
You will need: 1 chopstick, 1 clothespin, tape (Any kind), and a spoon (Can be metal or plastic, just don’t bend the metal one) also the thing you are going to launch should be soft because it may backfire and hit you in the face. First you can attach the spoon to the clip, the disc side of the spoon should be facing the alligator mouth part, and tape them together. Then you get the chopstick and tape it to the bottom.
4. Clip People
These Clip People i made with my friend before Quarantine. All you need are a couple clips, (Depending on how many family members you want) and some tape (Washi tape, painters tape, anything) For the clothes. You should also have a marker handy if you want to draw their faces. You wrap the tape around the pins middle, you can make separate tapes for shirt and pants effect, and then draw the face, you could glue a small piece of paper to the top for a hat or for hair.
In a large pot, melt the butter over low heat. Once melted, add the marshmallows and stir constantly until they have all melted.
Add in 2 drops of green food dye see how green it is and add more if you need it.
Remove from the heat and stir in the cereal until it is completely coated with the melted marshmallow sauce.
Turn the mixture out into the pan and, using a spoon or spatula that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, press into an even layer. Let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes, then cut into squares and serve.