Archive | January 2012

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Here we go again – FOOD!  My mom made some traditional food for the Chinese New Year.  The first one is made of cane sugar and flour cake, once it was sliced, it is very good to pan fry with egg.  The second one is the same cake but with red bean in it, one […]

Wool Scarf Knitting Project

I recently picked up my knitting hobby.  I have made a cowl for my son hoping he will like it and to keep him warm. This time I have used 2 strands of  100 % wool yarn, it is very soft and has the cozy feeling.  

Turnip Cake

Chinese New Year is approaching soon.  My mom made the traditional turnip cake for the family, that is my favourite.  It brings lots of my childhood memories.   The stores sell them too but there is no comparison with the homemade.  Lots of hard work – big credit to my mom!! It is made of […]


Now that the arrowhead, a kind of root vegetable is in season, I have made chips out of them by deep frying them.   This was one of my childhood Chinese New Year snacks.  I wanted to share with my children.   Chinese vegetable: Arrowhead        

Happy 2012! (I baked cookies again!)

Here comes my baking trial again.  Another try for my elder son who is going back to university on Tuesday..  The chocolate chucks look funny, I just added in for my son cause chocolate is his favourite. RECIPES FOR ALMOND SHORTBREAD COOKIES Ingredients 1 cup blended almonds 1 cup all-purpose floor 1/2 teaspoon baking powder […]