I'm not sure how we're already in October, but we are! And that means the party season is soon upon us - Halloween parties, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year parties (and somewhere in the middle a birthday party, for me)! This season I'm loving earthy, muted colours but also pops of colour with patterns that… Continue reading Party Season: Fall Fashions
How is it 2016 already?! Brian and I had a fun Christmas and New Year - the first in our new house! We just stayed at home, cooked lovely food and bought some new games in the Steam Winter Sale. We had some lovely Blanc de Bleu blueberry "champagne" for New Year's Eve - how… Continue reading Christmas Book Haul and Goodreads Reading Challenge 2016
Happy Chinese New Year! 🙂 This year we're into the year of the horse. Now myself being a brony since I was in single digits (we won't go into how many years ago that was), I had to add to this year's celebration with this awesome purchase: Chinese New Year Pinkie Pie! (best pony) This… Continue reading Chinese New Year: Happy Year Of The Horse!
Well, it is now the year of the rabbit 🙂 I hope everyone who celebrated the Lunar New Year (be it through Chinese New Year, Imbolc, or any other celebration) had a really enjoyable time! My Mom made a Chinese dragon as a paper sculpture 🙂 She couldn't get the photocopies of the pattern that… Continue reading Chinese New Year: Happy Year Of The Rabbit!
I love char siu bao! In fact, I'm sitting here eating some while I type out this recipe 🙂 The soft fluffy dough and sweet pork filling make these buns one of my favourites and something I always come home with from Chinese supermarkets! With that in mind, I decided to make some from scratch… Continue reading Chinese New Year: Char Siu Bao (pork buns)
This is a recipe I've wanted to try for a while but have been saving it for Chinese New Year. Mushrooms and I have a very shaky relationship - I love them but they don't love me. Or rather, they used to love me until I turned about 17 and then suddenly gained an allergy… Continue reading Chinese New Year: Mushroom And Water Chestnut Steamed Buns