Mondays : Coffee Break

Mondays : Coffee Break

This Monday starts a busy week for our family as Chinese New Year -goes into Valentine's Day into Mardi Gras next Tuesday. I am busy with making some fun crafts and great recipes to share the joy of the holidays. This weekend we are picking our son from college and visiting the Asian market for [...]

Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year

One of the holiday's my family celebrates is Chinese Hew Year . With fu family activities and good food. But what do you know about the holiday? The holiday is also called "Spring Festival". It is a festival for 1/4 of the world's population. Though in winter, Chinese call their New Year holidays 'Spring Festival' [...]

Project Life

Project Life

Welcome to Monday ! Easy Basic Almond Cookies : 1 cup  Butter softened 3/4 cup sugar 1  eggs 1 teaspoon almond extract 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 48 whole blanched almonds 1  egg yolk 1 tablespoon water Heat oven to 350°F. Combine butter and sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and almond flavoring; beat until [...]

Saturday Brunch * Congee

Saturday Brunch * Congee

Happy Saturday morning ! After a week of Rain and Cold it's nice to see Sunshine coming through our windows. In honor of Chinese New Year here a recipe from my Mother in Law - good for breakfast,sick kids or anytime of day >>>> Cantonese Rice Congee 1 rice cup (6 oz) raw jasmine long [...]

Fortune Cookies

Fortune Cookies

Who Invented The Fortune Cookie? It’s a mystery shrouded in an enigma wrapped in a cookie. Today’s prepackaged meal-ending prophecy has Asian antecedents that go back to the thirteenth century, when anti-Mongol rebels in China passed secret messages in cakes. Beginning in the 1870s, Chinese railroad workers in America baked holiday greetings inside biscuits. But [...]

Friday Craft Table

Friday Craft Table

This Friday on my craft table is fun Chinese New Year Crafts: Basic Supplies : construction paperpaper plates Scissor ,paint and glue Fan : Cut a paper plate , paint red , add sequins and sticks from the yard - tied with string. Classic Fan. Traditional Chinese Fan, an Artistic Symbol of Literati and Social Status. Fan is in common [...]

Year of the Rat : 2020

Year of the Rat : 2020

Welcome to Thursday -and my start of Chinese New Year post. Every year on my blog I share my family celebration of family ,food and fun - Today the history and some background as we get read for Jan 25 th Chinese New Year ! Lisa Jung What is Chinese New Year? This important date [...]

Gung hay fat choy * Happy New Year !

Gung hay fat choy * Happy New Year !

Happy Chinese New Year ! 2019 is the year of the Pig : Chinese New Year in our family is all about family,food and fun . Tom's Fried Rice : Rice ( cooked the night before and let it dry) Long gain/ Jasmine 2 t oil for wok eggs (beaten) Cut vegetables ( can be [...]