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 [...]

Sunday * Words of faith

Sunday * Words of faith

Happy Sunday ! Happy New Year, I wish you good health and lasting prosperity. 恭贺新禧,祝身体健康、事业发达。 Today's passage is from 1 Chronicles 29-12 when David talks about all his worldly possessions coming from God. Where many blessing flow - may we all be blessed with health and prosperity in the coming New Year . Lisa

Red Envelopes Basics :

Red Envelopes Basics :

When I meet my husband family I was introduced too a new custom during holidays. Lai see -small read envelopes filled with money. My husband refers to the money as mad money or fun money to spin on frivolous stuff. If you haven't bought your red envelope yet for Chinese New Year -Read on : [...]

Cookies recipes * Almond cookies and Fortune cookies

Cookies  recipes * Almond cookies and Fortune cookies

Happy First day of February ! And my countdown to Chinese New Year continues : Today we are celebrating by making Almond Cookies and Fortune Cookies ! I must confess I usually just buy them at the Asian market but since it's an hour away - Let's make our own. Lisa 2 3/4 C Flour [...]