Small pleasures in life, I: Baking perfectly square bread.
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Nothing like a walk by the pier to clear one’s head. Sorry that I have been missing for the past few months, but life has been a bit crazy around here. My aunt passed away on Saturday morning, so my Dad and I decided to take a walk to help us lift our spirits a [...]
Hope you all had a lovely night and were able to enjoy the full moon. Today I spent the day at my grandmother’s house for a family reunion. Scenes from our family’s celebratory lunch at my grandma’s house today: My grandma always prepares a bunch of Taiwanese traditional festival foods, all homemade and delicious. Altar [...]
It’s Wednesday, time for a break from Greece-related posts and time for some random mid-week thoughts: I can’t decide whether these limited-edition Hello Kitty Doc Martens are awesome or atrocious. (via official Dr. Martens Sanrio Collection Link) Blitzed through two books this week: Little Bee by Chris Cleave and The Bridges of Madison County by [...]
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I hope you all had a beautiful, green day. I made a bouquet out of cilantro flowers from my grandparents’ garden. Thanks to all for your well wishes; my tonsillitis is getting better (albeit slower than I’d like), but I’m definitely on the mend!
Sorry I haven’t been around lately; life has a been a bit crazy and been nursing my sickness (managed to get tonsillitis, proceeded to be grossed out for days with the cottage-cheese-like growth in the back of my mouth, prescribed penicillin and have been dealing with resultant GI tract irritation). Did manage to bake some [...]
What I’ve been up to lately: Eating (clockwise from upper left): Roasted acorn squash (homemade), Taiwanese cold sesame noodles (homemade), kuri manju (a sweetened bean paste and chestnut filled Japanese bun), and skanky takeout from Panda Express (Yes, I do eat Panda Express sometimes. I admit it!), lemongrass tofu (homemade). I have a silly goal [...]
Scoring could use some work, but I’m happy with my first attempt at baguettes.
This week so far: Watched Formosa Betrayed with my sister, upon recommendation from my parents. Sobering experience as it was based on true events. Had a fabulous brunch at Break of Dawn (will share about the experience on the other blog soon!) Helped my mom in the kitchen cook up some Taiwanese comfort food since [...]