Archive for the ‘Daily Life’ Category

September 26, 2013 0

2013: Autumn, Day 5

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Sometimes simple is best. Homemade plum preserves, soft bleu cheese, bread.


September 14, 2011 0

Small Pleasures, I

By in Daily Life, Photo Post

Small pleasures in life, I: Baking perfectly square bread.

March 6, 2011 2

Sunlight and Sadness, A Weekend Walk

By in Daily Life, Photo Post

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 […]

September 22, 2010 3

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 2010!

By in Autumn, Daily Life, Holidays, Lunch, Photo Post

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 […]

August 18, 2010 3

Whether you’re high or low you gotta tip on the tightrope

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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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June 16, 2010 3

Slice of Life: Homemade Zongzi (Glutinous Rice Savory Dumplings)

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April 22, 2010 6

Happy (Almost Belated) Earth Day

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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!

April 20, 2010 5


By in Breakfast, Daily Life, Dessert

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 […]

April 11, 2010 3

Checking In

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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 […]

March 31, 2010 4

Wordless Wednesdays – Baguette Baking

By in Daily Life, Photo Post, Wordless Wednesdays

Scoring could use some work, but I’m happy with my first attempt at baguettes.