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Riding with Zao Jun

21 Jan

Kitchen God (Zao Jun) was on my bus! Hope everyone gets a good report this year

Ginger Cookies!

14 Jan

Ginger cookies! So chewy and tasty. One of the few cookies I love when not feeling well. Based on a modified old recipe from taste of home.

2 Cups of Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1.5 tsp of Cinnamon
1 tsp of Ginger
1/2 tsp of Nutmeg
1/2 tsp of Cloves
1/2 tsp of Salt
1/4 cup of Butter
1/2 cup of Oil
1 cup of Sugar
2.5 TBSP of Molasses
1 Egg

Mix dry ingredients first then combine butter in with hands until blended. Add wet ingredients.

Form into balls and roll in sugar.

Cook on cookie sheet until 350F / 177C for 15 min.

Great for an upset stomach 😍

Ice Cream Market

12 Jan

Ice Cream street market! It’s cold enough in Northern China to have you ice cream just laying out πŸ˜‚β„β˜ƒοΈ

Grape Cheesecake

9 Jan

New Taste Testing!

My student brought me some grape cheesecakes πŸ˜ƒπŸ°πŸ‡πŸ€”

Tried them today and its. . . very grapey? If that makes sense? Tastes like a combination of cheesecake with dimeatapp / grape soda if that makes sense? Not bad really! Very sweet though πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ.

Not a Bum

4 Jan

I’m sorry, but it’s a Sunday after 5pm and I just finished a 24 page, 4000+ word paper. I can’t make promises on my level of ‘bumness’. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚But I’m gonna eat the candy anyway!

Asian Architecture

23 Dec

View through the hidey hole πŸŒ·πŸ” I love the round windows in East Asian architecture. This is inside a greenhouse – you’d never guess it was -5 outside πŸ˜Šβ˜ƒοΈ

Walnuts For Sale!

13 Dec

Did you know when you buy walnuts, you should shake each one first? If it rattles, it’s dried and you should put it back! Find the ones that don’t shake πŸ˜ƒ

*I know this because I was,shopping like an uncouth wild thing just picking up a handful and a Chinese nai nai shook her head in a tsk-tsk manner and started teaching me the proper way 😊

(Nai Nai – grandmother -ε₯Άε₯Ά)

Porcupine Fruit

11 Dec

Durian fruit! Smells and tastes disgusting, but I like the poky things. It’s like the porcupine of fruit πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Mental Health

3 Dec

We all need a good break down every so often! But I’d prefer not to do it in a Korean tea shop bathroom πŸ˜‚

Tea Time in Insadong

30 Nov

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