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What’s your go to snack?

9 Oct

#Chinese c-store treats include corn on the cob and tea soaked duck eggs. πŸ˜ƒ It’s funny to me how concepts of what constitutes a ‘treat’ changes culture to culture.

WHAT’S YOUR GO TO C-STORE SNACK?

Far as the Eye Can See

5 Oct

View from #CCTV tower. It was such a beautiful day for taking pictures! πŸ’•πŸ“· You could see clear to the mountains and most of the city. You can see my last post for directions if you want to check it out yourself!
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CCTV Tower

4 Oct

Checked out the #CCTV Tower in #Beijing yesterday, and it turned out to be a GORGEOUS day for it! Was going to go to the forbidden city, but changed our minds . . . glad we did, this trip was perfect. Great view, clear skies, and not too many people πŸ’• 90RMB TICKET (without meal at revolving restaurant or undersea world).

Take line 1 or 10 to Gongzhufen Station (exit A). Follow map directions to cross over to the bus station (about 5 minute walk). Take any of the buses shown (437 is 1 stop, 977 is 2 stops) the correct number of stops. Get off and see the tower!

Stone Cold

2 Oct

Beware – all who enter here. Come with good intentions or taste good with BBQ – either way. I love the Chinese #chimera statues β€πŸ’• Very majestic looking, but I also feel they would be friendly!

Beijing Awaits!

30 Sep

Let the adventures begin ~ #Beijing here I come! So excited to show my mom the city sights ❀ Any recomnendations of where to go and where not to go (don’t have a ton of money πŸ˜ƒ)?

Suspended in Time!

29 Sep

Caught in a Spider’s Web

Still Waters

28 Sep

Hush.

Sprites at Play

24 Sep

I love fountains – to be honest I just love water-based scapes of any kind – rainy days, the ocean, the great lakes, . . . water soothes my spirit ❀

Morning my Glories!

23 Sep

When the sun feeds you life so you face the world with an open heart. . .
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Fried Rice Recipe Attempt!

18 Sep

First efforts at making Fried Rice at home – well, first at making any rice! πŸ˜„ Since I’ve lived in Asia 6 years now, thought I ought to try 🍚 Came out DELICIOUS! It’s seriously as good as any I’ve ever tried before!

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Rice was shockingly easy:
+ Cups of rice (your choice) – I mixed rice types & it came out good βœ…
+2 Cups if Water per Cup of rice
+ Salt (I used a shaker and put about 4 twists)

Get water really boiling (high medium heat) for a few minutes. Throw in rice & salt. Put on lid and leave at same heat for 18 minutes. Don’t take off the lid! Turn off but leave covered until pan is cooled. Refrigerate overnight for #FriedRice

Fried Rice:
+3-4 Cups of Cooked Rice (next day)
+1 Bag of frozen mixed vegetables or mix fresh of (corn, peas, carrots)
+2-3TBSP Oil for frying (Olive, Sesame, Vegetable)
+ 3-4T Soy Sauce (add more to cover as needed – it goes a long way)
+ Fresh Garlic (sliced thinly to taste)

Cook vegetables and garlic first in oil until done, stirring occasionally. Add rice and stir in slowly until rice is thoroughly warmed and mixed in. Add Soy Sauce. Warm a little longer. SERVE! 🍚🍚

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