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Dec 10 2010

Food Friday: Blooming Tea

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For a housewarming/birthday gift, my friend Lina gave me some blooming tea. I understood the basic idea of it, but only recently had a chance to try it. So much fun! Here’s how it looks (close up below). It starts out as a ball and you just drop it in the hot water and let […]

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Dec 08 2010

Happy Hannukah: Day 6

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What is Hannukah without Hannukah cookies? Tried out a new recipe for the cookie and the frosting. Both came out exquisite. I will be posting them at some point.

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Dec 03 2010

Food Friday: Happy Hannukah Day 2

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Of course for this edition of Food Friday I was going to do latkes. What else on Hannukah? I used the recipe from my Jewish cookbook. This is the cookbook my mom has as well. It’s out of print now but she saw a copy at a garage sale and snatched it up for me. […]

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Oct 29 2010

Food Friday: Pamplemousse

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I apologize for just the food posts right now. I haves some sewing posts that I just need to finish up and I’m working on some really cool projects right now. So soon . . . soon there will be more crafty posts. Until then, enjoy these lovely desserts from Pamplemousse. The macarons at the […]

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Oct 08 2010

Food Friday: White eggplant

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I’ve decided to start a new item called “Food Friday.” I enjoy posting about food related items because I find they are often somewhat crafty in sort of creating an edible craft. But I’d really like this blog more to be about sewing and crafts. So I’ll stick to doing food items only on Fridays […]

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Aug 03 2010

Shrimp dumplings

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One more quick post for tonight. I made shrimp stir fry (ingredients are below although I don’t have a picture of the finished item) and shrimp dumplings, both from Cooks Illustrated recipes. The dumplings are above. I think they look great. They were a bit salty (I’d leave out the salt next time) and crunchy […]

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Aug 01 2010

Tea at the Empress

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After the gardens, Mom met Dad and me at the Empress hotel. It’s pretty hard to miss so I figured it was a good landmark. As luck would have it, given that Canada is basically like Europe, they do tea and the Empress had a fine tea service. Without too much convincing, Mom and Dad […]

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Jul 31 2010

Lola of Seattle

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Recently took a trip to Vancouver with my parents. I flew into Seattle, we grabbed breakfast and then drove out. Side note to Bec: we were barely there or I would have come visit you. Promise. We ate breakfast at this cute little place call Lola that I found through Yelp. It was delicious. I […]

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Jun 23 2010

Hollah if you love challah

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Every Friday night I try to make challah for me and hubby. Some weeks are just too busy, but I do make an effort. I make a whole loaf (about 1.5 lbs), but it usually only lasts us the weekend since hubby loves it and we use extra to make french toast. The recipe I […]

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Jun 15 2010

Angel Food Cake . . . Cupcakes

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Some friends were coming over for BBQ and I wanted to have strawberry shortcake. But I wanted individual ones so I figured I would use my minibunt pan to make little angel food cakes. I put all the extra into cupcake containers. Turns out the cupcakes worked much better since it was insanely hard to […]

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