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Strawberries and Cream Cups

Apr 17, 2014
Strawberries and Cream Cups

DSC_0070I wanted some pretty strawberry parfait cups for my daughter’s tea party, and kept trying to think of what kinds of cake, cream, and sauces I wanted to layer in the glasses. As there were already going to be quite a few cakes, cookies, and treats for the tea, I...

A Girls’ Day Makeover and Tea

Apr 9, 2014
A Girls’ Day Makeover and Tea

DSC_0145We recently celebrated Laurel’s birthday with a Girls’ Day Makeover and Tea Party. I was feeling sentimental and teary just thinking about how she would be gone to college in a couple of years. She hasn’t wanted a birthday party since she was 9 years old, and this would probably...

Quick Hummus and Vegetable Toasts

Mar 27, 2014
Quick Hummus and Vegetable Toasts

wpid9439-DSC_0167.jpgI recently needed to come up with an easy open faced, vegetarian sandwich to include in a tea tray I was preparing for my daughter’s birthday tea. The other finger sandwiches I made were smoked salmon, chicken salad, and egg salad. Wouldn’t you know it? This one turned out to...

Camellias

Mar 7, 2014
Camellias

wpid9415-DSC_9678.jpgIt’s been a bit quiet here on the blog lately. I’ve been stepping back a bit– trying to enjoy life without frenzy, and really appreciating the last few years with my children before they go off to new adventures. The camellias are in full bloom. Their blossoms, so beautiful on...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

Feb 20, 2014
Chocolate Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

wpid7154-DSC_7758.jpgEver since Valentine’s day, the stores seem to be filled with strawberries. Seems a bit early, but I’ve been seeing them at the farmer’s market too. Here’s a quick little dip that my kids have no problem digging into. Very quickly melt some chocolate chips, peanut butter, and a bit...

Chinese New Year: How to Make Year of the Horse Tags

Jan 31, 2014
Chinese New Year: How to Make Year of the Horse Tags

wpid9360-DSC_9579.jpgSome Li See (Red/Lucky Money) envelopes are so beautiful, it always seems such a shame to throw them away once they tear or get crumpled. One way to make them last longer is to make them into little laminated tags, which can be tied onto gifts. Carefully cut out the...

Chinese New Year of the Horse: Shortbread Oatcakes

Jan 31, 2014
Chinese New Year of the Horse: Shortbread Oatcakes

wpid9341-DSC_9616.jpgGung Hee Fat Choy! Today marks the beginnning of two weeks of celebrating the Year of the Horse. I whipped up some tasty oatcakes, in line with the horse theme. They are a little richer than a regular oatmeal cookie, but this is a celebration time! Just oats, flour, butter, sugar,...

More Pa’i’ai: Green Onion Chili Oil Biscuits and Pa’i’ai Crackers

Jan 14, 2014
More Pa’i’ai: Green Onion Chili Oil Biscuits and Pa’i’ai Crackers

wpid9271-DSC_9041.jpgFresh Pa’i'ai on Ti Leaves Before the holidays, I wrote about the traditional pounded taro called Pa’i'ai, from Mana Ai. We enjoyed mini pa’i'ai pizzas, and some wonderfully chewy, satisfying pa’i'ai tortillas. The pa’i'ai also made some very tasty biscuits and crackers which I’m sharing today. Although pa’i'ai can last...

Happy New Year!

Jan 1, 2014
Happy New Year!

wpid9259-DSC_9518.jpgThe first day of 2014 was a gorgeous sunny day here. Too bad a long, lingering cold bug has been making its way through our household. A good bone broth with vegetables, and toasted mochi to the rescue! Not quite ozoni soup, but very, very good! Can’t forget a little...

Probiotic Punch with Coconut Milk Snowflakes

Dec 29, 2013
Probiotic Punch with Coconut Milk Snowflakes

wpid9227-DSC_9497.jpg‘Tis the season to think about making  Holiday Sherbet Punch for our New Year’s celebration. This year, the standard punch formula of (juice + soda + sherbet) will be slightly different, but still very delicious. Unfortunately, as the years add up, my digestion just isn’t what it used to be. One...



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