How is parmesan cheese made - from the cows to the cheese on your grocery shelf, with photos and explanations.
Looking for miniature craft ideas? This is my favorite book for creating tiny crafts. Why? Microcrafts has lots of unique projects. The projects are simple, very eye-catching and are whimsical.
The Chinese Garden is the origin of the Japanese Garden, but not many people know that. The gardens in Suzhou, China, near Shanghai, are stunning, and on the UNESCO Heritage site list.
Hong Kong Milk Tea is velvety and has a fragrance that is unforgettable. You don't have to go to Hong Kong to try it! You can make an authentic version at home with this recipe!
Many breakthroughs in Chinese culture happened in the Tang Dynasty, including the beginnings of paper-making, polo, and civilian participation in government, innovative literature and poetry.
Healthy spaghetti made from vegetables can help you lose weight and lessen the number of carbs you eat.
Did you know that there are dozens of kinds of Chinese cabbage? It's true. And there are many ways to cook it. I have some favorites, so in this lens I am going to share all the different kinds of Chinese cabbage, and...
How to save roses is an important question, because a rose isn't always just a rose. It is often connected with important memories. Did you receive a rose or bouquet with roses for your birthday? Perhaps you have the...
Valentine's Day in China didn't really exist when I arrived here in 1988. People were very shy about saying the word "love." Actually, the word "love" was reserved for things like your country - you could "love China,"...
Have you ever debated what sort of cookies Santa might like? Considering that he has a lot of cookies to eat that night - and no doubt faces indigestion the next day - something simple and not too sweet is probably...
Do you have too many zucchini? Try making a zucchini racing car or a lovable zucchini doll!
Does your garden fairy need a home? This one is good for your fairy, and then after a while, good for your soil too!
Are you a chocolate fan but would love to find ways to enjoy your vegetables while you are at it? Or perhaps you have a few too many zucchini in your patch? Here are some chocolatey solutions!
Photos of most of the elements of a Chinese Garden can be found here on this page. Most Chinese classical gardens have these elements, and they are part of what makes the Chinese Garden Chinese.
The Keukenhof Garden park in Lisse, Holland, is the place to go if you love the bright and cheery colors of tulips and other spring bulbs. Each individual bulb is a beauty, but to see them massed like enormous carpets...
This page is for anyone who is curious to know what a Buddhist Temple is like. And also for people from other countries who have to visit a lot of temples during their time in Asia and want to understand them better....
International Waffle Day history and recipes from around the world. From Sweden to Hong Kong, this page has everything about waffles.
The Miki is a newer breed of dog developed in the US. Here you will find lots of photos, an introduction to the breed, and a discussion of some of their sweet characteristics.
Some people love tomatoes. Some people don't. I am someone who doesn't like tomatoes, so I have been working on Green Spaghetti Sauces so I can enjoy the fun on top of spaghetti too!
Can't sleep? Suffering from insomnia? It's late, and you still can't relax and fall asleep. Your body feels wired and stressed. You want to sleep but sleep eludes you. Or maybe you woke up at 2-3 am and no matter what...
Poetry? What does Poetry have to do with the Chinese Autumn Moon Festival? On the night of the mid-autumn moon, usually in September, Chinese people love to go outside and be with the moon. The crisp air makes the moon...
This page will introduce you to the history of the Harvest Festival (often called Michaelmas, especially in the UK), its saint, Saint Michael, and give you ideas and activities for modern versions of old traditions and...
Everything you would like to know about the Chinese Kitchen God, or Stove God, both historically, and as you would find him in China today.
Making beads from roses is a wonderful way to keep special flowers with you forever. It takes some patience, but the results are lovely to wear yourself or give to a friend.
Did you know that the Chinese have been raising crickets as pets for thousands of years? Have you seen the movie "The Last Emperor"? He pulls out a cricket cage at the end of the movie... remember? Emperors fell in love...
Chinese Characters are not just a scribble, but are made up of parts that have meaning, like the word telephone in English. TELE means far, and PHONE means sound, or voice. So "TELEPHONE" means "hearing sound from far...