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...
New York's finest Black Russian bread is moist, flavorful. The flavors are sophisticated - coffee, chocolate, and the burst of dried raisins and cherries.
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...
Make a zucchini racing car with a zucchini and a child's racing car. Or use a squash to make a doll for your little doll lovers. Learn how to do it here!
Everything you need to know about the Daruma doll - why he is considered "good-luck," and why his eyes often are not painted in, and his saying: Fall down seven times, stand up eight.
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. *Moon gates and special...
What to do when your garden is loaded with zucchini? Gadzukes! Head to the kitchen with all the little squashes and fill your freezer with great zucchini dishes for those days when the zucchini have long been iced over...
A blender stick can do just about everything your KitchenAid, Food Processor, blender, and drink mixer can do when you have smaller amounts. Stick an immersion stick blender into a pot of cooked vegetables and push the...
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.
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...
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...