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 on the UNESCO Heritage site list and absolutely stunning.
Okay - you may not like bugs. But cicadas are not the average bug! They are mysterious, coming only once in 13 or 17 years, or the world cup cicadas, who come once in every four years, the same years as the world cup!
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 two recipes. I hope it will be...
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 preserve roses is an important question, because roses are often connected to moments in life you don't want to forget. The same goes for other types of flowers, particularly bouquets. In this article, I go over the best methods for preserving your flowers.
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 smart. So we asked Santa. And...
I love this recipe because it is a healthy sweet potato recipe that is also delicious and - well - sweet! But the good news is that there is NO SUGAR added. How does that happen? You can use the sweetness and fragrance of apples to make the recipe...
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.
What do you 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 your garden has been iced over with frost.
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. And for architects, builders,...
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.
Do you hate to sleep in a cold bed? Are your feet blocks of ice when you go to bed at night? Do you hate going to bed because it is so cold it feels like sleeping in a refrigerator? Keeping your house at cooler temperatures can mean suffering when...
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!
Epiphany! In many countries Epiphany - Three Kings Day - is the last day of the celebration of the Christmas season. Read on to learn all about Epiphany celebrations around the world.
Egg nog is delicious, but did you know you can make a drink called Tea Nog?
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 look clearer than in the heat...
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 the festival of Michaelmas. ...
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 with crickets, had cricket...
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 away," describing what a...