Food

Unify under the Autumn Moon

The Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated every year on August 15 of the Chinese lunar calendar (and falls this year on 8 September - today!). *** Read the background story below or scroll down directly for how to make "ice-skin" 冰(bing)皮(pi) mooncakes, or in all practicality, mochi.*** In Chinese tradition, the year is divided into 4… Continue reading Unify under the Autumn Moon

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Beer and BBQ: Part I

I've been meaning to write this for a while now, and this being Labor Day weekend, there's no better time to indulge in the topic. (Scroll down directly for recipes to Vegetable Shish Kebabs and Apple and Cheese Chicken Sausage.) Grilled foods are a mainstay of Labor Day festivities. Especially in the Northeast, Labor Day… Continue reading Beer and BBQ: Part I

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Cool and Healthy Homemade Matcha Ice Cream

In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang are viewed as complementary yet opposing forces that balance each other to maintain order and preserve harmony. Stemming from this belief, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) sees the healthy body as being in a balanced state of yin and yang. Disease arises when one of the forces becomes disproportionate and… Continue reading Cool and Healthy Homemade Matcha Ice Cream