Today we went for a delicious afternoon tea at Say Cheese! The set was 128HKD for two and included two drinks. It was served in a decorative bird cage and came with five different desserts, one for each person. There were brownies, movenpick ice cream, waffles, churros and creme brulee. These were all mini size… Continue reading Afternoon tea, Say Cheese Hong Kong
As I had a free house this Sunday, I decided to have some friends over for a gathering. Rather than battling to get a table in the Hong Kong rush hour this week, we had an afternoon picnic at my place and all had a good chance to eat, chat and enjoy new kinds of… Continue reading Sunday Sharing and Saving.
Yesterday, Hubby and I were invited to his Mum’s-cousin’s-house for dinner. We arrived at six, to a grand feast laid on the table and ten hungry Taiwanese relatives waiting to be fed. We sat down to eat, and every time we finished a dish, a new one appeared. It was such a marvel. Grateful, to… Continue reading The Grand Taiwanese Buffet.
Today is a reset day for me and what better way to reset than by baking a delicious snack! I’m adapting a recipe from Sophie Dahl’s cookbook “Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights”. The recipe calls for apples, raisins butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. I’m adapting mine, using apples (naturally) cinnamon, lemon juice and sugar. First core… Continue reading Sunday Hygge: Baking Apples
Today there is a typhoon, signal number 8 in Hong Kong. We are hiding out in the apartment watching Gossip Girl and drinking tea. How glorious. It is most welcome after the week I’ve had running around working on various things. I hope you’re enjoying a lazy Sunday. I’m enjoying mine for sure! Thanks for… Continue reading Weekend typhoon Hygge.
Mooncake festival (or Mid Autumn Festival) is fast approaching so I wanted to learn more about the history and traditions surrounding mooncakes. We recently received a lovely box of mooncakes from our good friends, so I thought it was fitting to make a blog post about mooncakes! I certainly never heard of mooncakes or even… Continue reading Mooncake festival traditions and etiquette.
So I held a MacMillan coffee morning at my place this weekend. I don’t believe it’s been done on Hong Kong before (please correct me if I’m wrong). It was held in honour of my Nan who battled cancer for many years. She was a beautiful lady and a beautiful soul. Here are the pictures… Continue reading Hong Kong’s first MacMillan Coffee Morning.