Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! (中秋节快乐！) It’s that time of year again—the weather is just turning a little bit colder, at night the moon is clear and full, and the fancy-yet-slightly-tackily decorated tins of moon cakes start filling the shelves at your Chinese supermarket—it’s the Mid-Autumn Festival! Straight from Wikipedia, here’s the meaning of the festival: gathering, […]
This weekend, my sister and I decided to make a last-minute trek out to Flushing, NY, where my grandparents and cousins live. After a little bit of coordination on my and Sarah’s end to get into Chinatown from our respective locations, we hopped on a dinky shuttle into Flushing for a fun day of food […]
My first cell phone was a cheap flip phone that cost $10. I got it when I was in eighth grade, not too long after an incident at a large outdoor festival when I got lost and a little bit more than panicky, wandering aimlessly across the grass hoping to cross paths with my parents […]
This tilapia fish recipe kind of snuck up on me. It’s really simple to make and was my mom’s healthy, tasty, and no-fuss way of preparing those on-sale fillets that we had in the freezer. The first time my mom made it, I was like: “Hmm. This is kinda good!” Jokes aside…I quickly forgot about it […]
Found this picture from last spring break. Rockin’ the face mask because we were actually walking through a sand storm. (Hence the wild hair and slightly manic glint in my eye.) What better time to pause for a selfie and a little Asian peace-sign lovin’?
I decided to pause from my salad kick and make one of the most heavenly foods ever conceived: spaghetti and meatballs. Er…penne and meatballs (it doesn’t have the same ring to it, but I didn’t have any spaghetti on hand). I cooked up some turkey meatballs, which are light, moist, and oh-so-tender, and threw in […]
So this past week, we found ourselves back in Jersey for a week of relaxation, visiting with family, and a lot of cooking and/or eating. We took the time to have our grandparents come over, visit my mom’s cousins, go to a 50th birthday bash, have friends from Texas over, do a little shopping, get […]
In 2007, we went on a family vacation to Shanghai. We had been there before, but only as young kids in 1997—I was in kindergarten and my sister was in second grade. Needless to say, I only have a few strong memories from that first foray: a delightful red umbrella with little ears on top, […]