Monday, February 14, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Give seeds, watering plants, and growing into colorful roses...
Heart Bookmark, Necktie Envelope, Vintage-Label Keepsake Boxes, Seashell Valentines, Heart Candles and Message in a Bottle, Heart-Shaped African Violets, Quilled Flowers, Keepsake Boxes Lined with Velvet Ribbon, Lace Picture Frame Mat, Roses Wrapped with Poems, and Sweet Surprises!
Here are some other great Valentine's day inspirations within blog-sphere:
DIY Sewn Heart Garland
Pink, Orange, and Coral Hanging Hearts
Red and Coral Heart-shaped Pillows
Valentine's Rose Champagne and Breakfast in Bed
Valentine's Tea For Two
Sweet Chocolate Display For Your Loved Ones
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Today, we pulled together some wrapping/packaging ideas from Martha Stewart and would like to show you how you can dress up simple-looking cookies into something unique and delicate!
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Are you making/getting something delicious for your loved one? I have pulled together some tasty little bites from Martha Stewart for you! Check it out!
Valentine Cookies, Brownie Heart Cupcakes, Pecan Linzer Cookies with Cherry Filling, Calimyrna Fig Hearts, Heart Pancakes, Heart-Shaped Meringues Filled With Passion Fruit Curd, Coeurs a la Crème, Meringue Heart Ice-Cream Sandwiches, Valentine Cake, Raisin Heart Pockets, Personalized Chocolate Pops, Grandma Friendship’s Raisin Pie with Heart Cutouts, Heart-Shaped Raspberry Napoleons, Spicy Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Chocolate Sweet Hearts, Chocolate Cookies, Shortbread Hearts
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
If you were to ask me which Chinese New Year dish I miss the most, I would say Yu Sheng
(besides my mom's home cook food, hers is still the best)! Yu Sheng symbolizes abundant luck, prosperity, health and all things auspicious.
So what's the history of Yu Sheng? Let us check it out from Spring Toss!
According to Chinese legend, the goddess Nu Wa spent six days creating animals out of mud, while on the seventh she created humanity. Ren Ri, the Day of Humankind, is correspondingly celebrated on the seventh day of Chinese New Year. To celebrate this day, the Chinese enjoy a special dish comprising seven symbolic delicacies which we know as Yee Sang. When Yee Sang is eaten, the ritual is to toss the mixed ingredients high in the air with a shout of "Loh Hey" which literally means to ‘move upwards’. It is symbolic of the wish for our fortunes to rise and expand during the forthcoming year.
Steps of preparing Yu Shang for the tossing:
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Chinese New Year is around the corner. It is the time of the year where each household is getting busy to get ready for the New Year! Are you done preparing the house to welcome the New Year?
Sticky Rice Cake (Nian Gao) via China Ancient, Yu Shang via Go Eat Out, Chinese Mochi (Angku Kueh), Steamed Rice Cake (Fatt Gao), & Peanut Cookies via Bread et Butter, Chicken Floss Rolls via Jo Deli Bakery, Coconut Biscuits (Kuih Bangkit) via Carolyn Chan Blog, Chinese Love Letter (Kuih Kapit) via My Foodilicious Blog, Mandarin Oranges via The One Love Blog, and Togetherness Tray via Barbara Beery Kids Cooking Blog.