Category Archives: food

trick-or-treat | shanghai halloween

The weather is cooling down and finally starting to feel like fall.  Something about fall makes me a bit homesick – missing the changing seasons, chilly air, leaf-crunching, cider-sipping, cozying-up-in-vests-and-scarves-feeling of autumn in the Midwest and East Coast of the US.   And of course, along with the apple-picking and pumpkin patches comes Halloween. While […]

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afternoon tea at hilton hongqiao

As a special birthday outing for my oldest, I took her for afternoon tea last weekend.  Shanghai has quite a few choices for afternoon tea, and after much online research, we ended up at the Hilton Hongqiao.  Their afternoon tea is currently running a “Grandma’s Secret Sweets Cabinet” theme.  We were served a scrumptious variety of […]

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strawberry fields forever

Went strawberry picking earlier this week.  This has started to become a happy annual tradition.  We picked almost 10 pounds of strawberries… and probably had almost as much in our tummies. Last year, kaylah was still strapped in the bjorn.  This year, she got to join in on the fun too, and ate the most strawberries out […]

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sticking around s’more

it has been much too long since i have posted.  our past several weeks in the US has been packed with travels, birthday celebrations, a wedding, reunions, showers, and even a photography workshop!  whew.  it has been a wonderful time but i am tired. but as a nice unexpected surprise, we are sticking around Michigan for […]

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fresh

since coming to China, i have learned to make quite a few things from scratch.  mainly out of necessity.  “necessity”, as in i may have really been craving a certain sort of food and it just isn’t available, ready-made, processed and pre-packaged on your grocery store shelf.  or it requires a trek into Shanghai and […]

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