Category Archives: food

mid-autumn festival | ningbo photographer

today is the mid-autumn festival, also called moon festival, or 中秋節 (zhongqiu jie) for you Chinese readers. it’s another big holiday in this part of the world. a couple things you should do today to celebrate: 1) eat mooncake for several weeks now, the supermarkets have been filled with tons of varying gift boxes containing […]

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the first (confinement) month

well, we have officially made it through the first month of kaylah’s life.  while we chose to go western-style for prenatal and delivery care… the postpartum period was all chinese-style.  That means the first month after delivery is 坐月子 “zuo yuezi”.  Literally translated, it means sitting the first month, others have translated it as the […]

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it’s yangmei season in ningbo | ningbo photographer

one thing i have enjoyed here is eating fruit.  fruits here are generally really good.  sweet, juicy, yum.  back in michigan, i rarely ate apples… and isn’t michigan supposed to be known for their apples?  but here, i eat apples *all the time* because they just taste better.  some of my old roomies would be proud […]

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made brownies the other day

… can you tell? amongst other things, figured we’d try to take advantage of the ease of baking (e.g. being able to buy brownie mix, having full size oven) while we’re in the US  =)

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coffee adventures – hot or cold

In the 5+ months that we’ve lived here so far, we’ve only made it to the downtown area of our city a handful of times.  But each time we go, we make sure to make a stop at a place we don’t have in our little port district… Starbucks.  And each time I’ve snapped a picture […]

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