Walnut Banana Bread

Banana is one of my husband’s favorite fruit. But sometimes, He forgot to eat them, and banana got ripe very quickly. So I would use them to make smoothie or cake or bread. This summer when we went back to my hometown, we brought so many walnut back. My mom just cracked them and store…

Sweet & Sour Ribs (糖醋排骨)

Wash ribs in water. Put all the ribs in a deep pot. Add in enough water. Bring it to boil for 3-5 mins. Take out all the ribs and rinse under water. Heat a pan with a little oil. Stir fry drained ribs till they turn a bit brownish. Add in ginger slices and green…

Red Wine Oxtail Stew

I actually wrote a blog about red wine oxtail stew. But somehow it disappeared. Today, I cooked it again. So I rewrote it. Prepare oxtail. I used about 600g, 4 pieces. Place them in a big bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Dust them with flour. Just let them be coated with a thin flour…

Bento for Hubby (His First Day at Work)

My husband got a new job. YAY~! And today is his first day to go to work. That also means we cannot have lunch together at home. Since I need to teach in the afternoon or evening, we cannot have dinner together either. He will have his lunch at canteen. So I decided to cook…

Oven-roasted Cheesy Scallops

Clean scallops. Because I used frozen ones. So I thaw them first. Then separate the meat and the shell. Clean the shell with a brush to remove all the dirt. Place all the scallops in a plate. Drizzle in a little cooking wine. Steam for about 5 mins. Pour the water out from the shell…

Trip to Harbin

This June, while my husband and I went back to China to visit my family, we also went to Harbin for a short trip with my sister and mom. Harbin is located in northeastern China. It’s the capital of Heilong Jiang province, which is also the northern most province in China. The best season to…

Honey Lemon

Main ingredients are honey and lemon. To make it not taste bitter, I remove the lemon peel and the white part. If you think it’s too troublesome and totally fine with the little bitter taste. You can leave them. Wash lemon under water. Place them in a big bowl. Sprinkle some salt. Rub them with…

粽子 (Zong Zi, Sticky Rice Dumpling)

This year, Dragon Boat Festival is on June 7, which is  next Friday. I never tried to make sticky rice dumpling (Zong zi) by myself even though I like them very much. I saw there were bamboo leaves for zongzi on the supermarket’s shelf and thought maybe I can try making zongzi this year. The…

Meat Sauce Pasta Recipe

Heat a pan with 1 tablespoon oil inside. Saute chopped 2 cloves of garlic and 1 small chopped onion till aromatic. Add in Minced beef. stir fry till beef is no more pinkish. Set beef aside. Because I didn’t have any tomato puree, so I used fresh tomato instead. I used medium tomatoes and 1…

Pan-fried Brussel Sprouts

My first try on Brussel sprouts was not bad, so I expected more from them. This time, I tried to fry them with a pan and to make them side dish for steak. Boil Brussel Sprouts in water for 3 mins. Don’t forget to add in some salt in the water before boiling. Rinse them…