Next up along the Silk Road is Qinghai Province (formerly known as Kokonor). Although fourth-largest in size, Qinghai is the third-to-last of all provinces population-wise.
This recipe is one of my favorites: it's my attempt to replicate the famous Auntie Anne's softest cinnamon sugar pretzels. It's a pretty simple recipe too -- and hopefully will satisfy your cinnamon sugar pretzel needs.
Cajun food plays a big role in the food scene of Texas, but here at HMHS, we haven't really been able to experience much Cajun food, let alone good Cajun food. This changed when Razzoo's Cajun Cafe contacted us to try their top menu items. And o my, was it a very pleasant experience with tasty and fun dishes.
Xi'an is known as the ancient capital of China because it is one of the oldest cities in the country, the capital of both the Han and the Tang Dynasty, the starting point of the Silk Road and the home of the burial mounds of many historically important emperors (and one empress). Today, it's become a historically rich and vibrant city, home to 8 million people.
Blueberry scones are the pinnacle of afternoon dessert -- soft, crumbly, buttery and just the right amount of sweet. They're my favorite to grab at coffee or tea shops, and even better: they're so simple to make yourself at home! This fun little recipe is perfect for making eight large scones for a quick breakfast item to go alongside your coffee, or 16 smaller scones to stave off that mid-day hunger.
Qingdao, known as China's Sailing City, is both a major port and an industrial centre situated right on the east coast of China in Shandong Province (China has thirty provinces -- they're kind of like the states here in the U.S.). In Chinese, Qingdao means "greenish-blue island," and that description is entirely true.
My three-week long trip (that happened a long time ago!) to Italy & Switzerland introduced me to a few dishes and snacks that I'd like to share with you. While I'm not certain I can provide you any recipes, I promise they're very good, and that if you have the chance, should definitely go try some! Hope you enjoy the photos as we reminisce of the past -- and look forward to the future!
Tirano is a small town in the province of Sondrio in northern Italy is adjacent to the Switzerland-Italy boundary.
After two weeks in Davos, we stopped by Zürich, the capital, for a couple of days. The atmosphere of the two places are polar opposite---one is the bustling capital of the financially-stable nation; the other, a pretty, relaxed small village at the foot of the Alps.
Happy Dragon Boat Festival! As the occasion calls for, today we celebrate with zongzi! Zongzi (also called Chinese sticky rice dumplings) are a traditional Chinese dish, consisting of various fillings wrapped in glutinous rice and cooked in bamboo leaves. As a native Texan, here's my best analogy: think tamales, except the Chinese version.