Autumn • 秋(qiū), Flour • 面(miàn), Rice • 米(mǐ), Winter • 冬(dōng)

Pumpkin 3 Ways: Autumn Recipes for Pumpkin Lovers

The golden season has finally returned in town, and one of the best ingredients for the Autumn is, always has been, THE PUMPKIN!!! I've been enjoying the pumpkin recently and found it such an interesting and versatile vegetable to cook. Wether for a soup, or an easy lunch dish going with either noodles or rice,… Continue reading Pumpkin 3 Ways: Autumn Recipes for Pumpkin Lovers

Five Ingredients, Flour • 面(miàn)

Steamed Bun/ Bread (发面馒头)

Years ago my husband asked me a question: If you had to choose only one food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be? As an Italian, his answer was PIZZA! And as for me, who was born and raised in North China, I said: the steamed bun (大馒头)! The steam… Continue reading Steamed Bun/ Bread (发面馒头)

Five Ingredients, Flour • 面(miàn), Sweets • 点心(diǎnxin)

Steamed Rose Buns (蒸玫瑰花卷)

The Valentine's Day is arriving again~ Personally I do not like this "valentine" festival, because these days it is pure commercial and served only for corporations' marketing purposes. However I am not against celebrating love with your loved one. And it doesn't mean you must spend lots of money in a fancy restaurants on specifically… Continue reading Steamed Rose Buns (蒸玫瑰花卷)