I’ve been looking forward to summer break all year and now that it’s here, all I have seem to be doing is loafing around the house avoiding the scorching heat outside. But today will be a new day for me. Laundry, blog, photo editing all on my agenda. And then at least three new projects I have in mind to work on over the summer break. The past two weeks have been all about eating […]
The oranges and grapefruits are thriving this year. And just in time for the Chinese New Year, too! These sweets will make fantastic citrus baskets for our aunts and uncles next week. I can’t believe it’s going to be the end of January so soon! 2012 is going to go by in flash! Dad’s cilantro and mustard greens ready to be plucked. This grapefruit was so fat, it had to wedge itself […]
I’ve been neglecting my blog in exchange for all the holiday festivities these past two weeks. But the tree is decorated and the garland hung, the stockings are semi-stuffed and lights are lit, so I think I can take a little breather for now. I love decorating for the holidays. This year I took a more whimsical approach, making a few new items on the spot. The very Anthropologie – inspired garland is my new […]
My sister and I had a eureka! moment when we drove by a bonsai street vendor yesterday. We picked one out for our dad to celebrate father’s day today. I love the way this bonsai juts out to one side so rebelliously. And even though it’s been 100 degrees outside lately, the philodendron are thriving in the coolness of the house. And Tuan’s garlic bulbs are sprouting like crazy!
The sun is making all the plants wither in the scorching heat, but we managed to pick these potatoes before it was too late. Dad’s pepper plants. Once they ripen to red, they’ll be spicy enough to be picked for daily meals. I love spicy but I was never able to manage the heat as well as my family did, who all preferred to take a bite out of a piece of pepper with their […]