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La Ba Festival Jan 24th

I love the La Ba festival because I love making the La Ba congee (腊八粥 là bā zhōu), or porridge. It has a very long history, like many things in China. In the Han Dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE), people did not … Continue reading

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Ingredients for an Optimal Life

Kimchee and catnip. What a strange combination. It could just as easily have been sushi and cream cheese, since both I and the cats like them both. Kimchee and catnip has a nice alliteration, though, and they are both somewhat … Continue reading

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