Friday, October 6, 2017

Happiest moment


分享一下,什麽是你最快樂的事 / 時刻?

What's your happiest moment ? Please share.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

St. Louis Vietnamese Community ~ Mid-Autumn Festival


I made purple yam filling, and wrapped it in crescent roll dough. 
乘中秋,我又再做芋頭月餅,但不是傳統的,嘻嘻,用两種皮料。用 crescent roll 皮。


I also made some using puff pastry dough.
及 puff pastry 皮。我超愛 puff pastry 的,太好吃了。

 

I called them moon cakes and gave to my friends.
我送朋友月餅。


My friend gave me some of her very cute water drop shaped tomatoes.
朋友給我番茄,水滴形狀的,很可愛。


Then we headed to the Turkish Pavilion in Tower Grove park.
然後去公園,越南人辦的中秋節,凑一下熱鬧。


The Vietnamese community organized a Mid-Autumn Festival.


 The event had many sponsors. 


The food is free, but we made a donation.


They had a health screening booth.


Lantern contests. 


Face painting
  

Several sponsors had information stands.


Outdoor games for kids.



Prizes and Toys.
It was a good crowd.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

榴槤餅 榴槤酥


看有貓山王榴槤的…我來評論一下。在中國人商店看到两間商家的榴槤餅,即馬來西亞怡保和安順著名的馬碲酥,加了榴槤味。


還有另一家,原是台灣著名的鳳梨酥,餡料換為榴槤。
我各買了一種來吃,看我的評論…


第一打開的是 TA SIN GUAN TIN 餅家,很重的化學榴槤味冲出來,我還没吃就知道不是真榴槤,還會用貓山王名種嗎?
騙吃,騙人吃的!


不過,餅皮有很多層次,軟酥,麥芽糖很軟不很粘牙,整個餅的口感很好。
一包240g USD4.99。


余合餅家的榴槤味不是很濃,可能真是有用榴槤也不一定。


可是,餅皮没層次,硬酥,麥芽糖不是很軟又會粘牙,整個餅的口感,我覺得不是很理想。


包裝160g (但我稱實際180g)USD4.99。


 這家的貓山王榴槤酥,也許有用不好的榴槤,但不可能是用很貴的貓山王名種。
不僅是騙吃,是很不好吃!整個餅没什麽香味道。


一盒8塊 USD6.99。


Friday, September 22, 2017

B cup or C cup


看一下,是 B cup 還是 C cup? 


B cup or C cup?


管它,把它喝下去。


每天早晨的濃黑咖啡,配我自己做的有機麵包。
真享受!

Monday, September 18, 2017

冰皮月餅


這十年來做了5次月餅,有傳統的、酥皮的、冰皮的,還有公仔餅,每次做都覺得很多功。要不是想到明天與朋友聚餐,動起念頭再做一次冰皮月餅,與朋友分享。


我超愛的有機紫芋頭。


加有機椰糖及杏仁奶,只有糯米粉不是有機的,攪成泥。


用有機牛油炒干,好香又好味的餡,不甜却蜜。


做皮的料,蒸後放冰箱冷至少20分鐘。


嗯…最不喜歡做的就是包,不能拿掐厚度,也不美觀。我没有冰皮的模,免強用木模好了。


當然也得做心型的冰皮月餅。來,嘗一口。好吃得要奔月了。


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Hot Air Balloon Glow


Every year, St. Louis hosts the Great Forest Park Balloon Race.  Balloonists come from all over the country to compete.  In years past, the balloons were spread out on one of the open fields in the park.  The evening before the race, competing teams make certain their balloons are ready by setting up their equipment and inflating their balloons.  As the flames inflate the multi-colored balloons in the twilight, their colors pop out from the darkness.  This is the Balloon Glow. 


This year, the Balloon Glow was moved to "Art Hill", a graceful hill sloping from the Art Museum down to the lake.  


This grouped all the balloons in a relatively small space, creating a spectacular view.


Every five minutes or so, a loud horn would sound, telling the balloon crews to fire their gas jets, illuminating all the balloons simultaneously.


The balloons come in all different colors and patterns.  Some are sponsored by companies, others are privately owned.


With the light breeze, the balloons want to fly.  It takes a lot of family and friends to keep them on the ground.


Turnout for the Glow is always quite good.  The emcee estimated the crowd to be between 30,000 and "a gazillion"  people.  (This didn't include pets brought by some people.)

 

The St. Louis Art Museum is beautiful at night.  The building was originally built for the 1904 World's Fair, held that year in St. Louis.


The statue of St. Louis watched over the event.  From the top of Art Hill, atop the pedestal and his horse, he had the best view of the Glow.




After about two hours, the balloonists began packing up their equipment.  One-by-one, the balloons gradually fell.


The balloons are deflated and packed, ready for the race on Saturday.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Blessing


祈福和平安好 

Praying for world peace


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