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Gluten Free Cooking

Josh and I have been doing a lot of home cooking this summer. The above is a delicious gluten free pie we made with strawberries, local rhubarb and local blackberries. It was delicious and blackberry season is one of my favorite times of year. We planted arugula in our garden plot and got so much of it. My friend Helen […]

Lotus Flowers

Now that we’re back in the States I have time to knit again. My long term lotus flowers project reached a milestone. I’ve completed knitting the petals and have 150. Next up will be finding a lotus leaf pattern. I may tweak an existing pattern, much like I did with the petals. Eventually I’ll sew these all together in various […]

Australia!

Our Australia vacation was phenomenal. I’d wanted to go since childhood when I found out that there were different stars in the Southern Hemisphere. And it definitely lived up to the hype. On the way over, Josh and I had a short layover in Singapore so we just hung out in the airport and enjoyed the stellar food options. Then […]

Top transformation

I brought home another dud from my last shopping trip. There was no dressing room but this tank tank looked pretty cool on the hanger. But when I put it on at home these poofs at the bottom made me look lumpy. They were not flattering at all so I cut them out. The inner black tank top fit wonderfully […]

Pantree Restaurant

On of my favorite restaurants in Taipei, Oh Cha Cha recently opened up a new venue called Pantree, which boasted a completely gluten free menu. A gluten free restaurant in Taiwan?! I was cautiously hopeful. Josh and I met our friend Carrie, who took this cute pic of us, for lunch on opening day. The menu is bilingual and indeed […]

Home cooking

Life is getting busy now that grad school has started. But despite my full days I’ve managed to squeeze in some home cooking. The above pic is my latest batch of kombucha. I left this one in for a full two weeks and it turned out delicious. I think my scoby mothers have fully matured as these last few batches […]

Pants Transformation

There’s a lot of clothing stores in Taiwan and while shopping here is fun there are some challenges. A lot of the stores don’t have dressing rooms so I can’t try on items before buying and many of the clothes are too small for me. I now take a measuring tape which helps tremendously. These pants had a nice stretch […]

Petals, Pillows and Pizza

My flower petals are coming along. This is a long term art piece that will take months to complete. I hope to have it finished by the end of the year. My internship at the Taiyuan Asian Puppet Theater Museum is enjoyable. I’m currently making pillows to protect the puppet heads. This marionette puppet now has a protective cushion in […]

Silky petals, Coconut macaroons

My petals are coming along. I’m thinking of going with five petals per flower. Toying with the idea of making bigger petals as well. The pattern is easy which let’s me listen to podcasts while knitting. I made my first coconut macaroons in Taiwan. Our little oven has the option of just turning the top or bottom heat on so […]

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