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Mar 092016
Zhonghe Festival

The Zhonghe Festival, also known as the Blue Dragon Festival, is held on the first day of the second month. It is a celebration of the waking of the dragon that brings rain. It was an official festival/holiday in the Tang and Song Dynasties. The Longtaitou Festival, also known as the Dragon-Raising-its-Head Festival, is held on the second day of […]

 March 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:00 am Celebrations Comments Off on Zhonghe Festival
Mar 052014
Feast of Excited Insects

The Feast of Excited Insects, known as Ching Che, announces the arrival of spring. The insects awake from their winter hibernation on or close to March 5th. According to legend, the Lordly Dragon raises its head this day waking all the insects from their slumber. Offerings of millet meal and bean cake are laid under a […]

 March 5, 2014  Posted by at 12:00 am Celebrations Comments Off on Feast of Excited Insects
Jan 312014
Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival is the final celebration of the Chinese New Year. Also known as the Yuan Xiao Festival because it occurs on the first month of the lunar calendar. The first month is called is yuan, and long ago, the night in Mandarin was called xiao. The celebrations take place on the first full […]

 January 31, 2014  Posted by at 12:00 am Celebrations Comments Off on Lantern Festival
Jan 292014

2 tablespoons salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper 3 lbs. chicken parts 6 cups water 2 thin slices fresh ginger 5 green onions, sliced lengthwise 1-1/2 cups Shaoxing rice wine 2 teaspoon granulated sugar Combine salt and peppers. Rub all over chicken. Let stand 10 minutes. Meanwhile, bring 6 cups of […]

 January 29, 2014  Posted by at 12:00 am Chinese New Year, Poultry Comments Off on Drunken Chicken
Jan 282014

4 small carrots, peeled and diced 1 cup broccoli florets, cut into small pieces 3 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1/4 cup vegetable oil, divided 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons minced, peeled fresh ginger 5 cups cold cooked rice 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 scallions, white and light green parts, chopped 1 12-oz. […]

 January 28, 2014  Posted by at 12:00 am Chinese New Year, Rice & Noodles, Side Dishes Comments Off on Vegetable Fried Rice
Jan 272014

serves 4 8 oz.vermicelli 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 6 cups shredded cabbage 3 teaspoons garlic, finely chopped, divided 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, finely chopped, divided 1-1/2  teaspoons freshly ground pepper 1 teaspoon granulated sugar good pinch of salt 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled & deveined 1 teaspoon […]

 January 27, 2014  Posted by at 12:00 am Chinese New Year, Rice & Noodles, Seafood Comments Off on Sichuan Shrimp and Noodles
Dec 312013
Xiao Nian Festival or Kitchen God Festival

The Xiao Nian Festival (Little New Year) or the Kitchen God Festival occurs on the 23rd, 24th, or 25th day of the 12th month in the lunar calendar — approximated a week before the Chinese New Year. The date varies depending on the region. On this day the Kitchen God reports to the Jade Emperor in […]

 December 31, 2013  Posted by at 12:00 am Celebrations Comments Off on Xiao Nian Festival or Kitchen God Festival
Mar 142012

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour) 3/4 pint boiling water 1- 2 tablespoons cold water 1- 2 teaspppns sesame oil 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 4 ounces butter 12 ounces chopped scallions (about 35) peanut or corn oil for frying Sift flour into a large bowl. Pour in the boiling water gradually and mix with a fork. Rub together […]

 March 14, 2012  Posted by at 5:08 pm Vegetable/Vegetarian Tagged with:  Comments Off on Scallion Cakes
Mar 142012

Adapted from Classic Chinese Cooking by Joanne Hush. serves 6 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1 package yeast 1/2 cup hot milk (120-130°) 3/4 cup hot water (120 – 130°) 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons ginger, minced 1 cup onions, finely chopped 1 carrot, minced 3 cups cabbage, finely chopped 1 […]

 March 14, 2012  Posted by at 5:08 pm Vegetable/Vegetarian Tagged with: ,  Comments Off on Steamed Vegetable Buns
Mar 142012

4 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water 1 pound fresh ground pork 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, partially thawed 1 tablespoon light soy sauce 1 tablespoon sherry 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons minced green onions 3 tablespoons minced fresh ginger 3 tablespoons minced cilantro Mix the […]

 March 14, 2012  Posted by at 5:07 pm Vegetable/Vegetarian Tagged with: ,  Comments Off on Peking Ravioli