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A Little Bit of Chinese Lunar Calendar Facts + A Shrimp Recipe + Kitchen Hint

◊ Two different calendar systems are used among many Chinese people. The Western Calendar is used for everyday matters, but the Chinese Lunar Calendar is used to set weddings and other auspicious dates. ◊ The Chinese Lunar Calendar is also used to determine festivals … Continue reading

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Kohlrabi (Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes)

Kohlrabi, a member of the brassicaceae (cabbage) family, looks like a turnip growing above ground with leaves sprouting from its side. It actually is the enlarged portion of the stem. First grown in Europe around 1500 and introduced to America around 1800. Growing: Plant … Continue reading

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Low-fat Wokking – Shrimp & Asparagus Stir-fry Modified

This post is for my blogging friend Eva of Kitchen Inspiration. Eva is currently on a self-imposed short term restricted diet and also looking for quick easy meals. Shrimp, which she loves, is allowed and since we are in asparagus season, I … Continue reading

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Egg Foo Yung

Wanted to make an egg dish with the Chinese chives I have in my garden but didn’t want to make the typical Chinese dish of “Scrambled Eggs with Chinese Chives”. After giving this some thoughts, it occurred to me that I have … Continue reading

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Shrimp & Asparagus Stir-fry

In my March 9, 2012 blog about asparagus I posted a salad recipe and offered suggestions on roasting, grilling and steaming asparagus, but I completely forgot about a stir-fry recipe. So here is an easy and simple stir-fry recipe featuring asparagus. The … Continue reading

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