Monday, December 31, 2012

Bûche de Noël (Christmas Log/樹幹年輪蛋糕)

This is my last post for 2012, so I want to introduce to you a traditional French holiday dessert that they have here in Quebec: bûche de Noël (Christmas log). My friend, who's a local, told me that he and his family have it every Christmas, and that it's an old French tradition. If you walk around Quebec, you'll see that all the bakeries and supermarkets offer them during this time of the year. 

We were in the Vieux Quebec (Old City) a few days ago and saw many different kinds of bûche de Noël in this bakery and café


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Music Share 音樂分享

音樂,一直是我們倆姐妹生命中不可或缺的一環,「沒有音樂,生活將是一種錯誤」,(→_→)連尼采都這麼說了是不是。雖然我們各自欣賞的領域不同,但音樂 豐富了我們的每分每秒,音樂分享著我們的喜怒哀樂,音樂擴大我們的思考空間,音樂也延伸了我們情感的蘊藉.. 這種種的一切,我兩姐妹是一樣的。沒有音樂,生活將是一種錯誤! 所以,不嫌棄的話,跟我們倆姊妹,一起發覺更多音符上的幸福吧! (阿恩會以神秘嘉賓方式,出奇不意的也分享她喵喵世界的音樂給大家! 敬請期待! (* ̄▽ ̄)/‧☆*"`'*

Music is one thing that never lacks in our lives. Nietzsche once said, "Without music, life would be a mistake." Even though we two sisters may like different kinds of music, we both agree that music can enrich every minute and every second of our lives: music shares our sadness, our frustration, our happiness and our joy; music can open our mind, expand the space of our thoughts, and extend our emotional reach... Life would not be the same without music! So if you would like to, please follow us as we discover and are inspired by music in our new "Music Share" category. (From time to time, a mysterious "furry" guest may appear to share her love of music from her "meow-meow world" with you.) Please stay tuned!


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Vanilla Crème Brulée "Not" (香草"不"蕾)

My little sis and I were talking about the upcoming holidays and what she's going to make for her friends to sweeten them up. (Really? With her skill of cooking???! XD) After carefully thinking about it, she told me that she wanted to make crème brulée. (Wow, so ambitious!!!) She asked me if it were possible to make a "double flavored" crème brulée, which would have a layer of cocoa powder on both the top and bottom of the the custard. Yummy! But unfortunately I had to tell her that it's not possible to do that for the bottom, only the top. 



Monday, December 17, 2012

Party Markers (派對標記) - Kikkerland, Vacu Vin, Umbra, Trudeau


I'm sure we've all been to parties where everyone has their own bottle of beer, glass of water or wine. With everyone enjoying themselves, conversing, and moving around socializing, it's very easy to forget where you left your drink or which glass is yours. It happens even with just a small party of 4, so forget about a full house of 8 or more people, and certainly, not to mention after a glass or two of alcohol!!! Here's a great invention for situations such as these! It would also make a perfect gift for the host if you're going to a party!

我想大家在聚會中多少會有這樣的經歷:一邊品嘗美食,一邊和友人交談的不亦樂乎之際,隨手將杯子放置桌面的某處,等到要喝的時候,才發現同一處已擺了好幾杯,跟本搞不清哪杯是自己的!不要說是滿屋子的人,就連4個人都會發生這樣的事情,更不用說喝完1, 2杯之後!! (除非你有老妹那酒桶般的酒量!) 在這種情況下,我想為大家介紹的幾個產品非常適合。如果你準備參加party,這也會是個完美的禮物喔!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

iPhố Express (越南快餐店)

Ne soyez pas dupé par leur nom en pensant que c'est le fast food. C'est effectivement le contraire! On offre un menu avec de délicieux mets vietnamiens authentiques, un service impeccable, et un endroit très confortable pour s'asseoir. Nous sommes très heureux d'avoir trouvé cet endroit charmant. Peut-être après avoir lu ce post, vous aurez envie d'y aller et que vous l'aimerez autant que nous!

We passed by this new restaurant earlier this year when it had just opened. Very often when the name starts with "Express", right away, it tells me that it might be a fast food franchise, and for someone who doesn't quite support either fast food or franchises, the name didn't really sit well in my head. (We were glad to find out later that it's not a franchise, nor is it your typical fast food!) On the other hand, they have this really nice, simple, modern decor, which is very attractive and convincing to me. Next thing I know, we were eating at the restaurant! (Don't ask me how it happened...)


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Homemade Honey Applesauce (自製蜂蜜蘋果醬)

In a place so cold like Quebec, there really aren't so many fruits around after October. But luckily, it has one of my favorites - apples! There are so many different varieties of apples here. I have seen several kinds in New York, but occasionally in Quebec I will see some rare local varieties (for example, see my post on Marché Jean-Talon 2).