Another Year Wiser 2015

That’s me, I hope! I meant to write this post last month (!) but as usual, work got in the way, as well as motherly and wifely duties at home! Now that I have some time during lunch, let me quickly jot this down before the next year comes. So I grew another year older… 

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Chewy Yam Abacus Recipe

Even though both Saucer and I are not Hakka, once in a while, we do miss authentic Hakka dishes. One of the more well-known Hakka dishes that we both enjoy is the Yam Abacus Beads. Unfortunately, I have never made it before, nor was I exposed to it in my family. But that’s where the… 

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Wine-Tasting at Pepper Tree Wines, Hunter Valley

Continuing with our weekend excursion to the famous Hunter Valley wine region, our first winery stop was at Pepper Tree Wines. Somehow, a few of the people we met highly recommended this winery to us, so we made that our very first stop. Even though it was a public holiday weekend, the crowd was not… 

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Crispy Salmon with Asparagus Recipe

I have always been cooking chicken and pork dishes at home that last weekend, I decided to do something different. We were doing our usual grocery-shopping when I saw some fresh-looking salmon fillet on sale. Now I’ve never cooked salmon before because I’ve always thought them to be too expensive, but I bought a good… 

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Sculpture by the Sea

Last weekend marked the beginning of the annual Sculpture by the Sea event at Bondi Beach. Held along the 2km stretch of coastal walk from Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach, it is one of the biggest free to public events in the world. Being first-timers there, Saucer and I headed to the beach early in… 

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Escapade to Hunter Valley Wine Region

Moving to Australia was a big change for us, and one that did not come cheap too. Apart from the clear blue skies, we have to, unfortunately, live with the high cost of living here. Food costs 2 to 3 times more than back home, even before conversion. And for us new starters, we have… 

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Fishing in Lake Macquarie

Lake Macquarie prides itself by being the largest coastal salt water lake in Australia, as well as the largest permanent salt water lake in the Southern Hemisphere. In the presence of such a huge lake, what was left to do but to fish? Saucer loves fishing so we made sure we had all the equipment… 

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