Walnut Raisin Whole Wheat Mantou(堅果全麥饅頭)
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Walnut Raisin Whole Wheat Mantou(堅果全麥饅頭)

Mantou (饅頭)is essentially a type of Chinese “bread” that is finished by steaming as opposed to baking. Along with bing and wheat noodles, it is eaten as the carbohydrate staple in Northern China where wheat instead of rice is grown. In Taiwan where I grew up, mantou is a common breakfast  staple. Ways to eat…

Felt Food: Shareable Apples and Oranges
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Felt Food: Shareable Apples and Oranges

Difficulty: EasyTime: 30 min – 1 hour Recently Barnaby received some shareable foods in his Shimajiro subscription box. Shimajiro is a little tiger boy who learns different lessons and life skills through toys, videos, and books that is in sync with your child’s age. Barnaby has loved all the toys and books he receives monthly…

Easy CRUNCHOCO Cookie (義美巧顆粒酥片)
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Easy CRUNCHOCO Cookie (義美巧顆粒酥片)

Have you ever had the Taiwanese Crunchoco Cookie made by Yi-Mei (義美)foods? Well if you like crunchy chocolate cookies you will definitely love these! The best way to describe them is crunchy chocolate crumbles bound together in a cookie. They’re addicting! It’s funny that I never thought too much of these until a recent trip…

DIY Water Bottle Holder

DIY Water Bottle Holder

Difficulty: IntermediateTime: 1-2 hoursTechniques: Sewing circle into cylinder, Finish raw edge with bias tape In the past 6 months, my toddler has already murdered two plastic water bottles via releasing them from heights water bottles shouldn’t be released from. I finally ordered him another water bottle, and was determined this one would not suffer the…

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FACE MASK PATTERN FOR ADULT AND CHILDREN

Difficulty Level: EasyTime: 20 Minutes Post Updated 6/28/2020 It’s been so sad and horrifying to see recent news of the shortage of PPE (personal protective equipment) due to the COVID-19 outbreak. As a healthcare provider myself, I can’t imagine practicing without protective barriers, let alone caring for extremely high risk patients (both for patient’s safety…