Thursday, August 8, 2013

Homemade Mooncake


Miss Artsy was in town and brought along homemade mooncake!! A talented family whereby the mother is an awesome cook and of course, the talent has been passed down to the next generation, the daughters! 

For those who have no idea what are mooncakes... Mooncakes (月餅) are traditionally eaten during the Mid- Autumn Festival accompanied by Chinese tea. This festival is one of the four most important Chinese festivals. Apparently, this festival is for lunar worship and moon watching.

A typical mooncake is round in shape (and even rectangular, at times) with thick filling made from red bean or lotus seed paste encased by a thin crust of pastry. The moon cake might have egg yolks within and in this day and age, you get fushion-ised mooncakes such as Mixed Nuts, Coffee, Green Tea, Snow Skin etc.

I fondly remember of yesteryears when I would play plastic lanterns of different designs with my siblings and end the night with a burning lantern ceremony! Lol. I clearly remember one year I had a fish lantern and my sibling had an army tank each. 

However, with not-so-traditionally-steeped-Chinese-parents, we never had friends over nor went over to friends place to celebrate this festival. As Christians, we do not worship the moon nor deities and what not. So, it was always the three of us lighting candles (more like my brother and I), burning insects and playing with our lanterns.

Hmmm... perhaps, we will have a lantern party.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Tiffany Blue or Robin Blue Wedding Theme

Following up from past posts early on in the year, am still on constant lookout for my friend's wedding. Did you know that Tiffany blue (obviously named after Tiffany) is also known as Robin Blue? And Robin blue is also known as Eggshell blue. It seems American Robins lay these coloured eggs. Wow.

Be inspired by the below ideas. Perhaps you can use and idea or two for your own wedding or like me, for a friend's.

Pretty Tiffany Blue coloured satin ribbons

Roses with hydrangeas and wax flowers wrapped in blue satin

Whimsical baby breaths

Aqua much?

Lilies for a change?

Pretty wheels

Sweets anyone?

All things blue and pretty!

Paper doillies

Warm lights lend a cosier ambiance

Softer than aquamarine

Shiny in blue or is it green?

Omber tiffany blue wedding cake

Match with fushia.. too pretty for words!!
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