The Year of the Rooster

By Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey With Joshua Summers (rooster masked man) Rooster Mask Portrait by Chia Chong Happy Chinese New Year! 2017…the year of the rooster…are you a rooster…do you know a rooster? (watch this video from Origami Time to learn how to make this rooster origami) THE ROOSTER:  People born in a... Read More »

Five American Recipe Hacks Using Chinese Five Spice

By Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey Photography by Chia Chong When I first dipped my finger into a small pot of Chinese Five Spice, my mind started spinning. The blend of star anise, fennel, cinnamon, Sichuan pepper and clove is warm and sweet and just begging to be put in places that it... Read More »

Seaweed Soup with Scallops

Words, Recipe and Photography by Chia Chong Styling by Libbie Summers Wine Pairing by Grapefriend  I think it’s true that we always crave the taste and smell of our childhood. Growing up in a tiny village by the sea in Malaysia, the sea was my backyard. Most of my neighbors were fishermen or fishmongers... Read More »

Green Tea Cocktail

By Libbie Summers Assisted by Candace Brower Photography by Chia Chong Having a Chinese New Year party? Having an anything party? Just had a long day and need a drink? I’ve got you covered!  Chinese Junk (a green tea cocktail) makes 1 What you need: Ice 3 ounces prepared and cooled green tea (I... Read More »

DIY: Colorful Paper Lanterns

By Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey This started out as a Chinese New Year Party decoration and quickly turned into an anytime party decoration! Get the step by step DIY below! DIY Lantern Making makes 1 fun recycled party decoration What you need: 2 pieces of colorful wrapping paper, about 24″x 36″ (adjust the... Read More »