Author Archives: Ting

Hawaii – Big Island

After our visit to Maui, we flew to the Big Island’s Hilo airport.  We chose to fly into Hilo because we wanted to see the Volcano National Park first.  Our plan was to spend 2 nights in the Volcano National Park and then drive to the west side of the Big Island to Kona.  We...

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Hawaii – Maui Island

After this year’s winter in Boston, we couldn’t wait to get some place warm.  This year, our vacation is in Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii.  We originally wanted to do 3 islands in one week but quickly realized that this was not possible.  There is just too much to see and too much...

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So much snow~

This is our 2nd winter in New England.  Coming from Wisconsin, we’ve seen a lot of snow.  However, snow in Wisconsin is very different from a Nor’Easter in New England.  A Nor’Easter in New England will drive you crazy.  Especially when we have had 4 Nor’Easters since the last week of December.  Each time a...

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Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire

Last year we took a trip to White Mountain, NH to see the fall colors.  The trip was kind of last minute so I felt like I didn’t do my homework before going.  To make up for it, we decided to go up to New Hampshire on Friday after work and spend 2 nights in...

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The Cliff Walk, Rhode Island

We have been talking about going to Rhode Island for a while especially when we live so close.  Our chance came when I saw a nice hotel on promotion in Providence that also accepts dogs.  The drive to Rhode Island took about 2.5 hours without traffic. When we first arrived at the beach, we were...

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The Lincoln Walk

I found the directions of this walk online.  The directions were long but seemed easy to follow so we strapped Latte’s backpack on her and off we went. To begin the walk, we drove to Lincoln, MA’s library and parked in the library parking long.  We then walked towards the cemetery  like the directions said.  The...

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Minuteman Trail

Early August, there was finally one weekend that the temperature was not in the 90′s.  We decided to take this opportunity and get outside, with Latte of course. We found this Minuteman Trail about 20 minutes away from Ayer that has a nice trail and allows dogs on leash.  So we loaded up our gear...

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Our Garden

Our garden has been quite fruitful this year.  We have: tomato, squash, basil, cilantro, dill, sweet peppers, cucumber, yellow peppers, and mint.  The squash turned out huge.  I mean HUGE!  Each squash was about 5 pounds I think.  The pickling cucumbers were quite fat and juicy as well.  Here they are:

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Black Sesame Soymilk Pudding 黑芝麻豆奶布丁

I went to a Japanese restaurant in New York recently that had a black sesame soymilk pudding as the dessert.  It was very creamy and had the nice black sesame fragrance.  Here is my take on the same dessert.  It is very easy to make. Ingredients: Gelatin: 1 packet or 1 tbsp Vitasoy San Sui...

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Lotus Tofu 蓮藕豆腐

I was trying to create a new tofu dish I have never had before.  Last week I bought some lotus roots from the Asian store and decided to mix the two ingredients together. Ingredients: Lotus roots: 2 sections, thinly sliced Vitasoy Firm Tofu: 1 block Fish sauce: 2 tsp Soy sauce: 1 tbsp Water: 4...

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