Monthly Archives: January 2014

Welcome the Year of the Horse! 马年春节快乐

Spring Festival – aka Chinese New Year is upon us, and as the Year of the Snake slithers away, the Year of the Horse arrives.  And this time, to be absolutely accurate, it is a wood horse – a green … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Burns’ Night in Beijing – For Auld Lang Syne

In Scotland, and all over the globe, January 25th is celebrated as Burns’ Night in honour of Scotland’s most famous poet Robert ‘Rabbie’ Burns who died at the ridiculously young age of 37 over 200 years ago. From Moscow to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

First choke your wok – then stir-fry.

All the fun and games of Christmas and New Year are well behind us now. Twelfth Night has come and gone, the decorations are packed away, pine-needles and mistletoe berries have been swept up, and the long bleak days of … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

2014 Xin nian kuaile!

光阴似箭  ‘Time flies like an arrow’ is a Chinese idiom, and most languages have a similar phrase or saying.   This past year has rushed by at breakneck speed and here we are again on New Year’s Eve.  This is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments