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What’s your Favourite Fridays has taken a couple of long weekend holidays…and it sincerely apologizes.

Back into the regular rhythym now though, and due to our recent gloomy and rainy weather we’ve been enjoying a variety of warm beverages. I am more of a dairy-free hot chocolate/any kind of tea person, while my other half can’t live without his twice-daily americanos. But what about this whole Matcha thing? I see matcha lattes everywhere, but they involve milk, and sadly this is what makes them off limits to me.  I noticed them first when we were in China in August, they love their matcha and their Starbucks over there and since ordering anything in mandarin beyond something we could point at was nearly impossible, ‘green tea’ got me 3 scoops of ground matcha powder with hot water. And, actually, it wasn’t half bad and I have since become hooked on it.

So, what’s your favourite soothing comfort drink?


Ni hao!

We arrived home from holidays a short while ago, and finally starting to feel somewhat normal again…well, somewhat. Having never flown longer than about 6 hours I didn’t know what to expect after tis 13 hour flight to and from China, but now I know: jet lag is brutal, and there truly is nothing better than a good sleep in one’s own bed.

Back to business too, but I wanted to share some photos from the trip, so please feel free to go here for a little slideshow.


Nee-hao everyone…I hope you are enjoying summer wherever you are. I am off today for my summer holiday in China…and hopefully some cultural food experiences too! We are the lucky winners of a Visa Canada trip to Beijing for the 2008 Olympics, and then we’re going to Shanghai for a week of skyscrapers, shopping, and slightly less smog…I hope. I know, but please don’t hate me, I’ll share tons of pics and stories when we’re back!

In the meantime, I hope you have a great, relaxing August and I can’t wait to share my experiences with you soon.