How to make Nanaimo Bars…in China.

Traditionally, I’ve made a chocolate trifle at Christmastime – thanks to Jean Pare and cookbook given to me by an old friend years ago. However, no oven in my flat here met brownies, cake, or anything resembling them were off the table. I wanted to make dessert to bring to Christmas dinner with my co-workers,Continue reading “How to make Nanaimo Bars…in China.”

Photos from China: Don’t drink and shop!

I didn’t, actually, not at the same time, so that advice is misplaced. I spent yesterday with my amazing co-worker Sosena: she was born and grew up in Ethiopia, went to university in St Petersburg and Odessa (BSc in Statistics!), visits her family in France regularly, and came here from living in Queens, New York.  Sosena’s inContinue reading “Photos from China: Don’t drink and shop!”

Happy New Year from Jasper!

Not directly – I got back home today. I wanted to do something utterly different, because, once again, I was on my own for New Year’s.  So I cashed in the travel points on my credit card and got a room FREE for two nights at the Jasper Park Lodge.  And then I splurged onContinue reading “Happy New Year from Jasper!”