Happy Chinese New Year! Oh the yummy in my tummy!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Technically CNY is on Saturday, January 28th this year however tonight we had our family gathering. A work night so I (and Janice) are quite pooped out – thankfully Madaleine is finally down for her night sleep, yahoo! Now we can clean up after the party hah!

Here are a whack load of food photos and when I have time I might try to remember “the recipe” and blog share =)

CNY 2017 ground pork
Ground pork for dumplings

CNY 2017 dumpling sauce
Sauce mix for ground pork dumpling

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Big White Snowboarding and Snowshoeing
December 2016

Big White: It’s The Snow

Big White is one big white mountain and it truly is about the snow, as per their website … and the fog and cold! For frequent visitors we call it “Big White” because of we are often fogged out or rather “white out” hence the “big white” meaning to us. That said, our December trip was absolutely the opposite – we had the best weather with clearest skies although a bit snippy.

A bit snippy may be an understanding – at our comfy chalet (more on this later) we registered a brisk -26C. Uh huh -26C without wind chill. At the base of the slopes before getting on the chair lifts we were told by the chair operator to “Stay warm!” as it was -28C. Lucky for me I decided to forget my ski mask during my mad pack and rush! BOY did my face freeze over at the top!



For the most part even though it was cold we were dressed for the weather and absolutely loved the warmth of the sun from the open clear skies – Madaleine soaked in all the rays with the cold dense air and we are now believers of the Nordic way to encourage babies to sleep in the cold (Google “nordic baby cold sleeps”). Madaleine had a small growth spurt on the tail end of our trip – third and fourth day.

Right about the trip!  Read more

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