Everyday Chinese Cookbook – by Katie Chin

In most Asian families, food and cooking are very much central to our lives.  We celebrate many special occasions using food as symbolism. But it’s the everyday cooking that grounds us, giving much comfort.  This post is a book review of Katie Chin’s Everyday Chinese Cookbook, 101 Delicious Recipes from My Mother’s Kitchen.  Just in …

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Our Downsizing Story – From 3,700 sq. ft. to 1,190 sq. ft.

I must apologize for not writing for nearly three months.  It’s been a very trying three months for me. After twelve years, we have sold our home and downsized.  With three boys, our 3,700 sq. ft. suburban home was spacious with a huge deck that commanded a fabulous view of the Olympic Mountains and Seattle in the …

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Understanding Feng Shui for the Home – Part II

Continuation from Understanding Feng Shui for the Home Part I Over the years, I’ve come to realize that Feng Shui for the home is based on relationships.  Relationships between you and your environment, including the location, topography, weather patterns, neighborhood, neighbors and your family.  What we have the most control over is our home environment.  So how can we …

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