Reusable homeschool daily checklist: Amigurumi academic subject characters + magnetic board

Learning is fun! Let's make it even more fun with these cute little amigurumi characters! What is amigurumi? Amigurumi is a Japanese term which refers to crocheted or knitted stuffed toys, which are usually very cute! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we decided to homeschool our 3rd-grade daughter. This decision has brought us not only... Continue Reading →

Homemade hamburger buns using a bread maker

Growing up in Hong Kong, hamburgers were always linked to fast food. I only thought of McDonald's when anyone mentioned hamburgers - homemade didn't exist. But the reality is that hamburgers can be so much more! Imagine if you had freshly baked homemade buns, freshly ground high- quality meat, and fresh home-grown veggies; then your... Continue Reading →

Homemade fermented garlic paste

I love garlic! Its powerful aroma is magical. You can eat it raw to enjoy its bold and spicy flavor, or you can cook it to reveal a more subtle and sweeter flavor. Garlic can certainly elevate your favorite dishes! Garlic is native to Central Asia. It is highly nutritious, and is well known to... Continue Reading →

2-ingredient homemade vanilla extract

Vanilla extract is an essential element in baking. Open a bottle of vanilla extract (pure, not the imitation stuff), take a sniff and hmm... it's like drinkable perfume! It smells so warm and inviting, and enhances the flavors in your baked goods. What an amazing ingredient! Pure vanilla extract is expensive, because vanilla bean is... Continue Reading →

Sew quasi-quilt letters: M.U.S.I.C.

This time my quilting project was to make sound-absorbing panels for our "music room". Since our kids started learning the cello, we had to rearrange our furniture to have a dedicated area for them to practice and store their cellos. Cellos have an appealing tone, but they are much louder than guitars. And the wall... Continue Reading →

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