Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Early Spring Flowers

I bought some cut flowers from Granville Island's florist.  My favourite is Hyacinth.  There are many colours such as white, yellow, pink, and magenta but I like the blish purple the best and the fragrance is heavenly.

more italian candies

These are the Pastiglie Leone candies made using sugar, gum arabic and the most beautiful essense of the world.  My favourite kinds are violet and absinthe candies.

Sunday, February 17, 2013


I spent the day in bed, relax and do a bit of work on my project and paint costume.  I am drinking a lemon drink called effervescente.  Dried broken coral lookalike of 2 table spoons to a glass of water will turn into a fuzzy carbonate drink of lemon scent.  Very elegant!
Absinth bottle is for me to make some chocolate for St. Patrick's day.  It will be called the Green Fairy.

Chocolate from Germany

My friend Stefan sent me many different kinds of chocolate from Germany.  They taste so good.  The one with real truffle from the woodland is so special and aromatic.  Thank you so much.

New Year's

This is my set up for chinese new year candy.  Thanks Monika for all the wonderful candies from Germany.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Late Winter Wagashi

Plum Branches from Genji Kou Collection of wagashi made by Toraya, it is beautiful and artistic.  I think this year, I will ask them to make a tortoise and a snake Oshimono.