Harvest Punch

Harvest Punch

I was having a hard time finding the right English name for this beautiful Korean drink. The name in Korean is Bae-daechu-gyepy-sanggang-ggool cha (배 대추 계피 생강 꿀차).  Yes, it is a long name but shorter than the famous "Tikki Tikki Tembo-no Sa Rembo-chari Bari Ruchi-pip Peri Pembo". It basically says what's in it. It has Korean pear, Korean dried Jujube (a type of date), cinnamon, ginger, and honey. Most people call it "daechu cha" since the dried jujube is the most important ingredient. ...

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Sweet Potato Rice Donuts

Sweet Potato Rice Donuts

I received a package from my mother-in-law the other day.  In the package there were several vintage brocade tablecloths, napkins, some other linens, and a few crocheted doilies.  They used to belong to my dear grandmother-in-law, Phyllis. Phylis died over 10 years ago and I miss her dearly.  She was a genuinely kind, loving and funny woman.  She was a type of person who can make friends with anybody regardless who they are and what they stand for.  Born as the oldest daughter she helped her ...

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