What to Eat for Vietnamese Tet Doan Ngo (Mid-Year Festival)

Tet Doan Ngo takes place on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month every year. It is the second most significant festival in Vietnam (the first being the Lunar New Year Festival). Tet means festival, Doan means start, and Ngo refers to the horse which is the seventh animal in the Vietnamese zodiac. TheContinue reading “What to Eat for Vietnamese Tet Doan Ngo (Mid-Year Festival)”

Top Ten Simple Changes for a More Sustainable Life

Sustainable living is a practical method that aims at reducing one “carbon footprint”. The goal of it is to reduce one’s environmental impact by making changes that will counteract climate change and other negative environmental problems. Sustainable living means minimizing the overuse of Earth’s resources and limiting further damage to the environment. Living more sustainablyContinue reading “Top Ten Simple Changes for a More Sustainable Life”

How to Make a Mini Portable Greenhouse Seed Starter

Want to start some seeds for your garden? There is no need to buy a seed starter from a store. You can make one at home using supplies that are typically found around the house! My method ensures that you will create a Mini Portable Greenhouse Seed Starter that is cheap to make and superContinue reading “How to Make a Mini Portable Greenhouse Seed Starter”

What to Eat for Vietnamese Tet Nguyen Dan (Lunar New Year)

In Vietnamese culture, Tet or Tet Nguyen Dan (Lunar New Year) is the most important holiday. Families and friends get together to honor their ancestors. Sumptuous dishes are prepared and left on the worship altar. The altar has photos of ancestors and is adorned with candles, flowers, and incense. People pray to the spirits toContinue reading “What to Eat for Vietnamese Tet Nguyen Dan (Lunar New Year)”

Best Homemade Food Gifts to Give during the Holidays

The best gifts come from the heart! Homemade food gifts are very thoughtful and can be inexpensive if done properly. People will love how much thought and time you spend on making their presents this holiday. Cookies Cookies are a classic gift to give during the holidays. They do not take very long to bakeContinue reading “Best Homemade Food Gifts to Give during the Holidays”

How to make Cuban Sandwich Rolls

Cuban sandwich rolls are wonderful! Their texture is somewhat crusty like a French baguette, but still soft and flavorful like an Italian rustic loaf. Cuban rolls are perfect for making cubanos, but you can make any kind of savory sandwich you like. By Hand Combine yeast, water, salt, lard, and sugar into a large bowlContinue reading “How to make Cuban Sandwich Rolls”