Monday, April 18, 2011


  A little Golden Book:  A Child's Garden of Verses
I lost this book many years ago when renovating the house.  It was my favorite as a child.  The book is so old that I thought I would never find it again anywhere.  To my pleasant surprise its available online! I repurchased this vintage book in a different, more complete version.   

Printed in 1899, this book is more than 100 years old!!

Where Go the Boats?

Dark brown is the river,
Golden is the sand.
It flows along for ever,
With trees on either hand.

Green leaves a-floating,
Castles of the foam,
Boats of mine a-boating –
Where will all come home?

On goes the river
And out past the mill,
Away down the valley,
Away down the hill.

Away down the river,
A hundred miles or more,
Other little children
Shall bring my boats ashore

  Bed in Summer

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.

I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people's feet
Still going past me in the street.

And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Moonlite path, beach, and bonfire..

I love moonlite nights.  There is something quite enchanting about it that instantly brings back sweet memories or lead to thoughts that are warm and pleasant.  Tonight is a beautiful night, about 60 degrees along the coast, not windy...was beautiful out at Corona Delmar earlier.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Yes! I find that cooking new foods can be quite an adventure.  You never know what tantalizing results you can get from the millions recipes that you must narrow down from the internet world.  There are definitely hits and misses but so far the experiences have been wonderfully rewarding. Currently, I am loving those traditional chinese delicacies;  dumplings and bao tse being among them. 
Last night I made wonton soup and pork bao tse.  I perfected the bao tse this time around while the wonton soup was just okay. Homemade bao tse buns are the best...fresh and hot straight from the wok...