Monday, June 28, 2010

being with you....

You know me about food...I love them and I want to try them all. It's hard to believe that I have been back from Taiwan for more than a week now. After my father's funeral, I spent the rest of the week with my sister and niece Erica scouting for the perfect food whenever it's meal time.  I can only say that being with them is so much fun. Here's a card for that! 
I am sharing some food photos from my brief trip. Hot Pots are so popular.... even in the midst of hot June (30 C). Here's a milky version. I know...that sounds weird, but the taste was surprisingly GOOD! We each get our very own hot pot! All this for about $8 US!
My brother-in-law ordered the curry version with a plate of chicken and vegetables. It wasn't spicy...really yummy actually.
This was very delicious,too!
The following is another typical Taiwanese ice treat. These are the topping to go with the the very finely-shaved ice. The toppings usually are tapioca, fresh fruit, glutinous rice balls, red/green beans, ..etc.
Here's the fresh mango topping I had...SO good!
Here's a lunch my sister prepared...it was so healthful, I'd eat this everyday.
So it's sufficient to say ....

Wish you a great week ahead!

29 comments:

donna mikasa said...

...your circle card is so cute! I can feel the joy you felt from spending time with your sister. And thanks for sharing your food shots! Yummmmm!

Vanessa said...

This card is perfect! Love it, Virginia!

Ashley M said...

Hi Virginia! Love the combination of stamps you used for this special cards! Ohhh how your pictures make me hungry. :)

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

Such a beautiful Card!

Barb said...

Love this scalloped circle card, V! Just adorable! All that food looks wonderful, especially the one with the mango topping! TFS!

Patricia said...

So cute card I love it and the food look wonderful yummmmmmmmm =P

Melissa said...

Love your card! Beautiful shading!

ivy said...

love that curry hot pot your BIL ordered. you mean each person has their own individual hot pot?! cool! we have a place here that has the shaved iced dessert---it is delicious on a hot day. think ours has condensed milk [?] with the fruit toppings. TFS....always hungry after reading your blog!

Dawn said...

looking at all that yummy food is making me hungry ( just before dinner time here in NZ) - and the card you made for your family is just perfect.

Alice Wertz said...

i just drooled all over my table, virginia.... it's all your fault!!! =) sigh... i sooooo missed the yummy and inexpensive food in Taiwan!!! only if they have a night market here in the bay area...... =( LOVE your delightful card!! it's so cute and I love the colors you used! so sweet! so glad to hear that you had a great time with your family, too! =)

Lindsay said...

What a darling card Virginia! I love it! Yummy yummy food too!

Ayoune said...

Your card is so beutiful Virginia. And the foods look yummy.. ^^

Lin said...

Wow, such colorful dishes - thanks for a look them! Your card is perfect!

Kryssi said...

a milky hotpot? i've NEVER heard of that!!! ok, i'm going to taiwan with you next time, just stuff me in your luggage!!

Anne said...

Virginia your card is just adorable- love the polka dotted flower! Looking at all that yummy/healthy food is making me hungry!

Sanne said...

LOL....you should have a blog about food too sweetie ;0) Yummy yum!!!!

Todays cards is the cutest. Love the PP for your flower with the yellow butterfly - perfect!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Yummmmers!!!!! You got me with the Okra photo.. yum yum yum...
Your card is just precious! I love the flower head piece and the background - just a great mix of goodies...

vsroses said...

Wow.. Love your card.. Beautiful shading..

Kathy (krolski) said...

This card is fabulous!! Cute as can be! I just love it. Virginia, your blog is always good for making my hungry! :) Good thing I just got back from lunch. Love the food photos.

Jill said...

Beautiful card! Love the butterfly landing on the flower- so special. And thanks for the food pics- now I'm hungry! :)

CinnamonSally said...

Love your polka dot flower Virginia, such a cute scalloped card. Love your food pics too!!

Laural-Lee said...

Such a lovely circle card! Love all the textures. Beautiful bling on that flower and love your butterfly Virginia. I wish I had the same passion for food that you do.

Barbara said...

That foods look so yummy and your card is beautiful Virginia!
:-)

Nancy said...

What a charming card, Virginia...so full of your special style! Thanks for sharing the photos of the yummy food...I wish I was more adventurous but you are broadening my culinary horizons!
bless you,
nancy

Vicky said...

OK It's official! Start another blog as well! You know you can do them both! I'll be your number one follower and don't forget to watch "Julie and Julia"
Hugs!

Lucy Abrams said...

Wow - what a CUTE card - I also love circle cards. And the food looks amazing.
xxxx

Karen B. said...

Great card, loves the scallops!

Tiffany said...

Darling card, love the look of that butterfly, it's like a sweet orange!

Heather Maria said...

Virginia, I absolutely love the card you made for your sister! Thanks for sharing all the food photos, yum yum - I need a snack now!