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One girl's attempt to tackle her massive to-do list compiled during university. "Things I Would Rather be Doing Than Studying"
Interests: diy, cocktails, baking, crafting, stationary, tea time
Recent Activity
This is in China? Acres of flower fields complete with windmills, chapels and other surprises. Come along with us as we explore this tour spot that is virtually unknown the western world. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Clockwork Lemon
The worst food we've had in China so far was also the most unexpected. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Clockwork Lemon
Is the grand theater the most beautiful building in China? Who is Harbin's most famous park named after? How many servings of ice cream can we eat in one day? Can you drive a tiny toy car around famous scenic buildings? These and other extremely important questions are all answered in our latest blog post and vlog. Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at Clockwork Lemon
Is living in China cheap? It can be.. but there are also things that are surprisingly expensive compared to Canada. Come along with us for a day to see what things cost here in Harbin. We are sharing a complete breakdown of our daily and fixed expenses as well as stuff we find just too expensive to afford! Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Clockwork Lemon
We're sharing the top five Chinese street food stall dishes that you have to try at least once if you visit Harbin. Plus on our latest vlog we tour one of the many night markets here in Harbin in search of something good to eat. Some of the dishes are worth flying across the ocean for, and some were surprisingly similar to what you'd find at a carnival in North America (I'm looking at you deep-fried corn). Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Clockwork Lemon
This week we give a full tour of our teeny tiny apartment here in Harbin China on the vlog and share our experience of registering (or failing to register...) with the Chinese police on the blog. The biggest surprise waiting for us in our Chinese apartment is how the heating works..who knew? Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at Clockwork Lemon
The world's largest indoor ski park has opened in Harbin, China. We spent the day ripping down the runs doing the sickest stunts. Ha..jk. We got the ice castle tickets. Check out the post for a tour of the park. Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at Clockwork Lemon
Way way waaaaay in the far North of China lives the home of authentic sweet and sour pork.. Who knew? Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Clockwork Lemon
We've been in Harbin for six weeks now and we wanted to share our first impressions of the city, the food and the people. There's just too much to cram into a single blog post so we decided to make a vlog instead (awww our *first* vlog). Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at Clockwork Lemon
China is full of surprises: Thought I'd be learning how to make traditional rice dumplings, but I ended up as the bewildered guest of honor at a high school classroom talent show instead. Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at Clockwork Lemon
Big news: We've moved to China! Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Clockwork Lemon
These creamy peanut butter parfaits are secretly a healthy breakfast packed with protein Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Clockwork Lemon
Easy-Peasy apricot cream scones with vanilla glaze because everyone needs a good scone in their life. Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Clockwork Lemon
These little ice cream cone cookies were made with the help of a 3D printer! The future looks delicious. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at Clockwork Lemon
Chocolate is great, but where would baking be without butter? Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Clockwork Lemon
This savory braid is stuffed with ALL OF THE BREAKFAST. slice it up as thick or thin as you want and each piece will be a delicious spicy, cheesy, sausage-and-egg stuffed breakfast sandwich. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Clockwork Lemon
It's the battle of the banana bread! Three of the Internet's top recipes compete for the illustrious title of "Best Banana Bread". It wasn't easy baking and tasting all of this banana bread but we did it for you, we did it for science. Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Clockwork Lemon
A glimpse at what we saw and - more importantly - what we ate on our recent adventure in China. Spoiler: we ate everything. Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Clockwork Lemon
Shana: Nope! The vodka keeps preserved
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2014 on Cranberry Lime Vodka at Clockwork Lemon
cjcmus: I added 2 tsp of cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp allspice, 1/8 tsp cloves for each batch. I made two batches of vanilla cake but baked 4 6" cakes from it.
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2014 on Cranberry Spice Naked Cake at Clockwork Lemon
Ooops sorry about that Valerie, fixed it! Not sure how that happened.
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2014 on Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts at Clockwork Lemon
Celebrating Jan Scott and Julie Van Rosendaal's new cookbook by sharing an easy holiday recipe from it. Mixed nuts with a crispy, sugary coating that shatters in your mouth and tastes both sweet (thanks to the cinnamon and brown sugar) and spicy (thanks to the cumin and pinch of cayenne pepper). Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Clockwork Lemon
Naked cakes seem to be getting more and more popular. They take less time, require less frosting, but make a big impression so it's a win-win-win situation. Plus "naked cake" is an amusing name.. always a plus. Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Clockwork Lemon
Pumpkin Spice Bites with a Buttered Rum Glaze. I gave into the pumpkin mania, while giving into the tiny = cuter= better obsession I have. I gave in and it was delicious. Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Clockwork Lemon
Scones studded with candied jalapenos and pockets of cream cheese are my new favorite thing to serve alongside a bowl of soup or chili. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Clockwork Lemon