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香港落雪,有片有真相!

In My Fun Stuff on 12/02/2014 by catherineyylam

//今朝5度,香港落雪不是夢,你估幾時到市區落雪?

獨家直擊!10/2 11:30pm,氣溫 -1°C,大帽山雷達站 「當時大帽山雷達站嘅金屬牌同欄杆都已結冰……之後,突然飄起陣陣雪花,後尾變成落雨,非常震撼!」

獨家片段及資料:Maurice (版權所有 不得下載)//

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152042292358220&set=vb.348624828219&type=2&theater

 

//中環下雪?//

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152024355519821

 

My prediction is verified. ^^

https://catherineyylam.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/will-it-snow-at-the-peak-of-lantau-934m-or-tai-mo-shan-957m-at-dawn-of-11-feb/

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Will it snow on the Lantau Peak at dawn this week?

In My discovery,My Fun Stuff on 10/02/2014 by catherineyylam

 

Most Probably.

1. 11 Feb would be the third consecutive day of low temp due to this winter monsoon. 

2. The forecast shows the temperature on 11 Feb would be the lowest during this monsoon.

3. Since the dawn of 10 Feb, the temp at Ngong Ping @600m has been staying at around 2 degree Celsius.  For further uphill, the Lantau Peak is 934m. The 300m altitude difference, plus at open area exposed to wind, further 2 degree temperature difference is possible.

4. The high humidity and rain patches forecasted would become snow at 0 degree.

5.  Another chance may be on 14 Feb.

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How snow is formed. https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/snow/science/formation.html

Let’s see………

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廖萬石堂炒米餅

In My Appreciation,My Fun Stuff on 18/01/2014 by catherineyylam

 

 

The villagers are unexpectedly cheerful, friendly and talkative.  The dessert is so delicious and unique.  One of the impressive stuffs is the working table, which is distorted by the chronic hammering action.  The table does not need any pin to connect the woods by unique handicraft. 

As the cake is so unique and on demand, I asked them why not expanding the supply in other season.  The answer gained my respect as their concern is quality.  In summer, when the weather is humid, the peanut will spoil which contribute unpleasant smell to the cake.  

Such a small piece of cake consists of their memories, tradition, and intelligence.

It is good to know that the villagers accepted the public request and will go on to handmade the cake. 

Further info:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=659600117412412&set=a.127021374003625.10557.126994627339633&type=1&theater

http://www.am730.com.hk/column-188753

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Organic Strawberry Jam

In My Appreciation,My Fun Stuff,My Recipe on 18/01/2014 by catherineyylam

Fresh strawberries were picked in an accredited organic strawberry farm in FanLing.   The air is fresh and people are friendly.  

Next morning, the remaining strawberries  started to dry up, so I mashed them at once and made them into jam for preservation.

The recipe adopted resembles the blueberry jam which I tried before.  The only difference is, brown sugar was used instead of the white one.

https://catherineyylam.wordpress.com/2013/01/27/blueberry-jam-no-pectin/

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But I have to say…..it is better to serve strawberry fresh, while blueberry as jam.

 

ref : http://missgraciehui.blogspot.hk/2011/02/homemade-strawberry-jam.html

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Salads from Freshly Harvested, Organic Veggies

In My Appreciation,My Culinary,My Fun Stuff on 06/01/2014 by catherineyylam

 

 

Ingredients (with optional combination)

Basic Leafy

Roman Lettuce

Coral lettuce (green + red)

Herbs

Spring Onion and its flower

Fennel

Lemon Balm

Mint

Additional choice

Egg

Tuna Fish

Lemon Zest

Dressings

Olive Oil

Lemon Juice

Salt

Dijon Mustard

Brown Sugar

Black Pepper

This is my first time to harvest veggies and taste such fresh salad.

I am amazed and impressed by its aroma and texture.

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全球報道狼與梁關係

In My Concern,My Fun Stuff on 11/12/2013 by catherineyylam

 全球報道狼與梁關係

【本報訊】香港人搶購路姆西的政治現象,變成國際新聞。遠至英國廣播公司(BBC)、美國《時代》新聞網,近至台灣、新加坡,甚至路姆西「娘家」瑞典都有報道,報道不忘說明其內地譯名似粗口諧音、其狼身跟特首的關係、政黨一掟成名等「身世」。中大新聞系講師陳婉雯又在新聞網站《The Huffington Post》解釋熱潮本末。
BBC以「宜家狼公仔成香港抗爭象徵」(Ikea toy wolf becomes Hong Kong protest symbol)為題的報道(圖),昨晚更登上亞洲新聞首頁,報道更附有延伸閱讀連結,為7月初一篇說明梁振英如何不得民心的文章。

瑞典媒體列出梁醜聞
美國《時代》新聞網亦標明宜家玩具成反政府象徵,報道中無用上路姆西的照片,只有梁振英的照片。路姆西娘家瑞典的媒體《svt Nyheter》及《The Local》也有報道,後者極其仔細把梁的親共背景、低民望與僭建醜聞都一一列出。
台灣東森新聞台更報道中稱其為「社運神器」。新加坡《海峽時報》則引述法新社報道,事有湊巧,隨機出現的廣告竟見宜家蹤影。此外,美國新聞網站《The Huffington Post》有中大新聞系講師陳婉雯約800字的英文文章,細訴熱潮本末事出港人對民主政制的渴求,實屬苦中作樂,又將自身由路姆西而得到的「帶罪惡感的歡愉」(a guilty pleasure),來一場剖白。

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Witches’ fingers with crunchy almond ‘nails’

In My Fun Stuff,My Recipe on 31/10/2013 by catherineyylam

 

Make these knobbly fingers with ready-rolled pastry and serve with ‘blood’ salsa to dip them in.

 

Witches' Fingers

 

Serves:
Makes 24

Ready:
40 minutes

Prep time:
20 minutes

Cooking time:
15-20 minutes

 

Ingredients

  • 375g ready rolled shortcrust pastry by Sainsbury’s, cut into 3 rectangles, then each rectangle cut into 8 fingers
  • 2 tablespoons double concentrate tomato purée 24 blanched almonds by Sainsbury’s
  • 1 medium British free-range Woodland egg by Sainsbury’s, lightly beaten
  • 10g Parmigiano Reggiano by Sainsbury’s, finely grated
  • 300g jar mild salsa by Sainsbury’s

 

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190ºC, fan 170ºC, gas 5. Roll out each pastry piece to the length of a finger. Shape into fingers with rounded fingertips and use a knife to gently score lines across the middle for knuckles.
  2. Press your thumb into the tops to make an indentation for the fingernail. Dot on the tomato purée and press an almond ‘nail’ on each. Put on a baking sheet, brush with the
    beaten egg and sprinkle over the cheese.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. Let cool
    before serving with the salsa for dipping.

http://www.sainsburys-live-well-for-less.co.uk/recipes-inspiration/recipes/witches’-fingers/