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Writing Exercise 286 – HAPPY MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL Today is one of our important days, the Mid-Autumn Festival. Everyone has their childhood memories of the festival. So do I! Today, I would like to share mine. First, it was a free day for children. Parents avoid blaming their kids even though they made some mistakes on that day. Second, people prepared a whole table of good food to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and we could devour them that we would not have on usual days. Third, after dinner, we could take the beautiful paper lantern that our parents bought to wander around the neighborhood with little friends. If lucky, we may receive some snacks when passing by the neighbors who were setting tables on the ground outside of their houses for the ceremony of appreciating the full moon. They usually generously gave kids a handful of food, such as peanuts, chestnuts or something like that. Imagine that western kids took a sack to get sweets on Halloween, but we did not trick, we just said hello to the neighbors and thanks for the snacks. What was the best time to head home to appreciate the full moon? The lantern could tell, when the candle ran out, then we went home to refill a new one. As the paper lanterns got burned easily, once it was burned, then it meant a happy hour was over for that night and I had to wait for next year. Last, appreciating the beautiful full moon under the moonlight while eating all types of food, such as mooncakes, fruit and drinking cola. You know what? A 2L bottle of cola is sold for about 5-7RMB($0.78-$1.1) nowadays, it was already sold around 5RMB many years ago, so cola was a high class beverage in my childhood memories.
Sep 21, 2021 1:22 PM
Day 266/365 Hi there! I'm later today.. Yesterday, I shared with you one of the traditional Russian dishes, today I'm going to show you another one! You've noticed, that I really love cooking, I have a huge enjoy during this process! Well, let's start! I did the sauerkraut and now I finally can make another good meal . This is the Russian salad - vinaigrette. It was founded between 18-19th century. You need: carrots,(the) potatoes, beetroot, beans, sauerkraut, fresh onion and sunflower oil. How to cook: Wash vegetables and boil them. Cut into little pieces fresh onion and all of the boiled vegetables. Take a huge bowl or a pan put the chopped onion and vegetables there, add the sauerkraut and beans (I used canned beans) , add some sunflower oil and salt for your taste. Mix all ingredients together. Put it into a fridge, wait at least an hour. During this time all ingredients will be connecting with each other and the taste and a color will be very nice. Enjoy it! It's really delicious!!!🤤
Sep 21, 2021 3:12 PM
The Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋节 The Mid-Autumn Festival is also known as the Chinese Moon Festival which is one of the most important traditional events for the Chinese. Chinese ancestors believed that the seventh, eighth and ninth lunar months belong to autumn. So the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month. It is an occasion for family reunion. When the full moon rises, families get together to watch the full moon, eat moon cakes, and sing moon poems. With all these things together, the legend, the family, the full moon and the poems, one can't help thinking this is really a perfect world. That may be the reason why Chinese are so much enjoyed in the Moon Festival and it is so different from other festivals. They just can't wait for the coming of the Moon Festival in each year. The Moon Festival is also a romantic one. Lovers get together, watch the full moon, drink towards the moon, and taste the delicate moon cake, at such a quiet night without a silk of cloud and with some mild breeze from the sea. Even for lovers in different places, the moon links them together. They watch the moon at the same time and seem to have each other at that hour. A great number of poetry have been devoted to the romantic Festival. The Chinese people hope that the Moon Festival will bring them romance and happiness.
Sep 21, 2021 2:30 PM
Day 265/365 Hi there! Today I'm going to share with you one of the traditional Russian dish. My great-grandmother did it,then my grandmother, mother and now, me do it vey often. It doesn't spend more time and you don't need to have more money to do it, but it's so delicious!!! This is sauerkraut! This recipe is so quickly and easy so even children can do it! You need: cabbage, carrot, salt, sugar, hot water and a big glass of jar. You also can use enamelled pan . That's all! Cut cabbage and grate carrots. Firstly, boiled only 1 liter of water add a tablespoun of salt with a slide + a spoun of sugar. After 10 minutes you can add this wather into a jar with cabbage and carrots.( Vegetables should push into a jar very strong) Next, just leave it in a warm place for fermentation. It's hot now, in my case, it takes about 2,5 days. You notice some changes. Water will be another color, with white shadow, and smell also will be not very beautiful 🤭,but the cabbage will be crispy and salt enough. It will be not so much like in the first day,after fermentation it looks smaller. After all of that put it in the fridge. You can eat it alone with some sunflower oil and fresh cut onion, or add it in other dish. also you can make another traditional salad, but this is topic for other day. Hope you like it! Good appetite!😋 I had: 2 kg 350 gr cabbage A middle and a small carrots I boiled 2300 ml of hot water. When I added all vegetables I didn't have any free space, but next day it will be a little bit down. Notice! Take wooden steak and push it into this jar from time to time,it help to go away some air. It's need for right taste (flover). All vegetables must be under this water. You can put some press (I put a heavy glass of water, you can use plate ,if you do it in the pan.)
Sep 19, 2021 1:51 PM