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Frances is a User Experience Designer located in the wonderful city of Toronto. She likes birds, photography, food and salsa dancing in no particular order. Want to work together on a collaboration? Contact her at hello@frances.menu!

Traditional Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake (月饼) + Giveaway!

...Another Mid-Autumn Festival tradition we repeated was eating mooncake. My mother would slice through that decorative mooncake top and divide it into 8 even pieces. I would pick the prettiest slice and bite into the soft pastry crust filled with sweet and dense lotus seed paste, tempered by moist salted egg yolks. For a while, I refused to eat the salted egg yolk and only ate the lotus paste slices, but like my obsession with Korean boybands, this too was a passing phase.

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Pomfret Pan-Fried Recipe (金鲳魚)

Ready to add something incredibly easy and tasty to your cooking repertoire? This Pomfret Pan-fried recipe takes less than 15 minutes to season and cook, making it delicious AND perfect for a weeknight meal. If your kids eat seafood, they'll love it, and if they don't, this is an excellent recipe to introduce them into this food category.

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Apricot Jam

For the first time ever, I made jam—specifically, apricot jam using freshly picked, completely organic apricots! Never really having adopted the ‘think local’ and ‘seasonal cooking’ attitude, this was an exciting experience for me. There’s something to be said about adapting your cooking to what mother earth provides at that given moment—it feels incredibly rewarding.

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