Taiwanese beef stew (紅燒牛肉)

I’ve been craving meat lately but haven’t really had time to cook anything properly.  By the time I get home from work or German class after work, it’s super late and I’m just wolfing down whatever I can get my hands on from the fridge and cupboard.

Taiwanese beef stew (紅燒牛肉)

Taiwanese beef stew (紅燒牛肉)

So this is where my slow cooker comes in!  I recall my mother telling me I could use the Taiwanese spice packets she gave me to stew some meat, so I decided to throw in some beef chunks into the slow cooker this morning before work, add a spice packet, top with some soy sauce, rice wine, and water…  and then let magic happen while I was slaving away at the office.  😉   Continue reading

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Berry-Smash Muffins (Strawberry Muffins)

Berry-Smash Muffins (Strawberry Muffins)

Berry-Smash Muffins (Strawberry Muffins)

It’s a lazy Sunday evening.  After finishing two loads of laundry and my weekly Skype session with my mother, what’s a girl to do next?  I suppose I could have cleaned my apartment…  jumped on my exercise bike to get some exercise…  or done my German homework.  >.<

But instead of any of these things…  I decided to make some strawberry muffins.  😉   Continue reading