Today is Peach Blossom Day based on the lunar calendar. Hiking has been a tradition for this day in many parts of China. There’re numerous ancient poems celebrating the arrival of the spring season, and some of them have been incorporated into textbooks in China. Since the coronavirus outbreak is not officially over, large gatherings are still prohibited. Li Ziqi decided to pick some flowers, make snacks with the flowers,… Read More »Peach Blossom Day: A Picnic with Flower Snacks
After a long pause, Li Ziqi just uploaded a new video – the first since the Coronavirus Outbreak.
In this video, she went from growing a unique type of plant, collecting natural blue dye from them, and all the way to hand drawing floral patterns, and finally dying large sheets of raw fabric. I suppose there will be a second episode where she’ll actually make a blue skirt, hinted by the video’s title in Chinese.
Update: Second episode was released a few hours later. You can watch both videos below.Read More »Handmade Blue Dyed Fabric with Hand-drawn Floral Patterns
This episode is absolutely amazing (not that others aren’t): Li Ziqi started from planting seeds, went on to hand pick ornamental cotton , and then processed cotton balls using the old-fashioned, giant bow and string. Finally, she made cotton quilt for grandma with ancient, traditional tools and technique. As a bonus, she also made small cotton quilts for her two adorable puppies.
Li Ziqi bought half a pig from relatives and went to work.Read More »Smoked Sausage, Spicy Chicken Soup, and Pork Liver with Salted Eggs
Li Ziqi uploaded a new video on December 31, 2019. But in China, it’s already New Year’s Day, so she’s posting it as the first video of 2020. As always, it’s beautifully done. She made barbecue on a frying pan, as well as Chinese flat bread – the palm sized bread with stuffing inside and sesame seeds on top. But the highlight is that in the end, she sang a… Read More »2020 First Video from Li Ziqi – BBQ, Chinese Flat Bread, and Singing Solo
When it comes to Chinese food, soy sauce is used everywhere. It’s one of the most basic condiment you’ll ever see. Many people post videos of making gourmet food with soy sauce, but for Li Ziqi, she starts with planting soybeans … For the rest of us, we buy soy sauce from a grocery store. Good thing is that many stores carry them, including Costco. If you live in the… Read More »From Soybeans to Soy Sauce: The Traditional Chinese Way
Winter is coming. Ziqi is ready. She harvested a basket full of ginger and went to work. Ginger rice tea, ginger jelly, ginger duck, you name it.
Hot pot is very popular in China, as well as many Asian countries. It features a simmering pot of soup in the middle of the table. People dip thinly sliced meat or vegetables in the pot for a brief moment, and then enjoy with their own dipping sauce.Read More »Hot Pot on a Snowy Day and How to Cook Hotpot at Home
This is a short video where Li Ziqi makes soybean milk and rice cake with sweet potato for breakfast. She starts with this: Here is the full video: