We are so proud of Vincent and Gigi! When they both found out that our school would be running St. Baldrick’s, both of them very willingly wanted to participate in this great event with such a worthy cause.
St. Baldrick’s is a fundraising event that raises money through sponsorship of shaving one’s head. The donations made are given for cancer research–more specifically children’s cancer research. Shavees receive pledges for money and then shave their heads in order to show compassion and empathy for those children who lose their hair due to chemotherapy and radiation.
Gigi and Vincent went about several ways of gaining sponsorship: first they joined the St. Baldrick’s website, made a page and team, and used that forum in order to receive donations from friends and family overseas. They wrote emails to friends and family asking for sponsorship as well as going from door to door in our neighborhood seeking more pledges. They made a poster to tape up in our elevator, and hopefully, in return for the donations they managed to thank all those who gave. In total the two of them, between two currencies, raised US$750! Yes we are so proud of them!
And to top it off, they made the South China Morning Post the very next day!
Gigi looking so proud–as she should!
I’ve always wanted Vincent to have a Mohawk–if even for five seconds. It suits him, don’t you think?
Just getting a lay of the land….
Making the paper!
Sandy shared a Christmas morning tradition with us last night: Angel Tips! They are delicious! Here’s the recipe with a few shots.
In a working blender (Sandy’s broke during the first batch, but that didn’t hold us back!), fill halfway with ice, a quart of vanilla ice cream, 3/4 cup gin, and 1 1/4 cup creme de cacoa. Blend and until frothy (or until the blender breaks!) and serve. Yum! Scrumptialiscious!
We all went for a hike today at the Lakeside Great Wall. It was so nice and fresh out there. We’ve been having fun going on hikes as often as we can. Here are some pics from the hike.
I pretty much read Tea for Ruby to Gigi, oh, about 4 times a week. So, when I went to plan out her small little birthday party, I figured a tea party might go over well…It did!
When I feel like baking or cooking, I’ll often go to my very favorite recipe depository, Tastespotting.com. We had been back in Beijing for a week and a half, and on Wednesday of this last week, I finally had the urge to enter the kitchen again. When I went to Tastespotting.com, this is a screen shot of what I saw.
I didn’t even notice any of the captions. I just got tempted by a slew of peanut butter cream pies. The one on the bottom, second in on the left, must have looked the best. I linked on it, and it led me to the The Merry Gourmet.
I started reading her post. She began the post by talking about helping a grieving friend. I was wondering about the recipe when I then realized that the Peanut Butter Cream pie had been made on behalf of someone named Jennie in memory of her husband, Mikey. At this point I was linked to In Jennie’s Kitchen. Jennie had lost her husband by a sudden heart attack. Her request for those asking how they could help was to make a Peanut Butter Cream Pie–for those you loved in your life. It was her husband’s favorite, and she had been meaning to make it for him but just kept putting it off her list. Well, I couldn’t not do this. The next evening our good friends Sandy and Tom were coming over for dinner. I got home on Thursday afternoon, and I frantically made a Peanut Butter Cream Pie!
I find the Internet an amazing phenomenon. I love how both Jennie and Jennifer through their love of food blogging and sharing impacted me for just one moment. I was inspired to stop and make a pie for those I love. I hope that Jennie and her two girls make it through this tough time. I feel happy about the connections and the obvious support they are receiving from those on the World Wide Web. To date, if you go to Tastespotting.com, there are 113 posts for peanut butter cream pie. Wait, make that 114 as I’ll be posting this picture of mine momentarily!
Gigi definitely enjoyed licking the bowl!
I used The Merry Gourmet’s recipe for this pie. It was very easy and quite delish!