Hike at Hidden Villa in the Los Altos Hills, shopping at Target, gluten free treats at Zest bakery in San Carlos, and stumbled across the Art & Wine Faire, where I fell in love with a couple paintings. Couldn’t help it, my first art purchase!
I’m allergic to most of this stuff, but the Nin Go (fried in egg) and turnip cake in the middle are two of my favorite things about Chinese New Year!
For more insight on some of the Chinese New Year goodies we often eat, check out OpallaOnTrails’ great blog post, with recipes! The rice cake, taro cake, turnip cake… all very similar to what I’ve grown up with here in California.
Here’s a little excerpt from her post regarding the reason for all the ‘cakes’:
The word Go is a homophone for “high” in the Chinese language. So the cakes are called Go, because anything that rises or is high (be it your salary, your rank, your grade or even the stock market) is supposed to be good.
Yay for knowledge!
Happy New Year everyone!
Visiting Schönbrunn Palace, our last stop in Vienna…
Walking up to the Gloriette on top of the hill…
Enjoying our walk back down the hill…
Stopping for the night in the very very retro (read: old) but nice Hotel Post in the town of Braunau, on the border of Austria and Germany.
**The more you know…**
Tomorrow we go home!