• Events,  Food

    Halloween 2019

    Trick or Treat! Smell my feet, give me something good to eat!Happy Halloween 2019! Monster Apples These were really fun to make, and they look pretty cool at the end. I found the recipe here. Witches Fingers Cookies

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    Fall 2019 at the Botanical Gardens

    It’s finally fall! Here are photos of my visit in fall 2019 at the botanical gardens: Ornate stained glass structure in the entrance of the building. Throughout the gardens there were lots of elegant glass orchid sculptures by Jason Gamrath. Four Seasons Garden More orchid sculptures! Lots of native foliage. A hanging basket and more pretty foliage. White Garden Under the arbor The Lost Hollow Cucumber plants outside the witches’ hut. Fireplace Cave Butterfly bushes 🦋 Scarecrow Stone sculptures and hut Dry Piedmont Prairie Perennial Garden Beautiful celosia argentea flowers and a visiting bee 🐝 Butterfly weed, Goldenrod, Black-eyed Susan and a variety of other forbs, grasses and shrubs. Canal…

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    2019 Rose Show

    The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden hosted Charlotte’s 2019 Rose Show. Here are photos of the lovely roses I witnessed at this event. Enjoy!

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    CLT Asian Street Food Festival

    I went to the CLT Asian Street Food Festival hosted by CLTure. I thought it was great that the Ve-Go food truck was listed as a vendor on the online menu. Charlotte is slowly but surely getting on board with providing more vegan options in the city. Unfortunately, Ve-Go was a no-show to the event. Too bad, as I was really looking forward to those Korean short ribs! Even though Ve-Go was a no-go, I still had a nice time. I voiced my concerns to the event planner and he provided me with a few free beers. I stayed in time for the Indian dance event, and managed to get…

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    Goat Island Fairy Houses

    Goat Island fairy houses! Wait…what’s a fairy house? Fairy houses are whimsical structures built in and from the natural landscape that provide the creator and viewer with a sense of wonder and joy. The other day I was walking around Goat Island Park, and I encountered a bunch of cute little fairy houses! I didn’t know what they were when I first encountered them, I have never seen such structures before. Even though I didn’t know what they were at the time, I enjoyed seeing the fairy houses on my walk in the park immensely. They were a cute surprise! Adorable little forest fairies 🙂 I love how creative these…

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    First Day of Fall 2019

    Today is the first day of Fall 2019, I’m so excited! 🍂🍁🍂 This time of year is all about the natural landscape changing colors, pumpkin spice everything, and the start of the holidays! Here are the activities I’d like to do this season: visit the mountains to see the yellow/orange/red/brown foliage go hiking, maybe camping in the mountains grow a pumpkin, or pick one from a local pumpkin patch carve a pumpkin visit the pumpkin wall in Charlotte bake a pumpkin pie out of fresh pumpkins make my own homemade pumpkin spice latte make pumpkin/butternut squash soup bake pumpkin spice cookies, cakes, or muffins stuff and eat an acorn squash…

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    Hiking Crowder’s Mountain – Summit Trail

    I had such a great time hiking Crowder’s Mountain last week that I came back again the next week, this time to hike the Summit Trail! The temperature that day was 73°F, which was a little bit cooler than last week. Not so bad since we were in the shade most of the hike anyhow. We started around 10 AM, much earlier than last week’s hike (we started around 1:30 PM). The start of the trail was very rocky and crowded so I didn’t spend any time getting pictures of that, I just kept moving forward. The pictures below are when we reached the first top section of the hike.…

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    Hiking Crowder’s Mountain – Rocktop Trail

    This past weekend I went hiking in Crowder’s Mountain, specifically I took the Rocktop Trail up the mountain. Lately I’ve been feeling a bit rushed and out of touch with nature. I’ve been a bit busy with work, and by the time I get home I end up zoning out in front of yet another screen. I didn’t want this to go on long enough to become a bad habit. So, I thought to make a day out of hiking. This way I can kick myself back into gear by trying to get in shape and clearing my head by being out in nature. Since it was my first time…

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    CLT VegFest 2019

    This past weekend was CLT VegFest 2019! Woo! It was so much fun 🙂 Of course my favorite part is getting to see and taste so many different kinds of food!Here’s some shots of the vendors that were in this year’s food court: Nourish, Fern, Ve-Go, Luna’s Living Kitchen, VietGrill, Jyoti’s, Falafels, Jai Food, & Chef Joya Crown Town Compost Move That Dough Baking Co. Today I decided to have a late “breakfast” and purchased a few doughnuts from Move That Dough Baking Co. Out of the flavors available, I selected the Funfetti with Dragon Fruit Glaze, the Apple Crisp, and the Banana Bread with cinnamon sugar doughnuts. The two…

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    CLT VegFest 2018

    CLT VegFest 2018! But it’s 2019…Can I write about old things? Of course I can, it’s my blog. I wanted to post pictures from last year’s vegfest since this year’s is right around the corner. Here’s the entrance. So many people! We probably showed up in the busiest time, lunch time. Speaking of food… Vegan Food Court! A vegan food court? My dream come true 😍 There were so many vendors with all types of food you could imagine. Bahn Mi Brothers My family and I chose Vietnamese for lunch, we got food from the Banh Mi Brothers stand. I got a Thai tea (one of my favorite drinks!), summer…