Lunar 7th of July 七夕

On the Chinese lunar 7th of July, it is the only day the cowherd ( 牛郎 ; nio lang; ㄋ一ㄡˊ ㄌㄤˊ ) and the weaver girl or seamstress ( 織女 ; zhi niu; ㄓ ㄋㄩˇ ) are able to see each other once a year.  This is also reflected in the constellation, if you watch the stars at night, you will see a guy carrying two buckets on his shoulder, one on each side (they had twins), toward a girl.

Some people say that this day is like the Western Saint Valentine’s Day, but I think the Chinese counterpart has an origin that is more about the lovers rather than the Saint.

I got myself some flowers in the spirit of the holiday.  And later my roommate came back wanting to eat something sweet, so we made crazy cake (simple and quick!) in the form of cupcakes (if you use the silicone cupcake mold, beware that you need to put a little more leavening agent than baking soda and lemon juice/vinegar, non-aluminum baking powder would do the trick) with jam glaze.  Nom nom.

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About leneatiengo

Vegan, without onion, garlic, leek, coriander/cilantro, hing (asafoetida), scallion, green onion, chives
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