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Traffic-light ice lollies

What you'll need:



Kiwi fruits

Knife and spoon (or blender)


Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:46pm

Tart at the beginning

Meizi (or ume, as they're known in Japan) are green apricots, although they're not simply the unripe fruit that will, if left on the tree, ripen into the beautiful golden-orange variety that we eat fresh later in the year (or eat dried). Green apricots, which are very tart, are rarely eaten as they are.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Harvest time

While I love the idea of food foraging - searching mountains and forests for wild ingredients - I'd probably hate it if I were forced to do it, especially if I had to depend on it for survival. Instead, I 'forage' through the wet markets, knowing that some of my favourite vendors occasionally get very limited supplies of local, seasonal fruit and vegetables.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

Let Me Fight so close to landing a shock KO

Talented Let Me Fight had the odds stacked against him facing seasoned opposition in his return on Sunday, but came close to landing the spoils in the Class One Panasonic P2HK Professional Video Handicap and should be greeting the judge next time out.

9 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Powder Room

Benefit's Hello Flawless powder concealer (HK$320) offers a fun yet practical compact for day and night. It comes with a sponge for full coverage and special brush to give a sheer finish. Good value. From Benefit counters at Lane Crawford stores.

31 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Ailing firms say it with flowers

Finance companies and manufacturers hard hit by the global financial crisis are buying festive flowers, especially peach blossoms, in a bid to turn their fortunes around.

Flower farmer Lau Hoi-to, known as the Peach Flower King in the trade, said many companies in the financial sector and Hong Kong-based manufacturers had bought peach blossoms from him this year.

14 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Furore over university's 'flowers of shame'

A forest of cherry blossom trees in full bloom at Wuhan University in Hubei province has become engulfed in a storm of online protest, reviled by some as 'flowers of shame' for their links to Japan's colonial past.

9 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

The Exhibition

The Exhibition

Beautiful Blossoms

Vietnamese painter Le Thanh Son exhibits richly textured works, including The Flower Fields (above) and Highland Peach Tree Blossom, depicting areas around Hanoi. Mon- Sat, 9.30am-6.30pm; Sun, 10.30am-6pm, Arch Angel Art, 38 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2854 4255. Ends Sept 22

11 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Winds of change

Asian Breeze: Contemporary paintings and sculptures by artists from Hong Kong, the mainland, Vietnam and other parts of Asia. Pictured is Borrow The Neighbour's White Light by Vietnamese artist Le Thiet Cuong. 10am-6.30pm Monday-Saturday. Plum Blossoms Gallery, 17/F Coda Plaza, 51 Garden Road, Central. Tel: 2521 2189. Ends August 31.

16 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Chinese believe in flower power for good beginning

Economic recovery does not mean sales of seasonal blossoms for the Lunar New Year will increase, according to the chairman of the Hong Kong Flower Retailers Association.

'Chinese New Year has become like normal days or is used as a short break for people to recharge their batteries,' Elizabeth Tse Wong Siu-yin said.

4 Feb 2000 - 12:00am