First the sad news. Last month, I posted Small is Beautiful. I had mentioned a mango tree with fruits hanging so low even a child could pick them. Well, somebody picked them all right. And it wasn't the owners who did it.
That mango tree stood at the corner of my aunts' house, a corner that is unfortunately not visible from their windows. One evening, my aunts went out and proudly counted over 100 of them delicious mangoes. Lo and behold, those mangoes were all gone the very next day. Somebody had stolen them right under their nose! Incredible. This person was not only trespassing on someone's property, but she or he or they had the audactiy to pick over 100 mangoes off the tree! Granted, my 60 to 85-year-old aunts and uncles live in a little strip mall, next to a restaurant. But that's no reason to trespass on someone's property. The fruits of their labor, and the hopes and anticipation of tasting those sweet juicy mangoes ... all dashed, in one night. Just like that. How sad :-(
Now the good news. Dear friends of ours, Ling and Jackson, reached another milestone in their lives. Their dream of owning a bakery has come true! Ok, maybe just Jackson's. The grand opening of his new venture - High Spring Orchard and Bakery - is tomorrow, Saturday, August 21. If you are in the area, stop by to check out what they have to offer.
Jackson always had a passion for farming and cooking. He quit his office job in Hong Kong in the late 90s, and enrolled in cooking classes. Later, he tied the knot with Ling and moved to Boston, where he worked as a pastry chef at the Boston Marriot in Copley Square. We have been lucky to have the opportunity to sample many of Jackson's yummy creations, from Asian delicacies to Western desserts. You can read more about Jackson and his new venture on their website - High Spring Orchard and Bakery. Congratulations, Jackson and Ling!
Below are some pictures of Jackson's mouth watering creations.
Salt and Pepper Shrimp, anyone?
Happy Chinese New Year
Cruising during the dog days of summer