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Unique Vegetables in Chinese Food: Bamboo Shoots
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China is a large continent which in turn brings a lot of different food varieties. One vegetable that is seen in a lot of different Chinese cuisines in Bamboo shoots. What are they you ask?

As the name implies, bamboo shoots are the edible shoots of the bamboo plant, which is native to Asia. They are cut from the plant once they appear above the ground to preserve their tenderness and because if they are left to grow exposed, they will turn a green color. 

Fresh bamboo shoots are available at Asian or Chinese markets, or you can find canned bamboo shoots at most local grocery stores. Fresh shoots need to be boiled until tender, then husked and cut into pieces. Canned bamboo shoots only need to be heated since they are pre-cooked.

You may have eaten bamboo shoots at a Chinese restaurant as they are often part of a stir-fry. You can try them at home in almost any stir-fry dish, including stir-fry beef with bamboo shoots and stir-fry mushrooms and bamboo shoots.

Next time you order your favorite dish from Windchimes thing…does this have Bamboo shoots in it?

 
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Happy Lunar New Year: The Celebration Begins
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Just because the new year has begun doesn't mean you're allowed to rest.

While most countries that observe Lunar New Year offer three to seven days of public holidays, celebrations don't end until the 15th day of the first lunar month, also known as the Lantern Festival. (Lunar New Year in 2019 lasts from February 5 to February 19.)

There is a list of superstitious dos and don'ts for the new year but the rule of thumb is to say a lot of "kung hei fat choy"or "gong xi fa cai," and avoid saying things that may sound like a less auspicious word.

During the festival, people will travel around to visit relatives, who will prepare snacks and fill up candy boxes for the visits -- except for the third day of the month.

It's believed that arguments are more likely to happen on that day -- February 9, this year -- called chi kou (or "red mouth"). Hence, most people will engage in other activities like visiting a temple. In Hong Kong, a major spring festival horse racing event takes place every year on the third day.

During the 15 days, married couples have to give out red packets filled with money to children (and unmarried adults) to wish them luck.

The seventh day is renri, or the people's birthday (February 11). when the Chinese mother goddess Nuwa is said to have created mankind.

The highlight comes on the last day, during the Lantern Festival (February 19).

Being the only day when young girls in ancient Chinese society could go out to admire lanterns and meet boys, it's also been dubbed Chinese Valentine's Day.

Nowadays, cities around the world still put on massive lantern displays and fairs on the 15th day of the festival.

Some create more sparks than others. Like Nuanquan, a small Chinese town that puts on a spectacular "firework" show by throwing molten metal against a cold stone city wall.

Kung hei fat choy!

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Daily Horoscope: June 13th, 2018
 
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Chinese calendar:
Day of the Fire Rat
Month of the Fire Snake
Year of the Earth Dog 2018

Polarity of the Day: Yang
Polarity of the Month: Yin
Polarity of the Year: Yang
Lucky directions: North
Lucky colors: Green
 

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THE FIRE RAT IS ENDOWED WITH AN AMAZINGLY PASSIONATE NATURE, WHICH HE WILLINGLY SHARES WITH THE PEOPLE HE LOVES.

Intelligent and lively, he succeeds in expressing his creativity in group activities to the best of his ability: he is more willing to be a director or an actor than a painter or writer.

On a day of the Fire Rat, work meetings, so often boring and unnecessary, bear unexpected fruits. Dialogue and interaction between usually lonely personalities make it possible to clear unexplored territories for the greater benefit of the community.

Young lovers take advantage of the evening to declare their flame for the first time. If a few springs have already passed since your first kiss, offer your partner flowers and an impromptu getaway, whose simplicity and freshness will only revive the memories of your never forgotten first moments together.

Daily Energetic chart: Lack of Wood element
Birth's character and destiny (BaGua): The Inner Truth

Solar calendar: Gemini

 
Daily Horoscope: May 8, 2018
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Chinese calendar:
Day of the Metal Ox
Month of the Fire Dagon
Year of the Earth Dog 2018

Polarity of the Day: Yin
Polarity of the Month: Yang
Polarity of the Year: Yang
Lucky directions: North-East
Lucky colors: Green

 

LIKE HIS PEERS, THE METAL OX IS A CONSERVATIVE, FOR WHOM WORK AND FAMILY ARE PARAMOUNT TO HIS PERSONAL WELL-BEING AND DEVELOPMENT.

 

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The Metal Ox is little talkative, preferring to express himself by concrete gestures rather than by speech. It is also when he acts of his own free will that the Metal Ox feels really happy and fulfilled. Indeed, while he hates to be given orders, he is always ready to serve others. A Metal Ox day is beneficial to the business world, especially if you’re an entrepreneur or if you run a department within your company.

Today, you’re able to use discernment and skillfully convince your interlocutors, even more since you won’t hesitate to wet your shirt in the process. In love, if you’ve been married for a long time or if you’ve been in a couple for a short period of time, a small symbolic gift (for example a rose or a bouquet of flowers) to your partner will only strengthen your union by the simplicity and elegance of your gesture.

Daily Energetic chart: Weak in Wood element
Birth's character and destiny (BaGua): Moulting
 

 

Friday Special and let's make the most of it
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Now, you may be thinking... Is it really Friday?  Are you pulling my leg? Because I swear I just got out of bed and it was Monday.... Nope.  It's Friday and that means that we get to swoop into the weekend with pizazz!  Give yourself a smile in the mirror because we are in February and this month is going to be AWESOME.  All the more reason to get Windchimes Carryout because we know that it is going start our weekend out right.  In fact, why not invite a few friends over and enjoy Windchimes Chinese together.  Put on some music have a few drinks and enjoy the warmth of the food.   And REMEMBER you get 10% off your entire order when you pay cash. ($30.00 minimum)

Reserve a table for Valentine's Day: Windchimes Chinese
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It's true, Valentine's Day is on its way and we want to make it easy for you!  Reserve a table for this special evening and let us serve you a delicious experience.  The Windchimes is a great choice as we offer a truly exquisite experience.  Plus, we have a full bar, a great wine and sake selection, and our food is colorful, authentic, and delicious.  

Reserve a table to ay and you will feel so good and ready for that special day for that special someone.

 

Lenny the Rooster: Ninja Lenny

Have you met Windchime's rooster Lenny?  He is quite the character. Very savvy, very funny, and sometimes a little odd. Keep you eyes peeled for more exciting news from Lenny. Check out his appearance in this video where we capture some of Lenny's ninja moves.

It's Lunchtime and boy am I hungry...
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Every day has a lunchtime.  Isn't that awesome!  We all get to stop, take a break, nourish ourselves with delicious food, and maybe even get a walk in, or connect with a friend.  Why not have it all.  Gather a few of your friends and meet at the Windchimes.  We have a great lunch menu with excellent prices and great portions. Not to forget the overall tasty tastiness of each dish and the amazing aromas that fill our restaurant during this fantastic lunchtime break.  Lunchtime is a special time  at the Windchimes, our restaurant provides just the place to meet friends, laugh, and nourish.  Today we suggest the Honey Glazed Cashew Chicken.  Its a sheer delight with the comfort of a lightly fried breaded chicken in a honey glaze with a subtle spice that leaves the palate with a yum and yum yum mmmm!  What's your favorite lunch time dish? Check in and take a picture!  we would love to share it on our facebook page!

DEALIO: It's Friday! and you know what that means!
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It's been a while since we exalted Friday's and at the Windchimes we absolutely adore them, as we know that the hard work during the week gets to lead to a relaxing and fulfilling weekend.  And we know that the best way to start that weekend is with Windchimes Carryout! Delicious food that makes the whole family smile and there is no cooking, and no dishes involved.  Sounds like the Happy Family dish is a great place to start!  And Remember you get 10% off your entire Carryout Order when you pay cash! ($30.00 minimum)