PAPERMANIA is a wonderful ephemera show in Hartford, Ct. and it is happening this weekend. Jan. 9th and 10th from 10-4. If you stop by my booth and mention the blog you'll get a free pocket charm!
In the meantime, here are some pictures of us making
CHINESE STUFFED BANANA LEAVES.
I highly recommend it-BUT ONLY if you have an expert like Hsin Chen to show you how!
First you get the banana leaves:
Then you make the stuffing...rice, meat and veggies... oh, and you need a pole to hang string from (your going to wrap the string around the stuffed banana leaves and then string them to the pole.)
You stuff the leaves by making a kind of triangle of one end and then wrapping it, sort of like the way you fold a flag, working from one end of the leaf to the other, then you tie it to the pole and wrap some more..