Hard to believe the Crazy Dumplings II Kickstarter campaign is almost over! There are only 4 days left for you to back Crazy Dumplings II and get some great backer rewards. So if you haven’t backed us already, what are you waiting for? If you back, you’ll get a Thank You from me (along with a really awesome cookbook!) just like all these awesome people: Heather Morgan, Kathleen Young Tejeda, Brendan Clougherty, Richard Telford, Erin Foster, João Paulo Bonatelli, Julia Jimenez, McCloud!, Joschka Schaffner, Jolene Schleicher, Florian Schupp, David Krouse, Holly Brown BSc Hons, SKDouglass, Alvin Vincent Leung, Shaunda L …
We had such an amazing second week on Kickstarter! We passed 200% funded and we are now sitting at over $7,000 raised! The best part is that means I have presold almost 300 copies of Crazy Dumplings II: Even Dumplinger! That is so amazing and really means a lot to me as a writer. I have to first thank all of our new backers! Keith Stattenfield, Jay Towslee, Susan Livingston, Marc7454, Maji, Jupiter Linger, Dakota Lambert, Sheldon Radcliff, Michael Salter, Daniel Einschlag, Kristie Macris, Jacob Philip Gordon Burke, Robyn Doig, Joseph Seliga, Theresa Tang, Bonnie Ward, Dimitri van Dijk, William …
Crazy Dumplings II had an awesome first week on Kickstarter! We reached our goal in less than 5 days, and then blew past it, raising 150% of our goal in just 7 days! We have over 170 backers and were named as a Staff Pick! If anyone has done a Kickstarter before, you know how important being a Staff Pick can be. Over 40 of our backers found us after checking out the Staff Pick pages. We had A LOT of returning backers, which is so amazing! That means not only did they like the first Crazy Dumplings cookbook, they …
Crazy Dumplings II: Even Dumplinger is now on Kickstarter! Dumplings from around the world and the most unique combinations of ingredients come together in Crazy Dumplings II: Even Dumplinger. From Thailand, Vietnam, India, and of course across China, traditional snacks are given a new twist when stuffed into dumpling wrappers. Sweet, savory, spicy, and all delicious, Crazy Dumplings II: Even Dumplinger will take you where your taste buds have never been before! After the success of last year’s Crazy Dumplings Cookbook, I can’t get dumplings off my mind. Every time I come across a new recipe, the first thing I …
We did it! We reached our funding goal in only 7 days, but then we completely blew past any expectations to exceed $9,000 (including a few backers from outside Kickstarter) and got almost 450 backers! Woo hoo! There is still a lot of work ahead. I am waiting to get recipe ideas from backers and I will have to test them out, so it might still be a month or two before the final version of the book is ready, but you can look at past posts to see some of the dumpling recipes already out there. I have just …
We have a little over a week left in the campaign, but we zoomed past 200% funded and just passed 300 backers! This is just amazing. There is typically a big jump in the last week, so I am anxious to see just how high this will go. I’m only sorry I don’t have any official stretch goals. I know stretch goals are a fun part of Kickstarter, but for a project like this, I wasn’t sure what to do that would emphasize the dumplings. However, we will have many more dumplings than originally planned. I didn’t expect to have …
These were made for Kickstarter backer Jay Haney, who wanted something peanutty and vegetarian. My husband declared them “pretty good for vegetarian.” This recipe is really versatile. You can use whatever veggies you like; the ones listed here are just examples. You could even use frozen mixed vegetables and just mash them or chop them up smaller after they cook. All the ingredients have to be chopped up really small to go into the dumpling wrapper. This recipe also has a kick thanks to the chili garlic sauce. If you can’t find chili garlic sauce or don’t want it spicy, …
We had amazing second week! Crazy Dumplings now has over 200 backers and has raised over $4,500, over 150% of our initial goal! We are heading into week 3, which is always a rough patch for almost all Kickstarter projects. The initial excitement has worn off and there is a lull before the final sense of urgency kicks in for week 4. But that’s ok, I have a lot of plans this week to keep generating buzz. I am working on getting a feature in the local paper, I’ll be doing some guest blog posts, and I’ll be making lots …
I knew Crazy Dumplings would do much better this time around. Through trial and error, with better pictures, better rewards, and with a bunch of awesome backers from last time still giving me support, I knew we would succeed. My personal goal was to reach the funding goal within two weeks. Even though we have 30 days to succeed, I didn’t want to be scrapping and begging at the last minute to try and reach the goal. But this campaign, oh man, I am still shocked at we reached our goal in only 7 days! I can hardly believe it …
I have been experimenting a lot with tea lately. I found a great tea shop on our last trip to Changsha, so I forced myself to finally learn how to steep tea. I’m still not an expert, but I have been having a lot of fun learning about tea. I don’t think I’m the only expat who moved to the land of tea but didn’t know the first thing about how to steep it myself. So I wrote an article for the Shenzhen Daily about how to steep the perfect cup of tea. I hope you find it useful. 1. …
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