Alison & Olivia Hanna

My name is Alison Hanna.  Together with my daughter, Olivia, we decided to document our fun in the kitchen, while living in Hong Kong.  Our family relocated from San Francisco in the summer of 2012 to support my husband, Shane, with his career, plus we decided that living abroad was an invaluable opportunity for our young family (Jackson 4 and Olivia 7 at the time).  We put our furniture in storage, rented out our house and headed west on our new adventure!

Staring our blog just one month ago, we’ve started documenting our family favourites, but have sometimes adapted and improvised to the local market items.  Sometimes Olivia acts as CTO, Chief Tasting Officer, and other times she is the sous chef smashing garlic, sautéing onions or scrambling eggs. Look for Olivia’s comments in the thread below each recipe. We don’t always agree……

We still miss our native San Francisco, especially the access to myriad groceries,  cuts of meats, dairy (especially cheese), taquerias, ice cream, pizza, meatball sammies and hot pastrami sandwiches.  It should go without saying that we miss our family and friends immensely, but we are talking about food here!

Here are Olivia and Jackson in July of 2012, just days after our arrival.

rickshawkids at peak

And here is a more current picture from October,2014

kids oct 2014

By the way, we don’t eat seafood so you won’t find those recipes here!

2 Responses to Alison & Olivia Hanna

  1. Vigdis Abrahamsen Grøndahl

    Hello!
    Got your website address from Fred. I will try some of the recipes:)

    I don’t know if you remember me, but I am the daughter of Ole Abrahamsen, an old friend of your father from Norway. We met for dinner some years ago in SF.

    Best regars from Vigdis in Fredrikstad, Norway

    • Alison

      Hello Vigdis!
      Yes of course I remember you! Hope all is well with you in Norway. We are enjoying time in Hong Kong, mostly as we have the ability to travel within Southeast Asia. Happy Cooking

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