Spring time is for…

Snap Pea pod and flower

Fresh sugar snap peas! Right from my vegetable garden. Last winter, I planted strawberries, sugar snap peas, spinach and romaine lettuces. None of them died but except for the sugar snap peas, all the other vegetables didn't really grow...I didn't consider the change of sun exposure in the winter and they are just not getting enough sun. The lettuce is now finally growing with the weather getting ...

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Stir-fried cucumbers (오이나물 oyi namul)

Korean sauteed cucumber namul

This Oyi Namul(오이나물) is also sometimes called Oyi Bokkeum (오이볶음) which literally means cucumber stir fry. When you saw the name of the dish, you might have thought - "What? Stir fry cucumbers? How can that taste good?".  But you will be surprised how good this tastes - the slightly pickled cucumbers have such a wonderfully crunchy and chewy texture. Any raw cucumber taste (that some people ...

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Fantastic Summer Pickles (장아찌 Jangahjji)

Korean Summer Pickles - Jangahjji

Pickles..pickles...so delicious, so crunchy, tangy, sweet, salty and even a hint of chili flavor it simply tastes divine. Summers are pretty hot in Korea and when it's so hot, you often don't have much of an appetite. But..get a bowl of ice cold water, put some rice (room temp) in it and eat the rice in water with these pickles. Yum! This was a true summer time staple in the good old days. So, I ...

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