radish water kimchi

It’s time to have radish now! I have grown some radishes in my vegetable patch for about one month. It’s one of the easiest vegetables to grow by yourself. I do eat everything of radish, from top to bottom!  If you make them into kimchi, you can enjoy all the goodness of radishes!!

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cucumber kimchi

It was quite windy in Brighton today but equally sunny, too. When it is a bit summery, I crab for ‘cucumber kimchi’ called ‘oee saboki’ in Korean which is one of the summer kimchi. Nowadays you might buy cucumbers any time of a year in a super market but in fact, cucumbers are summer vegetables.…

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bean sprouting experiments

my first time ever to try Azuki bean sprouting in an old teapot Have you ever tried to grow your own bean sprouting experiment? If you haven’t, I strongly recommend you to do it. It’s dead easy! All you need is an old tea pot and some dried beans such as soya beans, azuki beans,…

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how to make ‘cool’ cabbage kimchi

I am going to show you one of my kimchi recipes. I must say that it is not a very traditional recipe but it works deliciously! In this recipe, there is an unusual ingredient which is a ‘tomato’. If you add a tomato into kimchi seasoning mixture, it makes kimchi colour rather nice, soft red…

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Korean Spring cabbage kimchi 얼갈이배추김치

My friend who lives near New Malden came to visit me yesterday. She brought me a fresh bunch of Korean spring cabbage from a Korean shop in New Malden. Korean Spring cabbage is called ‘Erl-ga-ri’ and it is perfect for making a quick kimchi. When I finish making a tub of kimchi, I feel that…

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Power of plants

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Just picked this morning

Can you guess how many different types of greens in this bamboo tray? These are picked from my back garden this morning. I am going to make them into a quick salad like a cheat version of kimchi called ‘겉저리 got-geri’. There are 8 different types of greens all together. They are perpetual spinich, beet…

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Wild garlic leaf Kimchi 산마늘김치

 Wild garlic leaf Kimchi made in April 2015, Brighton This is a very unique and seasonal Kimchi I ever made in Brighton.  This winter was quite cold so wild garlic leaves were out later in a forest, too. There are many exciting recipes using these wonderful, natural and seasonal ingredients. But today, I am just…

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Kimchi made in Brighton

Do you like Kimchi? Would you like to learn how to make Kimchi? Why don’t you come along with me then? I would like to show you various kinds of Kimchi ‘made in Brighton’ and to share my experience of cooking Korean food using fresh and possibly seasonal ingredients.

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