homemade tofu and vegan kimchi

    One of the ways to enjoy kimchi is to have kimchi with freshly made warm tofu. These two combination works really well. It is often popular menu in a Korean pub selling Korean traditional alcohol called ‘make-gerl-lee'(fermented rice based alcohol). These days I experiment to make my own version of organic tofu all…

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One of the ways to eat vegetables in Korean style

In Korea, we eat lots of different types of vegetables. They are not only farmed vegetables but also foraged in a wild environment such as mountains or country sides. Thus many different ways of eating vegetables have been evolved in Korea. One of the ways to eat vegetables in Korea is ‘blanching them and drying…

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Wild sesame kimchi

Have you ever seen wild sesame plant? more information about wild sesame –> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perilla It is called  ‘wild sesame’ in Korean but actually it is not a wildly grown plant. It is widely cultivated in Korea and it is a very popular herb used in many different ways. I say it is a kind of…

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Beetroot kimchi

I went to a PYO farm two days ago and got lots of beetroots from there. I like beetroots! My favourite way to have beetroots is cooking them on top of my rice in an electric rice cooker. If you cook them in this way, you won’t lose any goodness of beetroots at all. In…

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Sun dried chillies

I am going to show you my sun dried chillies today. They have been dried on my garden table for a few days under the hot sun!! It is very common in Korea to dry chillies under the scorching sun in summer. I must say that you could make kimchi without red chillies. In fact,…

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Spring onion kimchi

I made ‘spring onion kimchi’ yesterday and left it on my kitchen table for one night for good fermentation. This morning when I came to the kitchen, I could smell a hint of ‘lovely’ kimchi smell. I can say it is lovely smell because I like kimchi. But if you are not so familiar with…

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Feverfew tea

This morning, I am having a cup of tea made of feverfew leave and tiny flowers. I planted my feverfew plants last year and I have lovely flowers this year. The reason I wanted to have this herb was to try to have it for my migraine. I sometimes suffer from severe migraine… It is…

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Cold noodle dish in radish water kimchi

This was my lunch today with some of my friends at home after walking South Down this morning. Cook some Korean noodle and mix with my radish water kimchi. Just add half boiled egg and some sesame oil if you like. Here is my cold noodle dish in radish water kimchi. Yummy!

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buckwheat pillow

Have you ever seen or heard of a buckwheat pillow? I have my beloved buckwheat pillow for more than 10 years and it is still in good condition! These days here in Brighton, it has been quite sunny. Thus I have decided to give sun-sterilisation to my buckwheat pillow which is filled with buckwheat hulls.…

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