7 Kimchi Facts
i’m just going to do it- i’m going to make kimchi.
the fact that i’ve never made kimchi, may come as a surprise, since i’m korean (and of a certain age- 40).
the thing is, you get your kimchi from your mom or your local korean market.
koreans hold making kimchi as something sacred-not to be taken lightly; and also seen as labor intensive, so they are usually made in large batches.
however, i am inspired by the many non-koreans who fearlessly attempt to make kimchi.
my mother never taught me how to cook, let alone how to make kimchi. she never let me step foot into the kitchen.
aside from growing up eating kimchi, i don’t have any experience, any special recipes or any special ingredients.
i’m truly daunted by what i am about to do. it’s going to require all of my very limited culinary acumen.
follow up posts to come!
That’s all my 11 year old would drink, if she could.
More specifically, it’s what she would eat- the chewy tapioca balls on the bottom of the drink. She always asks for extra and spoons out the ones left over, after she finishes the tea.
Thanks to her- I am now an addict.
*Boba originated in Taiwan during the 1980’s.
**Just a few boba teas we’ve had recently. Click on pic for the business instagram pages (page for honey boba is not available).
I used to think classical recordings were all the same. Afterall, they are playing from sheet music that includes the exact note, count and musical articulation. But it turns out, a classical piece can be interpreted in different ways.
Take for example, these two interpretations of Chopin Opus 25 No. 5 in E Minor- one by and another by Lang Lang. They are distinctly different.
I liken it to an artist doing a cover on someone else’s song- except, with a cover, you know what the original song sounds like. With classical pieces, that predate recording, there is only the sheet music to go by. There is no way of knowing how the original composer of the music played it, no reference point.
Lang Lang and Vladimir Ashkenazy are not playing Chopin, they are playing their version of Chopin, since it is not possible to know how Chopin’s version sounded.
The sheet music is merely a guide; whoever is playing the piece can completely alter the mood.
Click on below picture for link to the two versions:
it’s not what you think. it’s not so much about my love for coffee but it’s the about how i obsess about how much to drink it & when to drink it.
am i drinking too much? is it too late to drink it?
if i drink on an empty stomach, though it seems to curb my appetite at first, hunger strikes out of nowhere. and i’m left to frantically find something to eat and/or gorge on food because the hunger doesn’t subside.
sometimes, if i drink too many cups throughout the day- my mind remains too wired to go to bed.
i absolutely love coffee- black, with cream, with cream and sugar, any which way- the way i drink it just depends on my mood and the type of coffee. but mostly clean with nothing added.
i love the act of drinking- while sitting in a cafe, walking in the park or while getting ready for the day every morning.
i’m obsessed about coffee.
i want to worry less and enjoy more.
obsession. both good and bad.
fortunate happenstance of food & music no. 27