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Oi Kimchi

The age old problem of too many cucumbers. Oh, you’re not familiar with that one? I didn’t even grow cukes this year, I took the lazy gardener approach and only did onions & garlic. But, my friends grew cukes & they had like a million. So, here’s one thing you can do with them.

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Recently, Trader Joe’s started carrying kimchi, in a bag no less. Ryan found it & pointed it out to me. It was only $1.99, so I tried it, AND it was good! As in better than all the kimchi I’ve had since coming to Portland. oh my. I looked at the ingredients list and it was simple and things that are suppose to be in kimchi. So, I decided to modify my recipe to see if I could make even better kimchi.

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kimchi.batch 03

kimchi : batch 03 is the most successful yet! it smells great and is packing a spicy punch. it’s still lacking a bit in complexity of flavors and I did under salt this time to compensate for salty, inedible batch 02.
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recent projects

i feel obsessed with making! i must knit the perfect sweater and make the perfect necklace! i don’t know how i will make the perfect anything, as my tastes change so quickly. nonetheless, that seems to be the goal. pictured above, i’ve just finished knitting my version of the “tala tank top” from Wool and the Gang. i couldn’t bring myself to spend the $80 or so dollars on the kit (though their yarn is gorgeous), so again, as with all things, i made up the pattern. tank tops are pretty easy, especially if you’re not shaping the body part. anyhow, i’m gonna draw up the pattern to post it soon. then on to figuring out a cardigan pattern…
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