Thursday, June 14, 2012
smashed potatoes and gravey, anyone? i'll have seconds!
a big sink, a salt shaker, a knife, a cutting board and a cooler? can you say outdoor-korean-kimchi-making!?!?!?!? i know that you can!!!
here's the nappa and bok choi getting a nice soak down! next up, some green onions and one white onion.
layer everything in your cooler one layer at a time - dump a bunch of salt on, lay your next layer, repeat, repeat. once everything is in and salted, fill your cooler with enough water to submerge. close cooler, carry it to the basement and let it soak in the brine for about 12 hours.
i love traditional korean kimchi. i will finish the recipe in the next post!
isn't that the most awesome-looking little plant that you have ever seen? it's called a round-leaved sundew - you can learn more about it here. we have tons of this stuff growing around here, apparently it grows in bogs and dense forest in the northern hemisphere but i just think it is so unique!!! the little round yellow leaves, although they don't look much like leaves to me, are covered in the little red hairs that secrete a sticky-mucillage that are loaded with a sugary substance that attracts insects who then get stuck to the hairs after which, the plant uses enzymes to break down the bug's bodies and therefore gets it's nutrition. they are kinda like sticky venus fly-traps! no matter - they glimmer like jewels in the bright sunlight.
can you say bloooooooberries? oh ya baby!
here's some beautiful daisy-like flowers - so pretty!
oh you all knew it was coming - stop acting surprised! the obligatory sky pic for my dearest friend Helga. don't ya just love those puffy clouds?
dinner today was a fresh fruit salad with a honey, ginger and lime dressing. oh and a nice shot of aged Caribbean white rhum - bahahahahahah!
supper was supposed to be steaks on the bbq and some more fruit salad. but i got a craving for smashed potatoes and gravey - bahahahahahah! i love smashed potatoes and gravey. but to round out the meal, we of course had a little fruit salad. not me though, i gave my salad to jambaloney and went back for seconds of smash and gravey!!!
lastly - thank you to all of you who left a comment on our "she said, he said" post. guns, laws and licensing discussions often turn into fiascos and i was very happy to see that everyone weighed in with their own opinions while respecting the right of everyone else's opinion. i can't thank you all enough for taking the time to leave your own personal opinion on such a difficult topic - so i will just say thank you.