Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Vegetable-Beef Simmered Dish (Seogogi Chongol)

Vegetable-Beef Simmered Dish (Seogogi Chongol)

Ingredients: 1/2 lb. beef, 7 dried brown, oak mushrooms, 1/4 carrot, 1/3 lb. mung-bean sprouts, 2 oz. small green onion, 3 red peppers, 1 round onion, 1 tbsp. sugar, 1 tbsp. rice wine, 3 tbsp. soy sauce, 1 tbsp. sesame salt, 2 tbsp. chopped green onion, 2 tsp. garlic, black pepper, salt, MSG

Method:
1. Cut the beef into thin strips, mix with the seasonings and let it stand. Slice the round onion into thin strips.
2. Soak water and remove the stems. Slice thinly and fry them lightly with the sesame oil, soy sauce and sugar.
3. Remove the beans and hair-like tips from the ming-bean sprouts and scald them slightly. Drain and mix them with the salt and sesame oil.
4. Cut the carrots into thin strips 2" long. Cut the small green onion into the same lengths.
5. Halve the red peppers, remove the seems and cut the peppers into thin strips.
6. Place the sliced round onion, 1/6 dried mushroom and 1/6 beef in the center of the pot.
7. Pile the beef and bean sprouts n the center of the pan and colorfully arrange the carrot, small green oinon, mung-bean sprouts, dried mushrooms, red peppers and beef around them.
8. Make meat broth and season it with the salt, black pepper and MSG. Add the meat broth to 37 and boil briefly at the table.

Hint: By marinating the beef in the sugar and rice wine first, the meat will be tender and will not give off an odor. Mung-bean sprouts do not remain tasty if rinsed in cold water.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Beef Rib Stew (Soegalbitchim)

Beef Rib Stew (Soegalbitchim)

Ingredients: 4 lb. beef ribs, 4 1/2 tbsp. sugar, 3 tbsp. rice wine, 1/2 cup chopped green onion, 1 tbsp. garlic, 9 tbsp. soy sauce, 2 tbsp. sesame salt, 2 tbsp. sesame oil, black pepper, MSG, 2 carrots, 15 chest nuts, 20 gingko nuts, 10 jujubes, 1 Korean white radish, 2 round onions, 3 cups water, 3 tbsp. pine nuts

Method:
1. Have the butcher cut the ribs into pieces 2 1/3" long. Wash and score them diagonally at 1/3" intervals. Marinate them in the sugar and rice wine for 10 minutes.
2. Mix the garlic, green onions, soy sauce, sesame salt, sesame oil, black pepper and MSG to make seasoning sauce.
3. Cut the carrots and white radish into chestnut-sized pieces.
4. Peel the chestnuts and clean the jujubes.
5. Peel and fry the shelled gingko nuts in an oiled pan until they turn green. Rub off the top-skins.
6. Fry the #3, #4, and #5 ingredients lightly in an oiled pan.
7. Cut the remaining carrot and round onions into thin strips.
8. Place the #7 ingredients in the bottom of a pan and make a second layer with the ribs dipped into the seasoning sauce, leaving the center empty. Add 3 cups of water and cover. Boil hard for 20 minutes and then simmer for 30 minutes on medium heat. Add the prepared gingko nuts and simmer for 10 minutes more.
9. When the ribs and other ingredients become tender, remove the lid and simmer them on high heat until glazed.
10. Arrange the #9 food attractively on a plate and sprinkle with the finely chopped pine nuts.

Hint:
1. Though you cook a large quantity of ribs, 3 cups of water should be sufficient.
2. When the gingko nuts are cooked, add the broth and simmer on high heat.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

kotgejang (곷게장)

Kotgejang (곷게장), a fresh spicy crab dish is one of our favorites in winter. My hubby looked for a restaurant on the net and found one so he invited me to have lunch there. The restaurant isn't too far from my apartment so go there everytime we feel like eating kotgejang. Besides it's not expensive and the food is delicious. Here's the food.


Like the other restaurants, they just put the food on the table with the tray. That makes the serving and putting away the dishes easier.

Help yourself with this delicious kotgejang. The next time that i'll go there again, i'll order some more and take it home. Yes, they also sell take home kotgejang.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Gingko nuts

These are the gingko nuts that I always mentioned in some recipe that I posted here.


Every fall season you'll see many hajumas (old woman) shaking and picking some gingko nuts under the trees. I sometimes help them when I wait for the bus. The most delicious gingko nuts that I have tasted was when I went to the restaurant and they served us sweetened gingko nuts. It was really delicious. I need that recipe. But i'm afraid that if I learned on how to make that menu then I have to pick some gingko nuts in the street with some old woman. hehehe...

I've never seen someone selling gingko nuts because people are just picking them in the street. You'll see every trees on the road so it's not hard to get some specially in this fall season.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Anniversary cake

My father in law visited us. Before he came he called us and asked what we wanted to eat. My hubby said we already ordered chicken. My father in law said, he would pay for the chicken. My father in law asked if there's nothing that we wanted to eat. Hubby said he wanted to eat chocolate cake so my father in law brought this.



I dunno if he could understand what is written on it but I think the cute candies and marsmallows say all. Oh yes, my father in law gave us anniversary cake in advance. hehehe...Would you like some?

Friday, November 21, 2008

Pressed Boiled Pork (Twaejigogi Pyonyuk)

Pressed Boiled Pork (Twaejigogi Pyonyuk)

Ingredients: 1 1/3 lb. pork, 2 tbsp. soybean paste, 2 knobs ginger, 1/2 lb. kimchi, tiny soused salted shrimp seasoning: (4 tbsp. salted shrimp juice, 2 tbsp. chopped green onion, 1 tsp. chopped farlic, sesame salt, 1 tbsp. red pepper powder, black pepper, sesame oil, water), lettuce leaves

Method:
1. Wash the pork with in cold water, cut it into large piece and tie them together tightly with string.
2. Slice the ginger thinly.
3. Dissolve and boil the soybean paste in water. Add the meat and ginger when boiling and simmer until tender.
4. Remove the excess fat and froth which have floated to the top.
5. When the meat is well-done, drain and rinse in cold water, wrap in a cloth and press it with heavy weight.
6. When the mean becomes firm, cut it into thin slices. Arrange the sliced meat on lettuce leaves on a plate and serve with the kimchi.
7. Mix the salted shrimps with the seasoning and serve. Add some water if the soused shrimp is too salty.

Hint: Pressed boiled pork is very tasty served with garland chrysanthemum, green pepper or vinegar-red pepper sauce.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Protect yourself and family

It's hot in the afternoon and it's too cold in the morning and at night. The weather is too strange that my in laws advice us to take care of our health in this kind of weather and season. If you go in crowded places like on the bus, shopping mall, market, etc.. you'll see lots of people sneezing or blowing their noses because of cold. It's too dangerous and scary to go out specially when I saw in the news that there was a man who brought in the hospital because of Bird Flu. The deadly disease that everyone scared of. How can we protect ourselves and our family in this kind of disease? This is the question that I'm sure everyone asked. Except from eating healthy food, there are ways on how to protect us from the deadly bird flu. Tamiflu and Relenza are the only drugs that can save our lives if infected by H5N1 virus. If you are very much aware of this deadly disease, you might be also interested with this free report entitled Bird Flu Exposed by simply entering your name and email address.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Skewered Boiled Beef (Hwayangjok)

Skewered Boiled Beef (Hwayangjok)

Ingredients: 1/2 lb. pressed meat, 6 dried brown, oak mushrooms, 5 bellflower roots, 1 cucumber, 2 carrots, 2 eggs, 1 tbsp. chopped pine nuts, 1/2 tbsp. sesame salt, 1 tsp. sesame oil, 1 tbsp. chopped green onion, 1 tbsp. chopped garlic, 1/2 tbsp. sugar, black pepper, red radish, 2 tbsp. soy sauce

Method:
1. To make the pressed meat: Boil the beef or the pork. Wrap the boiled meat in a cloth and press it with a heavy weight. When the meat is cooled, slice it into strips 2 1/3" long and 1/4" thick.
2. Soak the dried mushrooms in water and remove the stems. Slice them into 2 1/3" lengths.
3. Shred the bellflower roots into strips 1/4" thick. Cut the carrot into strips 2 1/3" long and 1/4" thick. Scald them in boiling water.
4. Choose a thin, tender cucumber and cut it into strips 2 1/3" long and 1/4" thick. Sprinkle with salt.
5. Separate the white and yolks of eggs and beat gently. Mix the beaten egg whites, and also the yolks with 1 tbsp. cornstarch flour, 1 tbsp. water and salt each. Fry these mixtures in a square pan in thick sheets and let them cool. Cut the egg sheets and let them cool. Cut the egg sheets into strips 2 1/3" long.
6. Season all the ingredients except the egg strips with the soy sauce, sesame salt, black pepper, sesame oil, green onion and chopped garlic and fry lightly.
7. String the ingredients on skewers alternating the colors. Sprinkle the top with powdered pine nuts on a plate. Garnish with red radish and parsley.

Hint: Bellflower root is a tasty addition to this dish. It is an alkaline food containing sugar, fiber, calcium and iron.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Hobakjuk (pumpkin porridge)

My mother in law was hospitalized because of her bad eyesight. When I knew about that, I went to the market even when it was only few minutes left before the closing time so I hurried and bought this condensed milk or else I would blame myself for going out and dined out with my co-workers.


We have pumpkin at home so I thought of making "hobakjuk" (pumpkin porridge) for my mother in law.

Here's how I made hobakjuk-

Ingredients: 2 slices of pumpkin and 1/2 cup condensed milk

Method:
1. Remove the skin and cut the pumpkin.
2. Boil for 30 minutes or until it is soft.
3. Put in a blender and mix with the condensed milk until it is smooth.
4. Cook and stir often for 20 minutes.

My hubby told me to put some flour but I chose not to because I want to make it more delicious. My mother in law doesn't like porridge but she ate some and she said that she was very grateful for making porridge for her.

Study online

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Raw fish (sashimi)

After taking a walk for more than 40 minutes, my hubby felt hungry. As soon as we arrived home, he took the booklet, dialed the phone and ordered this.



Even if I didn't hear him talking on the phone and heard what he ordered, I already expected that he would order raw fish because we passed to many seafood restaurants on our way home. Raw fish (sashimi) is delicious in cold weather and we can't eat it in summer so when it gets cold, my hubby enjoys himself eating raw fish and some sea creatures. Of course I join him.

I love cooking

I used to hate cooking but because I got married to a man who loves eating, I tried to learn on how to cook. I always like preparing delicious food for him and I feel good when I see him eating a lot with the food that I prepared. Since then, I started to love cooking and even sometimes think of opening my own hotel and restaurant.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Stir-Fry Pork with Vegetables (Twaejigogi Yachaebokkum)

Stir-Fry Pork with Vegetables (Twaejigogi Yachaebokkum)

Ingredients: 1/3 lb. pork, 3 tbsp. cornstarch, 1/4 lb. carrot, 1 can of bamboo shoots, 3 dried brown, oak mushrooms, 1 round onion, 1/2 cucumber, 10 quail eggs, 2 tbsp. soy sauce, 1 tsp. green onion, 1 clove garlic, 1 tsp. ginger juice, salt, 1/2 tsp. sesame oil, 1 cup broth, 2 tbsp. cornstarch liquid

Method:
1. Slice the prok thinly into pieces 2"x3/4". Sprinkle it with salt, black pepper and 3 tbsp. cornstarch powder.
2. Halve the carrot lengthwise and cut it diagonally into pice 1/10" thick.
3. Cut the bamboo shoots and cucumber diagonally into crescent shapes.
4. Soften the dried mushrooms in water and remove the stems. Slice them into pieces 1/3" wide.
5. Cut the round onion into thick strips.
6. Heat the oil in a pan. Then stir-fry the carrot, dried mushrooms, bamboo shoots, round onion and boiled quail eggs lightly adding them in order. Place them on a plate.
7. Re-oil the pan and stir-fry the garlic until savory. Then add the #1 pork and fry lightly.
8. Mix the #7 pork and the #6 ingredients. Season it with salt, soy sauce, sugar and ginger juice and fry again.
9. Pour the seasoned broth on this mixture and bring to a boil. Thicken the broth by pouring in 2 tbsp. starch liquid. Add the cucumber and sesame oil last of all.

Hint:
1. Add the cucumber later to keep the color green. It changes to a yellow color if added first.
2. Add the sesame oil last to retain its special flavor and smell.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

No wonder why


It takes 30 minutes from to home to work so I always read books or play nintendo game on the bus. Now, I feel that my eyes are getting blurred. I need to choose to one of the Variable Dimension Frames From Zenni. The Great Eyeglasses For Less! What should I do? I like most of them. No wonder why Zenni Optical was on FOX news. Do you wanna know more about the famous glasses on earth? Watch Zenni on Fox!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Straw on your coffee

I went for a walked last night and we did it again today. We walked for almost an hour and on our way home, we saw a coffee shop. Nokcha Latte (Greentea Latte) for only $3 was written on the menu outside. When I ordered a cup of coffee, the waiter charged me 4.5 bucks. He said the price list outside was long time ago. Holy Cow! They should have changed it if they raised the price. Is it their way of getting some customers? I hope I wasn't the only one who complained about that price list.

Btw, don't be surprised when you take out caffe latte, cappuccino or any hot coffee that comes out with straw. Straw is used here with any hot coffee from famous coffee shops like Kenya, Holly's, etc...

Straw on your coffee? That's okay! People won't laugh at you, don't worry!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

My adventures

You know how much I love adventure. I usually go camping on weekends with my hubby. We travel long hours to visit mountains and forests and sleep there for a night. We always have much load to carry when we go out. We were satisfied of our 3 years old car but because of our adventure we are planning to buy a bigger one. A Freelander where we can climb up the mountain easily and put all of our things for a camp.

There's also a program on tv that I love to watch. It's about the travel of people to some countries like Tibet, Mongol, and Africa. They climb up the mountain or go to the desert with a car. I like their adventures that's why I always dream of buying a Land Rover to use for my adventure. Who doesn't dream of having this roomy, nicely finished, well equipped and supremely capable off-road Freelander?

I always think of the famous adventure movies when I see a Freelander. It looks good and strong which is just the perfect car for adventure. I can't wait to use a Freelander for my adventures.

Jujubes (taechu) tree

Jujubes are one of the ingredients in some of my recipe like Yonggyebaeksuk (Spring Chicken Soup) and Twaejigalbichim (Pork Rib Stew). Jujubes (taechu) are similar to dates, usually use dried for cooking or medicinal purposes. They should be soaked before cooking.

I saw this jujube tree when we had megitang which is planted behind the restaurant.

I like jujubes and I eat them even when they are not dried. I used to put jujubes in our drinking water. I boiled some water and put some jujubes on it. My in laws recommended me to use them instead of green tea because they are good for our health but they are too expensive and we have much green tea at home so I switched back to green tea. But this winter, I'm planning to put jujubes again to avoid the cold and runny nose in cold weather.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Brochure printing

It was halloween yesterday and we had to cover all the windows. We didn't have enough paper to cover them so we used the pamphlet that they distribute for the people. My boss complained because he said they were expensive. In order for my boss to feel better, I will recommend this cheap brochure printing to him. My boss can save much using the conquest graphics because it is a brochure printing company where we can get much discount. I'm sure he won't complain anymore even when we use again the brochures next halloween.

Court reporters

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Traditional Cookie set

This cookies or snacks from Paris Baguette are delicious with green tea in fall and winter. When I had a visitor I offered them with green tea. They are in different flavor. Peanut, sesame seeds, etc..

Jeonbyeong are Paris Baguette traditional cookie set. They are crackers made from rice often eaten with green tea as a casual snack.




Keep me warm

It's fall and it's too cold specially at night. It's too expensive to use heater so we are trying not to use it in fall so we surfed on the net on how to save energy and money. We surfed on the net on how to keep our home warm without using the heater and we saw this Kalamazoo, MI Home Improvement. We need to get Kalamazoo, MI Energy Efficient Windows so that the air won't come in. Besides from saving energy and money I also like the style of the windows. I'm sure they will look perfect on my home! Thanks to Sir Home.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

sujaebi megitang

We went to aunt's house. On the way to her house, we saw again the sign board of a restaurant serving Sujaebi Maegitang (Boiled Spicy Catfish). This is the restaurant that I have mentioned here last time. The restaurant is located in the farm, about three kilometers away from the highway.

The megitang is delicious but the restaurant is not famous because of its location. But once you've tasted it, you will crave for it and come back. Here's the restaurant which is too old.

The restaurant is built on the pond with lots of gold fish. There's some plastic floor where you can see the gold fish even when you are inside. The restaurant is also decorated with antique. Too old stuffs that Koreans used long time ago.

It is in Boseong which is famous for green tea so here's the green tea puchinggae.

And the delicious sujebi megitang.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Fried Octopus Legs

Octopus legs are what hubby's new favorite snacks. He started to like them when went on a trip and he had to drive until late at night. In order not to be sleepy, we dropped by at the rest area and bought coffee and octopus legs. They are delicious but too hard which is hard to bite and ches if you don't have strong gums and teeth. Hubby said it was his first time to eat octopus legs and he likes them. Since then, he started to crave for octopus legs when he's bored or when we watch a movie at home.

Here's what he usually buys. It's not as delicious as what we have eaten for the first time but it's not also bad. This leg is uncooked so we had to fried first before we eat.


Hubby cut them and fried. It's delicious but I felt tired after eating some. They are better and more delicious than chewing gum but have strange smell. It's not advisable to eat them outside. hehe...


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Chicken in soy sauce (Takchorim)

Chicken in soy sauce (Takchorim)

Ingredients: 1 lb. chicken (half a chicken), 1 tbsp. oil, 1/2 carrot, 10 gingko nuts, 3 tbsp. soy sauce, 1 1/2 tbsp. sugar, ginger juice, green onion, garlic, 1 cup water

Method:
1. Cut the chicken into pieces. Slice the carrot into large triangular pieces.
2. Fry the shelled gingko nuts in an oiled pan until they turn green.
3. Fry the carrot slightly. Fry the chicken pieces on high heat until golden brown.
4. Place the chicken, carrot, 1 cup water and half of seasoning in a pan and simmer them on high heat for 10 minutes. When the liquid is almost evaporated, add the remaining seasoning and cook until glazed.

Network cables

We didn't go out today. We stayed home all day long watching tv, lying down and using the computer. I can't imagine life living without any tv, computer or telephone at home. I've just thought about it because our computer didn't work well.

It's too annoying when you use the internet and then it suddenly disconnected. I always complained about this and I sometimes told hubby to call the technician to check it out. I sometimes do everything that they taught us when we are having trouble with the connection but it's still the same so the technician came over to my house and found out that there's a problem with the cable. It may also be the reason why the connection is very slow. I need to get Network Cables for fast, broadband surfing.

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Persimmon trees

We went on a camp. On our way to the camping site, we saw lots of persimmon trees.

I told hubby to stop the car and pick some persimmons. He refused at first but after bothering him for many times, I finally convinced him. Nobody owns the trees because they were planted on the roads near the mountains. It was another memorable experience for me. I had fun picking some persimmons and at the same time felt nervous. Although they were planted on the roads and I believed that nobody planted them, I was nervous to get something that aren't mine. I always looked if there were people or cars coming. I was like a thief. hahaha... Hubby tasted one then he told me to throw them away. hohohoho... They are still green and we need to wait more days.


These heart-shaped persimmons are eaten even when they are hard. They are delicious when they are red and a little bit soft but don't eat too much or else you'll suffer of constipation. hehehe...

I didn't bring those persimmons at home and now i'm suddenly craving one while posting this.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Strawberry milk for my breasts

Do you remember my post here? The next day I bought strawberry milk. I dunno if there's connection with my monthly period but everytime I drink some strawberry milk, i felt that my breast were getting big. Or maybe that's just my imagination, so I felt they really were.

I asked hubby if he knew why I bought strawberry milk. He said because I just wanted to drink milk. He laughed at me when I said the real reason of buying them. I said I saw on tv that strawberry milk can help enhance our breast. After drinking these 3 cartons of milk, I don't know if I still need to buy because I'm afraid that instead of getting my breast big, my body will get big. hehe...



Hmmmm...anyway, it's good for our health although it can't make my breasts big, at least I can stay fit. What do you think?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Broiled Beef Ribs (Soegalbigui)

Broiled Beef Ribs (Soegalbigui)

Ingredients: 4 lb. beef ribs, garlic, 6 tbsp. rice wine, 5 tbsp. sugar, 9 tbsp. chopped green onion, 3 tbsp. soy sauce, chopped garlic, 6 tbsp. sesame salt, 6 tbsp. sesame oil, lettuce leaves, green onion strips, round onion, pine nuts

Method:
1. Clean the ribs. Score the meaty parts of ribs taking care not to cut the bones. Flatten the rib meat, score deeply and place them in a bowl.
2. Sprinkle the ribs with the sugar and rice wine and mix well.
3. Mix the soy sauce with the chopped green onion, farlic, sesame salt and sesame oil to make the seasoning sauce.
4. Add the seasoning sauce to the #2 ribs and let them stand for 1 hour.
5. Place the ribs on a hot grill and broil turning them several times.

Have you ever tried the Himalayan Goji Juice?

We love food! We love delicious and healthy food! I also like trying different kinds of food. Whenever I go camping and see some trees with fruits that aren't familiar to me in the forest, I always want to try some. If hubby wasn't with me, I already did. What wonders me more are these Tibetan goji berries. They are similar to dried jujubes but look sweeter and more delicious than them. I'm really curious about the taste but I found out that they are berries that has been used in eastern medicine for a hundreds of years, or maybe even thousands of years.

How I wish I can also have a taste of this Himalayan goji juice. Sounds really interesting to me because i've been longing to visit Himalayas and trying the juice is the first thing that i'd like to do when I visit there. I heard that the dried fruits are also great in making tea. And here's another good news! You don't have to go to the himalayan goji juice distributor just to buy the products. Click here if you want to know more about the products and how you can purchase it for a cheaper price.

Oh well, i'm dreaming now! I'd like to have either the juice or tea right now!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Melamin (Melamine)

Because of Melamin (Melamine) that were found to be added to watered-down milk to boost its apparent protein content, many food companies specially China use this chemical. In China, the compromised dairy products are blamed for sickening 54,000 children.

Since I knew about this melamine I'm now very careful in buying some food products. I always look at the ingredients and aware of this made in China that is found on food which takes me longer time to stay in the market when I shop for food.

Melamine is described as being "Harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Chronic exposure may cause cancer or reproductive damage. Eye, skin and respiratory irritant.”

And now to make sure that we buy healthy products specially children, they are now going to put green stamp for every safe snacks. I salute this idea! Thumbs Up!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Simple cooking and preparing food on a camp

Hubby told me not to prepare and bring many things. He said it's very complicated to carry lots of things specially side dishes. So like we did before we also planned to have chicken for lunch. But we had a hard time finding chicken restaurant in the rural area specially on the way to the Recreation forest. We found some but those are chicken and pizza house and hubby doesn't like them because chicken is not delicious in the pizza house. We are looking for a franchise chicken restaurant. We changed the route and went to the downtown area and there we found one. The Ttore Ore chicken.


We were hungry so before we set up the tent, we had lunch first. Here's what we had for lunch. Chicken and kimbap.


For dinner, we just boiled some water inside the tent because it was too cold outside and we ate kimbap again and "wang ttukong" cup noodles. The day has gone with this very simple cooking and preparing time. hehehe...


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pork Rib Stew (Twaejigalbichim)

Pork Rib Stew (Twaejigalbichim)

Ingredients: A 1 1/3 lb. pork ribs, 2 tbsp. salad oil, B 2 1/2 tbsp. soy sauce, 1 1/2 tbsp. sugar, 6 btsp. green onion, 2 btps. garlic, 2 tbsp. ginger juice, 2 tbsp. rice wine C pine nuts, 1/3 carrot, 20 gingko nuts, 2 potatoes, 2 green peppers, 2 jujubes

Method:
1. Have the butcher cut the spareribs into 2" long pieces and score them on both sides.
2. Stir-fry the gingko nuts in a lightly salted pan until they turn green color. Then rub off the top-skins.
3. Fry the spare ribs in a heated oiled pan until brown. Remove excess oil and place the ribs in another pan.
4. Add half of the mixed B ingredients and 2 cups water to the #3 ribs and simmer them on high heat for 10minutes.
5. When the ribs are tender, add the gingko nuts, the carrots and potatoes cut into flower shapes and the remaining seasoning and stir-fry until glazed.
6. Place the seasoned ribs and vegetables in a serving dish and garnish with the sliced jujube and powdered pine nuts.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Black hottok

I came home earlier than hubby last Friday. When I went to the kitchen, I saw this on the table.



It's an overcooked honey hottok (a Chinese stuffed pancake). The brown hottok became black. How can hubby live without me? hehehe...

When hubby came home, he asked me with smile on his face if I saw the hottok. I said yes and told him that I already threw it away. My hubby said he put it in the toaster and there it was! Dyaraann...The black hottok. Ngeeekkk...

Koreans never eat the black part of the overcooked food. They believe that it can cause cancer. Even when we grilled something like pork or sausages, we always cut with scissors and throw away the dark part. In Korea, eat raw food but not overcooked.

What's the latest issue?

It's so exciting to read and watch the video of the events that Landrover held. And it's great to know all the upcoming events and shows in advance so that we can book earlier for the years best loved Land Rover shows. I feel great whenever I read the news and see the adventures done by the Land Rovers. But I wish I was one of them or at least I was in that place watching their adventures in person. It's so disappointing because I live far away but also grateful because Landrover World always updates me in all the latest events.

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Spareribs in Sweet Sauce (Twaejigalbi Kangjong)

Spareribs in Sweet Sauce (Twaejigalbi Kangjong)

Ingredients: 1 1/3 lb. pork ribs, black pepper, ginger juice, MSG, cornstarch powder, salad oil, 2 Korean green peppers, 2 red peppers, 1/4 round onion, carrot, 2 garlic, 1/4 cup sweet sauce

Method:
1. Remove excess fat from the spareribs. Boil them and then score and marinate them in the seasoning.
2. Halve the red peppers and green peppers to remove the seeds. Cut the peppers, carrot and round onion into flat pieces and fry them lightly in an oiled pan.
3. Dip the spareribs in cornstarch powder and deep-fry them in oil.
4. Place the deep-fried ribs, vegetables and sweet sauce in a pan and simmer together on low hear.

Hint:
1. This is a high-grade dish which can be made easily for guests as a basic side dish if you prepare the sweet sauce beforehand.
2. To make the sweet sauce: 1 cup nicely aged soy sauce, 2/3 cup water, 1/2 lb. grain syrup (like dark corn syrup), 1 oz. ginger juice, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/4 cup rice wine. Place the above ingredients in a pan and simmer them in low heat until thick.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Is losing weight is as easy as gaining weight?

While we were having a meeting, my boss complained because we always throw away some cooked rice. Although lunch is free, I don't eat lunch at work. I eat at home with my hubby. My hubby always tells me to put a little rice in my bowl so that I can't eat too much. At work, we have to eat as fast as we can. The reason why have fats around our belly. Hubby always reminds me to eat a little and slowly.

I wasn't fat before. I just gained weight after getting married. I thought losing weight is as easy as gaining weight but that was a big mistake. It's hard to lose weight and the bodyfats. I heard a lot of people going on a surgery just to lose their bodyfats but I'd never do that so I kept searching for a High Performance fat burner and luckily I already found one. Fenphedra is the one because it has no huge list of ingredients masked in a proprietary blend. It contains DiCaffeine Malate, Chocamine TM, Synephrine, Phenylethylamine and Humulus Lupus.

I wanna try this fenphedra because it is one of the best fat burners that have reviewed and pills that can lose 10% of bodyfat in a 3 week period.

Strawberry milk makes our breast big?

I saw on tv that Strawberry Milk can enhance the size of our breast. Is that true? Have you ever tried this? Since I saw that on tv, I always wanted to buy strawberry milk but until I couldn't get enough time to go to the market. Well, as soon as I had time, i'll buy some and i'll let you know guys if there's an effect on me. I have to find out soon if strawberry milk can really make our breast big. hehe..

Lose 12 pounds in just 3 days

It is supposed to be fall now but it's still hot. My hubby always complained of the hot weather and I do too because I'm always jealous of the ladies on the bus who wear sexy clothes. I'm trying to lose weight but I don't know how. I tried different kinds of exercise but I can't see any changes. And now I'm curious about this anoretix which is the most talked about diet pill in the industry. Can you imagine yourself losing 12 pounds in just 3 Days? Wow! This is really a great news for me and for you too if you have the same problem with me.

Anoretix costs $12.40 per bottle to manufacture. Not as expensive as the diet pills that I know that's why it is one of the best priced diet pills in the market. And you can get your money back if you're not satisfied with it. You either lose weight or get your money back? That is so great! Anoretix is one of the diet pills that has the best ingredient with the best guarantee.

Let's try it. If it works for me then I wish it's always summer so that I can wear sexy clothes anytime and anywhere.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Red Ginseng candies

I always see lots of candies in my father in law's house. They are put in a big basket displayed on top of the kimchi refrigerator. The candies are not just the cheap candies that we can buy in the supermarket. They are Korean health products, Renesse Red Ginseng Candies. The Ginseng is a common herb grown on the shaded mountainsides of Korea. I don't like the taste of ginseng. It's bitter and has strange smell. My mother in law usually gives us ginseng drinks but I don't drink it eventhough it's a healthy drink.

We went to my father in law's house and my hubby took this ginseng candies in the basket and brought them home.



I don't wanna try this traditional herb candies because of their smell but my hubby offered one so I tried it. Ummmm... the smell is still strange but the taste is not bad.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Kimchi (Korean Pickle)

Kimchi (Korean Pickle)

In major Western cities as well as in most East Asian countries one may buy a pack of kimchi at large supermarkets. The popularity of kimchi is attributed to the unique blending and fermentation of vegetables, herbs, pickled fish, fresh seafood, and such spices as red pepper, garlic and ginger. Kimchi is rich in vitamins, proteins, and other essential nutrients and Koreans used to rely on it as a source of nutrients when fresh vegetables were scarce in winter.

Kimchi may be classified into two main types- seasonal kimchi and winter kimchi. There are many varieties of seasonal kimchi depending on the availability of certain vegetables. A large stock of winter kimchi is prepared in early winter and lasts throughout the winter until spring vegetables are available. In recent years, however, owing to the development of green-houses, vegetables are available year round. Kimchi is an essential part of a Korean meal. It smells awful but tastes delicious.


Here's the Chinese cabbage kimchi from my mother in law. I never tried to make kimchi by myself. My mother in law told me that she would teach me on how to make kimchi before she dies so she just delivers me some at home. But I saw her making kimchi many times but she never let me help her.

Here is a recipe for making Kimchi:

Ingredients: 2 cabbages, 1/2 pear, 1/2 carrot, 2 cups of salt, 2 heads of garlic, half a head of ginger, half a bunch of shallots, 1 onion, shrimp paste (100g), 3 tbsp. of fish sauce, 1 1/2 cups of chilli powder

Methods:
1. Make salty water and pour it onto the cabbages.
2. Leave it for 5 hours at least, to dehydrate the cabbages.
3. Rinse the cabbages very well to remove the excess salt and drain.
4. Cut the shallots into 1" lenght and carrot into thin strips.
5. Mix the peeled garlic, onion, ginger and pear into a mixer.
6. Put the #3 and #4 ingredients into a bowl and mix it with the shrimp paste, fish sauce and chilli powder.
7. Coat every leaves of the cabbages with the #6 ingredients.
8. Keep the kimchi in the refrigerator for 3 days before eating.

Hint:
1. Apple can replace to pear.
2. Dehydrating the cabbages is very important for the texture of the Kimchi. Salting and dehydrating the cabbage makes it crunchy.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Nursing school

When I hear that someone's course is a doctor or a nurse, I always think of someone who earns much money. I believe that doctors and nurses earn much specially when they work in the States. They are so lucky that they got the nursing course and they must be proud that they are doctors. I also think of them as smart students because it's hard to pass the exam and get a license.

My cousin was studying nurse but she got married a year before she can finish her course. My aunt cried a lot because she spent much and did everything so that she could send her daughter to a nursing school but she got disappointed. Now I heard that my aunt wants my cousin to pursue her studies even now that she is already married and has a kid. She's willing to send her daughter again to any of the famous lpn schools that she heard a lot from her friends.

I hope my cousin will grant her mom's request for her and that she will study harder.

Baked Whole Chicken (Tongdakkui)

Baked Whole Chicken (Tongdakkui)

Ingredients: 1 whole chicken, 1 tsp. salt, 3/4 oz. butter, 1 round onion, 1/2 carrot, 1/2 cup sweet soy sauce, 1 knob ginger, parsley, 1 tomato, ribbon

Method:
1. Clean the whole chicken and sprinkle it with salt, black pepper and ginger juice.
2. Cut the round onion and carrot into thin strips. Layer half of the vegetables on the bottom of the oven pan, then place the chicken on these vegetables and layer the remaining vegetables on top of the chicken.
3. Bake the chicken for 10 minutes in an oven.
4. Remove the vegetables from the chicken and bake for 10 minutes more. Then baste it with the sweet soy sauce and bake it for 20 minutes more.
5. Wrap the legs of the chicken with foil and tie the ribbon on the neck. Garnish with the tomato and parsley.

Perfect career for a perfect job

I want to improve my site. You know, it's not easy to manage a food blog. I always think of ways on how to improve it so that my visitors will always come back. I think I have to go to culinary art school and learn more about preparing, cooking, arranging and writing about food. I need more knowledge on it. A culinary school that can provide me more information about the degree and program that I need. Now it's hard to decide which one I should go to before I go to the California Culinary Schools. I think i have to take the Online Culinary School first.

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What's for today's menu?

I have no idea on what to cook now so here I am blogging while thinking of what to cook for lunch. My hubby will come soon and I still don't know my menu. It's really hard and stressful to think on what to cook 2-3 times a day. I told my hubby that the only thing that he can help me is to say what he wants to eat so that I just only prepare it and doesn't need to think of the menu. But my hubby is not helpful enough because when I asked him on what he wants to eat he always says it's up to me. Yaiks!

Hmmm...what's for today's menu? think and think and think...

I love cooking

You know how I love cooking, don't you? I love cooking and I'm learning it everyday. I'm trying to cook delicious food for my hubby everyday. Do you believe in saying that The Way to a Man's Heart is Through His Stomach? My mom always reminds me to cook and prepare good and delicious food for my hubby which I always do. Although i'm tired at work, I still have spend my time cooking and preparing food for him. I sometimes search on the internet the food that I prepare.

My boss' wife asked me last time if I can cook well. I said I can cook but not well. She said she's going to a culinary school and she wants me to join her. I thought about it many times and my hubby is not against it. I love cooking and I think it's a great idea to learn more about cooking. Just in case that we'll live in another country, we are planning to open a restaurant so I think I really need to go to a culinary schools.

I heard about these culinary schools in california and I have the desire to learn here. It's the Culinary Academy that can help me gain the skills that I need for a successful culinary career. I want to be a professional cook and I'm always excited when I think of me cooking in my own restaurant.

Drinking Vinegar

Can you guess what they are?


Oh well, they are drinking vinegar that I got as a present like Chuseok. If you go to the market, you'll see this drink that the saleslady always endorse and asks the customers to have a taste of this healthy drink.

The taste is not bad but a little bit sour. And that's the vinegar in Pomegranate, blackberry and blueberry flavor. Want some?

fashion school

My co-worker is going to quit her job. She has been working for only a couple of months and now she's leaving us. She's going to another country to pursue her career. I didn't know that her profession is a fashion stylist. She's teaching English because she studied in America and stayed there for many years and now she's going to enter a fashion school again but to another country. I don't want her to leave but there's nothing I can do. I'm sad that she's leaving but also happy for her because i'm sure going to a better fashion design school is the best way to reach her goal and achieve her dream.

She's going to a fashion school that will provide her the training that she needs to advance in her fashion career. I also have the heart in designing clothes, my house and food. I like decorating things so I'm also thinking of going to a fashion school. What do you think of that? Do you think a fashion career may be the right path for me?

I may recommend this fashion school to my co-worker. She may be interested and I'm sure it's not too late to let her know about it.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Broiled Beef Ribs (Seogalbigui)

Broiled Beef Ribs (Seogalbigui)

Ingredients: 4 lb. beef ribs, garlic, 6 tbsp. rice wine, 5 tbsp. sugar, 9 tbsp. chopped green onion, 3 tbsp. soy sauce, chopped garlic, 6 tbsp. sesame salt, 6 tbsp. sesame oil, lettuce leaves, green onion strips, round onion, pine nuts

Methods:
1. Clean the ribs. Score the meaty parts of ribs taking care not to cut the bones. Flatten the rib meat, score deeply and place them in a bowl.
2. Sprinkle the ribs with the sugar and rice wine and mix well.
3. Mix the soy sauce with the chopped green onion, garlic, sesame salt, and sesame oil to make the seasoning sauce.
4. Add the seasoning sauce to the #2 ribs and let them stand for 1 hour.
5. Place the ribs on a hot grill and broil turning them several times.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

medical career

When I was in Elementary, I always wanted to become a teacher. Whenever I played with my friends, I was always the teacher and my friends were my students. But that dream changed when I entered in High School. I wanted to become a Secretary because instead of teaching, I wanted to work in the office. When I graduated High School, it changed again and I dreamt of becoming an Engineer. My dream always changed but i'm willing to work either in the office, school, or field (road). Anything will suit me but i'm interested in those career.

I'm okay in any career because I can easily adjust myself except medical career. I never thought of becoming a nurse or a doctor. I'm afraid of blood, shots, surgery and everything related to medical career. But in this point of our lives, we don't have to think on what our dreams are but think on what career is in demand. Everyone knows that medical career is in demand specially if you want to work in the US and other Western countries.

If your career is related to medical, you should attend the medical assistant training. A program that is now ranked third in the nation in terms of job growth. Do you also know that by the year 2014, the ultrasound technican demand will increase by another 35%? So it's not too late, you can start now and attend at the ultrasound schools.

If I don't work, I want to pursue my career even when I already got a degree. I have the heart of helping others so I'm jealous of the doctors and nurses because they can help people. I wish I'm a brave person and not afraid of the blood. If that so, I would also take a medical course not only because I can make much money but also to help others. How about you? Have already decided on what course your going to get? If not, then take this Career Quiz to find out which program fits your personality!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Awards

I don't think that this food blog of mine is good enough to attract some visitors but i'm glad that there are still friends out there who give attention to my blog like rose who gave me this award.




Thanks sis and i'm passing this award to *alf*, *cheryll*, *hailey*, *imelda*, *jasmine*, and *juliana*. Guys you're also creative!

And of course I'd like to thank rogue for this Kind Blogger award.

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The rules:

1. Only five (5) people are allowed to receive this award.

2. Four (4) of them are followers of your blog.

3. One has to be new to your blog and live in another part of the world.

4. You must link back to who ever gave you the award.

5. List fellow and previous awardees: Rogue, Wanderer, iLovPH2, beautyandshop, allin, Let's Spice Things Up, kimchiland, idealpinkrose and korean food

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I'm passing this award to *rose*, *crissy*, *emotera*, *annarhea* and kurdapya.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Skewered Boiled Beef (Hwayangjok)

Skewered Boiled Beef (Hwayangjok)

Ingredients: 1/3 lb. pressed meat, 6 dried brown, oak mushrooms, 5 bellflower roots, 1 cucumber, 2 carrots, 2 eggs, 1 tbsp. chopped pine nuts, 1/2 tbsp. sesame salt, 1 tsp. sesame oil, 1 tbsp. chopped green onion, 1 tbsp. chopped garlic, 1/2 tbsp. sugar, black pepper, red raddish, 2 tbsp. soy sauce

Method:
1. To make the pressed meat: Boil the beef or the pork. Wrap the boiled meat in a cloth and pressed it with a heavy weight. When the meat is cooled, slice it into strips 2 1/3" long and 1/4" thick.
2. Soak the dried mushrooms in water and remove the stems. Slice them into 2 1/3" lengths.
3. Shred the bellflower roots into strips 1/4" thick. Cut the carrot into strips 2 1/3" long and 1/4" thick. Scald them in boiling water.
4. Choose a thin, tender cucumber and cut it into strips 2 1/3" long and 1/4" thick. Sprinkle with salt.
5. Separate the whites and yolks of eggs and beat gently. Mix the beaten egg whites, and also the yolks with 1 tbsp. cornstarch flour, 1 tbsp. water and salt each. Fry these mixtures in a square pan in thick sheets and let them cool. Cut the egg sheets into strips 2 1/3" long.
6. Season all the ingrediensts except the egg strips with the soy sauce, sesame salt, black pepper, sesame oil, green onion and chopped garlic and fry lightly.
7. String the ingredients on skewers alternating the colors. Sprinkle the top with powdered pine nuts on a plate. Garnish with red radish and parsley.

Hint: Bellflower root is a tasty addition to this dish. It is an alkaline food containing sugar, fiber, calcium and iron.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Thanksgiving Day Food

On Thanksgiving Day everyone (except men) is very busy preparing and cooking food for the family to share and for Jesa (an ancestor-worship ceremony (rite) ). While my mom in law, sister in law and me were busy in the kitchen, the men went to Namsan Tower with the kids (my sister in law's son and daughter). My mother in law just taught us what to prepare and we managed everything. Although many myonori (daughter in laws) don't like this occasion, but for me it's fun to make and cook specially some jeon (fried food). Making different kinds of jeon is always included in every occasion specially when there's jesa. Here's some of the jeon that me and my sister in law made.



(From top to bottom) Fried filleted fish, fried beef, and fried mushrooms that my mother in law gave me. She gave me much and I think we have to eat jeon for days every meals.

Except from jeon, songpyon (a half-moon-shaped rice cake steamed on a layer of pine needles) is another food that is famous on Thanksgiving Day. You say thanksgiving day and people specially kids will think of "songpyon". Food that everyone enjoys to make including kids specially in the rural area. Here are the songpyon.



I've never tried to make songpyon because my mother in law just buys them in the supermarket but I love to experience on how to make one someday.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Deajigalbi restaurant

There's a newly opened restaurant here in front of our apartment building. That was used to be a seafoods restaurant but didn't run well so it was sold out and now became a daejigalbi (grilled pork ribs) restaurant. When you enter the gate of the building, you can smell the delicious food from that restaurant so last weekend, hubby and I went there to try their menus. We ordered daejigalbi. Now I knew the reason why there are always many people there.




After meal, they also served noodles for free. It's up to you if you want mulnaengmyun or bibimnaengmyon. I had the mulnaengmyun and hubby had the other one. Here's my mulnaengmyun.

Let's fly to the moon

When Yi Seo Yeon travelled into the space, she was always in the news and some programs on tv. Everyone was updated on her activities specially from the time that she flew until the time that she came back to Earth. I knew how excited the students were and they said that they also wanted to fly to the moon. And yes, it seems like it's fun and have lots of adventures to go there even when your food is flying. By the way, do you know that Yi So Yeon brought Kimchi in the space?

Now a days there are a lot of companies trying to develop space travel. Is that also mean that we have a chance to fly there someday? Who knows? Nothing is impossible. And how about purchasing your very own property on the moon ? If millions of people do, you can too! It's the perfect gift for your loveones. The out of this World gift that lasts a lifetime. Property on the moon makes a unique and affordable gift that anyone can enjoy. It is unique, legal and fun.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Fried Pork in Egg Batter (Tonjon)

Fried Pork in Egg Batter (Tonjon)

Ingredients: 1/2 lb. ground pork, 1 cake bean curd, 1/2 cup flour, 2 cloves garlic, 1 large green onion, 1/4 lb. kimchi, parsley, sesame oil, 2 eggs, salt, black pepper, MSG, 1 tsp. ginger juice

Method:
1. Wrap the bean curd in a clothe, squeeze out the water and mash it.
2. Squeeze out the water from the kimchi. Chop the kimchi and green onion finely.
3. Mix the #1, #2, ingredients, ground pork, garlic, salt, black pepper, sesame oil and MSG and shape the mixture into round, flat patties.
4. Dip the patties into flour, then into beaten egg and fry them until golden brown. Garnish with the parsley and green onion cut into thin strips.

Hint:
1. Season the kimchi and bean curd and mix them thoroughly with a flat wooden spoon or with your hands so that the patties will be nicely shaped. You may used parboiled mung bean sprouts instead of the kimchi. When draining the fried food in a wicker tray, make only one layer.
2. Be sure to remove all the fat from the pork as it may otherwise be too greasy. Also, cook the pork well.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

News on a mobile phone

I'm always sleepy after having meal specially when I'm full. I also fall asleep whenever I read books or news that's why I don't read when I have a short break time because i'm afraid that I could sleep at work. I used to like reading books but because of my busy schedule and a tiring job, I fall asleep easily when I read something.

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Stir-Fry Pork with Kimchi on a camp


My hubby said he wanted to eat daejigogi kimchibokkum so I made some for lunch the day before we went camping. He said it was delicious so he told me to make more and bring some for our camp. So the night before we left, I cooked some kimchi bokkum and brought some. Although we ordered chicken for our lunch, my hubby said the kimchi bokkum was more delicious. We ate it for our dinner. I was so happy because I saw my hubby ate much on the food that I prepared.

Click here for daejigogi kimchibokkum recipe.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Storage for my make up and jewellery

Except from cooking, I also like travelling. I travel to some countries and I enjoy my adventures here in Korea. Wherever I go, make up is always with me. I can't go out without make up even when I just go in the forest, mountain, sea etc. I have a small cosmetic bag that I always bring with me and now it ruined because of the ink that poured in my bag. Now I need to get another one because everything is topsy-turvy in my bag. I sometimes turn the contents of my bag so that I can find the lipstick that I need. It's very annoying specially when I'm in a hurry.

Now, I found storage solutions for my make up, cosmetics and jewellery. But because there are lots of elegant design, it's hard for me to choose one. If I could just buy all. Can you help me find one? I just don't know If i should go with the luxurious and high quality product of Satin Pink/Purple Collection jewel and make up organiser or this Silk Brocade Collection which is the most stylish jewellery and make-up storage.

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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Skewered Pork and Kimchi (twaejigogi kimchisanjok)

Skewered Pork and Kimchi (twaejigogi kimchisanjok)

Ingredients: 1/2 lb. pork, 1/2 lb. kimchi, 1 tbsp. sugar, 2 tsp. sesame oil, 10 small green onions, 1/2 cup flour, 1 egg, various seasonings, parsley, red radish

Method:
1. Cut the pork into 1/3"x1/3" strips and pound the pork strips with the back of knife to tenderized them. Marinate them in the seasoning sauce.
2. Cut the kimchi into 3" lengths, and squeeze out the water. Season it with the sesame oil and sugar.
3. Cut the small green onions into 3" lenghts.
4. String the pork, kimchi and green onion strips alternately on skewers. Dip one side of the skewered food into flour.
5. Dip the #4 skewered food into beaten egg and fry it until golden brown.
6. Garnish with the parsley and red radish and serve with the seasoning sauce for dipping.

Hint: A tasty variation is angelica shoots instead of kimchi.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Chicken on a camp



My hubby said he doesn't feel like eating samgyopsal when we went on a camp last Sunday. Although samgyopsal is delicious in a camp but he said it's a little bit complicated to cook so he said we had to make it a simple one. We ordered chicken on our way to the recreation forest. The chicken wasn't delicious but eating outside specially in a campsite made everything delicious.

We arrived at the campsite in the afternoon and hubby said he was very hungry so we had lunch first before we set up the tent. It was a great idea that we ordered chicken instead of samgyopsal or else we had to cook first after our long trip.

Perfect and gorgeous furnitures

Dining out with my co-workers is not enough without going to the coffee shop, karaoke bar or night club after dinner. That's what we called the first, second and third batch of gathering together with them. Although we work together and meet each other everyday, we sometimes don't have time to chat with so we usually do it when we dine out, drink beer or coffee.

We have favorite coffee shop and karaoke bar to hang out. We like them because of their unique and good interior design specially the furniture. The environment is very beautiful, comfortable and relaxing the reason why many people go there. If I open a shop I would do the same thing because good interior and furnitures can attract customers.

If you are running a coffee shop, a bar or a night club, or even when you're planning to have one in the future, I recommend this unique and comfortable modern Coffee shop or Restaurant, Bar and Nightclub Furniture. There are components of sofas which you can build a design of your own. There are lots of modern design that can impress your guests or customers. They are affordable perfect and gorgeous furnitures.

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Skewered Beef with Vegetables (Chapsanjok)

Skewered Beef with Vegetables (Chapsanjok)

Ingredients: 1/4 lb. beef, 1/4 lb. bellflower roots, 10 small green onions, 2 oz. bracken (fern shoots), 1/2 carrot, 5 dried brown oak mushrooms, seasoning sauce: (3 tbsp. soy sauce, 1 tsp. sesame salt, 1 tbsp. green onion, 1/2 tbsp. garlic, sesame oil, black pepper, MSG), skewers

Method:
1. Cut the beef into thin slices about 1/4" thick. Score the slices evenly and cut them into 1/3"x3" strips.
2. Soak the bellflower roots to remove the bitterness. Scald in boiling water, cut into 2 3/4" long pencil-wide strips and pound them with the back of knife to tenderize.
3. Trim the small green onions and dried mushrooms and cut them into 2 3/4" long strips.
4. Cut the bracken and carrot into 2 3/4" long pencil-wide strips and scald them slightly.
5. Make the seasoning sauce.
6. Marinate the beef on one-third of the seasonings sauce for 20 minutes.
7. Mix the carrot, bracken, small green onion and bellflower roots with the seasoning sauce.
8. String the above ingredients on skewers alternationg the colors and fry them in a fry pan.

Let's go skiing!

Summer is over, fall is very short so winter is coming soon! I'm so excited! I used to hate winter because I hate being cold all day. But after playing in the snow, I realized that playing in winter is more fun than any other season. The environment is white and beautiful because it is covered with snow and you'll see lots of children playing. It's not surprising then why most of my students like winter.

You'll love winter if you go out and enjoy the weather. Except from making snowmen, going skiing is what I always longed-for in the winter. Some say that winter is boring because you can't go out. You need to stay at home because of the cold weather. That's not true! Winter is the best weather to go out and have fun. There are lots of things to do with fun like skiing, snowboarding and winter sports. It is exciting and have lots of adventures.

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Fried Liver in Egg Batter (Kanjon)

Fried Liver in Egg Batter (Kanjon)

Ingredients: 2/3 lb. liver, 1 egg, 1 cup flour, salt, black pepper, lemon, olive

Method:
1. Remove the membrane from the liver and rinse to remove any blood.
2. Slice the liver thinly and score and sprinkle it with the salt and black pepper.
3. Dip the liver into flour and then into beaten egg.
4. Fry the liver in a moderately hot oiled pan until golden brown and garnish with the lemon and olive.

Hint:
1. Soak the liver in water to remove any blood; otherwise the fried liver becomes black.
2. Score the liver; otherwise the fried liver will curl up.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Who owns this phone?

Yesterday, I've got a missed call on my cellphone. I don't know the number so when I checked all my miss calls, I saw that there were three more missed calls that i've got from that same number. But when I saw the area code, I don't know anyone living in that area. So, I wondered if I know the owner of this phone or it's just a telemarketer who wants to offer me something. I'm afraid to call this marketer because once you called them, they won't stop calling you at least 2-3 times a day. That's horrible!

Now, I'm really curious! Who Owns This Phone number? Do I have to call back? How about if it's an annoying caller? Am I willing to get annoyed everyday if I call back? Oh well, I don't want to be disturbed when I'm asleep. I don't want to ruin my cooking, either. But, how about if I know the owner and she needs my help? Oh well, I'm confused now! I wish there's also a reverse phone look up service here like in the United States and Canada. A service where you can find out the address and owner of that phone even if it is an unlisted number.

If you want to know your caller with all the missed calls that you've got, do a quick and easy reverse phone search here.

I love your blog

I've been tagged or should I say awarded by rogue for this?



Whatever it is, i'd like to thank her for giving my food blog a special attention. Thanks sis! Here it goes:

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The rules of the award are:
1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you’ve nominated.
Dont't forget to include the previous awardees: Mabelle, Prily, Ate Norma, I Love Philippines Too, Shenga, Nova, WebbieStuffs, Nancy, Webloglearner, Pinay Wahm, and My So Called Life, Let's Spice Things Up, Beauty and Shop, Idealpinkrose, allin, kimchiland, Korean Food ADD YOUR LINKS HERE.

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I'm sharing/forwarding this award to *annarhea*, *butchay*, *gbex*, *princess*, *venus3*, *joice*, *crissy*, *bless*, *amyc*, and *alf*.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I'm proud of him

I'm always amazed and proud of people who accomplished lots of things in their lives. One of these people that I'm proud of is the thought leader in finance and respected businessman, Mr. Alan Quasha. A graduate of Harvard College, Alan Quasha is the Chairman of Carret Asset Management Group LLC and Chairman of Brean Murray Carret & Co., and the founder, president and CEO of Quadrant Management, Inc.

I wish there are more people like him who has the potential in developing not only his own land but also to some countries like Europe, Asia and Africa who's involved in operating in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, financial services, communications and technology.

I'm proud to introduce you the ideal man who's involved in the development of more than 50 companies in some part of the World. I'm proud of his hardwork and great accomplishment in life.

Deep Fried Chicken Legs (Taktaritwigim)

Deep Fried Chicken Legs (Taktaritwigim)

Ingredients: 6 chicken legs, 1 tbsp. ginger juice, 1/2 tbsp. salt, 1 egg, 1/2 cup cornstarch powder, black pepper, MSG, frying oil, parsley, red radish

Method:
1. Loosen the meat from the bones being careful to leave it attached at the lower end. Score the meat to tenderize and sprinkle it with the ginger juice, black pepper, MSG and salt rubbing the seasonings in.
2. Pour the beaten egg evenly over the meat.
3. Dip the chicken legs into the cornstarch powder and deep-fry them twice in boiling oil.
4. Place the deep-fried chicken legs on a plate and garnish with the parsley and red radish.

Hint: Place the cucumber, carrot, cabbage and boiled egg white cut into thin strips in a bowl and sprinkle the sieved egg yolk on top. Serve the deep-fried chicken legs with these vegetables.

Monday, September 1, 2008

It's too annoying!

I can't stand it when someone calls and offers me something that I don't need. I don't know how on earth they got my number and why they keep calling me. They bothered me a lot specially when i'm busy cooking, doing office work or sleeping. And the most terrible thing is - they don't know how to stop the conversation even when you said that you're busy or not interested in their offer. It's too annoying! I can't stand them!

Well, it's not only me who complained about this matter but all of my co-workers and friends, too. I didn't know what to do with this annoying callers before until I found this new website called Annoying Callers.com. Yes, it says all! It is where the numbers of annoying callers listed including the websites. Read the entries and comments of the readers who also complained about their Annoying Callers. Check out the site and telephone number. You may have got the same experience and caller like them.

Find and share information about any phone number that has been calling you and stop them from bothering us.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Because of beef



I bought this mushrooms last week. I was supposed to cook bosot jongol (beef with mushrooms cooked in casserole). I forgot that my in laws, don't want me to buy and eat beef because of the mad cow disease. My mother in law said that the disease will appear after 10 years so she always reminds me not to buy beef. Instead of making "bosot (mushroom) jongol (casserole)", I just fried the mushrooms with garlic and boiled with hot water and dipped with chogochujang.

Last Wednesday, I also went to the market and bought something that I need for cooking. Because I was too tired and got lazy to cook, I saw the ready to cook food which was on sale so I took one. When I came home and was supposed to cook the side dish, I saw the meat was beef so I changed my clothes again and went back to the market to return the beef. Oh yeah, my cooking was ruined because of beef!

When I came home, hubby told me just to order food and take a rest. hehehe...

It is free

Internet plays an important roles in our lives. If we can't survive without food, it's also hard to survive without computers and internet. My life is not complete without computer. I use it for my leisures like listening to music, watch my favorite drama and programs that I missed, read news and blogging which is one of my hobbies.

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Skewered Rice Cake (Ttoksanjok)

Skewered Rice Cake (Ttoksanjok)

Ingredients: 3 rolls of rice cake, 1/3 lb. beef, 1 carrot , 10 small green onions, 6 dried brown, oak mushrooms, 3 tbsp. soy sauce, 2 large green onions, 3 cloves garlic, 1 tbsp. sesame oil, 2 tbsp. sesame salt, 2 tsp. sugar, black pepper, red pepper thread, 10 skewers

Method:
1. Cut the rolls of rice cake into 2 3/4" lenghths and quarter them lengthwise. Scald and rinse in cold water.
2. Scope the beef lightly and cut it into 3" long, pencil-wide strips.
3. Cut the carrot into 2 3/4" long, pencil-wide strips and scald them in boiling water.
4. Trm and cut the small green onions into 2 3/4" lengths.
5. Soak the dried mushrooms, remove the stems and cut the mushromms into 1/3" wide, 2 3/4" wide strips.
6. Chop the green onions and garlic finely.
7. Combine the soy sauce, green onion, garlic, sesame oil, sesame salt, black pepper and sugar to make the seasoning sauce.
8. Mix the prepared ingredients with half of the seasoning sauce.
9. String seasoned ingredients on skewers alternating the colors beginning and ending with the rice cakes.
10. Baste both sides of the skwered food with the remaining seasoning sauce and fry them in an oiled pan or broil them on a grill.

Hint:
1. When the rice cake hardens a little, you can cut it into pretty shapes. If the rice cakes becomes too hard, cut it and then scald and rinse in cold water before frying.
2. Trim both edges of the skewered food, so that it looks neat.

Friday, August 29, 2008

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Do you collect the receipts?

While I was cleaning the cabinets last weekend, I saw a small bag and wondered what was in it. When I opened it, here's what I saw.



Lots of receipts that I collected from buying groceries in the market 2 years ago. I used to collect the receipts and wrote down what I bought using my credit card. But that didn't last for a year, though. Now I don't collect the receipt but when you open my bag, you'll see lots of receipt. My bag is like a garbage can with lots of receipts inside. I always think of throwing them away when I'm busy and I always forget them when I don't do anything. You'll see them in every pocket of my big bag that I use when I go to work. I'm sure some of my bags in the cabinet have receipt, too!

I think it's time to clean up my bag now after posting this. hehehehe...

Btw, do you collect the receipts?