Surprisingly, everyone in my family enjoyed the kale pesto tonight. I made it with kale from my garden and fresh home made pasta.
Category: In The Kitchen
For lunch, I am having kimchi stew with kimchi rice. Kimchi! Kimchi! Kimchi! Kimchi!
Smells like the ocean
Anchovy, kelp and daikon stock; smells like the ocean. Disgusting! LOL, but is essential for a great kimchi stew.
This is one my favourite Korean meals. I used to eat it all the time for lunch, when I worked in the city.
Quartering Napa cabbage
Quartering Napa cabbage is ever so satisfying.
‘Salad’ Spring Rolls, and Chicken Satay
I finally tried making the other kind of spring rolls: salad rolls. Since the recipe called for peanut sauce, I paired it with chicken satay. The large rice paper wrappers were easy to work with. Definitely a keeper.
Texada Dim Sum
HamSoiGok is my favourite dim sum item. I missed it so much, I learned how to make it. It was a super success. I’ll probably sell these at the market this summer!
Texada Kiwi Icecream
So, I learned how to make ice cream. After vanilla, I used Texada Kiwi. Very tangy! I wish I had more kiwis!
Our chopping block is just long enough to fit my ravioli dough sheets. Its quite ‘fun’ lol.
Midnight Kimchi Fried Rice
What do you do when it’s late at night, you like taking pictures of food, you’re hungry and have fresh kimchi on hand? Have a Midnight Kimchi Fried Rice Photoshoot, of course! ?
Making Wontons Again
I started making wontons again. I should usually have them in stock for same-day delivery or pick up.
Pictured here: burnt chicken, burnt cauliflower, with a salad of burnt onion and completely burnt chickpeas. Everything burnt.
More milk than I have ever used at a time! To my amazement, it did NOT run through the cheese cloth. I was convinced I was about to pour dinner down the drain, haha, but it only ever so slightly trickled out over the course of 15 mins.
45 mins in a peculiar, makeshift press, firmed it up. Into a spinach onion tomato puree it went and voila, Saag Paneer! It was really good, and surprisingly filling.
Late Night Snacking
Late night snacking has taken a different turn in my household, since I started making Dumplings and Wontons. Pictured here, I steamed up a pack of my Dumplings [left side of plate], and deep fried a pack of my Wontons [right side of plate], just after midnight; Spent a couple mins preparing specific sauces for each: Totally worth it. Its almost like eating out of a Downtown Vancouver Late Night Chinese Take Out Window…. but in Gweilo town….*cough*, I mean, In Gillies Bay, Texada Island.