Monthly Archives: January 2014

kimchi stew

Keeping my promise – Kimchi Jigae (Kimchi Stew)

I make a lot of promises and when I make a promise, I never break it. Well, almost never. Unless you’re my kid. Then I break them like I break glasses. Which is all the time. Bad Mummy!

I promised like ten posts ago that I was going to post more Korean dishes. Ten posts later, here it is. It’s nothing fancy nor complicated. It’s really just another way of using kimchi.

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Epiphany – Three Kings’ Cake (bread) / Dreikönigskuchen

January 6th. Epiphany. If you don’t know what day that is, well then, that makes two of us. Okay, I have an idea what day it is and what it celebrates but don’t push me for details.

It was only in Switzerland did I learn about Three Kings’ Cake though. Interestingly, a quick search on Google shows very, very, VERY different images of the cake. It seems that pretty much every country and culture has its own version of the cake. One thing they do have in common is that a trinket, figurine or bean is hidden in the cake and whoever finds it, gets to be king for the day. So you can see why I kids love this tradition.

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