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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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Ginger & Pork

Quick fix – Ginger stir-fried Pork

Do you have a recipe that you turn to whenever you’ve run out of ideas for dinner? Or when you just can’t summon the energy required to think? I’ve got one. It’s just bonus that it’s comfort food too.

As a child I wasn’t a fan of this dish, mainly because I wasn’t a fan of ginger. I would pick through the dish to find every last morsel of pork and leave behind a plateful of ginger in my wake. I think ginger is a grown-up ingredient. Along with coriander and eggplants. No one ever likes them as kids but now that we’re all grown up, we can’t get enough of them.  That being said, you can get my son to do just about anything if you had a jar of candied ginger. He absolutely loves it. Yeah, we’re baffled too.

My version of this dish is quite different from my Grandma’s version. My husband always jokes that I make Pork with ginger while my grandma makes Ginger with pork. The amount of ginger she uses is easily three times what I use. It’s still really really good. The empty plates can attest to that. I just prefer to let the pork hog the limelight. No pun intended. My version is also drier and its flavour more intense.

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Blink and you’ll miss it – Steamed Tofu in Oyster-Soy Sauce

Today is a proud day for me. I finally crossed something off my to-do list. In your face, procrastination!! About two months ago, my husband asked me for the photos I had taken of the kids with my phone. Photos dating back to February. Yikes! Today, I finally did it. I went through my photo library and sorted out which photos to pass to him, i.e. photos of the kids, and which he didn’t need, i.e. my food photos, selfies and the baby’s poop. Throughout the 2 hour-long process, I found myself repeating the same thought in my head over and over again, almost like a mantra.

“When did they get so big?? And how did I not notice it??”


They weren’t kidding when they say children grow up so fast. Blink and you’ll miss it. It didn’t seem like it was that long ago when we first brought Alana home from the hospital. Now she’s fighting me in the mornings about which dress she wants to wear and how many necklaces she needs to match it (she doesn’t believe in “less is more”).  Continue reading Blink and you’ll miss it – Steamed Tofu in Oyster-Soy Sauce