Brunch Beverages

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“Mimosas” Manhattan Beach, 2023

Today, we had a long and leisurely brunch with my extended family at The Rockefeller. It was a blast sipping mimosas with my siblings, their spouses, my mom, and my niece and nephew. It was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Essential Sauces

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“Essentials” Cedar Park, 2023

My medicine bag (which Mariko calls my “obaachan bag”) has things like band-aids, ibuprofen, pepto-bismol, etc. But I also carry some other essentials, like tea bags and also some hot sauce packs. You never know when you need to spice up some food!

First Batch of Kimchee

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“Kimchee Batch” Cedar Park, 2023

I made my first batch of kimchi today! I followed Emily Han’s recipe, which was easy to follow and fun to make. The recipe calls for 1-5 tablespoons of Korean pepper flakes, depending on your desired level of spiciness. I went with the spiciest option, of course 😊.

The next step is to let the kimchi sit at room temperature for a few days to ferment. Once it has fermented, it can be stored in the fridge and enjoyed anytime.

I’m excited to see how my kimchi turns out! I’m hoping it will be delicious, especially with the extra spice.