Decemeber progress

Not bad for this time in the year 🙂


Edible flowers in December

September progress

so much progress in one month, looking forward to summer 🙂





Got few tomato plants in already,


some already needs support 🙂


if it will keep up like that, there will be tomatos before xmas 🙂


instant garden

my seedling of sweet lightning pumpkin were ready to be planted. no room for pumpkin inside  and there was no way I was about to prepare the glugy wet garden out side.


a moment of inspiration and recycling, grabbed the old tyres that were used for potatoes once upon a time



and less than an hour – 4 new beds behind my compost bin.

yes one is tipsy, just so hubby will have something to complain………..


first couple of pumpkin are planted 🙂


Kimchi: The Prettiest Ferment

Lost Arts Kitchen

Don’t you agree?

I’ve seen some pretty complicated kimchi recipes out there. First you have to brine the cabbage. Then you brine, separately, the daikon. Then you pour off the brine, reserving it, and then…

Maybe in their own painstaking way, those methods are more auténtico than mine. I don’t bury mine in the backyard, either, by the way. Nevertheless, it’s good. Spicy, sour, and slightly sweet, in our home it accompanies fried eggs and baby bok choy sautéed with onions, plum sauce glazed roast duck, or ginger-carrot soup with shrimp.

I eat a bit of kimchi almost everyday (on days when I don’t, I eat sauerkraut instead) and for the past few days, I’d been eying our last quart nervously, knowing I needed to get another jar put up soon so it would be ready in time. I like mine to ferment at room temperature for a few…

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