woke up to the sound of rain. for a city that depends so much on driving, this place has the sh*ttiest freeway system. my husband defends this place like an overprotective family member.
my first kimchi.
i was pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to make. 1. salt n’ soak 2. jar 3. ferment. 4. consume. after watching countless episodes of white brad (it’s alive), i felt… inspired.
the cool mild winters out here makes it ideal for pickling – my kimchi came out perfectly tart, abundant with culture/organisms.
if ivan orkin says so, who am i to disagree?
aside from the hilarious name (otokomae literally translates into manly) and the japanese obsession with other man-spired things (ie. pocky sticks, cigarettes, etc.)
..this velvety smooth tofu from kyoto is my vegan-working-mom dinner-of-choice (VWMDC?) i consume it directly from the surf board shaped plastic container with a splash of soy and sesame oil 😉
sometimes happiness is a glass of homemade nut milk.
even if it’s easier (and tastier) bought.. it’s nice to say hey, i made that
ps. that’s vegan kimchi :]