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Homemade Kimchi

I love Chinese cabbage. I also love spicy food. There is no reason for me not to love kimchi. Kimchi can be easily bought from supermarket. Yet, I still want to try to make it by myself.

1. Prepare a head of Chinese cabbage. Remove the root. 

2. Cut cabbage into 4 part. And rinse under water. Clean each leaf.

3. Sprinkle salt ( I used sea salt) onto each layer. Let it rest for 2-3 hours.

4. In saucepan, pour into 1 cup water. Add in 2 tablespoon glutinous rice powder. Heat and stir at the same time. When the glutinous Rice powder dissolved, add in chili powder. You can taste when you add it. Stop when you think it’s spicy enough. Stir evenly.

5. Off the stove, add minced garlic, minced ginger, minced 1/2 pear and minced 1/2 apple. Mix them well.

The chili sauce is done.

6. Pour the water come from cabbage out. Rinse cabbage with water to wash the salt away. And squeeze the Chinese cabbage very hard.

7. Put the cabbage in a clean container. Spread chili sauce evenly on each layer of cabbage.

Finish with all the Chinese cabbage.

Make a label on the container with the date on it. 

You can have it after 3 days. Love it!

Good to go with BBQ pork or gyoza.


Pork Chop With Roasted Apple

1. Cut an apple into 8 parts, remove the core.

2. Line them in the baking pan. Sprinkle mixed herbs, a little salt. And pour in some white wine.

3. In the oven, turn to 220 degree C. And roast for 10-15 mins.

4. Coat pork chop with flour. Shake off the excess.

5. Heat a little olive oil in the pan. Fry the chop till each side turns a bit golden brown.

6. Pour in red wine. Simmer a little while to let the wine reduce into thick and sticky sauce.

7. Place pork chop in the plate. Glaze with sauce.

Serve with roasted apple.

Cinnamon Apple Muffins 


1 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon powder

1 cup diced Apple

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup milk

For topping:

1/8 cup butter

1/8 cup sugar

1/8 cup flour

2 tbsp cinnamon powder
1. Preheat oven to 190 degree C.

2. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon powder, set aside.

3. Cream butter with sugar till light. Beat in egg and vanilla. Mix well.

4. Fold in flour mixture, alternating with milk. Stir till just combined. Fold in Apple dices.

5. Pour batter into muffin pan. Top with crumbs.

6. Bake for 30 mins.


Easy Crepes


1 cup flour

1 1/2 cups milk

2 eggs

1 tsp vegetable oil (I used olive oil)

1/4 tsp salt

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk into smooth batter.

Heat a non-stick pan on stove with medium heat.

Add 1 big spoonful batter into pan. 

When the bottom turns a bit golden brown, it will be easily to flip over.

Heat the other side for a little while.

For the fillings, you can just spread hazelnut chocolate sauce. Then fold it and dust with icing sugar.

Or you can make cinnamon apple filling:

Melt 2 tsp butter in the pan. Add in 4 tsp brown sugar and 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon. Stir evenly. Add in some small apple pieces. Turn off the stove when apple pieces are coasted with sauce evenly.

You can also change apple to banana.

It tastes really nice.

Apple Cake

This is the first time I tried apple cake and it turn out to be very good.

I made changes based on original recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/german-apple-cake-16883

1 egg

90 ml canola oil

150g icing sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla

120g flour

1 tsp cinnamon powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 Apple ( chopped into small pieces)

1. Put egg and oil in a bowl and stir smoothly.

2. Add sugar, vanilla, flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Stir well before adding another.

3. Add in Apple pieces. Mix well.

4. Pour batter into pan.

5. Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Bake for 30 mins. ( because the cake I baked is a small one, so 30 mins is enough. If your cake is bigger, it will take longer time). You can check whether it’s done by a toothpick.

Because I used less sugar, so it’s not that sweet but to me it’s perfect.

I also used homemade caramel sauce as topping. Very tasty.