my mother commissioned me to make more kimchi. i got a head of napa cabbage and a daikon radish from the asian wholesalers a few days ago. same recipe as before, but this time i didn't pour out any of the reduced liquids. the problem i've been having with past kimchi is they get too dry. the reason why i dump out the liquid is because its too salty. this time around i put in less salt during the mixing stage to compensate. the other difference with this kimchi batch is the addition of chinese chives, which will make everything even more pungent. this latest batch should be ready by sunday (after 3 days of fermenting).
the weather this morning was actually sunny, but by the afternoon it became overcast and then started to rain heavily into the evening. another cold storm, good because i don't have to water the gardens, but bad for hot-weather-loving vegetables. it's been a really weird growing season.
i left the house just once to go with my father and sister to the supermarket. i didn't get much, just some pickles, a bag of cherries, some bananas, and a carton of eggs. i made scrambled eggs and sausages for breakfast, then more reuben sandwich for dinner (trying to finish my corn beef before it goes bad). i watched a 30 rock repeat, followed by burn notice and the listener.