in the afternoon i remixed my kimchee by dumping everything out into a single container and stuffing them back into jars. hopefully this will mix the still-unfermented topmost layer. the house smelled like fermented kimchee afterwards and even after washing my hands twice i could still smell it in my fingernails.
i made risotto again for dinner. the arborio rice came out a little bit hard. next time i should lower the heat (i was in a hurry to finish cooking so i heated on high). i added the frozen broccoli with 10 minutes left; better than last time but still not as vibrant. maybe i should steam the broccoli separately.
a storm arrives in the middle of the night and throughout most of thursday. in western massachusetts it's actually going to be snowing while it's mostly rain in greater boston. so it's not like it hasn't snowed this winter; it just hasn't snowed around here. sunday night looks to be obscenely cold with temperature inching towards single digits (that's without the wind chill factor). i'm hoping the winter gloves i ordered will get here sometime this week.