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Another Idea For Food As Gifts

This past Christmas, I made up a little something for both my mother and sister.  They both ask me over and over how I make my Quick Cucumber Kim Chee.  I have an old word processing program that has the cutest collection of recipe cards that you can make yourself.  So, I sat down and thought about it, printed out the cards and pulled down some of my empty spice jars.  My trusty label maker still worked, thank goodness.  And Bob’s your uncle, a nifty food gift.

food as gifts

You could make up a collection of different spices and rubs that you have in your own kitchen, and share them with someone else as a gift.  When we first moved to the middle of the desert, I went out to supply our new home.  I shared half of each jar of spice that I bought with my mom (she got me an entire case of spice jars 48 in all, when all I wanted was 12).

Repeat Of A Very Good Thing

I wanted to repost this about making my quick cucumber kim chee. As I was re-reading some of my past blogs, I noticed that I have more than one photo that includes this fast, easy and flavorful addition to just about any meal. If you are so inclined to make this side dish and you can’t find this product in your local ‘asian market’, try the hyperlink to Noh’s website and order it on line. If for some off chance you do not care for the kim chee, you can always create a unique gift for someone.

ALOHA!

My Kitchen In The Middle Of The Desert

I got a request today on the Cucumber Kim Chee, delish! And WAY easy to make.

I like Hot house or English Cucumbers, here in the middle of the desert, I can’t find Japanese Cucumbers. That varietal was developed by the University of Hawaii, and I highly doubt that I will ever find them here in AZ. No need to peel them, just a nice rinse under the tap.

I rough chop them into goodly bite-sized pieces, and plop them into a salad spinner. Take about 1-2 tablespoons of Sea Salt (or Kosher, whatever you have on hand), give them a mix around and leave them sit for 15 minutes. Rinse & drain well, that’s where the salad spinner comes in handy. In a non-reactive bowl (I use a glass one), dump in the cucs and hold your nose, this stuff will make you sneeze, cough, gasp. Sprinkle with some

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