Six Impossible Things

Six Impossible Things

You can find me in Korea.

Shesokak |Jeju Island|

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This will be the first in a series of posts on my latest vacation: Jeju Island, Korea. Yay!

Shesokak isn’t exactly a river, but it’s as beautiful as one and acts as a gorgeous entryway to the ocean off the black sanded coast of Jeju. Located in the southern area, near Seogwipo-si, this beach boasts smooth, flat rocks, lighthouses, green water and hot, black sand. This isn’t a place for swimming…

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|Jeju Island’s| Famous Black Pork

|Jeju Island’s| Famous Black Pork

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Ahh, my glorious trip to Jeju Island. Let’s begin where we will all be happy…the pork, Heuk dwaeji.

In recent months, I’ve really tried to cut back on my meat intake at home, I rarely ever have it now. I like to save my protein for when it really counts, and this pork really counts. Heuk dwaeji is  a delicacy of the island and you can generally only find it here or some select specialty…

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The War Memorial of Korea

The War Memorial of Korea

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If history is your thing, military or otherwise, then you’ll want to take a slow walk through Seoul’s War Memorial Museum of Korea. There is an amazing amount of information on Korea from Joseon times up to today They have life size turtle ships, beautiful displays, dedications, etc… There is, of course, a lot dedicated to the Japanese Colonialism and the Korean War and beautiful…

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Dreaming of Jeju |2010|

Dreaming of Jeju |2010|

In two days I’m heading to Jeju Island for summer vacation. It has been four years since I’ve been and the first visit, while relaxing and fun, our trip was in December and quite cold, windy and rainy. It was still beautiful and picturesque but I am looking forward to seeing the tropical isle during the warmest days of the year.

To get myself into a cleaning/packing mood I decided to have a look…

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|Review| Gatten Sushi

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I am inspired to write this post because I began watching Jiro Dreams of Sushi this morning and realized I hadn’t yet posted my sushi review from last weekend. More on the documentary below if you’re interested.

Expats find it very difficult to find decent sushi in Korea. It seems so strange. Geographically we are a hop, skip and a jump to Japan. Japanese people come and own restaurants here,…

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Sangria |Slushies!|

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I love my new blender, folks!

L.O.V.E.

I had loads of fruit and a blender and a bottle of wine…it didn’t take long to figure out what I was planning.  These drinks are quite decadent (can I use that word?) sweet and thick…and so perfect for a brunch or cocktail hour. Obviously perfect for summer and might be even better frozen into a Popsicle. Haven’t tried it yet but I’m thinking about it!

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Bacon + Guac Springrolls

Bacon + Guac Springrolls

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I basically wanted to shove some salad into a spring roll but I had a bunch of things in my refrigerator that needed to be eaten.  Why not just throw it all in there? I thought.  Sure! I told myself.

I can buy this really thick cut bacon in Korea and it works really well for these rolls but any bacon is going to taste great.  Depending on how many folks you have to eat this will cause the…

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|Review| Milkcow

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Last Saturday I ate a big ‘ol Philly cheese steak so I did the most natural thing afterwards…went to get ice cream. And wouldn’t you know it, there was a spot right down the street! As I do like to eat organic when I can, and I’ve been interested in this place for a while.

I have to admit the ice cream is good but not phenomenal. But, quite frankly, I’m not going to turn down ice cream. Even bad…

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|Review| Brick Oven New York Pizza

|Review| Brick Oven New York Pizza

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Oh, Korea and your weirdo pizzas. You cause all us foreigners to seek out establishments like Brick Oven with a vengeance. I’ve been to this restaurant twice and it is always loaded with foreigners and gyopos.  They even have western staff working there…that’s how much we love it.

This review of Brick Oven is one of hundreds online so I’ll be brief. This is good pizza. There is a beautiful brick…

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|Honeydew + Kiwi| Frozen Margarita

|Honeydew + Kiwi| Frozen Margarita

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I have the best friends.

For no reason other than he had a spare one, I was presented with a brand new Tefal Mastermix with a 2 liter pitcher from my friend, Phil. He graciously donated it to my kitchen and me and the kitchen are so grateful. To celebrate the arrival of the new piece of equipment, I decided to bust its cherry making some margaritas. I am sure I made the right choice. They were…

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