Six Impossible Things

Six Impossible Things

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Websites + Apps for Korealand Survival

Websites + Apps for Korealand Survival

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I don’t do many (none) “lists for living in Korea,”  type of blog posts but had the inkling to do it when I basically wanted to share my fabulous Netflix taste. I mean, I’m not going to include the documentary I watched about buying a Russian bride (for science)  or how I sat for some hours to re-watch all of a childhood sitcom, Dinosaurs(also for science). I’m just going to tell you about the…

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|Pan Fried| Calamari

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Sometimes I like to picture my cats doing chores while I’m at work and I pretend that when I come home my apartment will be sparkling and dinner will be laid out on the table.  It doesn’t happen…in case you’re wondering…but I have a feeling that my feline children would totally make this dish because of its seafoodiness and ease.

Since those furballs are beyond lazy and just sleep all day, I…

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Our one and only real day on the beach in Jeju was worth the trip for the relaxation, cold beer and beach umbrellas to ensure I didn’t get a smidge of sunburn. This is the closest beach to Jeju-si and was about a 15 minute cab ride from where we were staying. Cabs are running in and out of the place so we didn’t have a problem getting one back either.

The view is simply ocean and the beach is hot, grey sand. The surrounding neighborhood isn’t anything to write home about so don’t plan to eat there…unless you’re like us and plan to make it a CS25 lunch kind of day.  Which isn’t all that bad when you think about it.

For more information and directions check out this description here: Jeju Mandarins

We also got the additional benefit of being there while some Hanyeo, dressed in traditional clothing, were filmed doing some sort of demonstration. It made for a great experience!

Iho Teu Beach 이호테우 해수욕장| Jeju Island Our one and only real day on the beach in Jeju was worth the trip for the relaxation, cold beer and beach umbrellas to ensure I didn’t get a smidge of sunburn. Comments

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What makes this soup so kick ass is the flavor. The roasted corn and garlic make a partnership made in taste bud heaven. And that’s before you add in the sauteed onion and yellow squash and top it with all that is good in the world: bacon and toast cooked in bacon’s glorious leftover.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ears of fresh corn
  • 6-10 cloves of garlic, whole
  • olive oil for cooking
  • fresh pepper + salt to taste
  • cayenne pepper
  • 1 large yellow squash, cubed
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup of stock
  • 2 cups of (soy) milk
  • chunk of stale bread, preferably French or Italian, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 4-5 strips of bacon
  • handful of chopped chives

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place corn and garlic cloves on a baking sheet brushed with olive oil, and seasoned with pepper and cayenne pepper. Roast the corn for 20-30 minutes, opening the aluminum in the last five minutes to brown.
  • Meanwhile heat olive oil in a large pot and saute your onions and squash until soft. Season with salt and pepper.
  • After the corn is out of the oven, cut from the cob.
  • In a blender (you may have to do this in batches) add your corn, squash, onion, garlic, stock and milk. Blend on high until smooth. Return to the pot and simmer until fully incorporated.
  • In a pan, cook your bacon until crisp and remove. Add your bread and Italian seasoning to the bacon fat and let it toast, stirring often. Once toasted, add your bacon back in and sprinkle with chives.
  • For each bowl of soup, do it a favor and top with the croutons, bacon and drizzle of olive oil. It’ll make you both so happy.
Roasted Corn Soup + Bacon Fat Croutons What makes this soup so kick ass is the flavor. The roasted corn and garlic make a partnership made in taste bud heaven. Comments
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