Plum Cake

Plum Cake

Summer plums are so great, aren’t they? I can eat a dozen in one sitting as long as they are sweet and juicy.

Out of all kinds of plums, I like Italian prune plums. They are perfect to bake with. Here is one recipe that I really love. It is a plum cake made with those Italian plums. The original recipe was featured in NY times from 1983 to 1995. It must have been requested every year until the food editor told its reader to cut out the recipe, laminate it, and put it on the refrigerator door.

Plum Cake

 The recipe is very simple. There is no liquid but created such a moist cake with just right amount of sweetness and tartness. You will love the crunch subtle cinnamon sugar texture on every bite, too.

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Green Cabbage Kimchi

Green Cabbage Kimchi

I spent nearly one month in U.S and came back home in Buenos Aires just a few days ago. Summer fun was gone and the cold winter was waiting in the southern hemisphere. After a long journey, I was craving my comfort food. Yes, Korean food! The first dish I planned to make was my ordinary everyday ...

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Avocado Cilantro Pesto Sauce

Avocado Cilantro Pesto Sauce

I used to hate avocados. I didn't understand why some people were crazy about them. I almost threw up when I first tasted them. They were mushy and couldn't stand the raw flavor.  The same goes to the cilantro as well. The fragrance was too strong, that I felt like it overpowered the entire ...

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Steamed Chillies

Steamed Chilies

There are many different Korean side dishes made with seasonal summer produces. Out of all those, these steamed chilies are one of my favorites. My mother used to make this quite often when there were a bounty of these little wrinkled chilies available in a local market. I could literally empty a ...

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Egg and vegetable Frittata

Egg and Vegetable Frittata, my way

My family is quite picky on eggs. Each one has their preference on how their egg should be. My husband likes his scrambled eggs somewhat dry. He hates runny scrambled eggs. My son doesn't care for scrambled eggs but loves sunny side up eggs. My daughter prefers egg whites since she entered high ...

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Spicy Tuna and Potato Stew

Spicy Tuna and Potato Stew

I had been extremely busy these past few weeks. Sometimes life throws you something that you don't want to catch. This time it has to do with moving. I had to move to another house in Buenos Aires. To make the long story short, the moving went well and everything is in the right place now. I had ...

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Korean Chicken and Potato Dumpling

Korean Chicken and Potato Dumplings

   There is a dish called Soojebi (수제비) in Korea. It is a humble soup-like dish made with simple flour dumplings. Some soojebi has chicken, some has sea food or kimchi along with potato and zucchini. The dumpling itself is made with plain flour, salt and water. Quite simple and ...

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Beef and Cucumber Stir-fry

Beef and Cucumber Stir-Fry

You might think it is weird to stir-fry cucumbers but the stir-fried cucumbers are quite tasty and still remains its crunch texture. I made a simple beef and cucumber stir-fry the other day. I seasoned the thin beef slices with Korean flavored sauce, then stir-fried with cucumbers and some red ...

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Green Onion Kimchi

Green Onion Kimchi

One of my favorite kimchi in spring days has to be the green onion kimchi. Yes, you can make kimchi with green onions (aka scallions). This green onion kimchi is called Pa-kimchi (파김치) in Korea. For some reason cabbage kimchi is not as tasty as it should be for me during warm season, mainly ...

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Kimchi Bacon Fried Rice

Kimchi Bacon Fried Rice, the perfect way to make it

Kimchi and Bacon...,  you can't go wrong. Especially if you throw them into fried rice. Yum! I have made Kimchi Bacon Fried Rice a long time ago and thought of updating the recipe.  I tweaked to bring out more flavor of kimchi and to enjoy the crisp texture of salty bacon. This would be ...

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