For starters, let me just say that I was doing some serious weeding today and when I was done I thought an after-gardening martini would be a good idea. At the moment I'm done with the martini and I could probably use some food. So that's where my head is.
Speaking of food, I thought I'd relate my first experience with kimchi. I <3 KIMCHI SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!
It was back in 19 (yes, last century) 1989. I was working at an animation company (why the HELL did I leave??? Oh yeah, they weren't paying me*) called Olive Jar. Yes, it was super-fun. It was also kinda freaky because I had just moved to Boston and I was unfamiliar with the Boston attitude. Let's just say that some people could be moody and I thought it was me when it was really them.
At lunchtime this guy, A.J., the DP (Director of Photography, or cinematographer) had a jar of kimchi. We ate family style at Olive Jar. Isn't that cool? I also had my first quinoa there. Anyhoo, the smell of the kimchi really intrigued me. A.J. was a friendly guy so he let me have some.
Holy crap! All I wanted was more kimchi!!!! It was really obvious and I think it amused him. I probably could have eaten the whole jar but I held myself back. It was difficult though. I had kimchi in my soul.
Okay, now I'm going to track down some dinner for myself. My martini thinks it would be a good idea if I had a hot dog with kimchi on it and some spicy mac 'n' cheese.
I made the mac 'n' cheese a few days ago. It's KICK-ASS!!!!! It reheats well too. The recipe made something like five pounds of mac 'n' cheese. For starters you make a pound of pasta and use two pounds of cheese. Then there's the roux which requires five cups of milk/cream. No wonder it's KICK-ASS!!!!!
Please be assured I will also make some nice, healthy vegetables too. Probably steamed broccoli.
*And it's a good thing too - I was incompetent.