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Radishes Are Popping

The radishes are almost ready!

Some are already halfway out:


I told my grandma about it last night and she said, “what are you growing food for?  You can’t buy Korean radish at the store in America?”  I told her it’s expensive to buy a lot of them and it’s fun to grow too.  “That’s good,” she said.  Then I got a long lecture about how young people (referring to my mom’s generation) don’t know how to do anything anymore (like make their own chili paste).  Oh grandma. ❤

Btw, 2 cents per minute to make long distance calls on Google Voice and call quality is better than the phone line!

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Korean Grandmas Know What’s Up

Came across this piece on a friend’s Facebook page today.  Jihyun Ryou designed ways to store and preserve food based on traditions she learned from Korean grandmas.  Some highlights:

An egg has millions of holes in its shell. It absorbs the odour and substance around itself very easily. This creates a bad taste if it’s kept in the fridge with other food ingredients. This shelf provides a place for eggs outside of the fridge. Also the freshness of eggs can be tested in the water. The fresher they are, the further they sink.

Apples emit a lot of ethylene gas. It has the effect of speeding up the ripening process of fruits and vegetables kept together with apples. When combined with potatoes, apples prevent them from sprouting.

A perforated dish sits over a bowl of water. Fruit then receives humidity, helping it last longer. It’s inspired by the old farmer’s wisdom to preserve fruits fresh before selling.

You can see the rest of her designs at  Save Food From the Refrigerator.

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