Anticipation's that time of year again. Time to start thinking about the victory garden. That's a savoy cabbage plant pictured above. Future food for my son and I. In a few months I plan on eating it. No, let me rephrase that. In a few month months, after I harvest the cabbage and some cayenne peppers from my front yard garden, I'll make kim chi--or rather, combine the ingredients and it will make itself--and then I will eat it. 


kfg said…
Mmmmmmmmmmmm, Kim chi!

I haven't made any in a long time and I can't eat the commercially available, loaded with MSG, stuff. Celiac strikes again. On the one hand it's limiting, but on the other hand it's kept me from being able to eat a lot of the crap that's out there misrepresenting itself as "food" these days.

Perhaps you've given me the nudge to get back to it. A great uncle by marriage used to own a proper Jewish deli in Albany and I've got a couple of his old, stoneware pickle crocks. I can multi-batch in large enough quantity that I have trouble finishing the first before the second is ready, so if I really get it going I only have to wait for the first batch.

And one can make do with Japanese style quick pickles until that's ready. Although I suppose for the "food is something that comes out of a cardboard box" crowd even those won't be quick enough.
Anonymous said…
Nice! We were hoping to have the home-loan/mortgage in time to plant our own small garden here (not wanting to do all the work,potentially for nothing if we couldn't secure one and needed to move)...we may miss it this year,but we're finally close enough that we made application this week,so a definate and strong maybe :D

The DC
Joe George said…
Yes, growing a vegetable garden is one of my favorite things. It is rewarding in so many ways.