Spring is finally here! #OXOSpringCleaning


In like a lion, out like a lamb. Winter had a stronghold here in the Northeast this year! We had snow on the first day of Spring and experienced frigid temperatures up until the past few weeks. Regardless, my internal clock urged me to start tidying up. I've even picked up the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up in the pursuit of living in a decluttered and joyful home. Joyful? Yes, joyful. So if that <fill in the blank> has been sitting in the closet for a year and does not "spark joy", then it's out the door. Makes sense, doesn't it? The kids' old toys and games have made their way to other homes. Old worn shoes have been thrown out and I've been collecting bags of clothes which will make its way out of the house. All stuff that had been taking up precious real estate. I've also started cleaning out the pantry and organizing the black hole called the "junk drawer". And thanks to OXO, they have made spring cleaning in the kitchen so much more fun, helpful, ...

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Some Korean Flavor…


I’ve been juk-ed!

DH woke up one morning with a headache and flu-like muscle aches. Being the good Korean wife, I decided to make chicken juk. As an experiment, I added ginger and garlic as a nod to Out the Door (sister restaurant to The Slanted Door here in SF). I love how the essence of ginger adds…

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Life is a journey…eat some pickled peppers along the way

When someone asks me, “What do you do?” A million thoughts go through my head. Well, I’m a graphic and web designer. And well, I have a food blog too, and I just got a job as a kitchen designer, but really I’m an architect. And well… My response varies depending on my mood. Sometimes…

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Anticipating Autumn and Chicken

I have officially started back-to-school shopping. My mission was to find toddler-sized winter parkas and snow pants since I did not want to be left out in the cold (quite literally) this year. Last year, my memory lapse with the East Coast winter left me shopping for a parka for my son during one of…

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Hobak Jun or Fried Zukes

Jun (or jeon) is a typical Korean side dish and is quick and easy to make. The best thing about this dish is that my two toddlers love it…miracles of all miracles. I prefer the smaller zucchinis since they seem to have more flavor than the larger varieties and the small slices just seem right…

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