This is what I was trying to post last night. Glad Blogger fixed the problem. They've been having a lot of issues lately.
I liked the ko-ge (burnt) part of this corn the best.
8 ears yellow or white corn Salted water as needed
Sauce: ¼ c. soy sauce ¼ c. mirin 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 quarter size ginger, peeled, crushed
In a large saucepan over medium high heat; cook corn in boiling water 3-5 minutes. Drain well. In a saucepan over medium heat; bring soy sauce and mirin to a boil. Add garlic and ginger, simmer 5 minutes until slightly reduced. Cook corn on charcoal grill; basting with sauce until cooked to desired charring. Serves 8-12.
Hooo, almost forgot to post something today. This is what's happening. I'm finally gonna get to use the baby headgear that I've been making! I have a baby shoot (GIRL!!) scheduled in a couple of weeks. Only thing is Jose Roces, the awesome photographer who let me tag along with him on a few shoots awhile back, wants to buy a bunch of my stuff! So now I gotta get crackin' and make more! Holy moly!
Anyway, this was super, super ono. The taste was kinda unexpected . . . more Mediterranean than Oriental.
1 lb. baby octopus, thawed Wooden bamboo skewers, soaked in water 30 minutes
Marinade: 1/4 c. olive oil Juice of 1 lemonZest of 1 lemon 2 t. salt 1 T. black pepper 1 T. dried oregano1 T/ sriracha 1/2 t. ground clove 3 garlic cloves, mashed
Place marinade ingredients with octopus into a ziplock bag. Marinate overnight. Massage it every now and again (this process helps tenderize octopus). Skewer and grill over charcoal until cooked through. Serves 6-8.
Thanks to my mom's supply of yarn and Didi's embellishments, I was able to make these. Imagine, except for buying some brown and black yarn and a few other knick knacks, I didn't really have to spend much money. I think my crochetting days might be numbered though . . . the joints in both my hands are starting to hurt. For sure I gotta start cooling my jets at least.
YouTube video instructions for these cute little flowers can be found here.
Video tutorial for these flowers can be found here at Little Birdie Secrets.
Coworker Meren invited me to attend the Opening and Dedication Service for the Apostolic & Prophetic Youth Training Base which was held yesterday in Kahaluu. It was a good chance for me to meet up with some of the Chuukese people whom I haven't seen in a really long time. The Rabbi who was to perform the dedication was somehow delayed, and I wasn't able to stay so I never got any photos of the service itself, but here are a few of the shots I did get.
I woke up at 9 this morning. I usually get up at around 6:30. The staying-up-late-crochetting thing is making my body clock all messed up. I feel jet lagged. I'll show you pictures of my latest creations later. In the meantime . .. ta daaaaa . . .. Didi's Kim Chee Pork recipe!
2-3 lbs. pork , butt, shoulder or pork steaks, sliced * Wooden bamboo skewers, soaked in water 30 minutes
In a mixing bowl; combine marinade ingredients. Marinate pork 1 hour. Thread pieces onto skewers. Grill over charcoal until cooked through. Serves 8-10. Optional to marinate pork “steaks,” cook as desired and slice for service.
Note from jalna: So Didi, what is pork steaks? And where da kim chee?
Susan from Guam asked about the arabiki sausages we had this past weekend. Here's Didi's response:
You can find the arabiki in grocery stores, Times, Don Quixote, Foodland, Marukai. While it is fully cooked, it DOES come refrigerated. There are Rendondo's arabiki hot dogs and sausages, the hot dogs don't have the sheep skin casings on them, no casing at all, so no crunch.
1 pkg. Redondo's arabiki sausage 6 bamboo wooden skewers, soaked in water 30 minutes Poke skewer into sausage. Grill.
I took a little break from crochetting and tried my hand at making a couple of headbands instead. Nate reminded me that it's been awhile since I posted any pictures of Kona so I decided to use him as my model. Cute yah!
Sorry for the bad lighting but it was night when I made these. These are the flowers that I got on sale at Ben Franklin. I don't know if you really gotta do this, but I didn't want the flowers falling apart on me, so I separated the petals and glued every single one to each other.
Then I cut circles out of white felt.
And glued them to the bottom of the flowers.
I got this headband from Price Busters for $1.50.
I cut off the plastic ring and sewed the ends of the headband together. Then I glued one of the flowers to the front.
For my next headband, I used the instructions from this video to first make a rolled fabric flower.
I cut up one of my old t-shirts 1" x 20". I ended up not using the whole length.
You can embellish it with pearls and stuff, but I don't have anything like that around. I wonder how cheap they run.
I did glue some lace around the edges. . .
and then glued the flowers onto a headband. It was pretty fast to do . . . more easy than crochetting.