My favorite peeler is made by Kuhn Rikon. It's Swiss made . . . I think I'm seeing a trend here. The blade is made of carbon steel. Carbon steel holds its sharp edge better than stainless steel, but it generally requires special care (which I don't do, BTW). You can find out more about carbon steel here at Serious Eats. This three-pack of peelers was on Lightening Deal on Amazon so I got it. Since, I don't really need three, I want to give one of the peelers away. Let me know if you're interested. If there's more than one person interested, I'll have a drawing . . . winner to be announced on Sunday, April 2. Leave a comment here or email me at JalnaA@aol.com!
Wendell saw the recipe for this supah ono shrimp dish on Facebook. It was on one of those instructional videos.
I looked for the video on YouTube so that I could share it with you (below), but small problem . . . it's in another language. I couldn't find the English version.
But, according to Wendell's chicken-scratch notes, here's what you do: Marinate shrimp in rice wine, pepper and salt. Wendell said he used about 1 3/4 pounds of shrimp. He wasn't sure for how long you're supposed to marinate. He just did it for a few minutes. That's all the time he had. Fry shrimp in little bit of oil and add the following mixture: 8 tbs. mayo 3 tbs. garlic 1 to 2 hot peppers, sliced 1 1/2 tbs. sugar
Hopefully, Wendell's notes along with the video will be adequate instruction for you. I hope you get to make it because it was really good!
Wendell found this recipe in this week's Crave section of the Star-Advertiser. It can be found here. Instead of making patties, he just stir fried the whole thing so that it could be eaten in a lettuce wrap. Good idea yah! The flavor was very potent, so you don't need to add any additional sauce, although Landon did along with some eggs.
Korean Kochujang Sausage
Courtesy Glenn Shinsato
2 pounds ground pork
1/2 cup kochujang sauce
6 tablespoons garlic powder
1 ounce honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 large egg
1/4 cup fruit jam
Won bok kim chee, chopped (optional)
Combine ingredients and mix until sticky. Shape into 4-inch patties about 3/4-inch thick. Heat oil in pan and fry patties.
A chair that I had ordered for Landon from Amazon came yesterday. Landon came home from work at around 4:00 pm and when he checked it out saw that the chair had a defective joint piece on one side. We boxed up the chair, and I went online and did a Return Request on the Amazon site. Amazon provided me with a free shipping label. We dropped off the box at a nearby UPS branch at 6:20 pm. At 7:24 pm I received a Refund Confirmation email. Very easy, very efficient, and very amazing.
I have a hard time passing up on Vera Bradley bags, especially when they look brand new and are going for only $1. I don't think I'll be using the items below so I'd like to have a drawing to give them away to one person. The bag in the back is a cooler lunch bag like the one here. Lower left is a mini (6.5 x 4") crossbody/wristlet bag, something like the one here. Lower right is a small coin purse with an outside pocket.
If you're interested you can leave a comment here or email me at JalnaA@aol.com. I'll announce the winner this Sunday, March 26!
Kim Chee III is next to Old Stadium Park on King Street now. Wendell and I went there this past Friday for dinner. I gained 2 pounds from this meal . . . maybe because we ordered CHOKE food. This is the three-choice combination ($14.90). Wendell picked meat jun, tonkatsu and shrimp tempura.
One of the 25-cent DVDs that I got at the swap meet was The Ant Bully. It's from 2006 and I had never heard of it before! It has the voices of Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin! Whaaaat? I liked the movie a lot . . . a definite keeper. Some of you may know that I have a thing for ants. See here for my ant story.
No forget to check out Leslie's AFRICA posts. You can find her blog on my Blog List in the right sidebar or just click here. But first, here are my EXCITING swap meet buys from this past weekend. BTW, due to the closing of the Kam Swap Meet the one at the Aloha Stadium was busier than usual with more sellers and more buyers. These chili peppers were $2.00. 50 cents each for these, and good thing was cheap 'cause the hair catcher thing was too big for the sink that I bought it for. And I don't know where I put the Hello Kitty bag . . . can't find it.
These DVDs were only 25 cents each!!! Can't go wrong yah! And the ones that end up being not-keepers, I'll give to Carolyn at work. She likes getting them.
This was only 50 cents, and I hate to admit this to you but . . . I can't find it either. Must be with the Hello Kitty bag.
These are my "Randy buys". $1.00 each. Randy is disabled and you'll always see him at the swap meet selling trinkets.
These were 2/$5.00.
This is Kona's favorite treat. It's $7.00. The seller also has beef, pork, and chicken jerky. Oh, and dried sweet potato too. Only thing, Kona totally spit out the sweet potato when I gave it to him once. Was so funny.