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Homemade Kimchi + Fall Colors

Homemade Kimchi is easy to make with my simplified recipe!

Homemade Kimchi in a bowl on a marble surface.

Have you ever heard of kimchi before?  It’s a Korean banchan (AKA side dish) that’s basically seasoned, fermented veggies. Koreans have many different types of kimchi, including green onion kimchi, radish kimchi, cucumber kimchi, etc. But the most widely known version is made with Napa cabbage. It’s kind of like Korean sauerkraut!

Now, the traditional way of making kimchi can be quite involved and requires quite a few ingredients, some of which can be difficult to source. But I came up with a recipe that requires only 8 simple ingredients so everyone can experience the delicious flavors of homemade kimchi! You can even substitute paprika for the Korean red pepper flakes if you can’t find them!

It really is easy to make this kimchi at home, and I even have step-by-step instructions over on The Pioneer Woman’s blog!


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Now I’d like to share with you some of the autumn beauty here in northern Minnesota.

Photo of fallen leaves with feet in the picture.

Let’s start off with the quintessential boots + fallen leaves photo, shall we? Side note: I love my fall wardrobe best of all. I just feel cozy and cute in boots, tights, and a skirt or dress.

A golden autumn forest.

This row of yellow poplar trees at our new place brings me joy.

A golden autumn forest.

The late afternoon sun in our woods is ?

Yellow fallen leaves on the ground with water droplets.

I always find the mix of end-of-summer green and fallen leaves fascinating.

Shoes + fallen leaves

I’ll leave you with another boot + fallen leaves shot. Because: why not?! BTW these are Pikolino boots, and they are so comfortable!



Wednesday 6th of November 2019

We're still swimming down here in Turkey, and the jacarandas and bougainvillea are still in full bloom - having one of the warmest Novembers on record. I'm so looking forward to lighting the fire and getting my boots out! I realise most people would give their eye teeth to still be in shorts in November, but there is something scrumptious about autumn weather and cosy clothes (and cosy food...) Your leaves are beautiful.

Erica Kastner

Wednesday 6th of November 2019

I had never heard of jacarandas or bougainvillea, so I had to look them up! Wow, they look gorgeous. I know what you mean - I love autumn! I think I would love it more if I didn't know it meant the long, bitterly cold winter here in Minnesota. ?


Sunday 20th of October 2019

Love your fall pictures.

Erica Kastner

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019

Thank you! ❤