Growing up, my family was always cooking, my mother, my father, my brother. . food was definitely a family affair. My parents both worked full-time and were small business owners, so we rarely ate dinner together as a complete family (on the weeknights) but we always ate Sunday breakfast, lunch & dinner together. My dad taught us to always clean off our plates and to not waste food. This is probably why I was a very chubby kid. I was surrounded by delicious food, and not just Korean food, all the time.
Surprisingly, I never really enjoyed cooking until after I was married. I needed to expand my culinary repertoire (or lack thereof) so I started collecting recipes from all these cooking magazines I had and just started cooking. And after the birth of my first daughter, who is now 12, I started cooking a lot more because I wanted her to have fresh food. Now, I am a mother of two beautiful daughters and they are often in the kitchen with me; helping as much as they can.
Now, I absolutely love cooking and I’m definitely still learning. . Am I gourmet? No. Am I 100% organic? No. But I do try to buy most things organic and I am a huge supporter of buying and cooking with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.
August 2019: Our family is relocating to Pennsylvania!! This will be the first time we have lived on the east coast! I never thought we’d move around as much as we have but I am excited to explore our new city and get into our new house; we are building!
I hope you find some inspiration here and mostly, good recipes that you will want to try in your kitchen. Thank you for stopping by!
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