After traveling around the world from country to country I decided to visit some of the countries I took most interesting in that I have created recipes from before. The other day my grandmother was making homemade sauerkraut. As she was whipping up this delicious creation I asked her where does sauerkraut come from. She thought it was a german or polish invention . However, after doing some online research we eventually found out it is from china! Weird huh?   As a matter of fact the chinese started eating sauerkraut when they were building the great wall of china. So I thought I would try whipping up my own batch of sauerkraut with my own ingredients and ways of doing things. This is what I came up with..

 

Ingredients:

1.One head of cabbage

2.Salt

3.Crockpot

4. Knife

5.Cutting board

6. Old Bay

Directions:

With knife Slice away the thick stem of the cabbage

With knife Slice away cabbage into pieces on cutting board

Put sauerkraut in a crock pot with 7 teaspoons of salt.

Let sauerkraut sit in crock pot for about 45 min or until sauerkraut starts giving off a liquid substance.

After the hour start mixing the sauerkraut with a spoon for about 5 mins

A big liquid substance should of formed in the crock pot.

Push the cabbage down and make sure the cabbage is under water so you may need to put something on top to keep it down. Let it sit like this for 5 mins

After you have done this place the sauerkraut in a cooled place (preferably your refrigerator for about 3 weeks)

After your 3 week cooking trial has ended add 2 teaspoons of old bay for a unique taste!

This will be made just in time for dinner..3 weeks from now !

If your is great try challenging this great grandmother with your sauerkraut recipe!

You can try this corn beef sandwich made with your sauerkraut!

 

 

 

What is your Fortune?

February 26, 2012

Chocolate Covered Fortune Cookies

ingredients: Store bought fortune cookies (I got mine from target for$2.99)

1/4 Chocolate Baking chips

Bowl/Spoon

Directions:

1. Take 1/4 chocolate baking chips and place them in a microwave safe bowl and put them in the microwave for about 60 seconds.

2. Stir the melted chocolate baking chips in the bowl for about 15 seconds.

3. Take the fortune cookies and unwrap each one individually.

4. One by one take a fortune cookie and dip the rounded part into the bowl. Then place it on a paper plate.

5. Let the cookies cool down for about 5 minuets after chocolate is added.

So good and makes a quick and easy snack! I know there are many recipes out there to make these but I tested out my cooking skills and used my own measurement ingredients and directions.

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The let down of Fortune Cookies.. Interesting Article on how fortunes in fortune cookies are changing!

Chinese Food Please

February 23, 2012

I am not a big fan on Chinese food but something I do love from this food culture is rice. I could eat rice all day long. White rice and fried rice are my favorites!

Today for lunch I wanted to make something quick and easy before I had to leave for work. I found a pack of Uncle Ben’s rice and decided I would make that and mix it in with some egg. So I put the pack of rice in the microwave for about 70 seconds. It says 90 but I did it my way . Then I cracked an egg and mixed the egg on a pan with a spatula. The temperature of the stove was on a medium level. Then as the egg looked almost finished I took some rice and pour it onto the pan with the egg. Not too much because then you wont be able to mix the two things together. I took my spatula and mixed the egg in with the rice all on the pan for about a min. Then I turned off the stove and put the rice I had just made on a paper plate with a fork. I added some soy sauce to add flavor. YUM! This only took about 10 mins to make and the total cost was under $10! You can’t beat a quick easy and healthy meal from China!

Here is a recipe for a unique type of Chinese food from a fellow blogger!

Obama likes Chinese food too! Read this article to find out what food he likes from China!

Read this interesting article to find the difference of Chinese and Taiwanese cuisine!