At the same shop where I found rosemary, lemon thyme, and apple mint, they are now selling basil and lavender! This is exciting because fresh basil a rarity here…I got some in the Gashi CSA taster basket that I ordered, but that was the only time I have ever seen it here.
The plants were very reasonably priced at 5000 won for both. They were actually quite large. As there were three basil plants in the same pot I separated and repotted them. I repotted the lavender as well, as it was showing signs of being pot-bound. I made a pot for it out of a plastic water bottle.
It’s actually pretty cute. I used the rest of the bottle to make a scoop.
Hopefully they’ll be happy. The lemon thyme seems to have died, unfortunately, but the rosemary and mint are still going. I find lemon thyme rather finicky and always seem to have trouble with it, though.
I see lavender shortbread and Italian and/or thai food in my future…
I guess I’ll need to buy this one time so that I can try it. Perhaps if quality cheeses were available, the desire to combine cheese with fish jerkey would not exist…I can’t be sure, though.
Very piney, but rather fresh and pleasant. There is a sweetness to it, but it tastes very natural, as tree sap should. Since pine needles are high in vitamins A and C, one could assume that this drink is similarly endowed. It is good straight, and also makes a nice mixer. I picked this up at Lotte mart for 990 won.
So, according so the label this is a ‘rich flavored sweet-edged wine’. In reality, however, it tastes like grape juice. It is overly sweet, and in my opinion, it is undrinkable…at least in its straight, unadulterated form. It may possibly be suitable for sangria, but as it is only 10% ABV, one would have to add a good slug of something strong to balance everything out. Luckily, it was only 2500 won.
So, I picked this up at the CU (a chain of convience stores in Korea) the other night on my way home from work. I thought it might be some sort of iced tea. Opened it up tonight and tasted it…it has a sort of old sock flavour.
After some googling, I’ve managed to deduce that it’s actually a hangover cure! Guess I’m prepared for my next night out! Unfortunately I still have no idea what’s in it. Also the flavour is…well…quite unpleasant. Luckily it was only 2500 won (about $2.80 CAD).
I picked these up at the grocery store the other day. ..there was some English on the label, which was helpful. However, I wasn’t expecting them to be sweet! I will not be buying them again, but if anyone is craving sweet pickles (if that ever actually happens) these are the pickles for you!