春天終於到了！ 這段期間在樹林和朋友的花園長滿「野蒜葉」。朋友給我一大袋，用來做什麼好呢？剛巧見到一位瑞士的部落格朋友提意 用來做韓式薄餅，又幾好喎，就試試看，反正近排很久沒有見到有韭菜賣。我呢次用了野蒜葉，翠玉瓜，紅蘿蔔和小墨魚做薄餅。
星期天，我哋到 Veltheim, Aargau, 短程行山，沿途P 指出一大片長滿野蒜草的地方，我都是第一次在大自然接觸咋。
Spring is here! In the woods and some friends backyards, you can find wild garlic (also known as ramps? ) growing here and there.（in German, it’s called Bärlauch). I got a bag from a friend, what should I do with them? I have made pesto last year but took ages to finish and the taste is rather strong. Then I saw a Swiss-based blogger Cooking at Hinterberg who has suggested to use to make Korean Pajeon, I thought this is a great idea so I gave a go. Koreans normally use chives, spring onions or kimchi and with or without seafood, I use some calamari this time.
Somehow every time I make Japchae, it’s hard to just make a small portion, all the ingredients add up together will make a big bowl. I wish my good friends live nearby so I could just let them know and they come over to have some. One time I did cook and then packed into boxes and delivered to my friends. However, this is not feasible anymore, weekdays are busier in his second year of kindergarden, more after school activities, driving, cooking, giving him shower and putting him to bed on time.
Japchae requires a lot of chopping but with a bit advanced planning and preparation, it didn’t stop me to enjoy this dish on a busy day. This time I didn’t use spinach but cabbage instead and added something else, worked perfectly and now I found out the tricks of how not to make the sweet potato noodle sticking together. Thanks to Maangchi’s recipe.
For ingredients, I used cabbage, carrots, zucchini, beef, enoki mushrooms, bean sprouts, cloud fungus, Chinese mushrooms, eggs. For meatless version, you can use fried tofu and more eggs instead of beef. You don’t necessary use spinach, I just use whatever I have at home and it worked. You can serve with or without rice. Marc enjoyed it very much with rice.
Good thing is that Tuesdays I have TRX, so I don’t have to worry about cooking tomorrow.
It’s best to delay your kids exposing to confectionery.
I now know why my mom had stopped me and my brother from eating sweets or crisps for as much as possible. This is because after observing for days, I notice that Marc will cough quite badly in the middle of the night when he has eaten more sweets or chocolates. Luckily, the next morning the cough is gone but he keeps coming back and asks for more chocolate again and forgets what has happened to him the night before and he has cried so badly.
And lately Marc has been crazy about chocolate or sweets, in particular Kinder Surprise Eggs. He likes the toys inside of course.