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In My (Korean) Kitchen – June 2015

Wow, that month has flown by! I can’t believe that it is already June and I am in the homestretch of my time in Korea – just 9 brief weeks are left!  This last month has incredibly busy and the next 9 weeks promise to be even busier. However, despite the craziness, once again, I am participating in the “In My Kitchen” blog series by Celia of Fig Jam and Lime Cordial that provides glimpses into other bloggers kitchens. It’s a great way to be introduced to new blogs, new recipes and a great community.

In my kitchen, this week were some leftovers from a wonderful meal with my friends here in Korea. On Sunday, we all got together and ate some Egyptian, Turkish, Indian and Bangladeshi food. I provided most of the food from raitas to Korma to Koshary. Some of my friends also made carmalised bananas, masala chai, yellow rice and naan bread. Everything was amazing and the company, as always, superb. The leftovers included chicken korma (top right), koshary (t-l), khichiri(b-r) and cholè (b-l). (Only a small bit of khichiri is left at this point!)


In my kitchen, there is this cookbook, which was a gift for my birthday. I made my first recipe from it last week, and I’ve shared my adaptation of Cucumber Kimchi with you yesterday.

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In my kitchen, there is also the remains of a batch of Cucumber Kimchi as it’s a great light and healthy snack for these hotter days.  This was what I ate at breakfast and there is just enough left for dinner tonight.


In my kitchen is a gift from one of my 6th grade teachers. He is really kind and has been one of the few teachers who was not afraid to talk to me in English the entire time that I have been in Korea. His classes have always been so enthusiastic and well-behaved. Yesterday as I was leaving his classroom after teaching English he gave me this lemon syrup thingy that you mix with sparkling water and ice to make lemonade. I can’t wait to try it!

imk lemonadeAnd there you have it! Please, do check out the rest of the posts in this fantastic series!

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Hello, my name is Maggie and I love to cook. I hail from Dublin, Ireland, where I currently live. This blog, however, began it's life in South Korea where I taught for a little over 3 years. Welcome to Spoon in a Saucepan.


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  2. Love the idea of cucumber kimchi, I make my own traditional kimchi here in Berlin. Such a good month for IMK!

    • It really was! I still haven’t gotten through all the posts but it’s lovely to see everything and hear about everyone’s month.

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