Oh my gosh you guys, I had such a fun time this weekend.
First, I’ve been talking about meetup.com to my friends and family for years now on how it’s such a good idea, a great way to meet new people, and a way to find new things to do. Problem is, I never actually went to any meet ups! Well I finally took the plunge and followed my own advice–and I took the Turkish cooking class I talked about a couple blogs ago.
Another group I had joined, but had not participated in yet, was offering a ton of great classes. Since we’re in the process of moving, I didn’t want to join any of them till after the move. Then I saw the kimchi class. If you remember, I’m currently obsessed with Korean food thanks to Maangchi. I love kimchi and have been wanting to make it for a long time. Being able to take a class on it, with someone who has made it before, made it an easy decision. I was going to take that class. I am so glad I did!
The class was fantastic! I learned so much and had fun doing it. Shinae lead the meet up and she welcoming, very informative, and had an answer to every one of my questions. I will definitely be going to more of her meet ups. Please check out her blog here for a bunch of fabulous recipes!
We cut up and salted the cabbage and green onions, leaving them to sit and wilt.
While waiting for the cabbage, we prepared the sauce. I cut up a whole bunch of garlic. It was so exciting just knowing how much garlic went into the recipe. LOOOOOOVE garlic.
This is the bag of Korean chili powder we used. It had a wonderful earthy smell.
Into the blender you go deliciousness!
Then onto the cabbage!
Here I am mixing my kimchi. (I stole this pic off the meet up website.) My hands burned so much after this. Even washing my hands with soap, I still felt the burn!
Shinae’s kimchi recipe is located here!
(Had to cut this post short due to a crazy night regarding the house. I’ll be filling in the gaps as soon as I can this week. So sorry!)