February Favorites

OK, is it me or were the holidays a complete blur ……then in the blink of an eye the month of January was over. Yesterday while prepping Sunday lunch and gazing out the kitchen window I noticed daffodil shoots pushing through the ground in a few beds. And, if this wasn’t enough while reaching for onions from the larder they too had begun sprouting.

There is so much to enjoy with spring just around the corner; days are becoming longer, friends are sharing such cool information about food, music or art, and nothing beats learning something new.

A good friend from work shared a childhood treat from Korea called Dalgona. Its candy made with melted sugar and baking soda. Hyun said it was a popular street snack back in the day and is considered quite “retro” and these treats taste phenomenal!

Place parchment paper on counter and spray oil on bottom of a measuring cup. Add 2 tbsp sugar and 1 pinch of baking soda to a metal ladle and place over medium heat—-stirring constantly with a wooden chopstick until the sugar is melted and becomes a light amber color. Remove from heat, add baking soda……then incorporate well. Pour the mixture onto parchment paper in two equal circles then use the measuring cup to press into thin layer. Let measuring cup rest for about 8 seconds then remove and press in a cookie cutter.

Have a safe and Happy Valentine’s Day,
Kathleen