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Healing Kimchi Stew Recipe

Posted by Rina Veltkamp on

Its that cold and flu season again. Its time to start thinking about boosting our immune systems again.    I am launching this recipe to celebrate the launch of my new series of classes i am hosting on healing stews. More to come on that later.  For now take a look at this amazing stew recipe.  Also buy 2 kimchi jars of your choice and get free home delivery for $18    Kimchi Ramen Stew 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 cup sliced scallion 6 cloves garlic 2 big thumbs of ginger  1 large zucchini 3 cups soup stock  1 tablespoon...

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Maitake Mushroom

Posted by Rina Veltkamp on

Maitake: an edible and medicinal mushroom is a perennial fungus that grows in clusters at the base of trees. It is native to the northeastern part of Japan and North America, where it grows from an underground tuber-like structure. In Japan, it can grow to more than 50 pounds in size. Maitake means “dancing mushroom,” and it is also commonly referred to as “hen of the woods” due to its resemblance to the fluffy tail feathers of a nesting hen. It is used for its delicious taste (it is one of the major culinary mushrooms in Japan), as well as...

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My New Friend Wine Cap Mushroom (Stropharia rugoso-annulata)

Posted by Rina Veltkamp on

Its been a bit since i have written a blog post. I feel like the whole world has changed over night. Its been really stressful figuring out how this new world works,  What i have found comforting is recreating my plant collection. After a few years of moving around after my divorce its taken me some time to feel like i have settled down again.  One of these new friends i have added to my (plant collection) / Fungus collection is the amazing Wine Cap or (Stropharia rugoso-annulata).  Wine Cap features a white stalk with a port wine colored cap....

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What is a sourdough starter and what are its benefits.

Posted by Rina Veltkamp on

With a lot of the population having a bit more time on there hands it maybe a great time to learn a new skill or start working with sourdough for all its amazing benefits.    What is a sourdough starter? ( Sourdough bread is made by the fermentation of dough using naturally occurring lactobacilli and yeast. Sourdough bread has a more sour taste and better inherent keeping qualities than breads made with baker's yeast, due to the lactic acid produced by the lactobacilli.)    One of the most amazing things for me about Sourdough bread is it helped me heal my...

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History Of Kimchi.

Posted by Rina Veltkamp on

I have been told that the history of kimchi is kinda like taking a look into the soul of korean culture.  Kimchi itself can be found on every table in Korea. It's become a stable table centerpiece at most meals served in Korea.  There is a debate about the time period in which Kimchi first came to be. Some say it came out of Korea around a 100 years ago. Where there is more facts pointing to the fact that it came out of Korea around 4000 years ago.  (Kimchi is Korea's unique ethnic food, and historical records showed that kimchi was invented...

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