Braised Beef Short Ribs...

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  I picked up bone in short ribs from Costco.  I have never bought my short ribs for my Korean Kalbi jheem from anywhere other than from a Korean market... but I wanted to try a new recipe today.Apr 23, 2017  Season short ribs with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven.  I also added seasoning to my flour mix and coated the meat in all sides.  Placing the meat in two at a time, sear the meat. Add diced onions and carrot mix ( I didn't have any celery but you can add that as well)  brown the mixture.  (Add tomato paste optional), stir in red wine and some chicken stock....scraping all the burned bits from the pot. Reduce the liquid to half . Add a sprig of rosemary and thyme with seared meat and transfer to oven.  Cook until short ribs are tender (around 3 hours).  It's important to spoon fat from the surface before serving.  Apr 23, 2017Apr 23, 2017Apr 23, 2017


Happy Birthday!

Birthday girls!April 19th is a special day in our family!  It's my mom's and Allison's birthday.  I remember the day she was born.  My mom was so excited about sharing her birthday with her new baby grand daughter!  Happy 75th birthday and Happy 19th birthday! Life with you two is a wonderful blessing!  Ray of sunshine from my mom and my Allison has given me much joy!  

Birthday girls!


The Vanvouver house...

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We start escrow on this house this week.   We are digging up our idea banks and websites to come up with a fresh design.  However, we gravitate towards what we like which is our Happy Valley house.  Who knows, we might try to replicate our current house there?  This house sits on the mighty Columbia River with the PDX as our front neighbors.    We wish to relocate the entrance of the house, improve curb appeal and maximize our view without the funky angles.  I will use my blog as a medium to update all the details... so stay tuned for upcoming house transformation series!  We will remain in our HV house until the reno is done so you can still come visit and stay with us this Summer.  


While I was away...

Mar 28, 2017Randy manned the deli.  I'm so proud of this boy for taking this responsibility seriously.  I had a day to spend it with my father in law.. He was so happy to see me that he cried...  

Mar 28, 2017Sweet grandpa Kim has not been doing well.  May you get well soon!  He is such a sweet man!