I don’t know how long we’ve had this battery corrosion (see the aqua-colored grit on the right side of the photo), but I learned about it the other day when Brian came home with some battery cleaner. I guess it wasn’t a big deal, he just sprayed it on and the corrosion melted away.
Dinner Last Night:
I’ve had nibbles of kimchi in the past at restaurants, but have never made my own. Apparently fermented food is really good for your gut, so on Friday last week, I made a batch of kimchi and let it sit on the counter for 5 days.
Last night I made a broccoli and mushroom stir fry with kimchi and black rice. I was a little fearful of the kimchi, because it seemed to go against my instincts for food preservation even though I recently read that fermented food won’t give us botulism.
After Brian and I tasted it and confirmed that it tasted like kimchi, I added maybe 3 heaping spoons to the stir fry and it wasn’t bad. Oddly, I really liked the juice it produced and don’t care so much for the cabbage. Overall, Brian liked it more than me.
The real find was the black rice. According to the packaging and Wikipedia, “In ancient China, black rice was considered the finest grain and only served to the Emperor”. Ooh it tasted good.
2013 Cost of Camping:
73 nights paid camping
132 nights free camping
205 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $1,822.48
Daily average cost of camping: $9.89