Who Loves Kimchi? I Do! : Daily Art Practice
Things are starting to return to normal now that the holidays are over and everyone is healthy again. I am working on building up my immune system by improving my gut health after several rounds of antibiotics for a dry socket. After a long time of negligence, I am making Kombucha and my favorite Trader Joes’s style Sauerkraut again to replace the good bacteria in my gut. I even tried Kimchi for the first time this week. It was SO spicy it made my nose run but I couldn’t stop eating it. Kimchi is a delicious Korean version of fermented vegetables that usually contains either cabbage or radish. After my current batch of sauerkraut is completed, I am going to give kimchi a try.
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I just had a post on the PaperArtsy blog for the theme: Opposites Attract. It’s all about the color wheel and colors that are opposite each other. I am sharing the process for this mixed media mail art that you can see HERE.
Salumeria is an Italian restaurant located in Moscow. From what I can see on their website, the menu consists of all sorts of Italian staples, including pizza and pasta. I even spied my favorite dessert, cannoli. My favorite part about the exterior of this building is of course, the flowers and greenery, framing the building beautifully. Reference photo HERE.
M. J. Kamphuizen Koffie & theehandel is the last shopfront. At first, I thought it was an antique shop because of all the wares in the windows but after reading through the reference photo a bit more, it says that this is a coffee shop in South Holland. Such a beautiful old building with a lot of character. This was my first time using this technique for painting bricks that I learned in an online Etchr class. Other than the reference, I could not find a website. Reference photo HERE.
I am joining the Tea Day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth. My tea today is one that I grabbed at the grocery store, Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea, Bengal Spice, Caffeine Free . I bought it for my daughter when she was sick because she LOVES tigers. It ended up being more to my liking so I am drinking it. I love the spice in this tea! It even tastes delicious infused in almond or coconut milk.
Happy Tea Day,
19 thoughts on “Who Loves Kimchi? I Do! : Daily Art Practice”
Your shopfront series gets better every week. I love the ones today.
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Wow, Kate, I’ve never been a fan of sauerkraut, but if it helps your gut, I’m glad you like it.
Your art at Paper Artsy is wonderful and your colorful sketches are adorable. Your tea sounds delightful, too. Thanks for sharing it, your art, and your sketches with us for T this almost Tuesday.
I quite like kimchi but in small amounts as yes, it is quite spicy unless you make your own.. Always a pleasure to see your continued series of watercolor shop fronts!
Happy T day!
Kimchi is yummy. I haven’t had it in a long long time, but yours looks good. I’ve never made it though. It is so important to get gut health on the right track for so many reasons. And nice art today too. I think it is always sad when the holidays end, but it does feel good to get back into the old routine, doesn’t it? Have a wonderful T day and week ahead Kate. Hugs-Erika
I like your watercolor paintings and the roses at the front of the Italian restaurant look beautiful. However, that is not a coffee shop – it’s a shop that sells coffee and tea alright, but it isn’t a coffee shop. In the Netherlands coffee shops are etsablishments that sell cannabis…
I have never tried kimchi, but I am tempted.
Okay, I just realized that South Holland is a place NOT in the Netherlands – that made me laugh! I thought it was meant in the South of the provinve Holland in the Netherlands – oh boy!!!
Hi Kate, good that everyone is getting healthy again. I can’t kimchi but my husband loves it. are you familiar with the Japanese press? you can press cabbage and other veggies, let it ferment a bit to help with digestion. I need to get mine out and make that again.
Loved seeing your watercolor pages Happy T Kathy
I have indeed been looking for Kimchi but couldn´t find any so far here.
Will keep my eyes open!
Beautiful, beautiful art again. Do you sell this?
Happy T-Day, tiger 🙂
Kate, these are some of your best shop fronts – wow!!!! Impressed by your food adventures as well, and the tea sounds great – I would have purchased it too (your stores have been selections than ours). Happy T-day!
I don’t care for sauerkraut and have never had kimchi. I wonder if kimchi would be in my grocer’s frozen food section…
Happy T Tuesday!
I have kim chi and sauerkraut in my fridge at the moment since I am also trying to help build up my immunity again. I do prefer the taste of kim chi to sauerkraut though but I will eat the sauerkraut as I know how good it is for me. I will pop over and check out your post on Paperartsy after this. Happy T Day! Elle/EOTC xx
Good for you eating the fermented foods. It is the best way to get a good gut. I love the art today too. There is so much detail. Every time I think I am done looking I find something else. Have a great day today.
Oh I’m so exited you have painted a shop in Holland. I know it. It is in Gouda, not far from Rotterdam, where I grew up. You have painted it beautifully! There is a lot of history, and it is all in Dutch. I promise I will write about it next week and show photos. The building is called The golden lamb, and the address is Lage Gouwe 14, Gouda, Netherlands. Have a peep.
Interesting to read about Kimchi. I have never tasted it.
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Hi Kate, your watercolours are wonderful, you are doing so well. Enjoy your tea, stay safe, hugs, Valerie
That tea sounds like something I would like. I like the tiger on it too. 🙂 Your sketches always look so close to the inspiration. You do great artwork always. Happy T Day!
I am on antibiotics at the moment and have ordered some Kefir for when I come off them. Kimchi sounds interesting. . I love your sketches of the shops. I still haven’t managed to visit Paper Artsy blog yet. Having a day at home tomorrow so may get round to it then. Happy T Day, Chrisx
Yes, Kate, please let me know when you sell. Via firstname.lastname@example.org. Online would be good as I lost too much mail on the way already.
Even a Freddie Mercury poster I paid quite much for, sad.
A friend makes kombucha and I just couldn’t get into it. I just stick with yogurt or taking a good probiotic. Better living through chemistry 😉 Your watercolors are amazing. I love the pizzeria those flowers are giving me a feeling of warmer weather. It was so cold yesterday. Take care and Happy T Day
How good does your plate look Kate! It’s a good way to boost your immune system, and I’m sure you’ll see results soon. Happy belated T-day!
Your watercolours painting are simply wonderful! I love them, and the colours are beautiful. That tea has to be very good, I really like tea, my favorite is green tea, well, also chai tea.
I wish you the best for this 2022, health and happiness. Take care of yourself, big hugs,