I was not familiar with green plums but while in a Middle-Eastern greengrocer at Golders Green, North West London a few days ago, I saw these green smaller-smaller-than-a-golfball-size fruits.
They looked so crunchy and crips and I reckoned it would be sour and perfect with vinegar and salt that would just be perfect for Filipino palates, like mine.
So I bought a plastic box full which only cost £1.99.
When I got home, I washed a few and chopped them. There is a small tough seed inside just like the yellow or purple plums.
I have to say it was deliciously sour and crunchy because of its freshness.
I googled what can be down with them as I was thinking of pickling them in the sourest vinegar. Yum
Apparently, pickled green plums are a staple to Middle Eastern table. But they way they are pickled was to leave them in a brine of water.
I am not really into pickles in brine. I want my preserves sour. So someone posted online that after a week of the green plums were soaked in brine (water with salt), he drained them and then change the brine to distilled vinegar and apparently tasted really good.
So watch this space, I will go to the greengrocer tomorrow and get more green plums for pickling.
I was watching my favourite South Korean vlogger, Maangchi doing a demonstration on how to make a naeng-keopi, which is a South Korean iced coffee.
She made it looked so easy to make with a minimal sort of ingredients.
Korean Iced-Coffee (Naeng-Keopi) Recipe
1 cup cold water
1 tbsp instant coffee granules (plain standard one)
2 tbsp powdered milk
1 tbsp honey
How to make:
Using a cocktail shaker or a lidded plastic tall glass, I am sure you have a container tucked away inside your cupboard 😊, tip in the coffee granules, powdered milk and honey together into this container.
Add the cold water.
Securely fasten the lid to your container and give it a good shake. It is a good cardio exercise so give it your all.
If your fridge/freezer has not got the built-in ice-crusher, just take a clean tea towel. Put the ice-cubes in the middle. Gather the edges of the tea towel around the ice cubes, and then smack that bundle a few times against some solid surface 😜 such as against your worktop. Don’t break anything. You are only making coffee, there is no need to cause a complete redecoration of your kitchen.🤣 . Instead of bashing the ice-cubes against a work-surface, you could also use a meat tenderizer to break hem.
Get a tall glass and pour in the coffee mix and then add the crushed ice.
Give it a good mix with your ready straw and drink.