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My Korean Kitchen: Eggless Persimmon Banana Bread

Elizabeth Murphy

My Korean Kitchen: Eggless Persimmon Banana Bread

Leaving the Persimmon festival, I had tons of persimmons but nothing to do with them. I was in the same boat as I was when I came back from the Chestnut festival. This recipe is similar to my Chestnana Bread recipe which can be found here.  Leave a comment below if you tried it. Share your thoughts!    Eggless Persimmon Banana Bread 1 loaf | bake time: 1 hour Ingredients 1 ¾ c flour  1 tsp baking soda 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon ½ tsp nutmeg ¾ c sugar  1/3 c dried persimmon 1 tbspn vinegar ½ c...


Exploring Daegu, South Korea: Persimmon Festival

Elizabeth Murphy

Exploring Daegu, South Korea: Persimmon Festival

 Persimmon Festival 청도반시축제    From my last blog post, you all know that I love festivals.  Well, not too long ago I attended the Persimmon Festival with my friend, Bona. She is the same friend I went chestnut picking with.     This year the festival was held October 11th- to the 15th.  Normally each city in Korea is known for something unique. In this particular area of Daegu, (  Cheongdo ( 청도) ), they are known for persimmons. These persimmons, called “Bansi” in Korean 반시,  are considered to be very unique.  What is special about them is that that...


My Korean Kitchen : Eggless Chestnana Bread (Chestnut & Bananas)

Elizabeth Murphy

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My Korean Kitchen : Eggless Chestnana Bread (Chestnut & Bananas)

If you're asking yourself, "What can I do with chestnuts?" This recipe might be perfect for you.  After coming from the Chestnut Farm I spoke about in my last blog post, I had a lot of chestnuts and I needed something to do with them.   I played around and came up with this eggless Chestnana (chestnut + Bananas).  It came out pretty good. It isn't too sweet so you don't feel guilty eating it for breakfast, but sweet enough where it fulfills  that sweet tooth craving when it hits. Check it out below!   Eggless Chestnana Bread 1 loaf | bake time :...


Exploring Daegu: Chestnut Picking

Elizabeth Murphy

Exploring Daegu: Chestnut Picking
We walked up the hill and approached chestnut trees that had chestnuts swept in a semi-neat pile underneath the shade of the branches.  Picking chestnuts was interesting because I didn’t know how chestnuts were grown. I knew they grew on trees, but didn’t know they grew in a spikey, prickly shell.

90 Day Trial: Military Curfew Lift in South Korea

Elizabeth Murphy

90 Day Trial: Military Curfew Lift in South Korea

  The  U.S military base in South Korea has done away with curfew for some 28,000 plus troops recently. As expected, this news is talk of the town. The curfew lift went into effect June 17th, just a few days ago. The curfew is going to be lifted for 3 months to see how things work out for the troops. Or, according to how Kyle Rempfer puts it, “ . . . to see if troops can behave.”     Someone visiting South Korea definitely should not miss out on the nightlife. Considering I’m back here in Daegu, you can...