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Pa Kimchi in the air - Kimchi with Egyptian Walking Onion

Fermented foods contain natural probiotics or healthy bacteria. Nearly every culture has a version of fermented food: yogurt, kefir, miso, and fermented vegetables, including sauerkraut, pickles, and kimchi.

An unusual perennial onion, Allium x proliferum (formerly classified as Allium cepa var. viviparum, bulbiferum or proliferum) is a cross between Allium cepa, the cultivated onion, and Allium fistulosum, the Welsh onion. It gets its common name from the way it “walks” across the garden. Instead of flowers, this plant produces topsets, a cluster of bulbils, at the top of the stalk where the flowers and seeds would normally be. The stalks eventually flop over from the weight of the bulbils (if not harvested) and replant themselves, thus beginning their “walk” across the ground. The plants grow all year round in Northern California, they tend to 'walk' multiple times when they receive ample rain. Spring is the prime time for the green shoots to emerge/multiply from the bases. Like other onions, the leaves are hollow.

So veggie isn't just broccoli, carrots, or corns. Pa-Kimchi is good by itself, it's super delicious to stir fry with rice, it's mouthwatering to mix with noodles; it's delectable to use as the base ingredient in Korean pancake. Most Importantly, it can be grown freely on your land where the sun shines, instead of weeds growing. It produces abundant tender green scallion without repetitive sowing and harvesting. People complain about inflation all day long, this is what the government or the big grocery store chains don't want you to know, inflation is marginal when you can grow and make your own Pa Kimchi.

You will probably need 10-15 bundles of these guys to make a batch of Pa Kimchi while we cut 1 or 2 handfuls of Egyptian Walking Onion from the garden.

Reay to serve Kimchi is EXPENSIVE!

Pa Kimchi mixed with noodles, yummy and healthy, it is flavorful without any meat product.

Pa Kimchi fried rice with diced onion, no egg needed, it is moist and delicious. A probiotics-infused food that makes you eat like a Korean royal without breaking your bank or adding burden to your diet! Shall we dig in?

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