breakfast on a rainy day

March 19, 2008 |  Category:   life


It’s a gray, rainy morning in Brooklyn, so i thought a little colorful breakfast would be a nice way to start the day. Ok, Korean ricecakes (duk) may not be the most nutritious thing to eat first thing in the morning, but it sure is filling (glutinous rice!). I’m surprised that my kids take to the cakes as much as they do, but who can resist something so pretty? This one, at least, had beans and fruit (that counts as nutritious, right?).

Aside from rain, I’m feeling very overwhelmed at the moment. I stayed up till about 1:30 in the morning researching packaging and labels and started to panic a bit about the cost of everything. I know it costs money to start a business, but things seem to be piling up and I’m starting to wonder if it’s irresponsible to spend money on things like corrugated boxes and ribbon when we only have 1 working parent at the moment (me, but freelance) and bills to pay. We’re operating a bit on blind faith here…

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  • Kathy March 19, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Hi, I am hoping you would be willing to share the recipe for the ricecakes. We just had a rice cake made for my daughters 1st birthday. It was great but it only came in one size (very large) and I’d like to try some variations and smaller versions.
    Thank you.

  • Jenna March 19, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Hello Kathy,
    I have actually never made duk at home and I don’t recall my mother or grandmother doing this either. I just did a quick search and didn’t come up with anything – I wonder if it’s because it’s not so easy to make? Do you live near a korean grocery store? There are so many different kinds of rice cakes available for sale in smaller packages.

  • Kathy March 19, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Thanks for the quick reply Jenna. Yes, we do live near a Korean grocery and that where we have got various ricecakes before. I was just hoping you might have had a recipe. I heard its hard to make too and I couldn’t find that much on-line either.

  • sharon February 9, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    i love your blog and your photos are gorgeous..
    where did you get those cute mugs with the bunny on it?