Kimchee and catnip? Why kimchee and catnip? The kimchee is for me and the catnip for the cats. They stand in for all the things that make life better, that would be far to long a list for a blog name. The catnip is fairly straightforward. I love cats and have cats and they love catnip. I came to love kimchee during a two year residence in Korea that changed me in ways I am even now discovering.