Kinpira Gobo

Kinpira gobo is a wonderful side dish that you can serve alongside rice or noodles. It is easy to prepare and can last in your fridge for a couple days. Make a big batch and you can serve it all week. Prepare burdock root by peeling the root and slicing into pieces. The slices can…

Rice Paper Pizza

There has been some interesting viral recipes floating around the internet recently. This was one that a saw and I decided to modify it using what I had as I did not have the traditional ingredients. It is a Vietnamese street food dish usually topped with meat, cheese and pork floss. The main part of…

Easy Homemade Pickles

My nephew loves pickles. He can eat them everyday and all the time so I wanted to make some homemade pickles for him to enjoy. This is an easy recipe that doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. First cut the cucumbers in half and place in jar. I like placing them with the insides facing…

Eggplant Unagi

The other day I had went to a poke bowl party and I decided I wanted to make Unagi made out of eggplant. It turned out really good and we have made this recipe again since then. It is a great side dish and works really well with rice. To make this recipe, you will…

Sourdough Cinnamon Twists

I love cinnamon buns. They have the perfect combination of sweet brown sugar and cinnamon. I decided to use an old recipe and make it fancy by adding a twist. I first used a recipe that I made many years ago for a sourdough cinnamon bun and then instead of the classic rolled form, I…

Blueberry Cookies

These cookies are a perfect spring time cookie as they are colorful and fruity. Mine aren’t the prettiest but it was mostly because I forgot them in the oven. For this recipe you will start by prepping your blueberries. This recipe asks for frozen blueberries but I think fresh ones would work too. Heat up…

Basque Cheesecake

Basque cheesecake is a type of cheesecake that is burnt on the top but still very creamy and silky on the inside. The burnt flavour gives the cheesecake a wonderful caramelized taste. Surprisingly this cheesecake is very easy to make and freezer friendly. Although there may not be any to freeze when you get a…

Dandelion Capers

Its that time of year when flowers and trees start to bloom. Its also that time when we get to forage and look for nature’s little gems. I have been waiting all year to try out this recipe since last year I was too late and missed all of the dandelions blooming. Right now the…

Pickle Ice Cream

While searching the web for pickle recipes, I discovered pickle ice cream. Yes, you heard right! Pickles and Ice Cream. A weird combination but surprisingly I enjoyed it. In a blender, blend 2 dill pickles and 1/4 cup pickle juice. Keep the mixture a bit on the chunky side so you get bits of pickles…

No Bake Avocado Pie

Traditionally every year I would try out a new pie recipe. This year I did the same however I know not everyone celebrates Pi Day. I decided to merge two holidays together Pi Day and St Patricks Day. A green pie that tricks your taste buds. Start by making a graham cracker crust. (or buy…