Fennel and Fava Beans

I have been experimenting with new veggies for the past couple of weeks. This time I had fava beans and fennel. I thought I would make a simple salad with these two items. Fennel has a mild licorice taste that adds some dimension to a salad and fava beans give the salad a different texture…

Tonic Coffee

When I saw this on Pinterest, I had to try it.  It looked so interesting.  You only need two ingredients, tonic water and espresso.  But since I don’t have an espresso machine, I decided to use cold brew coffee instead. If you want to know how I made my cold brew coffee, check out the…

Banofee Pie

Banofee Pie is an English pie filled with banana, toffee and cream. Here is my version of the pie which includes instant pudding, bananas, dulce de leche and store bought pie crusts. Its a pretty easy pie but can be time consuming if you are making everything from scratch. I usually use packaged vanilla pudding….

Mini Dutch Baby Pancakes

I love pancakes but sometimes I am lazy and hate to make them.  I also love popovers.  I found the perfect combination, dutch baby pancakes!  Dutch babies taste like if pancakes and popovers had babies. Before you start, preheat oven and cast iron or muffin tin to 450 Degrees.  You need some butter. I cut…

Easy Dulce de Leche

Dulce de Leche is sweetened milk cooked for several hours to make a creamy caramel sauce. This version cuts the cooking time to only 2.5 hours!! It is really simple and easy to make. When I make this recipes, I make a couple cans and save them for later use. They store well in the…

Refreshing Lavender Latte Cold Brew Coffee

Summer is coming and what better way to enjoy summer than with a nice refreshing cold cup of coffee.  Lately I have been enjoying making cold brew coffee. It is easy, can store for store for a long time and is nice and refreshing on a hot summer day.  This is what I do to…

Swiss Chard Wraps

I love trying new things and making them fun to eat. I’ve always had a fascination with Swiss Chard but I never really liked the taste. Swiss Chard, for me, was bland and needed spices and flavour to make it tasty. I decided to use it in a wrap similar to a “lettuce wrap” you…

Vanilla Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

Canada day is coming up and what better way to celebrate than with cupcakes, vanilla cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting to be exact!  What is more Canadian than maple syrup. The vanilla cupcakes are easy to make. You just need flour, baking powder, eggs, sugar, milk, oil, vanilla extract and water.  Cream the sugar…

Side Ideas: Kohlrabi Mash, Roasted Mushrooms and Sauteed Kale

Sometimes its hard to think of ideas for side dishes. Here are a couple of recipes that are easy to modify and go well with a variety of mains. Side idea 1: Kohlrabi Mash This year I subscribed to a veggie box from Odyssey Market Garden. Its a great way to try different vegetables that…

Lavender Simple Syrup

A while ago, I bought some lavender to make some tea.  The tea was nice but I bought quite a large bag so  I had a lot of leftover. I decided to try this recipe out.  Well this is just part one of the <secret> recipe. You need to come back to find out what…

Roasted Radishes and Turnips

This year I wanted to be more adventurous with what I ate so I decided to purchase a veggie box with Odyssey Market Garden in Surrey, BC. My first box came with some radishes and turnips. At first I didn’t know what to do with them but I did some research and found a recipe…

Matcha Affogato

What do you get when you mix matcha tea with matcha ice cream?  Matcha Affogato! Well this is my version of it. First you need to start with making your matcha. Okay I don’t make it the traditional way. I just add hot water to my matcha powder and stir with a spoon. You also…