Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes

I’m currently going through a mini elimination diet and have removed egg and dairy from my diet. Its hard to get rid of two of my favourite ingredients. They are found in a lot of different things like breads, pasta sauces and even desserts. I decided to try out a vegan buttermilk pancake recipe since…

Watermelon Rind Pickles

Hot summer weather is always better with nice ice cold watermelon. We’ve had an especially hot summer this year with the heat dome so watermelon was always in our fridge. If you’ve ever cut your own watermelon, you would understand that there is a lot of compost that comes with it. As I was googling…

Sourdough Nutella Brownie

My love of baking is something that keeps me sane during these last couple of weeks. Some of you know that I recently had a baby (almost 3 months!). That means my creativity and spare time went down the window. Sleep deprived and constantly looking after a little one took its toll on my creative…

Shiso Furikake

I have finally grown my own shiso plant from seed. The first year I had little success. This year, I managed to grow two plants!! Unfortunately, with two plants you don’t get a lot of leaves so you can’t make a lot of things in mass quantities. I decided to preserve the leaves in salt…

Air Fryer Pasta Chips

I’ve been seeing pasta chips all over the internet and thought it was an interesting idea. I wanted to try it out since it sounded easy. All you need is pasta, garlic powder, spices, parmesan cheese and olive oil. Start by cooking the pasta in salted water as directed by package (8-10 minutes). You want…

White Chocolate Pistachio Bark

Making white chocolate bark is a great way to treat someone you love. It looks beautiful, tastes great and is easy. For this recipe, I used white chocolate, pistachios, freeze dried strawberries, lavender and salted cherry blossoms. The green, red and pinks look fantastic against the white chocolate. This recipe also doesn’t have exact measurements…

Pumpkin Puree Alfredo

Leftover pumpkin puree can be hard to use especially when you don’t have a lot left. I discovered this recipe that gives alfredo sauce a new take and added nutrition. Prepare the ingredients. You will need 2 tbsp of butter, 1 clove of grated garlic, 1 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup of Parmesan…

Dandelion Syrup

Dandelions are in bloom and have been used to different foraging recipes. Remember not to over harvest the flowers and leave some for the bees. Wash the dandelion flowers really well. Remove all the petals from the dandelion heads. You should have about 2 cups of petals from 50-60 flowers. Place the petals into a…

Easy Socca Pizza

I had a bunch of chickpea flour that was about to expire, I looked up a bunch of recipes and discovered that you can make a bread out of chickpea flour called socca bread. It is traditionally found in Europe and eaten as a snack. I also saw that they used this bread to make…

Sushi Bake

Sushi bake is a super simple way to prepare sushi. You can easily change the ingredients to things that you like or things that you have available in the pantry. Start by making the sushi rice. You will need about 5 cups of sushi rice. When the sushi rice is cooked, mix in some of…

Salted Cherry Blossoms

It was recently cherry blossom season and I had been wanting to salt them for many years. I usually end up missing the chance to forage for them and by the time I think of it, the season is over. This year I was able to get my hands on a handful of blossoms. Since…

Homemade Pasta by Hand

Making pasta isn’t as hard as you think. It does take a bit of practice and testing to get the consistency that you want. There are a ton of different flours, methods and recipes. I also wouldn’t consider myself an expert. I just love experimenting and trying things out. That’s something I encourage everyone to…