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…

Chicken Shawarma in the Oven

The pandemic has made it hard to go to restaurants and enjoy foods that you get in restaurants. Even going to get take-out can be challenging. I decided I wanted to eat shawarma but I didn’t want to go out. Instead I decided to make some oven baked chicken shawarma. Begin by mixing the spice…

Pineapple Tarts

There are different versions of pineapple tarts all over Asia. You can see tarts in the form of cookies, squares, or rolls. Some people even make them look like pineapples. Overall pineapple tarts are tasty and pretty simple to make. Start by making the pineapple jam filling. You will need 3 cans of pineapple. I…

Chocolate Cake for Two

During the pandemic its been hard to meet up with friends, family and loved ones. Home baked items also has been harder to share since a lot of people hesitate to give something that might be contaminated. I still love baking but without being able to share my goodies, I’ve slowly stopped making anything. This…

Lemongrass Chicken

Lemongrass chicken is a staple when you go to a Vietnamese restaurant. The rich citrusy and lemony flavours from just adding fresh lemongrass make this chicken delectable. This dish is surprisingly easy to prepare and make. Start by preparing the lemongrass. Some supermarkets sell fresh lemongrass. Look for ones that look bright green and not…

Crispy Pork Belly

During this pandemic, I’ve been craving things that I normally get at restaurants. One of these items is crispy pork belly. I started to experiment with different recipes and even tried and air fryer version. I still preferred the traditional oven method. This recipe was inspired by Hot Thai Kitchen’s Crispy Pork Belly. I begin…

Tomatilla Salsa Verde

Tomatillos look like green tomatoes with dry skins. They are tart when eaten raw. My favourite way to prepare tomatillos is making it into salsa verde! Begin by preparing the tomatillos. You will need to remove the skins before roasting. In a baking tray add 7-8 tomatillos, 5 cloves of garlic, and a jalapeno pepper….

Sourdough Herb Crackers

I’ve become very lazy with keeping my sourdough. The fatigue of baking and the pandemic has made it nearly impossible to keep up. I, of course, don’t like to see things go to waste so I decided to make some sourdough crackers with the discard. Why waste perfectly tasty stuff. This recipe is very easy…