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…

Cricket Chocolate Chip Cookies

I thought I would give cricket flour another try so I made some Cricket Flour Cookies. This was a recipe I got from Entofarms. http://entomofarms.com/featured_item/bite-sized-chocolate-chip-cricket-cookies/ This recipe is a great way to get people to try insect protein! Insect protein is a great substitute for protein powders. It is also full of vitamins and minerals so…

Cherry Blossom Milk Pudding

I love this time of year for the cool weather, spring flowers and cherry blossoms.  Sakura festivals happen around this time in Vancouver and people drive around town looking for streets full of cherry blossoms.  You can find Sakura themed treats and drinks everywhere.  Even Starbucks had their Sakura Cherry Blossom Frap that I made…

Apple Pie for 2

Every year on Pi Day (March 14) I make some kind of pie. Fruit pie, meat pie, pizza pie, you name it.  This year I made this simple treat, just enough for a nice dessert.  It is really easy to make and also fun to decorate.  You will need store bought pie shells (or make…

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake can be tricky business. There are many different recipes on the internet that finding the perfect one can be tricky. I scoured the web for hours looking for something easy, simple ingredients and with great reviews. Finally, I found a recipe on Add a Pinch that looked amazing so I decided to give it…

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

For my nephew’s party, I wanted to make something special. I decided to make cupcakes because I hadn’t made them in ages and they are always a hit at any party. This is a cookies and cream cupcake recipe from The Scran Line . Its an amazing site, full of beautifully done cakes, cupcakes and other…

Blueberry and Rhubarb Streusel

I am a big believer of clearing out your freezer after a couple of weeks. You don’t want to keep things in there too long because they will lose their taste and will get frost bite. Currently in my freezer, there was a large bag of rhubarb and a large bag of blueberries. The other…

Pumpkin Cheesecake

When the rain starts falling and the leaves change from greens to reds, I start dreaming of pumpkins; pumpkin pies, pumpkin puddings and of course pumpkin cheesecake.  I love cheesecake and I love pumpkins so this recipe is the best of both worlds. Start by making the crust. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F….

Mid-Autumn Festival: Mooncake party

The Mid-Autumn Festival just happened this week on Oct 4. The weekend before we gathered together as a family to make some mooncakes.  I hope this continues as a family traditional. As a young child I have always loved the pig shaped mooncakes.  Traditionally mooncakes are round but modern mooncakes now come in all shapes…

Eat Like an Eskimo

I came across this recipe when I was watching emmymadeinjapan. I thought it was a very wacky and fun recipe and I really wanted to try it out.  I decided to look up a recipe on pinterest and found something I thought would be good.  I decided to make a small batch to test this…

Fast and Easy Rhubarb Sorbet

Summer time is the best time for an icy cold treat. What could be better than tart rhubarb sorbet?  This is great cold treat and really easy to make.  It is the perfect recipe if you have too much rhubarb. Prepare the rhubarb by washing and removing the leaves.  Cut the rhubarb into small pieces…

Easy Berry Tiramisu

This dessert is perfect to make your loved ones for Valentines Day or a fun activity to do with your kids on Family Day or a fun date night activity. This dessert takes about 20 minutes to make and can be made the night before.  You will need Nilla cookies (or lady fingers), whipping cream…