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…

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…

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…

Panetonne French Toast Casserole

Every Christmas we get a Panetonne, either as a gift or buy one on our own. Every year I love it but also realize how huge the loaf is. If you have never had a Panetonne, it is an Italian cake filled with citrus and raisins. It is buttery and soft and yummy. Usually I…

Chicken and Shrimp Wontons

Wontons are a staple in my freezer. They are great addition to instant noodles or just in a bowl of warm broth. Many stores carry frozen wonton in the freezer section but they are easy and fun to make. You can make your own wonton wrappers but a lot of Asian stores carry pre-made wrappers….

Hainanese Chicken

This is one of the easiest chicken recipes that I’ve made. Easiest and still delicious!! Hainanese chicken is a South East Asian dish that can be easily made at home. Its also versatile so you can add your own personal touches to it. Start with a whole chicken. Many sources tell you to use the…

Sourdough Sandwich Bread

The sourdough craze is slowly dying down but not completely over. Everyone now has become better bakers and sourdough makers. I used to make more sourdough recipes but found that maintaining a sourdough starter was very time consuming. You also end up with a lot of discard. Luckily this time around I’ve been using the…

Instapot Bubble Tea Tapioca Pearls

I love bubble tea and usually get a craving for it every couple of weeks. I’ve always wanted to make bubble tea at home but knowing that I live only 10 minutes from a bubble tea place, means I would rather walk 10 minutes than boil pearls for 1 hour. The dark tapioca pearls found…

Beer Marinated Chicken

Have you ever invited people over just to find out that they leave beer in the fridge? I’m not a big beer drinker and having beer in the fridge taking up space drives me crazy. Because I don’t prefer beer, doesn’t mean that I don’t like cooking with it. Like my dad always said, eat…