Pickle Ice Cream

While searching the web for pickle recipes, I discovered pickle ice cream. Yes, you heard right! Pickles and Ice Cream. A weird combination but surprisingly I enjoyed it. In a blender, blend 2 dill pickles and 1/4 cup pickle juice. Keep the mixture a bit on the chunky side so you get bits of pickles…

Chocolate Marshmallows and Pretzels

This mostly is a fun recipe that you can do when you just need something to do. For this recipe you need some marshmallows, chocolate chips, butter, sprinkles and pretzels. Melt some chocolate chips (1/4 cup) and a tablespoon of butter using a microwave. You can heat the chocolate up in 30 second intervals. Stir…

Gingerbread Cookies

I love the spicy crispness of ginger cookies. Its a perfect blend of spices that warms your palate on cold winter days. Here is an easy gingerbread cookie recipe that can be used for making gingerbread houses or gingerbread cookies. In a large bowl cream the 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup…

Meatloaf Wellington Pumpkins

For Halloween, I decided to make meatloaf wellingtons. They are great for parties because you can make them for individuals or shared amongst couples. They are also easy to make but looks fancy. Begin by boiling your eggs until they are hard-boiled. I find that it takes about 9 minutes to get a nice hard-boiled…

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…

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…

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…

Summer Chocolate Bark

The heat this summer has been something we have not experienced before. Last week we experienced a major heat wave and I completely forgot that I had a bag of chocolate chips in the cupboard. Well our kitchen gets really warm and you guessed it, the entire bag melted. This week I decided to use…

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…