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…

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…

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…

Chocolate Coffee Beans

Yesterday I spent my Valentines day sick at home. I tried to be productive but that didn’t happen.  In the end I was able to make a blog post. This is a super simple recipe for those days that you just are craving a sweet treat.  And you know me. I love coffee. Place chocolate…

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Winter is all about baking and holiday treats.  Here is a sweet little cookie to add to your list.  It was a hit at work and at home. The white chocolate and cranberries gave a nice holiday touch and just enough sweetness and tartness to this cookie. For this recipe you will need flour, egg,…

Chickpea Meringue – Vegan!

As our 2016 food adventures wind down, it is time for us to plan for our next year.  Where will our stomachs take us?  What food adventures will we have. You will just have to wait and see.  I am posting this recipe as my last recipe of 2016 as I hope to inspire your…

Festive Bear Hug Sugar Cookies

Yes I am late with my holiday baking. I usually start at the end of November.  Why because it just takes so long.  I decided this year I wanted to change up my cookies and try using cookie cutters.  I usually hate rolled cookies because I don’t like the texture and it takes too long. …

Edible Stocking Stuffers – Lumps of Coal and Snowman Poop

The holidays are just around the corner and everyone is busy shopping for presents and getting ready for the celebrations. People tend to forget the holiday spirit and can be too focused on buying and receiving gifts. These stocking stuffers are easy, fun and gets you away from the crowded mall. The first stocking stuffer…

Dehydrating Things

Why dehydrate your food? I dehydrate fruits because they are going to spoil. I dehydrate mostly in the summer and fall month when there is an abundance of fruits and veggies. I love dehydrating watermelon and apples. They make healthy snacks for work but recently I got into dehydrating veggies (until my dehydrator died). During…

Pressed Almond Short Bread Cookies

Happy Valentine’s Day!!! As a tradition at work, we decorate a brown paper bag and on Valentine’s day we give each other cards and treats. I wanted to make something special and different so I looked up some cookie recipes. One that intrigued me was stamped cookies using a cookie stamp. I decided to try…

Spicy Peppery Beef Jerky

Nothing beats homemade beef jerky. I have made this recipe a couple of times, each time gets better and better.  It may take a couple times to get the beef jerky just right since you will need to experiment with thickness, marinade time, and amount of marinade you use.  With the perfect combination you will…

Boozy Jam – Jams With Some Kick

Did I tell people that I like jam?? Jam comes in lots of different flavours and I wanted something special for a craft fair I was donating to. I wanted it unique so why not add some alcohol! Apple with rum and pear with brandy. Some of my favourite combinations in desserts. For my first…