Refreshing Lavender Lemonade with Butterfly Pea Flower

While all types of lavender are edible yet English and Provence varieties are widely for cuisine. If you use fresh garden buds, make sure they are free from pesticides. I’ve added organic dried butterfly pea flowers for the subtle violet color. The flower buds are steeped with sugar and hot water to make a rich blue-colored sugar syrup.Continue reading “Refreshing Lavender Lemonade with Butterfly Pea Flower”

Watermelon and Bergamot Orange Coolers

We can trace bergamot’s origins back to Southeast Asia. Currently, thsi sour citrus is grown in many parts of the world, today its prominence comes from the town of Bergamo in southern Italy. This citrus has a soothing scent, spicy taste, and broad range of uses. Research on bergamot oil has uncovered multiple benefits. IContinue reading “Watermelon and Bergamot Orange Coolers”

The Difference Between Buckles, Cobblers, Crisps, Grunts, and Slumps, and More!

Finally, summer fruits are here! The beginning of the warm weather season, signaling a good time to inventory and restock your pantry with fresh spices and your favorite extracts to complement fresh fruit at peak flavor. After locked down for the past year, we all need a little bit of the outdoors. I love toContinue reading “The Difference Between Buckles, Cobblers, Crisps, Grunts, and Slumps, and More!”

Homemade Chocolate Cake with Candy Cap Mushroom Frosting

Candy Cap mushroom, also known as Curry Milk Cap mushroom, is a peculiar mushroom variant often used as a natural sweetener and flavor enhancer in various desserts. Yes, you’ve read that right, desserts. Highly obvious by their scent, which has been compared to maple syrup or butterscotch. It’s signature sweet scent may be quite faintContinue reading “Homemade Chocolate Cake with Candy Cap Mushroom Frosting”

Sweet Bunny Bread

Billowy soft, enriched with both eggs and butter, slightly sweet. Great for breakfast with butter and jam or a welcomed Sunday Brunch. I can eat this all to myself. Sigh! I’m looking forward to springtime and chocolate bunnies, so why not shape our bread into something to remind us sunny days are ahead. This recipeContinue reading “Sweet Bunny Bread”

Spring Cruffin

Locked up in 2020 for so long and the anticipation of warmer weather, I’m beginning to feel like a Sping Cruffin! Uhhh, Yes, I just wrote that. That’s how long Ive been in the house. Covid go away already! Like the Cronut, a modern-day mash-up of croissant-doughnut pastry invented by New York City pastry chefContinue reading “Spring Cruffin”

Charred Black Garlic Chicken Skewers with Grilled Flatbread and Tzatziki

Black Garlic is hitting the food scene in America hard, and it’s about time. If you have not tried it, you are certainly missing out. You will love the mellow, robust garlic flavor containing the benefits of umami. You’ll pick up some fruity notes like ripe dates, and a finish of smoked caramel. My FriendsContinue reading “Charred Black Garlic Chicken Skewers with Grilled Flatbread and Tzatziki”

Japanese Grilled Tacos with Momiki Black Garlic and Spicy Yuzu Scallion Salsa

Crafted in Miyazaki, Japan, Momiki Inc is famous for their black garlic and has a new line of healthy sauces containing Japanese staple condiments. Soy sauce, mirin, and sake with hand-crafted kombu-shiitake mushroom broth. The mature taste, of black garlic and the citris addition makes it incredibly versatile for all kinds of cooking styles, mostContinue reading “Japanese Grilled Tacos with Momiki Black Garlic and Spicy Yuzu Scallion Salsa”