Pomegranate Mandarin Cheesecake

Pomegranate Mandarin Cheesecake

I love cheesecake, both the eating and the making of it. You can use so many different flavours, from the crust to the topping. With this one, I wanted to make something festive to bring to a holiday gathering, and both pomegranate and mandarin fit the bill for festive. The two fruits complement each otherRead more

Mustikkapiirakka – Finnish Blueberry Pie

Mustikkapiirakka - Finnish Blueberry Pie

Did the name of this recipe throw you off? You don’t have to be able to pronounce it to make and enjoy  Mustikkapiirakka, or Finnish Blueberry Pie. Last summer, we traveled to Scandinavia. The highlight of our trip to this beautiful part of the world was meeting my husband’s relatives in Finland. We were meeting most of themRead more

Matcha Sesame Cheesecake

Matcha Sesame Cheesecake

I love Matcha. I love the mellow, long lasting caffeine kick that I get from it, which unlike coffee, doesn’t leave me jittery. My favorite way to enjoy matcha lately with the hot weather, is on ice. Robin at Steeped Tea sent me some of their lovely matcha, and I was excited to get started on this recipe.Read more

Lavender Yogurt Cake

Lavender Yogurt Cake

Lavender is blooming everywhere on my property and most of the neighbouring ones, too, and is the inspiration for this lavender yogurt cake. I love the scent of real lavender and every time I walk past one of the beautiful purple shrubs, I can’t resist pinching off a bloom and rubbing it between my fingers forRead more

Pistachio Mint Frozen Yogurt

Pistachio Mint Frozen Yogurt

This Pistachio Mint Frozen Yogurt is super simple and easy to make. The only hard part was shelling and skinning all those pesky pistachios. I know that you can buy pistachios already shelled and skinned, but in my house, I had the kind that aren’t. I managed to make the work much more enjoyable byRead more