fruit

strawberry soda

I made a strawberry soda because I knew it would be freaking delicious, but also because store-bought flavoured sodas can sometimes taste like, um, scratch-'n'-sniff stickers, not fruit....

my mom, the vintner

Mom: Guess what I'm making right now! Me: What? Mom: Wine! (Of course.)...

grilled onigiri in a green tea broth

(Ochazuke with Yaki-Onigiri) If you've never eaten plum onigiri in ochazuke this might seem like an odd grouping of flavours. And words. Some ingredients...

the ingredient: umeboshi paste

Ripe Japanese ume plums, salted and stewed down with shisho leaves. That's all this is but I can't really imagine a substitute and despite eating it semi-re...

blue-grey semifreddo

I've been shut out of the homemade ice cream party for too long, and I've been a little bitter about it. There are some great artisan ice cream shops nearby...

curried jackfruit

Doesn't this look like curried beef or goat? Jackfruit is the meatiest non-meat food you will come across....

mango chutney

This is my grandmother's recipe, a chutney is bright, sticky, mid-afternoon tropical sunshine in a jar. ...