Matcha Green Tea Sea Salt

Sea salt tossed with matcha green tea powder for a unique seasoning. This matcha green tea sea salt will take your food to the next level.

Matcha Green Tea Sea Salt | Cooking with a Wallflower

It’s spring! It’s spring!

I don’t know if the weather knows it yet because it’s still raining pretty hard here every few days. But it definitely looks like spring with so many pretty flowers blooming.

I was just at Golden Gate Park, and the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. <3

Matcha Green Tea Sea Salt | Cooking with a Wallflower

Today, I wanted to try something new and different.

Have you ever been to a Korean BBQ restaurant? There’s one called Gen in San Jose, which is all you can eat. You get to cook your own food and order whatever you want from the menu. What I really loved was that they had green tea salt for you to season your meat and vegetables with.The green tea in the salt is relatively subtle, but you can definitely taste hints of it.

I loved it so much, I knew that I had to try to make my own at home.

So ta da… matcha green tea sea salt.

Matcha Green Tea Sea Salt | Cooking with a Wallflower

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Red Currant Lime Soda

Freshly squeezed lime juice in club soda with sweetened red currants. This refreshing red currant lime soda is easy to make and perfect for spring and summer.

Red Currant Lime Soda | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Spring!

It’s finally officially spring! Yay! It’s been such a gloomy and wet winter that I’m so ready for sunshine and warmth. Plus, a change of season means a fresh start, right? I’m so excited. I’m ready for some change. Spring means warmer weather and bright colorful flowers. I’m especially excited to see the cherry blossoms!

What are you looking forward to this spring?

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Wallflower Weekly Finds, 107

Turning 30 years old is definitely not what I expected. This year was pretty low key. We didn’t really celebrate. Instead we had lunch at Yard House and kind of left it at that. We’ve been so stressed out over my grandma’s funeral, I haven’t had time to do or think about anything else.

The night of my birthday, I stayed up late to finish the scrapbook that I made for our family. Just like a little album full of photos of us with our grandma. I felt we needed something like that to reminsce, especially since our grandma loved photos and showing off her family to everyone. I thought it would be a good way to honor her memory.

Have you tried Project Life to make your scrapbooks? It makes my life so much easier, but the supplies are a little expensive.

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Matcha Green Tea Pistachio Ice Cream

No churn matcha green tea ice cream with salted pistachios in every bite. This matcha green tea pistachio ice cream is the perfect dessert.

Matcha Green Tea Pistachio Ice Cream | Cooking with a Wallflower

Guess what?

It’s my birthday today!

And I wanted to celebrate with you. <3

What better way to celebrate than with ice cream and sprinkles, right?

Matcha Green Tea Pistachio Ice Cream | Cooking with a Wallflower

I’m turning 30 today, and it feels a little bittersweet.

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Root Vegetable Pot Pie

A double crusted pie filled with potatoes, parsnips, carrots, celery, and broccoli. This root vegetable pot pie is delicious and savory.

Root Vegetable Pot Pie | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Monday!

I hope you’re feeling all rested after we lost an hour yesterday. I always try to get up the same time I normally do, that way I don’t actually lose an hour and it feels about the same as any other day. But somehow the day seems to move too fast anyway.

It’s finally warm and sunny here in the Bay Area, and it feels like it’s spring! I’ve been looking forward to spring-like weather for what feels like weeks now. After all the rain and gloominess that we’ve been experiencing lately, I’m just ready for a little bit of sunshine in my life.

 

Root Vegetable Pot Pie | Cooking with a Wallflower

I’ve been so uninspired to cook lately so I’ve been trying to take walks at the farmer’s market for inspiration. But when I do get around to cook, I want to make something that I can eat over several meals, like this savory root vegetable pot pie. Filled with potatoes, parsnips, carrots, celery, and broccoli, this pie is filling and delicious and perfect for any meal.

Plus, you can celebrate Pi Day with one of these. =)

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Wallflower Weekly Finds, 106

Happy Friday!

I’m so thankful that it’s almost the weekend. These last couple weeks have felt so long and so difficult. So any days off to do absolutely nothing sounds soo amazing right now. Hot chocolates, teas, baked goods, and a good book have been what I needed lately.

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Matcha Green Tea Latte

A 4 ingredient latte filled with steamed milk, matcha green tea powder, and condensed milk. This matcha green tea latte is delicious and takes only a few minutes to make.

Matcha Green Tea Latte | Cooking with a Wallflower

I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve been in the kitchen creating recipes and sharing them with you. With all the things that have been happening, it’s been a little hard to keep up with everything else. But today, I want to share with you this matcha green tea latte.

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Wallflower Weekly Finds, 105

The last week has been so difficult.

I worked most of the week to keep myself busy, but I felt as if I was distracted and elsewhere, not completely focused on what I was doing.

On my day off, I decided to stop at a local coffee shop for some inspiration. I feel like I needed to constantly do things in order to not feel so sad, to not wonder the what ifs. But at the same time, it feels like the whole world continues to move as if nothing has happened and yet my entire world has changed.

Avocado Toast

I went to a small coffee shop called Rise and Grind, and they had the most amazing avocado toast. The avocado spread was garlicky and topped with a soft boiled egg with crushed red pepper flakes. I mean, seriously, I can eat this for days. And trust me, I have plans to make this at home and sharing them with you. The creme brulee latte was amazing, especially if you’re a coffee lover. That crispy sugary top was my favorite part.

Avocado Toast

I missed so much while I was away from the Internet world this week. So here’s what I found.

In this week’s finds…

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Thank you!

Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. <3

When I wrote my last post and shared my story, I didn’t expect the response that I received. You have no idea how thankful I am to have connected with all of you. And even though we have not met, I truly feel we are friends.

Thank you so much for all your comments and for sharing your personal stories.

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Coping with Loss

“Every morning, I wake up and forget just for a second that it happened. But once my eyes open, it buries me like a landslide of sharp, sad rocks. Once my eyes open, I’m heavy, like there’s to(o) much gravity on my heart.” – Sarah Ockler

Coping with Grief | Cooking with a Wallflower

I honestly didn’t know whether I wanted to write and publish this post. I have never posted anything so personal, so publicly. Especially on this blog where almost everything is positive and light. But I don’t know how to cope with grief and loss, and I can’t express my feelings and thoughts verbally without bursting into tears and struggling to swallow past that lump in my throat. I was always much better at writing.

It’s okay to skip this post. I don’t mind. I know this isn’t my usual, and this post is heavy with emotions. I just needed a place to speak.

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