Pomegranate Mint Mimosas

Pomegranate juice topped with champagne and garnished with mint. These pomegranate mint mimosas are delicious and perfect for weekend brunch.

Pomegranate Mint Mimosas | Cooking with a Wallflower

Weekend brunch = all sorts of mimosas.

One of the fun things about weekend brunch is that there are so many different dishes to try and so many cocktails you can have with your mid morning breakfast.

Pomegranate Mint Mimosas | Cooking with a Wallflower

I absolutely love mimosas because they’re so easy to make and you can customize it however you like. Think DIY mimosa bars with all sorts of juices.

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Mixed Vegetable Soba Noodle

Soba noodles tossed with bell peppers, mushrooms, and snap peas in a delicious spicy and savory sauce. This mixed vegetable soba noodle is the perfect weeknight dinner.

Mixed Vegetable Soba Noodle | Cooking with a Wallflower

I have never been more excited for spring! After months of heavy rain, I’m ready for sunshine and warm days. A walk in the park means discovering beauty every few steps. Flowers in every vibrant color is blooming everywhere.

And have you been to the farmer’s market lately? Strawberries are making an appearance! And I seriously can’t wait until all the berries are in season.

Mixed Vegetable Soba Noodle | Cooking with a Wallflower

Today, I wanted to share with you this mixed vegetable soba noodle dish. It feels like it’s been forever since I shared a noodle recipe so I have to remedy that today.

These soba noodles are filled with bell peppers, mushrooms, and snap peas, but as usual, you can always replace the veggies with your favorites. Ideas include broccoli, bok choy, cauliflower, carrots, string beans, edamame. The possibilities are endless! What will you be adding to your noodles?

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Destination: Japanese Tea Garden

I am so obsessed with spring because of all the pretty colorful flowers in bloom.It’s been raining so much these past few months so the arrival of spring is definitely welcomed. So many flowers like lilies, tulips, and ranunculus are in bloom now.

But cherry blossoms are one of my favorites.

Japanese Tea Garden | Cooking with a Wallflower

The cherry blossoms are in full bloom in Golden Gate Park, and they are especially gorgeous in the Japanese Tea Garden. If you’re in the San Francisco area, you should definitely make it a priority to visit the Japanese Tea Garden while the cherry blossoms are still in bloom.

Japanese Tea Garden | Cooking with a Wallflower

Japanese Tea Garden | Cooking with a Wallflower

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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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