Last weekend, my sisters and I were at Outside Lands Music and Art Festival in Golden Gate Park. The music, food, and art festival lasted three days. Amazing music, delicious food, and so many things to see. And while we there, we were kind of obsessed with this frose.
No churn ice cream filled with swirls of strawberries and a hint of mint. This no churn strawberry mint ice cream is the perfect summer dessert.
This past weekend has been filled with events. My youngest sister Victoria won tickets to Outside Lands, a music festival in Golden Gate Park so we’ve been attending it most of the weekend. Amazing live music and of course, delicious foods and drinks. You know that’s really what I’m there for. Lol.
But it’s the weekend, and I think we all deserve a special treat. I thought this would be the perfect time to share with you this no churn strawberry mint ice cream.
Last weekend my sisters, cousin, and I went to the Backstreet Boys concert and absolutely loved their performance, a mix of old jams and new songs from their latest album. But before we went to the concert, we decided that we wanted to go for an early dinner. We opted for an all you can eat Korean BBQ and hot pot place. Seriously, we might have a new obsession. Lol
This weekend, we’re headed to Outside Lands music festival in Golden Gate Park for the first time. Kind of excited for a new experience. What are your weekend plans?
Pasta tossed in a balsamic dressing with sweet tomatoes, fresh basil, and creamy burrata. This caprese pasta salad is simple, delicious, and the perfect meal for summer.
It’s been days since we were at the Backstreet Boys concert, and I still can’t get over the giddiness of watching them live. They were sooo gooood. I would most definitely go see them again. lol.
Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about this caprese pasta salad.
Frozen strawberries blended with elderflower syrup and rosé wine until it becomes a slushie. This strawberry elderflower frosé is the perfect frozen summer cocktail.
Soo…. guess what my sisters and I are doing tonight? We’re going to see the Backstreet Boys concert! Lol. We’re pretty excited.
I’m so excited to discover that a new mochi donut shop called Mochill just opened in Japantown. We received a box of mochi donuts as a gift. There were so many different flavors that you can choose from: chocolate oreos, chococolate, strawberry, cinnamon sugar, fruity pebbles, and matcha. I love that each one is light and airy, and so delicious.
A summery salad tossed with shrimp, avocado, jammy eggs, tomatoes, and croutons in a pesto buttermilk ranch dressing. This garlic shrimp avocado salad is so delicious and perfect as a summer meal.
I spent the weekend eating my way through the night market in Pleasanton. Over a hundred food trucks and food vendors were there selling some of their most popular items. As much as I love food, I felt like I didn’t have much of an appetite in the nearly 100 degrees heat. All I wanted was something cold to drink or a snow cone. That and a way to hide from the sun.
But with all the eating out I’ve been doing lately, I feel like I need to start balancing everything out a little more. Adding more veggies into my life. Like with this garlic shrimp avocado salad.
Burrata topped with fresh thyme and salt and pepper then served with strawberry jam and toasted bread. This fresh thyme salt and pepper burrata with strawberry jam is the perfect starter.
I’m obsessed with all my farmer’s market finds during the summer. All the colors, all the fresh produce, and just so many options to pick from. I saw these baskets of tomatoes and shishito peppers and couldn’t resist taking a photo of them. The colors <3. What are your recent favorite farmer’s market finds?
Matcha latte steeped with jasmine green tea for an aromatic floral flavor. This jasmine matcha latte is creamy and delicious and perfect for cool summer mornings.
I can never tell what the weather will be like in San Francisco. Some days it’s much warmer. Other days it’s so much cooler. So even though it’s the middle of summer right now, it sounds like the perfect time for a warm latte before starting the day.
I have always adored the flavor of jasmine green tea. The hint of floral from the jasmine was always comforting. And it’s a flavor that I grew up and have always loved. So it’s very nostalgic for me. But for this latte, I wanted to use real matcha powder to bring out the earthy tones.