Blueberry Hibiscus Iced Tea

Hibiscus tea sweetened with blueberry simple syrup then topped with fresh blueberries and crushed ice. This blueberry hibiscus iced tea is simple yet refreshing, perfect for hot summer days.

Blueberry Hibiscus Iced Tea | Cooking with a Wallflower

Over the weekend, I was in Sacramento for the California State Fair, and it was so ridiculously hot. I mean, I guess I should be grateful that it was in the 90’s and not over 100F, like the usual for a summer day in Sacramento. But…. since I’m a San Francisco girl through and through, it felt as though I was melting from the heat.

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Matcha Rice Crispy Treats

Classic rice crispy treats mixed with matcha green tea powder and topped with black sesame seeds. This small batch of matcha rice crispy treats is simple, delicious, and shareable.

Matcha Rice Crispy Treats | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Sunday! How is your weekend?

I’m headed inland this weekend to Sacramento for the California State Fair. I have never been to the state fair, or county fair, before so I’m really excited to see all the unusual carnival foods that everyone talks about. Actually…. I’m not sure if I’ll want to try everything. Lol. Deep fried everything seems a little overwhelming. And the heat. It’s supposed to be in the 90’s, which I honestly am not used to anymore since I live in San Francisco now.

Matcha Rice Crispy Treats | Cooking with a Wallflower

While I’m out melting away in the heat, I’d like to share these matcha rice crispy treats with you.

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My cousin and I visited a brand new dessert place in the Castro area of SF called U: Dessert Story. It’s actually a new branch of one of my favorite brunch places: Sweet Maple. Everything at U: Dessert Story is Instagram worthy, from the decor of the store to the way the desserts are plated.

We ordered the Chocolate Matcha Lava Cake. The cake itself was super chocolatey with matcha oozing out from the center when cut. We also ordered the Thai Tea Crepe Cake, which has layers of thin crepes with cream in between. The crepe cake was drizzled with a Thai tea sauce and served with more sauce on the side.

Chocolate Matcha Lava Cake

Thai Tea Crepe Cake

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Peach Burrata Toast

Toast topped with creamy burrata, fresh peaches, mint, and a drizzle of honey lemon dressing. Add a pinch of salt to each peach burrata toast to elevate the flavor.

Peach Burrata Toast | Cooking with a Wallflower

We’re already more than halfway through July!

Summer is passing by super ridiculously fast this year. Maybe it’s because every few days I have something planned. It is definitely starting to take it’s toll. But I love that there’s always something to look forward to.

Peach Burrata Toast | Cooking with a Wallflower

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Braspberry Layered Chia Pudding

Blueberries and raspberries blended with frozen bananas until creamy served over overnight chia pudding. This braspberry layered chia pudding is delicious and refreshing, perfect for warm summer days.

Braspberry Layered Chia Pudding | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Sunday!

I’m hoping you’re enjoying your summer days. It’s been so nice lately with the mostly wonderful weather. And living in San Francisco, there are so many events that take place every single week! Lately, I’ve been trying to get out there to explore and do new things. The latest was NightGarden Piano.

NightGarden Piano | Cooking with a Wallflower

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It’s been such a busy July so far. I feel like I have an event happening every few days and it’s starting to take a little bit of a toll even though I’m super excited for all of it. Earlier this week, I actually got the chance to meet Jules, the founder of Matcha SF and Matcha Fest, to chat and learn how she went about growing her business and her social media following. We had matcha cream pie and matcha lattes while we chatted. lol.

And today, after work, I’m attending NightGarden Piano at the SF Botanical Gardens. Just picture lit pathways, pianos being played in the park, and dinner from local food trucks. I’m sooo excited! Lol. I’m definitely share pictures when I get the chance!

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Blueberry Lemonade

Lemonade sweetened with blueberry simple syrup. This blueberry lemonade is so refreshing and one of my new summer favorites.

Blueberry Lemonade  | Cooking with a Wallflower

Another half week has gone by and it’s already the middle of July. Time seems to slip by so fast lately. I’m not sure if it’s because I have so much planned during the weekends this summer or if it’s like that for everyone else. Do you feel like summer is passing by so fast?

Blueberry Lemonade  | Cooking with a Wallflower

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Banana Nut Muffins

Moist muffins filled with ripe bananas, toasted walnuts, and spices. These banana nut muffins are delicious and great for breakfast on the go.

Banana Nut Muffins | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Sunday!

As usual, weekends always mean brunch for me. I mean, how can you pass up on breakfast or brunch? It’s the ultimate meal of the day. At least it is for me. =)

Banana Nut Muffins | Cooking with a Wallflower

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I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July! I normally have Wednesdays off so I didn’t have an extra day from work. But…. my whole family was off so we spent the day in San Jose. Doing a lot of eating. But then again, what else can you expect from me and my family? Lol.

Here were some of the things we ordered. And afterwards… we were in a food coma. Lol.

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Blueberries and Cream Steel Cut Oatmeal

Creamy steel cut oatmeal with swirls of blueberry jam in every bite. This blueberries and cream steel cut oatmeal is so delicious and the perfect breakfast for summer.

Blueberries and Cream Steel Cut Oatmeal | Cooking with a Wallflower

Just one more day until the 4th of July! Do you have plans for the day? Are you lucky enough to get extra days off for the holiday? I’m usually off on Wednesdays so technically I don’t get the holiday off. But I’m at least hoping to be able to relax and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts.

Blueberries and Cream Steel Cut Oatmeal | Cooking with a Wallflower

In the mean time, let’s talk about this blueberries and cream steel cut oatmeal.

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