Jasmine Matcha Latte

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.

Jasmine Matcha Latte | Cooking with a Wallflower

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.

Jasmine Matcha Latte | Cooking with a Wallflower

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.

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Vanilla Coffee Rice Pudding

Vanilla rice pudding infused with strong brewed coffee until sweet and creamy. This vanilla coffee rice pudding is delicious and the perfect dessert.

Vanilla Coffee Rice Pudding | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Sunday!

Vanilla Coffee Rice Pudding | Cooking with a Wallflower

This weekend has been the most amazing. Not because there was anything special happening. But the exact opposite. I had absolutely no plans other than to go to the farmer’s market and doing a little bit of cooking. Simple every day kind of errands. And honestly, it feels perfect.

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It’s Friday! And I am so excited for the weekend. I don’t have much planned, but I just want the time off to recuperate. I feel like all I’ve been doing is working back to back days. So I’m all ready for the weekend. Plus, I haven’t been to the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market in forever, and I want the chance to browse through the summer produce.

My friend Emily and I went to a try a new dessert place called Oh Dessert Cafe to try out their souffles. We ordered the matcha souffle and it is the prettiest dessert. But while I love the custard like texture, I wasn’t so in love with the egg-y taste.

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Small Batch Peach Elderflower Jam

Ripe peaches cooked until jam like consistency with elderflower syrup. This small batch peach elderflower jam is simple to make, delicious, and perfect with toast or crackers.

Small Batch Peach Elderflower Jam | Cooking with a Wallflower

I absolutely love summers for all the stone fruits. And yellow peaches are at the top of my list. But I get so carried away when I’m at the farmer’s market. I buy so much more fruits than I can eat in a few day’s time. So when my peaches become very ripe, the perfect way to use them up is by making small batches of jam.

Small Batch Peach Elderflower Jam | Cooking with a Wallflower

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Tangerine Hibiscus Freezer Pops

Fresh tangerine juice and hibiscus tea whisked together then poured into freezer pop bags. These tangerine hibiscus freezer pops are delicious and refreshing, the perfect summer treat.

Tangerine Hibiscus Freezer Pops | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Sunday!

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I can’t believe it has been almost a week since our long weekend trip to Seattle. Time flies by too fast, and I wish we could do it all over again. One of my favorite parts of the trip, other than the food, was visiting the Chihuly Garden and Glass. It is so mesmerizing to see the glass sculptures and realize just how many different pieces of blown glass are installed together to create one masterpiece.

Chihuly

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Pesto Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

 Creamy pesto buttermilk ranch dressing topped with fresh herbs. This pesto buttermilk ranch dressing is perfect as a dip or with all the summer salads.

Pesto Buttermilk Ranch Dressing | Cooking with a Wallflower

I’m back from Seattle! And so behind with all the work that I need to do. I stepped away from everything for a few days just to enjoy being a tourist in a new city and basically to eat to my heart’s content. I am so not joking. Never ever let me order food when I’m hungry because I always think I can eat more than I really can. It’s how we ended up with 7 orders of dumplings and 3 bowls of noodles. Lol.

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It’s berry season! And how can I be anything but obsessed with the abundance of berries during the summer?

Berries

I love walking through the farmer’s market and discovering vendors dedicated just to berries. There are so many types, all of which are sweet and absolutely perfect during the summer months. My favorite to eat are blackberries, but my favorite to bake with are blueberries. Which berries are your favorite?

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Cinnamon Spiced Overnight Chia Pudding

Chia pudding flavored with pure vanilla extract and cinnamon spice. This simple to make cinnamon spiced overnight chia pudding is the perfect summer breakfast.

Cinnamon Spiced Overnight Chia Pudding | Cooking with a Wallflower

I cannot believe that it’s already the first day of July! And that I’m just a couple days away from vacation. I honestly cannot wait!

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These past few days in San Francisco has been a combination of warm and cold weather. Which is honestly, typical of San Francisco. I was up at the Legion of Honors, and I couldn’t resist taking a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge while standing in the middle of wildflowers.

Golden Gate Bridge and Wildflowers 2

We don’t really have seasons in San Francisco so oftentimes we see more overcast skies and fog. But I don’t think I would want it any other way.

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