Oat Milk

Anyone who’s been in a cafe of any kind for coffee invariably hears the phrase “Do you have soy milk or almond milk?” For one reason or another people are veering away from cow’s milk: veganism, lactose problems, etc. Whatever the reason, the rise of these milk variations have...

Sugarplum Smoothie

When December turns into a culinary orgy of sorts, there are moments where you can reset your tastebuds and your body overall by adding healthy moments. Between the extra sugary treats and large dinners with family or co-workers, you sometimes need to simply slow down and enjoy something small....

Maple Ginger Mocha

During Christmas baking, I invariably have a ton of fresh ginger in the house. Why? The gingerbread cookie recipe that I use from pastry chef Anna Olson has grated fresh ginger in the dough. That’s right. Killer pop from the ginger. But I usually buy too much to make...

Cardamom Hot Chocolate

I’ve been exploring more and more Swedish recipes and the one thing that has seeped into my everyday cooking is their use of cardamom. While I’ve always liked using it as a component of a curry spice blend, or the occasional cookie recipe, I never really added it to...

Spiced Ginger Tea

Save Print Spiced Ginger Tea Recipe type: Drinks   Ingredients For the Spiced Ginger Syrup: 4 cups water 1-1/4 cups fresh ginger root, peeled and thickly sliced 2 cinnamon sticks 8-10 whole cloves Zest of 1 lemon, peeled with a vegetable peeler into long strips 1 cup sugar To serve:...

Mugicha (Japanese-style Roasted Barley Tea)

Save Print Mugicha (Japanese-style Roasted Barley Tea) Recipe type: Drinks   Ingredients For the Roasted Barley: 1 cup whole barley To serve: 8 cups boiling water Roasted Barley Instructions For the Roasted Barley: Place a wok over medium heat. Add the barley and roast with occasional stirring and shaking of...

Roasted Barley Fennel and Ginger Latte

Save Print Roasted Barley Fennel and Ginger Latte Recipe type: Drinks   Ingredients For the Roasted Grain: 1 cup whole barley (or buckwheat groats) For the Fennel Syrup: 1 cup water 1 cup white sugar 2 Tbsp fennel seeds For the Spiced Ginger Syrup: 4 cups water 1-1/4 cups fresh...