In My Kitchen July 2017

July! Summer is in full swing, though it hasn’t really felt that way. We have had a lot of rain and it hasn’t been very warm either. I hope that means we will have a long warm fall. Please gods let it mean that.

We did a little travelling, close to home these past couple of weekends, so I have a peek into my home kitchen and travel kitchen as well.

If you follow us on Instagram @cookswithevie you would have already seen some of what we have been up to. We have been eating a lot too!

Made lilac water, very fancy

Used up some of our chive blossoms to make chive blossom vinegar 

Very rough looking calzones

And pizza

More of my fave cheese

This is Evie’s treat. She likes it straight up on tortilla chips. She doesn’t get that it is for putting on other food. Her aunt let her try it on a tortilla and now that is how she wants it, 😂 

Raspberry pie

And a little walk rewarded us with some wild strawberries, so tiny and so sweet 

And a chocolate fondue 

Night #2 a marshmallow roast, we made s’mores 

The first radish from the garden patch

If you like something, just order a case…I love this coffee

And found these beautiful dates, have a stock of those too. Awesome stuffed with almond butter.




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Lilac water

I was reading through some blogs the other day and someone (I can’t remember who) mentioned lilac water. Right away we had to try. Evie loves flavouring water and is always experimenting, some are good. Others, well are just plain weird. Weirdness happens in the kitchen when you are 9! 

Our lilac trees were in full bloom so off we went to cut some. 

Basically we cut some blooms and washed them gently in cool water, there are no pesticides, but we wanted to get rid of any dust or bugs. ONLY use blooms that you know are pesticide free. 

Take one jug of fresh cool water. Place lilac blooms in the water and place in refrigerator until cold, a few hours.


The water takes on a slight scent and flavour of the lilac. It was nice.

And look how pretty that is. It would be beautiful at a wedding shower or baby shower, or tea. 

Blackberry Mint Infused Water

Hi Evie here,

This is my first blog post that I have done by myself. This is how you make blackberry and mint water.   You take about 1letter (litre) of  water and put it in jugge (jug)  put some blackberrys and mint (about 1/4 cup berries and 1 few mint leaves).  I also really like to make cucumber water add cucumber slices to water and put it in the fridge for 1 night.  The water really tastes like cucumbers and I like cucumbers.  Cucumber water is very refreshing on hot days.

(Lori here, just read this and decided to clarify a few spelling mistakes, although for just turning 7 she did pretty good with the spelling.)

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