Oolong Owl’s Matcha Butter Mochi Recipe

I really like Butter Mochi – it is an easy recipe that feeds a crowd. It is also a good dessert to feed guests who have wheat allergies. I have been sitting on a lot of matcha that I cannot possibly humanly consume before it goes bad, so I’ve been trying to think of ways to use it up. Cooking with matcha tends to use a lot. That said, I experimented by combining my favorite Butter Mochi Recipe and matcha, which came out as a killer combo of  deliciousness. The flavor is grassy matcha, buttery, and sweet. Still slightly warm, the texture … Continue reading, hoot!

Cooking With Oolong Owl – Sous Vide Lapsang Souchong Salmon Recipe

I made this salmon recipe at my recent mega summer tea and BBQ party. It was so delicious and I was so impressed with myself, I kept asking people if they tried the fish. YUMMM! I love cooking sous vide – it is the best kitchen appliance and I use mine a couple times a week. I personally own an Anova Culinary Sous Vide, however there are other options such as Sansaire Sous Vide, Nomiku, and Joule. I prefer sous vide cooking with dry lean meats, such as chicken and pork chops, as it makes it tender and juicy. However, … Continue reading, hoot!

Thirsty For – Tasty Exotic Drink and Tea Video Recipes

I came across a video series called “Thirsty For“ on the Tastemade Youtube channel and I wanted to share it with my tea peeps! “Thirsty For” uploads every Sunday, shot video recipe tutorial style, of an exotic drink recipe. The recipes are of drinks from all around the world – including Japan, Trinidad, Poland, Mexico, and Chile. All the drinks shown in the series are non-alcoholic. Of course, since tea is an amazing drink that has been around for ages, they have some tea recipes. Besides the tea recipes, I enjoy learning about and being able to try new drinks I can … Continue reading, hoot!

Tea Infused Pears – Canning Recipe by Oolong Owl

I’ve recently fallen in love with canning. My tea-hating husband and I love to cook and we get all frugal crazy sometimes, so venturing into home canning was inevitable. We’ve so far canned tomatoes, pizza sauce, spicy vegetable mix, dilly beans, nectarine conserve, nectarine vanilla maple jam, watermelon jelly, pomegranate jelly, salsa and pineapple. My local grocery store had some great looking pears for really cheap, so I purchased 9lbs for canning. I love canned fruit for on top of ice cream, yogurt or even cottage cheese. I was inspired by Coconut & Lime‘s recipe Tea Pear recipe, as well … Continue reading, hoot!

Matcha Chocolate Recipe

I really wanted to try other uses with my matcha, since I have quite a bit of it. I found making chocolates was super super easy to do! I used flavored matcha which added extra flavor to the chocolates! What you need: White chocolate Matcha Ratio: 3/4 to 1 teaspoon of Matcha to 50 grams of white chocolate Tools: double boiler or microwave to melt chocolate. Silicone mold. Tea strainer to sift matcha. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I used a white chocolate, or whatever this stuff is: I’d test with chocolate chips if they will melt – some don’t melt! Here are the … Continue reading, hoot!

Green Tea Leaf Rice Recipe

Adapted from a recipe by Zojirushi Do you do lots of cold steeps? Wanna reuse your leaves other than the compost bin? This fragrant green tea rice recipe uses steeped green tea leaves, perfect for tea lovers! This recipe can change flavors depending on what green tea you use. It also halves very well – though I steep up the same amount of cold steeped green tea to drink. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Prepare ahead of time: 2 cups of freshly cooked rice Cold Steeped Green Tea, leaves reserved. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To make the cold steep: Add 1 Tablespoon of the loose leaf green tea … Continue reading, hoot!