Nancy Nikko at Home

In the Kitchen

Infusing Honey with Herbs & Spices

Bees and the all the buzz… Honey, and especially bees, are a thing these days.With a spotlight being placed on the buzzy fliers due to their diminishing numbers, more and more people are paying special attention to them. And not only that, many are becoming beekeepers. City beekeepers, suburban beekeepers, country beekeepers! I have first […] Read more…

Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches,Semi-Homemade

Mini Ice Cream Sandiwch

The first ice cream sandwich was introduced by a New York City pushcart vendor in 1899, according to the book ‘Of Sugar and Snow: A History of Ice Cream Making.‘ He sandwiched the ice cream between two graham wafers and the rest is history. Hot Summer Tea Coolers During hot weather, these Mini Ice Cream […] Read more…

How to make Finger Sandwiches for a Tea Party

finger sandwiches for afternoon tea, egg and cress sandwich

Off with the their crusts! Classic Finger Sandwiches The hardest thing about making Finger Sandwiches is cutting them without squishing the filling out. I’ve found the key is to put your bread in the freezer beforehand. This makes them a bit more rigid, and as bread thaws rather quickly, they’ll still be ready for their […] Read more…

In the Kitchen: Basic Strawberry Jam. What can go wrong?

making strawberry jam

A ‘Stick to your ribs’ Strawberry Jam! I have the ambition of creating a line of specialty jams. My goal is to have them ready to go next summer – off to the Farmer’s Market! And beyond, the idea of small tea shop is loitering in my brain – with Afternoon Tea served, of course. […] Read more…