As a quick reminder, there’s still time to enter my mug cake mix and mug set giveaway here.

Even though I adore the mini watermelon sorbet in lime shells I made a few weeks ago, this is another great way to serve watermelon sorbet that takes much less effort.

With summer here, this is a perfect thirst quencher and light dessert.

It’s been quite a while since we visited Whisknladle. Recently we had some friends visiting and I thought this would be a perfect place for dinner, especially since they offer a large selection of small plates that are great for sharing.

Whisknladle’s menu changes often and rather than divide their menu up into sections, everything is listed together. The top menu items are more appetizer-style portions, with the lower listings being the entree portions.

I’ve always found that I enjoy Whisknladle’s small plates better than their entrees, so we decided to just order a lot of the small plates to share. We came on a good night with a lot of more “adventurous” options.

Cutting Board

Whisknladle serves one of my favorite cutting boards in San Diego. There’s always a good selection of olives, meats and cheeses.

Crispy Pig Ears

This is a dish that seems to be trending. I first had it at Animal a few years ago and have seen it gradually pop up on more menus. I really enjoyed the version here and it was our favorite dish of the night. The pig ears were light and crispy, accompanied by a mildly sweet sauce. We mixed in the runny egg yolk which added some creaminess. The fresh herbs and greens kept the dish from being too heavy. For those that are squeamish about eating cartilage, this is a good introduction.

Ravioli stuffed with bone marrow

The mini ravioli were adorable and I loved the colorful blood orange garnish.

A few weeks ago I had flatbread as an appetizer at a restaurant and didn’t really enjoy it. The edges lacked crunch and the middle was too thin for my preference.

So I decided to make my own. I always knew flatbread wasn’t too hard to make. I just didn’t get around to it until now.