Recipes

CHURRO CAKE

CHURRO CAKE // The Kitchy Kitchen
CHURRO CAKE. CHURRO CAKE. CHURRO. CAKE. A CAKE MADE OF CHURROS. Sorry for the all-caps, but I mean….CHURRO CAKE. This is serious business. Leslie and Courtney, the ladies behind the epic popup restaurant, Large Marge, are Momofuku Milk alums, so they do NOT play when it comes to cake. Also, after I harassed them for months, they’ve generously agreed to […]
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BAKED EGG CROSTATA

BAKED EGG CROSTATA // The Kitchy Kitchen
I seem to always have extra pie dough hanging around the house, and every now and then I don’t feel like pie. I know, I know, how could this be? But I guess there is such a thing as too much pie. So with this extra pie dough, and no appetite for pie, I looked at what else I had […]
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CITRUS + BASIL APEROL SPRITZ

CITRUS + BASIL APEROL SPRITZ // The Kitchy Kitchen
I can’t make an Aperol spritz & not think of Whitney […]. If she were a drink, she’d be this. Bright, effervescent, so pretty – but with a little tang & bite. Whitney’s version has a subtle twist to the classic as well. She’s big on aromatics (delicious smelling things), so a big branchy plus of basil is getting added to […]
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YERBA BUENA CHICKEN SANDWICH

YERBA BUENA CHICKEN SANDWICH // The Kitchy Kitchen
Yerba Buena is a mint-like herb that grows rampant in the Southern Californian countryside. It’s not popular now, but back in the day…like, before the Spanish even showed up, it was used in native cuisine for its peppery, citrus flavor and menthol notes. While scouring my vintage cookbooks, I came across a recipe for a Yerba Buena sauce in Helen […]
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CHOCOLATE POT AU CREME

CHOCOLATE POT AU CREME // The Kitchy Kitchen
Chooooocccccoooolate. I’m a bit of a dessert zombie, in that my hunt for sweets is relentless and destructive. I will continually bump up against a pantry door if I suspect chocolate is locked behind. So when I’m trying to be sort of good, I have to fight A LOT of sweet tooth urges. So this is my take on chocolate […]
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ALBONDIGAS SOUP

ALBONDIGAS SOUP // The Kitchy Kitchen
Albondigas is my favorite Spanish word to say: al-BOHN-dee-gahs! Say it with meaning! It means meatballs. Less fun to say in English, definitely.  When I was last in Mexico, I had the pleasure of enjoying albondigas con salsa roja, or meatballs with red sauce. The red sauce was a mysterious mix of chiles and tomato, and the meatballs were small, […]
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CITRUS SALAD WITH VANILLA SUGAR + MINT

VANILLA CITRUS SALAD // The Kitchy Kitchen
Clean, fresh, and a little sweet, this citrus salad is delicious on it’s own, or even served in a bowl with champagne poured on top. It’s officially a brunch classic for me. INGREDIENTS For 2 2 blood oranges supremed 2 grapefruits, supremed 2 tablespoons mint, finely chopped 2 tablespoons vanilla sugar (recipe below) DIRECTIONS Slice the skin off the oranges […]
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CITRUS SPRITZER

CITRUS SPRITZER // The Kitchy Kitchen
Spritzers have the same rep as “Blush Wine” – lame 80s mom drink. Why? Well, it’s sort of a light weight choice. But here’s the thing, that’s not always bad.  Sometimes, when it’s really really hot, you just want something easy, refreshing, and delicious. It’s like reaching for a Pilsner instead or a microbrewed IPA. There’s a time and place […]
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