Recipes

VINTAGE FRENCH BREAKFAST PUFFS // VIDEO

Imagine if some mad scientist crossbred a muffin and a donut, dipped it in butter and rolled it in cinnamon sugar.  Well, then you’d have a French Breakfast Puff.  These little muffin-y donuts, (or maybe it’s donut-y muffins?) don’t look like much when they pop out of the oven.  They’re barely golden brown, and with their vintage origin, I thought […]
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SHAKER WHOOPIE PIES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

This was another vintage cookbook inspiration, from one of my absolute favorites, a collection of Shaker community recipes published in the 50s. Each of the recipes sounds wonderfully good in their simplicity and groundedness.  There’s no extraneous anything, just simple techniques applied to the ingredients they grew or raised.  I use the phrase “wonderfully good” because it’s the description the […]
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CROQUE MADAME // A MONTH OF BREAKFAST SANDWICHES

This is a classic.  Belonging to a time of early Café society, bistro lined boulevards, and mentions in Proustian works next to madeleines, the Croque Monsieur (the Madame has an egg on it) is like the grilled cheese sandwich of France. It’s name literally means, Mister Crunch, or in our case Mrs. Crunch, due to it’s blistered béchamel top covering […]
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GREEN JUICE + GREEN MONSTER SMOOTHIE

Health! Toxins! Humors! Black Bile vs Yellow Bile! “Juicing” has become a wee bit controversial as the trend has become more and more popular, swinging like a kale-laden pendulum from “panacea” to “snake oil.”  The truth is…it’s juice! And if you can juice at home, lucky you, because it’ll taste extra fresh and amazing. Or I guess unlucky you because […]
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