The “Rebel Within” at one of our favorite treats in San Francisco, and Craftsman’s and Wolves in the Mission, is a revelation. I spent a good amount of time, after first eating it, trying to figure out how they make this super delicious savory muffin with a perfectly runny egg inside. You have to cut it into to half, before you eat it – just for the drama. Also, you have to cut it so you can share it (my little person is a fan!), because it is incredibly filling. Go early to enjoy this treat, as they do run out especially on weekends. It truly is a thing of beauty. Continue reading
After a very foggy summer in SF, it’s finally feeling like summer and I also finally got around to trying the signature dessert at the new-ish Greek rotisserie lunch spot Souvla in Hayes Valley. This sweet treat is a winner all the way — from concept down to the Greek coffee shop paper cups they serve it in — velvety, tangy frozen yogurt (Greek yogurt of course) drizzled with a touch of honey syrup and baklava crumbles. So many things to like all in one cup! And yes…. Souvla’s rotisserie situation did look pretty amazing so next time you know I’ll be checking out the spit-fired meats, veggies and house-made spreads!
Don’t you think this would be a fun & easy dessert to re-create at home using store-bought baklava and fro-yo? Not to mention a good excuse to drag out the ice cream maker and experiment with homemade frozen yogurt. Unlike a classic ice cream which requires making a custard (pans, thermometers, multiple steps and a good amount of precision), making frozen yogurt is really as simple as combining 5 parts yogurt with 1 part sugar (the sugar adds sweetness and also keeps the yogurt soft and scoop-able rather than icy), a pinch of salt and add-ins (if you like). Make sure everything is well chilled then dump it all in the ice cream maker and let it churn away. Very doable and an excellent project for kids to try.
Here’s a basic frozen yogurt recipe from Serious Eats and a slightly more involved one from America’s Test Kitchen (via the Splendid Table podcast).
It’s been a busy and exciting summer of cooking camps, recipe development, writing and other yummy projects and we’re feeling luckier than ever to be doing what we love to do! High fives and hugs to all our amazing campers and junior counselors for the enthusiasm and creativity. We are taking some much needed time off to recharge and find inspiration through travel and cooking with friends, family and our children.
Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like us to organize a day camp when you children’s school is out for a random day here and there, a private cooking class, a birthday party or if you want to develop easy, international family friendly recipes for you. Below are links for some day camps we are conducting in late Summer and Fall. Hope your kids and their friends can join us! (please note, age ranges for all camps are a little different, based on organizer and interest)
Della Fattoria’s avocado toast takes the concoction to a new level – crispy, toasty Della bread topped with perfectly ripe, super thinly sliced avocado. Topped with some purple sprouts, salt and pepper and olive oil. A totally luscious, gorgeous, work of art – almost too beautiful to eat….. Continue reading
Italian ice hasn’t quite “become a thing” the Bay Area — at least not yet. In fact the only place we know of that specializes in it is Flavor Brigade on Fruitvale Ave in Oakland. We make it a point to try and position ourselves in the vicinity of Flavor Brigade as often as possible so we have an excuse to stop in for some Philly style “water ice” (another name for Italian ice). If we lived closer, I’m pretty sure we’d be there ALL the time. Continue reading
Where have you been all my life Falafel’s Drive-In? I love a good drive-in, and I’m never opposed to French fries, but add crunchy falafel to the mix? Now you’re talking !
A few weekends ago we happened to be near San Jose, hungry for some lunch with vague recollection about falafel on Steven’s Creek Blvd. A quick Google search was all we needed to lead us to Falafel’s Drive-In. Continue reading