First up: Jennifer Ward's by lines on the Atlantic Monthly Food Channel website. You know Jen--Fresh Cracked Pepper Jen. Well, her piece on Coffee in Haiti after the earthquake is getting tweeted all over the blogosphere. That's our girl!
I'm finally pulling some decent looking--and great tasting--espresso shots. But when I'm getting my latte's on the run--the shots pulled at Funk 'N Waffles is blowing my mind. I checked them out after a commenter sent me there (you see, your comments really do help me out) Their shots of Gimme!'s Leftist were so spot on, I could taste the nuance of the flavor profile through the steamed milk--genius!
Local cooking oil! Have you had some of this butternut squash seed oil--it is fantastic! It has a smooth and nutty taste that is just perfect for roasting up all of those root vegetables that are still left in the larder. And there's something about roasting butternut squash in its own oil seems just so right.
I picked up this bottle at Max Market in Pittsford but check out the Syracuse Real Food Co-op to get some closer to home. Update: I guess I posted too soon. The Co-op doesn't carry it but I put a note in the suggestion box so perhaps they will soon.
Based in Geneva, NY and Boston, Stony Brook is all about the deliciousness--you may have also come across their cookies. Trust me, if you see them, don't pass them up.
A cafe destination for your country drive. Red and White Cafe is in DeRuyter and I plan a more extended post on them because there's lot's to tell. But for now, let me just say--this place rocks! This is the real deal--authentic to its community, delicious house-baked breads, doughnuts, and other treats, good coffee, fantastic people--you have got to get there. More on them soon.... Thanks to Neil Miller for introducing them to me. Speaking of Neil--have you checked out his blog lately? Check out his post on our lunch at Circa and dessert at Red and White.
So how about you? What's blowing YOUR mind these days?