Pumpkin-Sage Savory Waffles

I’m the very lucky owner of an industrial waffle-maker that I believe was once stolen from a waffle house, and many years and owners later, gifted to me. It’s gigantic, unwieldy and makes incredible waffles. Unfortunately, I always prefer savory breakfasts (and lunches, and dinners) and so I like to play with savory waffle recipes. My friends still talk about the cheddar habanero waffles I … Continue reading Pumpkin-Sage Savory Waffles

Chard and Saffron Omelette

This unique omelette recipe from Plenty uses piles of shredded swiss chard, a handful of herbs, garlic, and lemon juice to put a very savory spin on the traditional omelette. Finely chopped potato is cooked with saffron, and then swiss chard is added, just long enough to soften. The herbs are beat with egg, and then, when the omelette is just solid – mine got … Continue reading Chard and Saffron Omelette

Fresh Fig Tart with Sage and Gorgonzola

The Co-Op sent out a message this week about a stock of fresh figs from South Philadelphia. Many Philadelphians have fig trees, and I’m so jealous of them! I ran out and bout all of the figs, with which I made some delicious brandy fig preserves for my morning yogurt and the above tart for a special brunch this weekend. I started with a puff … Continue reading Fresh Fig Tart with Sage and Gorgonzola

Shirred Tofu at Local 44

Local 44 has a great beer selection, but in the past, I found their menu a lacking – a little too bar munchie. While they still sway towards comfort food, they’ve really upped their meal game, and like the other restaurants owned by this duo (Resurrection Ale House, Memphis Taproom) there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. AND a dedicated brunch menu – hurray! … Continue reading Shirred Tofu at Local 44

HUGE southern brunch at Honey’s Sit-and-Eat

I love brunch, and by the time I sit down to eat, my eyes are often bigger than my stomach. I tend towards the spicy-Mexican-eggs-style brunch, but on this particular morning, scoring a seat at the bar at Honey’s with minimal wait, I thought I’d try something different. I don’t think that I’ve ever had chicken friend steak, but hey – it sounded huge and … Continue reading HUGE southern brunch at Honey’s Sit-and-Eat

Riblet Sandwich at A Full Plate Cafe

Every great once-and-awhile I don’t want eggs for brunch. I know, shocking! But when that time comes, I usually want a hearty, savory sandwich and a side of fried potatoes. A few weekends ago I hopped the El to A Full Plate Cafe in Northern Liberties to drop off some of Mama Gautsche’s Zucchini Cookies for a bake sale. While in the neighborhood, I thought … Continue reading Riblet Sandwich at A Full Plate Cafe