May 272013
Banana Coconut Pancakes

I’ve been on a pancake kick lately. (See Building the Better (For You) Flapjack.) It’s a holiday Monday– time for another variation. I had some extra shredded coconut in the pantry following a misadventure last week in developing a recipe for a sweet and savory Thai macaroon, and a subsequent success with a Toasted Coconut and Tamarind Cocktail. I also had a couple of ripe bananas– past the point where we’d like to eat them out of hand, but perfect for baking.   I spent a little time in Thailand in the summer of 2001, (hard to believe that’s been […]

May 182013
Strawberry Balsamic and Olive Oil Breakfast Cake

Every so often I step out on this site and develop a recipe for instead. (There are contests! It’s fun!) But I’m thinking about my main site, this one, the whole time… really, I am. Don’t be like that. Anyhow, I came up with this cake for Food52 last month. Now that the whole contest it was involved in is over, I figured I’d post it here too.  They took some gorgeous shots of the cake while they were testing it. (Check them out.) The recipe ended up being a “Community Pick” on the site. Read up on the genesis of […]