Open Monday through Saturday 7:00 am to 9:00 pm • Sunday 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday Specials

the Pizza Melt Panino
Sourdough Grilled Cheese
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
16 Bean Soup (vegan)

And for those of you wondering, yes, yes, yes, we are open tomorrow, Christmas Eve, until 2pm. Come get your brunch on with us one last time in 2011!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Saturday Specials

Cherry Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding
Belgian Waffle
Maple Walnut Cheesecake Waffle
the Olivander Panino
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
and by lunch we'll have Roasted Butternut Squash Soup (vegetarian)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tuesday Specials

Chicken Cheese Steak Panino - grilled onion and peppers, provolone, and Parmesan aoli
the Ranch House Panino - smoked turkey, bacon, tomato and our homemade ranch dressing
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
Split Pea Soup (vegan)
and for your sweet tooth we have Blueberry Waffle Bread Pudding and Mayan Mocha Pudding

Monday, December 12, 2011

monday specials

chicken cheesesteak panino: grilled chicken steak, grilled onions and peppers, provolone, and parmesan aoli
blue ribbon panino: turkey, bacon, and blue cheese
creamy tomato basil soup
split pea soup (vegan)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Saturday Specials

Egg Nog Waffles with honey butter
Belgian Waffles
Egg Nog Muffins
the Blue Ribbon Panino - turkey, bacon and blue cheese grilled on a ciabatta roll
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (vegetarian)
African Peanut Soup (vegan)

And if you are lucky you might find a savory turnover in our pastry case... they're going fast!

Monday, December 5, 2011

monday

the lily-bella panino: grilled portabellas, carmelized onions, muenster cheese, and roasted garlic aoli
sourdough grilled cheese
creamy tomato basil soup
hearty french lentil soup
apple and rum raisin bread pudding

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

wednesday!

tuna melts!
grilled cheese!
chicken noodle soup!
creamy tomato basil soup!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

tuesday specials

the san pedro panino: avocado, carmelized onions, roasted red peppers, mesclun, provolone, and cilantro-lime mayo (add bacon and swiss to make a St. Peter, the most delicious thing ever)
the blue bird panino: smoked turkey, carmelized onions, and bleu cheese
creamy tomato basil soup
caldo verde (portaguese sausage and kale soup)
and a little later, chicken noodle soup

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Specials

Today we have Gypsy Soup, a vegan sweet potato-based vegetable soup, Tomato Basil Soup and sometime around 1:00 the French Green Lentil (with coconut milk) Soup should be finished.

The Smokin' Tommy Panini is smoked turkey, Swiss cheese and garlic aoli grilled on sourdough.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

wednesday specials

turkey club melt (turkey, bacon, swiss, and seasoned mayo, grilled on sourdough)
sourdough grilled cheese
gypsy soup (vegan)
creamy tomato basil soup
and have you tried our new oatmeal raisin cookies?

Friday, November 11, 2011

friday specials

the margherita melt: fresh mozzarella, basil, and homemade marinara, grilled on sourdough
regular-style sourdough grilled cheese
split pea soup
creamy tomato basil soup

Thursday, November 10, 2011

thursday specials!

tuna melts!
grilled cheese!
creamy tomato basil soup!
loaded baked potato soup!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Saturday Specials

the lily-bella panino: grilled portabello mushrooms, carmelized onions, meunster cheese, and roasted garlic aoli
bananas foster bread pudding
chicken noodle soup
creamy tomato basil soup
blueberries n cream waffles
lime bars and tartlets

Thursday, November 3, 2011

thursday specials

turkey melt, with bacon, swiss, and seasoned mayo on sourdough
african peanut soup: spicy, hearty, and vegan
creamy tomato basil soup
sourdough grilled cheese
blts and vlts

Monday, October 31, 2011

halloween specials

the spicy jack and spicy jeremy paninos
blts and vlts (somehow, tomatoes just keep coming!)
creamy tomato basil soup
split pea soup (vegan)
apple cranberry french toast casserole

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday Specials

A beautiful Cranberry Apple French Toast Casserole; Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce; Cranberry, Orange and Pecan Scones; Belgian Waffles with Maple Syrup; Homemade Salted Caramel Corn with Peanuts; and the regular caste of characters await you.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

We have Gingerbread Waffles with Spicy Apple Whipped Cream, Belgian Waffles with Maple Syrup, several lovely scones and a Maple Walnut Coffee Cake.

And for lunch and dinner....
HOT STUFF Panini for a cold, cold day. Italian sausage with sauteed onions, green peppers, mushrooms and red sauce stuffed inside on grilled chiabatta sub roll.

Creamy Tomato Basil (vegetarian) and Split Pea (vegan) are our soups. The tomato is ready now and the split pea should be done by lunchtime.

Edited to reflect result of differing artistic opinions.....

Thursday, October 27, 2011

thursday specials

The Olivander Panino: sopressata, ham, olive tapenade, provolone, and feta, grilled on sourdough
Gypsy Soup: a very hearty vegetable soup, with sweet potatoes, chick peas, tomatoes, peppers, celery, and onions, seasoned with smoked spanish paprika. spicy, sweet, and vegan!
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
Home-made Chocolate Pudding (amazingly good!)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

tuesday specials

guacamole today! that means turkey guac (smoked turkey, guac, havarti, and tomato) and greenhouse (hummus, guac, havarti, and cucumber). we've also got sourdough grilled cheese, blts and vlts (i'm told this will be the last batch of local tomatoes), caldo verde (sausage and kale soup) and creamy tomato basil.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Saturday Specials

Belgian Waffles
Cherry Cobbler French Toast Casserole
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (vegetarian)
Cuban Black Bean Soup (vegan)
Turkey Club: turkey, farmer's bacon, lettuce, local tomatoes on a toasted roll
Smokin' Tommy Panino: smoked turkey, swiss, and garlic aoli grilled on a ciabatta roll
PB&J Bread Pudding (while it lasts)
Homemade Butterscotch Pudding

Friday, October 21, 2011

friday specials

the lily-bella panino: grilled portabella mushroom caps, carmelized onions, meunster cheese, and roasted garlic aoli
sourdough grilled cheese
creamy tomato basil soup
cuban black bean soup
and ren's amazing peanut butter and jelly bread pudding

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

wednesday specials

sourdough grilled cheese
creamy tomato basil soup
potato leek soup
tuna salad and tuna melt
blts, vlts, and more!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

mac n cheese, pudding, and more!

tuesday specials:
baked mac n cheese! available as an entree or side
caprese panino: fresh mozzarella, local tomatoes, and basil on toasted sourdough
blts and vlts (tomatoes are still coming in!)
potato leek soup (non-vegetarian)
creamy tomato basil soup
and introducing... homemade butterscotch pudding!

Monday, October 10, 2011

monday specials

caprese panino: fresh mozzarella, local tomatoes and basil on toasted sourdough
creamy tomato basil soup
french green lentil soup
tortilla fritatta: corn, black beans, onions, peppers, tortillas, and cheddar
sausage and onion frittata with havarti
maple bread pudding!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

wednesday specials

today:
sloppy joes! on toasted wheat rolls!
also: tuna salad and tuna melts, creamy mushroom soup, creamy tomato basil soup, and blts/vlts

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sunday Specials

Belgian Waffles
Pumpkin Cheesecake Waffles
Cuban Black Bean Soup (vegan)
the San Pedro Panino

And since it sold so well yesterday, I made another batch of Bread Pudding with whiskey sauce!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Saturday Specials

Burrrrrr! I started out today making some good old fashioned Bread Pudding with raisins and whiskey sauce. It's served warm and is also available to take out.

Our brunch special is Belgian Waffles or Pumpkin Cheesecake Waffles. Our fritattas today are the Piggly Wiggly with ham and bacon and a Sun-Dried Tomato, Spinach, and Feta Frittata.

Soups right now are Creamy Tomato Basil and while it lasts Spicy Chicken Tortilla. This afternoon we'll have Cuban Black Bean (vegan).

Our panino special today is the San Pedro!

Friday, September 30, 2011

yellow shirt friday...

...is every friday.
today's specials are:
tuna salad and tuna melt
creamy tomato basil soup
spicy chicken tortilla soup
blts and vlts (i know i say this every time, but this really is, in all likelyhood, the last of the local tomatoes!)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

thursday specials

spicy chicken tortilla soup
creamy tomato basil soup
spicy jack and spicy jeremy

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

tuesday specials

tuesday:
spicy jack and spicy jeremy paninos
sourdough grilled cheese (while it lasts)
creamy tomato basil soup
split pea soup (vegan)
all manner of fall drink specials

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Saturday Specials

This morning while I was finishing up sample cakes for the Natural Food Expo at the convention center, Ren was whipping specials celebrating fall.

Apple Crisp French Toast Casserole served with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel and Apple Pie Belgian Waffle topped with powdered sugar and real maple syrup. The Cherry Almond Scones are getting rave reviews.

WIll get back to you with the lunch specials....

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Specials

We've got the ultimate rainy day special today, Sourdough Grilled Cheese! Additionally we have the Pesto Caprese Panino, BLT, VLT, and Turkey Club.

Our soups are Creamy Tomato Basil (vegetarian) and Caldo Verde (made with local kale and sausage).

There are a few Lemon Bars left as well... if you are craving something sweet!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday Specials

pesto caprese (pesto, roasted red peppers, artichokes, mozzarella, and provolone)
turkey club
creamy tomato basil soup
beef chili

Monday, September 19, 2011

monday specials!

sourdough grilled cheese with soup
creamy tomato basil soup
beef chili
turkey club
molasses crinkles!
apple cider!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

thursday specials

curried tuna parmesan panino
moroccan tomato chick pea soup (vegan)
french green lentil soup with cilantro lime yogurt
blt and vlt (get 'em while the tomatoes last)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

wednesday specials

curried tuna parmesan
pesto caprese (pesto, artichokes, roasted red peppers, provolone, and mozzarella)
rustic potato leek soup
french green lentil soup (with cilantro lime yogurt)
gazpacho
blt / vlt (tomatoes won't be around much longer, so get 'em while you can!)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

tuesday specials


pesto caprese (pesto, artichokes, roasted red peppers, provolone, and mozzarella)
rustic potato leek soup
french green lentil soup (with cilantro lime yogurt)
gazpacho
blt / vlt (tomatoes won't be around much longer, so get 'em while you can!)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Saturday Specials

Tucsan Strata with corn, black beans, bell peppers, red onions and pepper jack.
Belgian Waffles with Maple Syrup
And scrumptious Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins.

Friday, September 9, 2011

friday

today we have:
the cordon bleu panino! chicken, bacon, swiss, and a creamy bleu cheese spread.
blt + vlt
turkey club
split pea soup
leek and mozzarella frittata
piggly wiggly frittata
gazpacho
and just a few peanut butter brownies left!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

thursday specials

today we have a new sandwich special: the cordon bleu panino! chicken, bacon, swiss, and a creamy bleu cheese spread.
also appearing:
turkey club
split pea soup
creamy tomato basil soup (while it lasts!)
and gazpacho, for those of you who aren't ready to let go of summer yet.

Monday, September 5, 2011

labor day specials

we are, in fact, open today!
tuna salad, tuna melt
blt, vlt
gazpacho
cheesesteak frittata

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Saturday Specials

Until 2pm... Belgian Waffles with real maple syrup OR blackberry compote and whipped cream

Our Frittatas today are Breakfast Sausage and Cheese or Rainbow Bell Peppers, Onion and Cheddar
a bit later we will have a Sundried Tomato, Bell Pepper and Goat Cheese Frittata

and for lunch and dinner:
Gazpacho (vegan)
the Greenhouse Panino
BLT or VLT (our vegan BLT)
Turkey Club

Friday, September 2, 2011

friday

the greenhouse: guacamole, hummus, cucumber, and havarti on multi-grain health toast
blt and vlt (get 'em while you can - local tomatoes won't be around that much longer!)
gazpacho
bell pepper, onion, and cheddar frittata, with or without sausage

Thursday, August 25, 2011

thursday specials

the chupacabra panino: black bean hummus, grilled onions and peppers, fresh local tomatoes, habanero pepperjack cheese, and cilantro lime mayo
turkey club
gazpacho
leek and smoked mozzarella frittata

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

tuesday specials extravaganza!

tons of specials today!
the godfather: Italian cold cuts, provolone, olives, onions, lettuce, tomato, and shallot vinaigrette on country farm loaf
turkey club
blt/vlt
curried tuna parmesan
gazpacho
leek and smoked mozzarella frittata

Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday Specials

tuna salad and tuna melt
blt and vlt
gazpacho
cheesesteak frittata with steak, onions, green peppers and provolone
leek and smoked mozzarella frittata

Thursday, August 18, 2011

thursday specials

spicy jack and spicy jeremy
blt and vlt
gazpacho
mediteranean frittata with artichokes, red peppers and black olives

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wednesday Specials

BLT and VLT (our vegan BLT)
Spicy Jack and Spicy Jeremy (vegetarian)
the Caprese (local tomatoes, fresh mozarella, basil on either baguette or toasted ciabatta)
Gazpacho (vegan)
Frittata du jour : Onions, Peppers and Pepper Jack OR Ham and Cheese

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday Specials

Caprese (local tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozz on either baguette or toasted ciabatta)
Spicy Jack and Spicy Jeremy (while they last)
Gazpacho
Frittata with onions, peppers, and pepperjack, with or without ham

Monday, August 15, 2011

monday specials

today we have:
Spicy Jack and Spicy Jeremy
BLT and VLT
Gazpacho
Frittata with Onions, Peppers, and Pepperjack Cheese, with or without ham

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Saturday Specials

Until 2pm we'll have waffles... we have Belgian Waffles and also a Molasses Spice Waffle that is being served with whipped cream and real maple syrup. Additionally we have a Spinach, Canadian Bacon and Swiss Frittata.

In the way of lunch and dinner, we still have the BLT. Later this afternoon, look for the Spicy Jack Panino (turkey) and the Spicy Jeremy Panino (a vegetarian version with hummus) made with grilled red onions, 3 alarm jack cheese, and zebra sauce. Our soup is, you guessed it, Gazpacho (vegan)!


Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Specials

BTL made with local tomatoes
Curried Tuna Parmesan Panino
Gazpacho (vegan)
Frittata of the day: Spinach, Canadian Bacon, and Swiss

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

wed

today we have:
the rowhouse: sundried-tomato-basil-cream-ch​ eese, cucumbers, sprouts, red onions, mesclun, and swiss on toasted ciabatta (or try it on an everything bagel - my personal favorite!)
BLT / VLT (our vegan blt!)
gazpacho
spinach-tomato-feta fritatta

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

specialspecialspecialspecialspecialspecials

... only six times, and that word already looks wrong to me.

today we have:
the rowhouse: sundried-tomato-basil-cream-cheese, cucumbers, sprouts, red onions, mesclun, and swiss on toasted ciabatta (or try it on an everything bagel - my personal favorite!)
egg salad with lettuce and tomato on toasted sourdough (bacon optional)
gazpacho
spinach-tomato-feta fritatta (while it lasts!)

Monday, August 8, 2011

monday specials!

egg salad sandwich on sourdough, with lettuce and tomato (bacon optional)
turkey club
gazpacho
sausage and bell pepper fritatta

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Saturday Specials

We have waffles until 2pm today... Belgian Waffles with real maple syrup or for some variety try it with fresh nectarines, raspberries and whipped cream. The Prosciutto Waffle is also available. We have an Italian Sausage and Bell Pepper Frittata today as well.

In the way of lunch and dinner specials we have the BLT and VLT (a vegan BLT made with our coconut bacon) on thick slices of sourdough made with local tomatoes. As always on these hot summer days, we have Gazpacho (vegan).

We are also serving up homemade Jamaican Ginger Beer today!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Mondays COOL Specials

The Godfather - Italian cold cuts, cheeses, red onion, black olives, fresh tomato, lettuce and vinaigrette. We're going to keep up the BLT & VLT (vegan blt made with coconut bacon, which is so freakishly good even non-vegans should give it a a try!) as long as the good local tomatoes are available.

For a little variety from the water-iced tea-iced coffee cycle try one of our frozen blended drinks - The Sno Joe or Zamboni.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday Specials

Aaron has made a wonderful Fritatta that is served with Roasted Salsa Verde. We are also hip deep in fabulous, locally raised tomatoes and have a Caprese Panini - tomato, fresh basil, olive oil and fresh mozz on grilled sourdough.

Got to run. Typing in the specials made me hungry!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

thur

today we have:
turkey club sandwich
gazpacho
chips & salsa plate (with homemade salsa verde and pico de gallo)
and the breakfast burrito-tata: a baked omelette with fried potatoes and onions, cheddar, and pepperjack cheese, served with either salsa verde and pico de gallo, and salad or toast (while it lasts!)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

tuesday specials

today we have:
the spicy jack and spicy jeremy
turkey club
an onion, green pepper, cheddar, and pepperjack frittata
and the summer stand-bys gazpacho, blt, and vlt

Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday Specials

Spicy Jack and Spicy Jeremy (vegetarian)
Turkey Club
BLT and VLT (vegan) on thick slices of sourdough
Melon Salad
Gazpacho (vegan)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday Specials

Belgian Waffles and Prosciutto Waffles (until 2pm)
Wild Mushroom and Brie Frittata (made with local mushrooms from the farmer's market)
Melon Salad
Turkey Club Panino
BTL and VLT (vegan BLT) served on sourdough with local tomatoes
Gazpacho (vegan)
and, as a special treat Carma made Watermelon Limeade.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Black Bean Hummus Recipe

In one week, three different people asked for our Black Bean Hummus recipe. It's not a regular item on the menu, but one I often pull out for chip & dip type party food or a vegetarian special that includes my roasted salsa verde.

It is very slightly adapted from a recipe posted by Jen at allrecipes.com.



2 cloves garlic
1 (15 ounce) can black beans,
drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons lemon (or lime) juice
2 tablespoons tahini
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Mince garlic with lemon (or lime) juice in the bowl of a food processor. Add black beans and remaining ingredients, processing until smooth adding up to 3 tablespoons water and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Remember to adjust seasoning to taste before you transfer the hummus to a serving or storage container.

Great with veggies, chips, pita bread wedges or as a spread on your morning toast.

Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thursday Specials

the Greenhouse with guacamole, cucumbers, hummus, sprouts, and havarti on our health toast
the Turkey Guac Panino with guacamole, turkey, tomato and havarti on a toasted ciabatta roll
Gazpacho (vegan)
When the guacamole runs out you can look for a Turkey Club on the menu!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

tuesday specials extravaganza!

Caprese! basil-marinated fresh mozzarella and farm-fresh local tomatoes, served either grilled on ciabatta or cold on baguette.
the St Peter Wrap: avocado, bacon, carmelized onions, swiss, and mesclun, lightly grilled on a garlic-herb wrap
and the summer standards BLT, VLT, and Gazpacho

Monday, July 18, 2011

MONDAY SPECIALS

the St Peter Wrap: avocado, bacon, carmelized onions, swiss, and mesclun, lightly grilled on a garlic-herb wrap
and the summer standards BLT, VLT, and Gazpacho

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thursday Specials

Turkey Guac Panino: turkey, guacamole, havarti, and tomato on toasted ciabatta
Greenhouse Panino: hummus, guacamole, havarti, and cucumber on multigrain health toast
BLT: with local tomatoes and bacon!
VLT: vegan blt with coconut bacon and veganaise!
Gazpacho

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

t

BLT on toasted sourdough, with local tomatoes and bacon!
Turkey Delight Wrap: turkey, havarti, tomato, sprouts, and seasoned mayo on a sun-dried tomato wrap
and as always, Gazpacho.

Monday, July 11, 2011

monday specials

BLT on toasted sourdough, with local tomatoes and bacon

Gazpacho

Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday Specials

Tuna Salad Panino
Tuna Melt
Gazpacho (vegan)

We're testing out a new recipe for a cookie called the Cappuccino Chew... a rich and chewy chocolate cookie with coffee and bittersweet chocolate chips. Look for them in the pastry case after 4pm today, and tell us what you think!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wednesday Specials

today we have tuna salad, tuna melts, and as always, gazpacho!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Saturday Specials

The Rowhouse - sun-dried tomato basil cream cheese, sprouts, cucumbers, red onions, and havarti served on our health toast or bagel.
San Pedro Panino - avocado, roasted red peppers, greens, provolone, caramelized onions, and cilantro lime mayo.

Belgian Waffles, Prosciutto Waffles and Gazpacho.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thursday Specials

The triumphant return of The Rowhouse - sun-dried tomato basil cream cheese, sprouts, cucumbers, red onions, and havarti served on our health toast (or an everything bagel, which Aaron says is fantastic).

Spicy Jack and Spicy Jeremy for as long as they last.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday Specials

Panino specials today are the oh so popular Spicy Jack (turkey) and Spicy Jeremy (hummus) made with pepper-jack cheese, grilled onions and our zebra sauce. We also have Gazpacho (vegan).

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday Specials

Capri Panino: fresh mozarella cheese, tomato, and basil lightly grilled on a ciabatta roll

the Go-Man Wrap: avocado, a minty mango salsa, crisp bell peppers, mesclun, and a spread of black bean hummus... and it's vegan!

Gazpacho (vegan)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Saturday Specials

The waffle iron is hot hot hot. We've got Belgian Waffles as usual as well as a Prosciutto Waffle, a mix of savory and sweet, both served with real maple syrup.

Additionally we've got a Breakfast Sandwich with Canadian Bacon, Egg, and Cheese, Gazpacho (vegan), and for panino specials we have the Curry-Parmesan Tuna Panino as well as the Capri Panino: fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil with olive oil, lightly grilled on a ciabatta roll.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday Specials

Ren's making Curried Tuna Parmesan! Come and get it....

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

SPECIALS UPDATE

the Super-Cali is just about sold out, so now we have the Spicy Jack (turkey, pepper jack, grilled onions, and zebra sauce) and Spicy Jeremy (hummus, pepper jack, grilled onions, and zebra sauce). we still have Gazpacho, too...

tuesday specials

today we have the Super-Cali: avocado, black bean hummus, pepper jack cheese, and grilled onions and peppers on ciabatta, served with salsa verde, sour cream, and tortilla chips. Also: gazpacho.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday Specials

the Super-Cali Panino: avocado, pepper-jack cheese, black bean hummus, grilled onions and peppers, served with salsa verde, sour cream and tortilla chips

Grilled Cheese on sourdough

Gazpacho (vegan)

We're a little late in the day getting our specials posted, which means they are sure to last the night (we're open till 9pm)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Saturday Specials

First weekend of tart cheery season! We're having Cherry Pie Waffles with whipped cream for brunch. Inspired by the Hot Brown sandwich created at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky in 1926, our slightly lighter version is ham, turkey and tomato served on grilled sourdough and covered in a savory cheddar cheese sauce. This knife-and-fork sandwich is being served à la cart.

Also several varieties of scones are cooling including Walnut Raspberry, Raspberry Almond and something Ren created that is topped with marshmallows!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wednesday Specials

San Pedro Panino avocado, roasted red peppers, greens, provolone, caramelized onions, and cilantro lime mayo

Egg Salad on Sourdough (farmers' bacon optional!)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday Specials

B.A.L.T. Wrap - farmer's bacon, avocado spread, lettuce, and tomato served in your choice of wrap (spinach or sun dried tomato)

Gazpacho (vegan)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday Specials

the Caprese Panino - tomato, basil, and fresh mozzarella grilled on sourdough bread
Tuna Salad Sandwich - served on a ciabatta roll
Tuna Melt - made with sharp cheddar cheese
Gazpacho (vegan) - a summer favorite

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thursday Specials

Turkey Club - roasted turkey, farmers' bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo on toasted ciabatta
The Olivia Panini - olive cream cheese, ham and tomatoes on a toasted ciabatta

Oh, and just in case you're warm.....

Iced Black Tea
Iced Green Tea
Iced Mint Tea
Iced Coffee
Iced Lattes
Iced Chai
SnoJoes
Zambonis
Bubblers
Lemonade
MexiCoke
Spring Water
San Pellegrino
San Pellegrino Limonata
San Pellegrino Aranciata

....see the theme?

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday's Specials

We've been busy in the kitchen this morning cooking up some specials... Spinach and Feta Turnovers, Brie Walnut and Raspberry Puffs, Belgian Waffles with real maple syrup, a Canadian Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwhich, and a Mediterranean Platter with pita, baba ghanoosh (eggplant dip) and a mediterranean salad.

We're open until 2pm today and back Monday with our usual hours, 7am to 9pm, so stop by and see us!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday Specials

We're cooking up Falafels today! It has been too long since we've had this special. For soup we have Gazpacho (vegan) which on a hot one like today is simply refreshing.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday Specials

Today we are breakin' out the spicy Italian sausage for a Hot Stuff Panini with baby 'bellas, onions and sweet peppers.

Aaron's Treehouse Salad is also on the menu with cranberries, mandarin oranges, goat cheese, sunflower seeds, mesclun and citrus vinaigrette.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday Specials

Belgian Waffles with Maple Syrup
Chicken Caesar Salad
Potato Leek Soup
Gazpacho

And the soon to be (in)famous.... Snickerbun. A sticky, gooey bun featuring flavors from our favorite candy bar - chocolate, caramel and peanuts.

Assorted muffins and scones are also just out of the oven.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saturday Specials

We've got Belgian Waffles until about 2pm today. Also, there are a few Spinach and Feta Turnovers left.

Our panino special is the The Havana which is pork roast, ham, pickles and spicy mustard. Soups are Gazpacho (vegan), Potato Leek(made with a chicken broth base), and Split Pea(vegan).

As it heats up today don't forget we have Lemon Bars chilling the fridge and ice cold Lemonade to quench your thirst.

A surprise special has just been added! Carma has put together a Chicken Ceasar Salad made with nothing but the freshest, purest ingredients with a dressing made from scratch, of course! Get it while it's hot, outside that is.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday Specials

Our panino special today is The Havana - pork roast, ham, pickles and a spicy mustard grilled on a ciabatta roll.

For soups we have Split Pea and Gazpacho, both of which are vegan.

And for a sweet treat we've got Lemon Bars.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thursday Specials

Today's panino special is The Olivander made with sopressata, ham, olive tapenade, feta, and provolone.

For soups we have Split Pea (vegan) in addition to Creamy Tomato Basil (vegetarian) and Gazpacho (vegan).

If you are in the mood for something sweet we also have a Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Saturday Specials

Today we have Belgian Waffles for breakfast/brunch (generally served until about 2:00 pm).

For soups we have Tortilla Soup, Gazpacho (vegan) and Vegetable Green Lentil Soup (vegan) is "on the burner" - should be finished by lunch time.

Our panini special is a Multi-Cheese and Bacon grilled on beautiful marbled rye/pumpernickle.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Sunday Specials

Blueberry Cheesecake Waffles
Asparagus Parmesan Quiche
Easter Rabbit Waffle - seasonal spin on Welsh Rarebit - savory ham waffle and cheese sauce.
Matzah Munch for those observing Passover (and those not as well) and many other pastry treats.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Friday Specials and Charcutepalooza post

Buffalo Chicken Steak Panini - grilled "chicken steak", buffalo sauce and bleu cheese grilled on a ciabatta sub roll.

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
Hearty Split Pea Soup

• • • • •

Making it in just under the Charcutepalooza wire are hot smoked Huki Wings. A bit of a pun 'cause leaving my entry so late reminded me of pulling all-nighters in the studio, cramming for tests and marathon sessions in an attempt to finish an assignment. Huki is the Hawaiian word for pull and it sounds an awful lot like hooky - which I've also been known to do.

I served the wings with a side of fresh pineapple, banana and yogurt salad topped with toasted coconut. Maybe a vegetable or two would have made it a proper meal, but frankly these were so tasty it was more fun to toss any pretense of civility out the window - along with flatware - and wallow in finger-licking winged gluttony.


Huki Wings
5-6 pounds chicken wings
2 t black pepper

40 g fresh ginger, grated
200 g soy sauce
50 g honey
50 g lime juice
50 g canola oil
10 g sesame oil
8 peeled garlic cloves, grated
2 t chipotle
1 t Chinese five spice


Wash and pat dry wings. Tuck in the tips to make a triangle, arrange in a single layer and pepper generously. Allow to sit while you assemble the marinade.

Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken wings, toss and transfer wings and marinade into a one gallon zip lock bag. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight occasionally turning bag to redistribute marinade.

Arrange wings on smoker grate and allow to air dry. (There is a technical cooking term - which I can't remember - for this process allowing the surface to become tacky rather than wet thus creating a dryer surface for the smoke.)

Smoked with applewood chips for 80 minutes at 225°, then finished with a quick char on the grill.


Thursday Specials

Buffalo Chicken Steak Panini - grilled "chicken steak", buffalo sauce and bleu cheese grilled on a ciabatta sub roll.

Grilled Cheese on Sourdough mighty tasty with Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (or the Hearty Split Pea)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thursday Specials

The Smoke Bomb Panini - smoked all beef hotdogs in a spicy relish grilled in a ciabatta sub roll. Pretty simple, but crazy good!

Tortilla Soup (vegetarian)
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (vegetarian)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday Specials

The Rowhouse Panini - un-dried tomato basil cream cheese, sprouts, cucumbers, red onions, and havarti served on our health toast.

Hearty Split Pea Soup (vegan)
Vegetable Mushroom Barley Soup (vegetarian)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday specials and an explanation

The Rowhouse Panini - un-dried tomato basil cream cheese, sprouts, cucumbers, red onions, and havarti served on our health toast.

Vegetable Mushroom Barley Soup (vegetarian)
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (vegetarian)

Have you ever gotten distracted by a book or a project, assumed you had been at it for 30 minutes or so, looked up at a clock and found two or three hours had passed? Something like that happened to me - only I lost an entire week. The cafe is open and we have soup and sandwich specials daily, but a serious illness in the family has thrown us for a bit of a loop. My partner in crime for 20+ years and the other half of Carmichael's LLC (aka Carma's Cafe), Michael has been in the critical care unit fighting an uphill battle with pneumonia. The situation is looking more optimistic than it did a few days ago, but it's fair to say things have been shaken up around here. Your support and understanding, as well as thoughts and prayers for Michael and his family, are so very appreciated.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Saturday Specials

Belgian Waffles with Fresh Strawberries and Homemade Strawberry Syrup

Belgian Waffles with Maple Syrup

Nutty Caramel Buns & Brownie Scones

Pork Loin Panini with Rubbed Sage Gravy for lunch!

ETA ... and Hand-cured Pancetta, Egg and Cheese Sandwich on Toasted Health Bread!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St Patty's Day

The Rebecca - house-corned beef brisket, spicy Russian slaw and Swiss cheese grilled on rye.

"King Soup" (Brotchan Foltchep) Dating back to the Druids, possibly the oldest documented Irish recipe, Brotchan Foltchep is traditionally served during Lent. Don't let the oatmeal put you off, it adds a touch of nuttiness and slightly thickens this delicate soup.

Pumpkin Black Bean Soup
(vegan)

Tomato Basil Soup (vegetarian)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wednesday Specials

Spicy Jack Panino
roast turkey with habanero jack cheese, caramelized red onions, and zebra sauce
make it vegetarian, the Spicy Jeremy, by substitution the turkey with our homemade hummus

Pumpkin Black Bean Soup (vegan)

Tomato Basil Soup (vegetarian)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday Specials

Curried Parmesan Tuna Salad Sandwich

Spicy Lentil Dhal Soup
(vegan)

Mike's New England Style Clam Chowder

Pumpkin Black Bean Soup
should be available around dinner time.

And a little heads-up, there is a huge brisket being transformed into handmade corned beef so make sure to come in Thursday and get your Irish. Ren is also talking about a cupcake that involves Guinness, Bailey's Irish Cream and chocolate. Now if we could just get Johnny Depp to serve them it would be the perfect sweet treat!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday Specials

Blueberry Cheesecake Waffles
Belgian Waffles with Maple Syrup
Cheesy Garlic Grits

Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Scones
Triple Chocolate Scones

Mom's Meatloaf Sandwich

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday Specials

Begian Waffle with Maple Syrup

Creamy Fruit & Nut Oastmeal

Cinnamon Swirl French Toast

Mom's Meatloaf Panini
- homemade meatloaf with lettuce and tomato jam on grilled ciabatta sub roll.

• • •

Spicy Lentil Dhal Soup
(vegan)

Mike's Clam Chowder (New England style of course)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday Specials

Eggplant Parmesan Panino

Spicy Lentil Dhal Soup (vegan)

Mike's Clam Chowder (New England style of course)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thursday Specials

Eggplant Parmesan Panino

Potato Leek Soup (vegetarian)

Sausage Kale Soup

later today Spicy Dahl Soup

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wednesday Specials

Aaron's Tuna Melt

Potato Leek Soup (vegetarian)

Sausage Kale Soup

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tuesday Specials

Sausage Kale Soup

Moroccan Tomato Chickpea Soup (vegan)

The Mexicalli -
black bean hummus, habenero jack cheese and grilled onions served with a side of salsa verde, sour cream and blue corn tortillas.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday Specials

Moroccan Tomato Chickpea Soup (vegan)
Beef Chili Con Carne

Jalapeno Corn Chowder (vegetarian)


The Mexicalli -
black bean hummus, habenero jack cheese and grilled onions served with a side of salsa verde, sour cream and blue corn tortillas.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Rainy Sunday Specials

Since it's the weekend before Fat Tuesday we're pulling out a little NOLA love at the cafe. This Our breakfast version of the traditional Mardi Gras King Cake that we're calling, what else, King Buns. We also have a Sausage Gravy Corn Waffle and a traditional Belgian Waffle with Maple Syrup and Cherry Crisp French Toast.

In keeping with the NOLA theme we are also serving Garlic Cheese Grits with Barbecue Shrimp and fresh, made to order Beignets - the famous New Orleans "donut".

Beef Chili Con Carne and Jalapeno Corn Chowder (vegetarian)

Come have a Cafe au Lait and beignets - let the good times roll and chase away the rainy day blahs.

ETA OH! And the Stuffin' Muffins made with pancetta just finished in charcutepalooza!


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!

Good morning Durward! I found two quarts of sour cherry pie filling and am making the Cherry Crisp French Toast so you might want to come in a bit later to make sure it's finished.

Since it's the weekend before Fat Tuesday we're pulling out a little NOLA love at the cafe. This morning I have a breakfast roll version of King Cake that we're calling, what else, King Buns. We also have a Chili Corn Waffle - a spicy corn waffle topped with chili, sour cream and cheddar cheese as well as a traditional Belgian Waffle with Maple Syrup.

Lunch specials are a Queso Chicken Cheese Steak Panini - chicken "cheese steak-style" with a hot spinach cheese spread served on a grilled ciabatta sub roll and San Pedro Panino - slices of avocado, roasted red pepper, grilled onions, cilantro-lime aioli, provolone, and greens

Beef Chili Con Carne
and Jalapeno Corn Chowder (vegetarian)


Tomorrow a Beignet & Cafe au Lait Special, Cheese Grits and Shrimp and Sausage Gravy Waffle are all on the menu.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Friday Specials

San Pedro Panino
slices of avocado, roasted red pepper, grilled onions, cilantro-lime aioli, provolone, and greens

Chicken and Dumpling Soup

Jalapeno Corn Chowder
(vegetarian)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wednesday Specials

San Pedro Panino
slices of avocado, roasted red pepper, grilled onions, cilantro-lime aioli, provolone, and greens

Portuguese Sausage Kale Soup

Split Pea Soup
(vegan)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tuesday Specials

An offering to the universe in hopes of good weather, Blue Sky Panini - turkey, blue cheese spread, farmers' bacon, lettuce and tomato

Portuguese Sausage Kale Soup

Split Pea Soup
(vegan)

Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday Specials

Pulled Pork Panini with Coleslaw

Portuguese Sausage Kale Soup

Pumpkin Black Bean Soup
(vegan)

Hearty Mushroom Barley Soup (vegan)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Specials

Eggs Bellissimo - a toasted English muffin topped with Italian sausage in tomato sauce, two poached eggs, sauteed mushrooms and parmesan cheese. It'll make you want to shout bellissimo!

Apple Cinnamon Waffles - a cinnamon chip studded waffles topped with a sauteed apples and served with maple syrup.

Belgian Waffles with Maple Syrup

Cinnamon Crunch French Toast Casserole


• • • • •

Pulled Pork Panini with Coleslaw


Pumpkin Black Bean Soup (vegan)

Hearty Mushroom Barley Soup (vegan)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Saturday Specials

Black Forest Waffles - a chocolate chip studded waffles topped with a cherry compote, whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

Eggs Bellissimo - a toasted English muffin topped with Italian sausage in tomato sauce, two poached eggs, sauteed mushrooms and parmesan cheese. It'll make you want to shout bellissimo!

Belgian Waffles with Maple Syrup

Cherry Porridge with Toasted Almonds
- our organic steel-cut oats prepared with a mix of dried cherries, cream and almonds.

• • • • •

Pulled Pork Panini with Coleslaw
(finally)

Pumpkin Black Bean Soup (vegan)

Hearty Mushroom Barley Soup (vegan)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Specials

Pulled Pork with Coleslaw (finally)

Pumpkin Black Bean Soup (vegan)

Hearty Mushroom Barley Soup (vegan)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thursday Specials

Pulled Pork with Coleslaw (sorry, it's taking to long to get it right, one more day)

Spicy Jack Panino

Pumpkin Black Bean Soup (vegan)

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (vegetarian)

later today Hearty Mushroom Barley Soup (vegan)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wednesday Specials

Spicy Jack Panino
roast turkey
habanero jack cheese
caramelized red onions
zebra sauce

Curried Cauliflower Pistachio Soup
(not vegetarian)

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup :)
(vegetarian)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesday Specials

Aaron's Tuna Salad or Tuna Melt - quickly becoming a cafe favorite.

Smokin' Tom
- smoked turkey with sundried tomato tapanade and provolone cheese grilled on a ciabatta sub roll.

Hearty Split Pea Soup
(vegan)
Cauliflower Pistachio Soup (chicken stock base)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday Specials

Smokin' Tom - smoked turkey with sundried tomato tapanade and provolone cheese grilled on a ciabatta sub roll.

Hearty Split Pea Soup (vegan)
Cauliflower Pistachio Soup (chicken stock base)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday Morning Specials

Sausage Gravy on Baking Powder Biscuits

Belgian Waffle with Maple Syrup

Wild Blueberry & Cream Waffle

... and the most Amazing Sticky Buns I have ever made!

We also have Roasted Butternut Squash Soup and Hearty Split Pea.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Specials

Turkey Club Panini - roasted turkey, farmers' bacon, tomato, lettuce and seasoned may on a toasted roll.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Roast Butternut Soup
(vegetarian)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday Specials

Chicken Satay w/ Peanut Sauce Panino garnished with sliced jalapenos, cucumbers, and red onion

Eggplant Parmesan Panino


Gypsy Soup (vegan) made with sweet potatoes, tomatoes, chick peas, peppers, smoked spanish paprika

Chicken Noodle Soup

Roast Butternut Soup
(vegetarian)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wednesday Specials

Eggplant Parmesan Panino

Gypsy Soup (vegan) made with sweet potatoes, tomatoes, chick peas, peppers, smoked spanish paprika

Thai Chicken Soup

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday Specials

In celebration of this spring like weather - Egg Salad Sandwich

Aaron's Tuna Salad Sandwich (or Melt)


Gypsy Soup (vegan) made with sweet potatoes, tomatoes, chick peas, peppers, smoked spanish paprika

Thai Chicken Soup


Monday, February 14, 2011

Monday Specials

Aaron's Tuna Melt

The Smoke Bomb Panini
- smoked hot dogs in a spicy relish sauce grilled on a ciabatta sub roll.

Gypsy Soup (vegan) my take on a Moosewood Cookbook original, made with sweet potatoes, tomatoes, chick peas, peppers, smoked spanish paprika

Thai Chicken Soup

French Green Lentil with Coconut Milk Soup
(vegan)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday Specials

Red Velvet Waffles with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Butter

Strawberry Cheesecake
Belgian Waffles

Belgian Waffles with Maple Syrup

And an assortment of pastry goodies including (but not limited to) and Sweet Chocolate Buns and Walnut Sticky Buns

The Smoke Bomb Panini - smoked hot dogs in a spicy relish sauce grilled on a ciabatta sub roll.

French Green Lentil with Coconut Milk Soup (vegan)

Hearty Country Potato Soup


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Saturday Extravaganza!

Crunchy Cornmeal Waffles with Sausage Gravy

Belgian Waffles with Strawberries and Cream

Praline French Toast

The Smoke Bomb Panini - smoked hot dogs in a spicy relish sauce grilled on a ciabatta sub roll.


Edited to add

So excited about the breakfast/brunch specials I forgot to mention the soups!

French Green Lentil with Coconut Milk Soup (vegan)
Hearty Country Potato Soup
Creamy Tomato Basil (vegetarian)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Specials

The Applewood Panini
roast turkey, granny smith apples, farmers' bacon, cheddar cheese and a bit of dijon mustard grilled on a ciabatta subroll.

Hearty Country Potato Soup

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
(vegetarian)

Green Lentil & Coconut Milk Soup (vegan) will be done by this afternoon.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thursday Specials



Sweet-n-Spicy Ham and Swiss Panino
housemade sweet and spicy honey mustard with caramelized onions, country ham and swiss cheese grilled on a ciabatta sub roll.

African Peanut Soup (vegan)

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
(vegetarian)

• • •

Do you remember Bandaloop's in Federal Hill?
It was a bar and restaurant on South Charles Street named after the mystic doctor's in Tom Robbin's book Jitterbug Perfume. All of their menu items were also named after characters. Sadly, Bandaloop's closed in 2003 but I have many fond memories of meals with friends and good food. Their iced tea was delicious and they shared the "recipe" with me (1 part orange tea, 3 parts raspberry tea and 4 parts black tea).

But the thing that really got me going was their champagne mustard. There was a croissant sandwich made with turkey, saga cheese (the love child of triple cream brie and gorgonzola) and champagne mustard that was heavenly. They also had a cheese plate that came with a little pot of this liquid gold. No matter what my order, it included a side of this mustard. Long, long before Carma's Cafe was even a twinkle in my eye I tried to get the recipe. No go. Chef was not giving up the secret mustard.

Today, my friends, the mustard has returned! Just a shade off from Bandaloop's (no spare champagne lying around the kitchen - how did that happen?!) it has all the promise of new love. It's intense. It's hot. And it's sweet. And it's mine forever. And now it's yours too. Happy Valentine's Day.

Bandaloop Mustard
1/2 c. Penzey's regular Canadian mustard (store in Rockville)
3 T water (or champagne)
1/4 c honey
3 T cider vinegar
1/2 t salt

Mix all ingredients well and store in a glass jar. Allow to sit for 10 minutes or so before using to allow flavors to develop and liquids to be absorbed.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wednesday Specials

Pesto Caprese Panino
roasted walnut pesto, tomato slices, and melty mozzarella

Chicken Kiev Chowder a hearty chowder with chicken, ham, potatoes, corn, and cheese

African Peanut Soup (vegan)

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
(vegetarian)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tuesday Specials

Spicy Jack Panino

Chicken Kiev Chowder a hearty chowder with chicken, ham, potatoes, corn, and cheese

African Peanut Soup (vegan)

16- Bean Soup
(vegan)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Spicy Jack Panino

Chicken Kiev Chowder

16- Bean Soup (vegan)

Moroccan Tomato Chickpea Soup - a tomato soup loaded with roasted chickpeas and garlic, seasoned with fennel and ibzar. Very satisfying and ... compelling. It's the only soup I've ever dreamt of (vegan)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

It was a very "special"-less Sunday

Sorry I didn't get Sunday specials posted for you. It was a crazy fabulous busy day with loads of good food and too few people serving it! I'd like to publicly give kudos to Graham who practically ran the kitchen solo for the past two days (and without an audible grumble). My friend Anne, who has been there every time I've ever called - Anne could you paint the bathroom? Anne would you fix my knitting? Anne would you come wash dishes? And she did. Of course it cost me a waffle and latte, but she did do a very good job.

For those of you who have been keeping up with my charcuterie goings on, duck breast prosciutto made an appearance today as Cured Duck Shitake Egg Hash. For the purposes of Charcutepalooza, pictures and recipes or it didn't happen. Please forgive the quick, less than artistic phone camera shot of what was a very tasty and well received brunch special.

First, there was a lovely duck bought from the folks at the Pennsylvania Dutch Market in Hunt Valley. The breast were removed to be cured. The fat rendered and legs made into confit. Finally, the carcass was roasted and made a wonderful stock.

The duck breast were prepared using Michael Ruhlman's Charcuterie as a guide (he also has the duck breast process on his blog if you hear the muse of meat curing call). Frankly, I was less than overwhelmed with initial impressions of my product. Not too salty. Not too gamey. But not the real "Ta-dah" of flavor I was expecting either. And the texture was ..... duck gummy bear.

Until it hit a hot pan! Then those paper thin slivers of breast practically stood up and sang the Hallelujah Chorus - damn they were tasty! Someone, who will go unnamed, said the words fatty and salty in tones usually reserved for private moments with a very special someone (who's breasts, it is safe to assume, are not of the duck variety).

And for my comrades in charcuterie, the merry masses of Charcutepalooza, here's what went down in the kitchen today.

Cured Duck Shitake Egg Hash
4 medium new potatoes, diced finely
1 large shallot, finely minced
4 oz. shitake mushrooms, sliced
4 oz. duck prosciutto, very, very thinly sliced
4 oz. spinach
handfull of shredded parmesan cheese
12 eggs (we use fresh local eggs from Springfield Farm)
1/2 cup of half & half
a dollop of rendered duck fat (maybe a tablespoon)
1/2 teaspoon fresh black pepper,

Arrange duck slices in a large non-stick skillet and briefly heat, turning once. Some fat will be released. Set meat aside. Add a dollop of fat the the skillet and over medium heat saute potatoes and shallot until potatoes have started to brown. Add mushrooms and continue to saute for just a few minutes. While the mushrooms are cooking, julienne the duck. Add the duck and spinach to the vegetable mixture, stir to incorporate and remove from heat.

In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs, cream and pepper. Stir the sauteed meat & vegetable mixture, as well as the cheese into the eggs. Pour into a well greased (or silicone) baking pan.

Baked in a 9" square silicone pan at 350° for 35-40 minutes. Let sit for a few minutes before cutting and serving. Makes 6 servings.

Notes: Although we served this hot, I think it would be delicious at room temperature. Would also make a very fine quiche filling with some adjustment to the egg/cream ratio. Also, if you are interested in raw meat pics, the butchered duck can be found here.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saturday Specials

Maple Apple Walnut Oatmeal

Belgian Waffles

Rowhouse Panini
- sun-dried tomato basil cream cheese, sprouts, cucumbers, red onions, and havarti served on a toasted chiabatta sub roll.

Moroccan Tomato Chickpea Soup - a tomato soup loaded with roasted chickpeas and garlic, seasoned with fennel and ibzar. Very satisfying and ... compelling. It's the only soup I've ever dreamt of.

Beef & Guinness Stew
- a hearty beef stew loaded with chunks of potatoes, carrots and pearl onions (will be ready by noon or so).

Pumpkin Black Bean Soup (vegan)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Specials

Rowhouse Panini - sun-dried tomato basil cream cheese, sprouts, cucumbers, red onions, and havarti served on a toasted chiabatta sub roll.

Beef & Guinness Stew - a hearty beef stew loaded with chunks of potatoes, carrots and pearl onions (will be ready by noon or so).

Pumpkin Black Bean Soup (vegan)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thursday Specials

Italian Eggplant Panini - roasted eggplant, marinated artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers and a parmigiano (I mean really, why use a french word for an Italian cheese?!) balsamic cheese spread grilled on a chiabatta sub roll.

Pumpkin Black Bean Soup
(vegan)

Tortilla Chicken Soup

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (vegetarian)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wednesday Specials

Eggplant & Goat Cheese Panino

Tortilla Chicken Soup

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (vegetarian)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tuesday Specials

Spicy Jack Panino

Tomato Basil Soup (vegetarian)

Roasted Forest Mushroom Soup (vegetarian)

Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday Specials

Spicy Jack Panino

Sausage Kale Soup

Split Pea Soup (vegan)

Southwest Strata

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Morning Specials

Southwestern Strata
Cherry Almond French Toast
Belgian Waffles
Cherry Cheesecake Waffles
....and scones just out of the oven. Come and get it!

Soups today are Split Pea (vegan) and Sausage Chowder

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday Specials

Cherry Cheesecake Belgian Waffles

Belgian Waffle with Maple Syrup & Butter

Habanero Potato Frittata

Turkey Club Panini
roast turkey with farmers bacon, tomato, lettuce and seasoned mayo on toasted chiabata sub roll.

Split Pea Soup

Sausage Spinach Chowder


Vegetable Lentil Stew (vegan)

Sweet Potato, Cabbage, and Black Bean Soup
(vegetarian)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Specials

Roasted Pork Loin and Cranberry Chutney Panini
...and it's delicious! This is almost the last of the bazillions pounds of sour cherries we picked last summer at Larriland Farm.

Spicy Jack Panini
roast turkey with a very spicy jack cheese, caramelized red onions, and zebra sauce.
Vegetarians like to replace the roast turkey with hummus, we call this the Spicy Jeremy

Sausage Spinach Chowder


Vegetable Lentil Stew (vegan)

Sweet Potato, Cabbage, and Black Bean Soup
(vegetarian)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Snow Thursday!

And to celebrate I've brought out the waffle iron! Belgian Waffle's while the batter lasts.

Spicy Jack Panini
roast turkey with a very spicy jack cheese, caramelized red onions, and zebra sauce.
Vegetarians like to replace the roast turkey with hummus, we call this the Spicy Jeremy

Tuna Melt


Vegetable Lentil Stew (vegan)

Sweet Potato, Cabbage, and Black Bean Soup
(vegetarian)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wednesday Specials

Tuna Melt

Sweet Potato, Cabbage, and Black Bean Soup (vegetarian)

Beef Chili w/ Santa Fe Scones (while they last)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday Specials

Beef Chili w/ Santa Fe Scones (while they last)

Potato Leek Soup (vegetarian)

Spicy Jack Panino

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday Morning Specials

Chocolate Waffles with Whipped Cream

Begian Waffles with Maple Syrup

Carrot Raisin Scones

Orange Dark Chocolate Scones

• • • • •

Cauliflower Soup
(vegetarian)

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Baby it's cold outside! You need coffee and waffles....

Gingerbread Waffles with Apple & Cider Compote

Begian Waffles with Maple Syrup

Sausage Gravy & Biscuits

• • • • •

Cauliflower Soup
(vegetarian)

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Moraccan Tomato Chickpea Soup (vegan)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Specials

Mushroom Sirloin Melt our great sirloin panini with herb sauteed mushrooms and swiss cheese.

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Moraccan Tomato Chickpea Soup (vegan)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thursday Specials

Mushroom Sirloin Melt our great sirloin panini with herb sauteed mushrooms and swiss cheese.

Buffalo Chicken Panino
with fried chicken breast in a homemade buffalo sauce with match stick carrot and garnish and melty blue cheese


Aaron's delish Tuna Melt

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Moraccan Tomato Chickpea Soup (vegan)

Split Pea Soup (vegan)

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (vegetarian)