G&B Coffee’s Almond and Macadamia Nut Milk (For a Cold Brew Latte)

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I’m a sucker for a fancy coffee. Made with exact measures of pedigreed beans and milk, by the skilled hand of some serious, stylin’ gentleman or lady, on an espresso machine with a name like an Italian sports car, served in a little glass cup, in a Danish modern setting.

It’s a real and necessary treat, especially when your day thus far has been spent trying to get a baby who is not a toddler, but a runner, to put some pants on. 

All my other food purchases are nothing but sensible, I swear. I have those bulk bin codes memorized. And some afternoons, I do try to make a fancy-ish coffee at home. 

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Japanese Yam Pound Cake

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Since he hasn’t met a yam he didn’t like, then eat, then wear, I thought this cake should be at West’s first birthday party.

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Olive Oil Avocado Toast

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Avocado toast had something to do with that. For sure.

Breastfeeding too (still) (sigh), Molly’s granola bars, and lovingly packed family dinner leftovers. Proof croissants and Sidecar doughnuts. Coffee. At some point, Stephan learned how to roast a chicken like a real Frenchman and got way into Japanese yams. But let me tell you about my avocado toast first.

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It’s a Giveaway: My Berlin Kitchen

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Of course I said yes when the nice people at Viking/Penguin Books offered me a copy of Luisa Weiss's My Berlin Kitchen, now in paperback, to give away here. 

That’s how I ended up in the kitchen, with the book off my shelf and much contented sighing, making this Pflaumenkuchen. That’s German for a pillowy yeasted coffee cake topped with plums. Oh, but I had mostly pluots, so really it was a however-you-say-pluots-in-German-kuchen.   

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Coffee Cardamom Popsicles

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There’s a popsicle party happening over at Billy’s! As usual, I’m running late, because I can’t decide which shoes go best with my popsicles. 

Because he is that much fun (see: Wit & Vinegar), Billy says you can have popsicles for breakfast. So here’s your morning cup of coffee, cold and creamy, on a stick. 

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Ina Garten’s Banana Bran Muffins

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Ina always makes me think of my mom. She’s a big fan.

I have, of course, been thinking about my mom a lot lately. She’s always been so breezy, so Ina about motherhood. Even with me who, as a child, loved to draw in her cookbooks and hated taking naps. (So naturally, West is a nap-hater, too.)

I keep wondering when I’m going to feel like a mom. These past few months, I’ve felt more like an unranked player in some sweaty, drooly sport, one where you have to hit the ground running and can be knocked out in any round. 

So you have to bring snacks.

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Omelettes, Volume 1

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While I’m in between diaper changes, here are a couple recipes from the omelette fest we’ve been having here (so tempted to start calling here Westeros).

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Greens + Goat Cheese Frittata

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The farmers market has been so kind to these new parents. I love when everything is so green and dewy and unfussy. (Baby, take note.) 

We’ve been having so many omelettes and salads (like so), because most days, that mid-morning/early afternoon meal needs to be something I can make without thinking.

The other day, though, I don’t know if it was a trickle of creative juice or baby drool I was feeling, but I put a bit more into it and out came this frittata.

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Banana Espresso Bread

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A new baby needs you to always have cake in the house.  

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xo breakfast