Author Archive | Kristen Desmond

Rosemary Mashed Sweet Potatoes

We brought back an addition to our Thanksgiving menu this year – Rosemary Mashed Sweet Potatoes! This recipe just goes to show that potato dishes need not be laden with butter, brown sugar and cream to be super yummy. Caramelized shallots and fresh rosemary let the sweet potatoes shine in this dish. So good – and […]

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Everything is coming up pumpkin!

It’s that time of year. We have officially broken into the pumpkin purée. Our delicious gluten-free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins are baking up now. Find them at our shop in the Public Market or at Handlebar Coffee Roasters. If you feel like stirring something up yourself, here are some ideas from our recipe archive. Enjoy […]

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UPDATED: Catering Menus!

We do special orders all the time for breakfast, lunch and dinner! We just updated all of our menus. You can find them here. Although we don’t currently offer delivery, if you pull up to the loading zone at the curb, we’ll help you load your car! Please call us to place an order at […]

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Seasonal Fruit Tarts

Yes. Even on my days off, I bake. I am receiving a steady supply of fresh figs and I just can’t help myself. This fig tart came together in no time using this recipe for Seasonal Fruit Tarts. I diverged a bit from the recipe, as always. This time, I used a 9-inch tart pan. I […]

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Easy Meals for Busy People

Don’t let back to school get the best of you. With these simple recipes, you can continue to eat well at home and on the go. Mini Fritattas – Make these one night and refrigerate them for the week. Pop them in the microwave for a delicious breakfast. Soaked Oats – Soak your oats in the […]

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No-Cook Meals for Hot Nights

We appear to have a little heatwave on our hands. What to do on hot nights when you don’t want to turn the oven on but want to eat at home? Here are some delicious no-cook meal ideas. You can always order a roasted chicken from us (just call 617-4568 by 2:00 PM). Read more for recipes!

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Get Some: Sugar Snap Peas

At the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, I bought sugar snap peas. Oh, how they crunch! I use them for salad, stir fry and quick pickling – that is, when there are any leftover by the time I’m finished snacking on them raw. A true sign of spring, sugar snap peas are a bright and delicious addition to many dishes. Get some!

Read more for links to these recipes:

– quick pickled *quickled* sugar snap peas
– asian chicken salad with sugar snap peas
– sugar snap pea salad with mint, radishes and ricotta salata

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DISH IT UP: the perfect brunch menu

We’re excited to be featured in Santa Barbara Life & Style’s April issue! We cooked up the perfect brunch – ham & cheddar savory tarts, a fresh salad with berries, and melty goat cheese medallions. Recipes included! See pages 94/95 in the link above. Bon appétit!        

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