When life doesn’t give you waffles…

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Some mornings I wake up with a fierce craving for waffles. It's as if the Dream Gnomes had ushered me to WaffleWorld itself and crowned me queen of the buttermilk malted. This morning's waffle craving was a particularly powerful one; it altered the course of my entire Saturday. Now, I haven't always been a fiend, but I suspect my recent enthusiasm is the product of two things: 1.) The hubbub around the soon-to-open Black: Coffee and Waffle Bar in my neighborhood, and 2.) a successful binge ...

One Day I’ll Be Nostalgic for Cheddar-Rosemary Scones

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Have you ever eaten something that made you particularly nostalgic? My nearly-spiritual relationship with food means most of my meals stir up some sort of feeling of another meal; an earlier year; a changing season. But this morning when I took a bite of a fresh-out-the-oven Cheddar-Rosemary Scone, I was immediately transported back to a small farmers' market in northern Minnesota. I was 10. My mother's budding handmade soap business was something my whole family got excited about, especially when it meant getting up at 4 ...

Coconut Scones and Winnie the Pooh

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"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?" "What's for breakfast? said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?" "I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully."It's the same thing," he said. Either way, I say: Coconut Scones.   Coconut Scones I made this recipe up completely from scratch. Measurements aren't exact, but pretty close! The keys here are to make sure your butter is cold, to obtain a dough that is barely moist, ...