The Simple Spatula

Category: Brunch

three years.

There’s a small piece of yellowing newspaper taped to my laptop. The edges of the tape are curling up and there is a slightly discolored outline tracing it where dust and dirt have snuck underneath over the years. On it is my horoscope from whatever day I originally put it there. “Rather than allowing impatience [...]

mostly of pound cakes.

About a month ago I received an invitation to bridal shower for my friend Kait. With it was a card and instructions to write a recipe for the bride to be and drop it in the recipe box at the shower. Since this was the same Kait from this cheesecake story, I wanted to pass [...]

right back where you left off.

If you’ve ever been a runner you know what it’s like to get into a rhythm and a routine. You run often and it comes easily and you miss it if you don’t run. Then one day you’re a little too busy and you skip your run. A few more days like this go by [...]

red currant tart

Every once in a while I start to write something to post here. Then I get distracted and forget about it. So, quick let me hit publish so you can have this tart recipe.┬áIt’s really good and really easy, I promise. So just make it, okay? Red Currant and Blueberry TartAdapted from Nigel Slater via [...]

My first donut.

I fried my first donut this week. I know, I know I just gave this whole speech about not sharing any real recipes or making anything elaborate and then here I went and fried a donut. Actually, I made 3 different kinds. What can I say, I like to keep you on your toes. Not [...]

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Sometimes you just can’t make it through the day without eating banana bread straight from the pan. Today was one of those days. Cinnamon Chocolate-Chip Banana Bread I was wary of the lack of butter and/or oil in this recipe but, since it came from Molly, I decided to trust her and take the leap. [...]

Egg-Avocado Toast

My current favorite way to eat a hard (or not so hard) boiled egg; sort of like Avocado to toast but better – because there’s an egg on it too. Toast 1 slice of sprouted bread. Top with 1/4 mashed avocado, a few torn leaves of basil, one egg (soft or hard boiled), and salt. [...]

A list for a hurricane in New York.

-a rainy Saturday evening walk through the deserted city -homemade quesadillas (tortilla + shredded monterey and fontina + black beans + guacamole + salsa) -homemade refried beans (pork fat + olive oil + chopped onion + pinto beans + water all in a pot and blended with an immersion blender) -a wet, windy post hurricane [...]

Multigrain Yogurt Pancakes

These are the best pancakes I’ve made to date. Not including some laborious lemon-ricotta pancakes that I made once and never told you about, they’re also the fluffiest. After I mixed them I could actually see the batter puffing up in the bowl and even then next day, after I stuffed the leftover batter in [...]