Come and Get It: 5.12.14

Buffalo Food

  • When you hear small batch artisan, take note. It might mean something special. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of trying Blue Table Chocolates‘ handmade truffles, get on it. I thoroughly enjoyed the little box of “Japanese Collection” truffles made in partnership with the staff from Sato. Black sesame, red miso and mint-green tea: all so different, yet collectively delicious. The black sesame was deep and nutty, while the red miso was smooth, milky and a touch umami. The mint-green was unlike the rest because it was white chocolate; I loved the filling, but the white chocolate was a bit sweet for my taste. I thoroughly enjoyed the array of flavors presented. I hope you’ll pop by Sato for a meal soon. Grab a box of chocolates to bring home before they’re gone.



  • I’m behind on experimenting with madeleines, but I’m psyched to test out these two different recipes for a true classic:
  • My husband is really in the mood for beer bread, so I’ll be raiding the wine refrigerator of some good beer to make that this week. (Yes, we store beer in our wine refrigerator.) So far this looks like a decent recipe as far as being straightforward. I’m shocked how hard it’s been to find a humble, natural recipe for beer bread online. Apparently there are bagged mixes for beer bread a’plenty. I also have a couple in recipe books on my shelf, but if you have a recommendation, please share!


About Nina

Nina lives in Buffalo, NY. An adventurous home cook, she loves to eat, cook, bake & enjoy life. She writes/blogs about food, tweets adventures & other passions.

12. May 2014 by Nina
Categories: Come and Get It, Recipes | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 comments

2 Responses

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  2. I have a beer bread recipe! It was a standby during senior year of college when I lived with eleven other hungry, beer-loving women, and it never failed us even when I’d use Keystone Light and make it in muffin tins (file under poor life choices.)

    Mix 3 cups flour with 1/4 cup sugar, 1T baking powder, and 1 t salt. Add 2 t of melted butter or oil and 12 ounces of beer and combine into a lumpy batter. Bake in a greased loaf pan at 350 for 45 minutes or until a straw comes out clean.

    It’s easily tinkered with — swapping in brown sugar, changing up the oil/butter, adding nuts or berries, and topping with oats are things we used to do. It all can change to complement the beer you use. And that’s how I started making bread!