Category Archives: The Basics

Weekday Pancakes. Why Not?

The other day, my boss and one of our clients were talking about strange pregnancy cravings. For my boss, it was waffles. For the security guard at our client’s building’s wife, it was 7-Eleven hot dogs and pickles. As someone … Continue reading

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Do’s and Don’ts of Brunch

Emily already shared with you the official Emily Post do’s and don’ts for foods that you might eat at brunch, but this list is less about etiquette and more about ways to get the most out of your brunch experience: … Continue reading

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Foods

While Emily has a soft spot in her heart for oatmeal, you’ll have a hard time catching me with a bowl of it unless I don’t have other options. But that’s the fun thing about writing this blog with a … Continue reading

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Because Syrup Isn’t Always The Answer

I don’t like syrup. It doesn’t matter if it’s Aunt Jemima or the real maple kind. It’s too sugary and makes everything soggy. I’d rather eat my pancakes or waffles dry than top them with the stuff.

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Back to the Races, Back to Basics

I’m baaack! After a great brunch at CoCo Sala today with some of my lovely college girlfriends, I decided that it was time to get back to brunch blogging. Since that last Campsite Brunch post over a month ago, I’ve … Continue reading

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Fresh Fruit Galore

As I mentioned in my other fresh fruit posting, I promised my mom that I would write a fruit salad entry for the blog. Growing up, my mom often added a bright fruit salad to our weekend breakfasts/brunches–and so this … Continue reading

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Top Chef DC: It’s About Time

[Spoiler alert] Well, folks, the moment you’ve all been waiting for has arrived. Everyone’s least favorite contestant has packed his knives and left DC. Yes, that’s right. Alex was eliminated from the Top Chef competition after a poor showing in … Continue reading

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The Balanced Brunch

If your childhood was anything like mine (pretty darn good), your parents taught you to eat the rainbow. Or maybe you always had to have a meat, a starch and a vegetable. Either way, I grew up eating multi-part balanced … Continue reading

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WHIPPED Week #2

Welcome to week two of Becoming Lola’s WHIPPED Challenge. Last week we tackled rice and red onions with a simple quiche recipe. This time we’ve got strawberries, ginger and ham. Well, ham doesn’t lend itself well to baking, particularly when … Continue reading

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Fresh Fruit to the Rescue

Growing up in California, fresh fruit was a staple in our family breakfasts and brunches. My mom, a loyal reader of this blog, has requested that I pay homage to this history with a fruit salad post–which I promise is … Continue reading

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