Wednesday, March 23, 2016


A month or so ago, after 17 years of faithful service, our waffle maker died. At the time, the research I felt was necessary to adequately replace it (Wait! Was that a character developing detail? YOU be the judge.) seemed a little too time consuming, but recently I found the time, and so we have a brand new Belgian waffler.

Coincidently, just the other day I had the chance to taste the famous savory waffle at the Birchwood Cafe in Minneapolis. Described as a quinoa & kale waffle, pineapple chutney, rosemary butter, bacon, sunny-side-up egg, feta, and powdered sugar, with maple sugar on the side, it had a lot going on, but I left the restaurant inspired to make interesting waffles!

This morning I made good on that vow and cranked out a few vegan kale waffles. Served with strawberries and maple syrup, they were pretty yummy, but rather tame. Next up? I'm not sure, maybe a turnip-blueberry, or a sweet potato, kale, and pecan, or perhaps a carrot-beet with raisins.

Whatever it is, though? It will definitely be topped with a sweet and salty lavender butter, just because I already made that!


  1. Wow, you are adventurous! I made homemade buttermilk pancakes last week and was pretty proud, but dang, these are much more creative. I'm not sure my tame tastes could handle it though. Enjoy your waffle making adventures! :)

  2. Kale waffles? I would have never put those two together but I'm up for anything! Especially if I can put sweet and salty lavender butter on it. Now THAT sounds amazing!

  3. Yum - I'll volunteer to taste test?