Friday, August 05, 2011

Summer Time

It's been a hot summer so far in Philadelphia. Luckily, for me, Reading Terminal Market is air conditioned and standing in front of hot ovens all day hasn't been too bad. We'be been experimenting with new whoopie pie flavors, this one is my favorite so far.

We also made my favorite version of Pumpple Cake with seasonally available summer fruits. In this case it's fresh blueberries and tart cherries. This cake is available by the slice, every Saturday and Sunday, for just $9. Each slice should feed 3-4 people.

And an exciting heads up: September 1st we start transitioning to Fall flavors. This means the return of the original Pumpple Cake as well as the return of everybody's favorite: Pumpkin Whoopie Pies!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

One of the best things about being a merchant in Reading Terminal Market is the commraderie between other foodie owners and vendors. Collaboration is a beautiful thing and you'll see why when you stop by the joint Cajun/Creole Cooking Demonstration sponsored by Beck's Cajun Cafe and the Pennsylvania General Store on Saturday, June 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Piano Court at the Reading Terminal Market. Chef Bill Beck will be featuring dishes made with his new Kitchen Pantry Spices including Beck’s Angel Dust, Devil Dust and Rub-a-Dub Rub. Come and sample culinary creations including Angelic Chicken, Creole Shrimp, Cajun Steak and Blackened Catfish. The event is FREE.
Beck's Creole Shrimp
Cajun Shrimp
Beck's Angelic Chicken
Angelic Chicken
Beck's Blackened Catfish
Blackened Catfish
Beck's Cajun Ribeye
Cajun Ribeye

I had the pleasure of using all three of the spice rubs over Memorial Day weekend and I have my personal favorite. You should head down to Reading Terminal on Saturday, check out this FREE event and do a little taste tasting of your own. When you've decided which spice mix rubs you the right way, Beck's carries the entire line for retail purchase.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Summer Cocktail Cakes

At The Flying Monkey Bakery we love to bake with booze. Check out this post for some pictures and menu items that highlight summer cocktail flavors baked into cakes and cupcakes!