Posted in July 2014

The Mount Norwottuck Puppy Parfait

The Mount Norwottuck Puppy Parfait

This post concludes the Mount Norwottuck Parfait mini-series by guest blogger and companion to the cutest dog around, Amanda Gilvin. Enjoy. For Your Parfait Pup (not to be confused with this Parfait Puppy) My dog, Onyx, takes several medications for his allergies and sensitive skin. He doesn’t like the taste of some of them, so I hide them … Continue reading

The Mount Norwottuck Parfait

The Mount Norwottuck Parfait

The following post is brought to you by guest blogger and mountain hiker Amanda Gilvin. Don’t worry, Amanda. I’m not jealous or anything. Life is more parfait than I realized. On hot summer days I like to take my dog, Onyx, on hikes as soon as we get up in the morning, while it is still a little … Continue reading

Tofu, Cuke, and Carrot Salad Over Wild Rice

Tofu, Cuke, and Carrot Salad Over Wild Rice

This vegan, gluten-free lunch parfait is both delicious and surprisingly satisfying. At the top, carrot and cucumber sticks over slices of marinated, baked tofu give it a little Asian spark. (For baked tofu, I never stray from Millenium Restaurant’s basic recipe in The Artful Vegan cookbook.) In the middle, organic field greens add nice color … Continue reading

Parfake

Parfake

Over the weekend I visited my family on Long Island, and my sister brought over a birthday cake she made for my niece. Excited about the blog, she suggested that her cake, which consisted of layers of brownie, ice cream, whipped cream, Oreo frosting, and ice cream sandwiches, would count as a parfait. And though … Continue reading

S’more Parfait Please

S’more Parfait Please

Delicious Failure Because it’s Chocolate Friday and it’s summer (although, heck, any season is great for lighting marshmallows on fire), I give you the obligatory s’more parfait. However, since I’ve tried to make this thing look pretty — twice — and botched it — twice — I’m offering you two versions, each one less attractive than the other. … Continue reading

Strawberries, Cheddar, and Cukes

Strawberries, Cheddar, and Cukes

Sometimes the simplest things are the best. Like peanut butter and jelly and baby elephants. Such is the case with this sweet-and-savory light lunchtime parfait. Chopped cucumber. Cheddar cheese cubes. Strawberries. In this case, regional, organic strawberries from Central New York. A drizzle of blackberry balsamic vinegar puts the whole thing over the edge. Serve … Continue reading

Greens ‘n Eggs, No Ham

Greens ‘n Eggs, No Ham

Crack an Egg on Your Head This savory, gluten-free breakfast or brunch parfait reminds me of a childhood rhyme. Pretending to crack on an egg on a friend’s head, you would say, “Crack an egg on your head, let the yolk drip down, let the yolk drip down, let the yolk drip down,” and as … Continue reading

The Secret Behind Mona Lisa’s Smile

The Secret Behind Mona Lisa’s Smile

A Parfait a Day sent its rigorously trained team of parfaitologists back in time to unearth the secret, once and for all, behind Mona Lisa’s mysterious smile. The results are not surprising. We still don’t know why DaVinci’s famous painting was defaced in such a brutal manner, but here it is finally restored to its … Continue reading

Cheesecake for Breakfast

Cheesecake for Breakfast

Don’t let this humble-looking breakfast parfait fool you. With a layer of graham cracker crumbs on the bottom, followed by crumbled chèvre (which is the fancy French word for goat cheese), sliced bananas, and chopped walnuts–finished with a drizzle of honey–it tastes remarkably like cheesecake. And thanks to my lovely, cheesecake-baking co-worker, I actually did … Continue reading