Biscotti — Our favorite twice-baked cookie

We are already a month into our second year at the local farmers’ market and we have loved sharing more of “European-inspired” baked goods with the community. One of the main goals of Philo Collective is to create space for people to learn and grow together and it’s been very fun to share our bakingContinue reading “Biscotti — Our favorite twice-baked cookie”

Becoming A Baker

Scones, pizzelle, macaroon, biscotti… these are all standard items on the Philo Collective bakery menu that you’ve come to know and love. As of just a few years ago, I had never even tasted these delicious European-inspired treats, let alone attempted to bake them. Before opening Philo Collective, I felt like I was in aContinue reading “Becoming A Baker”

Summer/Fall Farmers’ Market

Well, the Kankakee Farmers’ Market summer/fall season has concluded. We commented multiple times this week how quickly the past six months have passed and how wonderful of an experience it has been! To celebrate a half year of great memories, here were some of our favorite moments from the 2021 market: 1. Meeting our community.Continue reading “Summer/Fall Farmers’ Market”

Macaron or Macaroon – What’s the difference?

If you’ve stopped by our vendor booth at the Farmers’ Market this summer, you’ve probably heard our spiel about offering “European-style baked goods.” While we certainly aren’t experts on pastries, we are big fans of baked goods hailing from across the Atlantic and wanted to offer some unique treats to our community. Given that IContinue reading “Macaron or Macaroon – What’s the difference?”

Spring Farmers’ Market

Less than a year into our Philo Collective adventure, we decided to add baking to our collection of things we do. Starting off with French macarons, we had amazing reviews from family, friends and our brave first customers. Based on kind encouragements (and a dash of entrepreneurial gumption), we got excited about sharing these delightfulContinue reading “Spring Farmers’ Market”