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?”

Lo’s Favorite Things

“Beautiful things don’t ask for attention.” I would never claim to be a movie buff, mostly because I hardly ever see movies in theatres (or even the year they come out). In fact, I’m not really an early adapter or lover of anything. So, it’s no surprise that I was late to the Secret LifeContinue reading “Lo’s Favorite Things”