spreading the dirt on off the waffle

If you haven’t tried Off the Waffle in Whiteaker yet, here’s another reason:  a new savory waffle with goat cheese and egg.  The “Goat Cheese Louise” is filled with said goat cheese and juevos haminados, or slow-cooked eggs Sephardic-style.  Lovely.  You can also choose from the wildly popular Nib-tella (made with a cocoa-hazelnut spread whipped up by Nib Dessert and Wine bar in town), banana chocolate chip, and a vegan coconut-banana concoction called “No-Dairy Gary.”  The Gary is made on non-vegan waffle irons, so purists might want to go eat a carrot or something instead.

I’m a big fan of these guys, if you haven’t noticed.  Dave and Omer Orian are kind and conscientious business-owners, offering a unique product and forging bonds between other food purveyors and the community at large.  They now have a barter board set up in the waffle shop, where Eugeniuses can exchange goods and services.  And you can always take some good stuff to barter for waffles.

But the main reason I’m posting this is to spread the dirt (haha) about another way the shop is sustainable.  They compost the waste from waffle-fixins, and have too much to use themselves.

A 5-gallon-bucket-worth of fruit and veggie scraps, coffee grounds, and eggshells (organic from Deck Family Farm) can be yours for free if you give them a call at 541-653-3972.  Bring your own bucket.


Omer tells me that they can fill up a bucket in a couple of days.  They also have waffle scraps and dough for chickens, if you’re interested.

It’s too late to start your own compost for amending veggie beds, but you can start it now if you’d like to use the finished compost as top dressing later in the summer or create new beds that will be ready next spring.

I filled the bin in the picture almost to the top about two months ago, and added grass clippings and food scraps (including some from Off the Waffle) after I returned home.  With the warm weather and a dedicated aerator (namely, me and my pitchfork),  it’s almost ready to go.  I’ll be using this batch for my new pepper bed.

2 thoughts on “spreading the dirt on off the waffle

  1. Brooke 12 May 2009 / 4:38 pm

    I finally went, and it was delicious. I had the Hazelnut/Cocoa waffle, and I definitely recommend it.


  2. Amy 14 May 2009 / 8:31 am

    I get what you’ve been raving about! We went for the first time last night after the Booker T show. The whole experience just lightened my mood – the guys are freaking hilarious. I commented as we were leaving “Awesome waffles”. He replies “NO – you guys are awesome!”. Had me laughing the whole way home. I had the chocolate banana and husband had the nib. We both agree the chocolate banana was better (not quite as sweet). Oh – and be sure to read their customer joke box if you haven’t already. Some good laughs while you’re waiting for the waffles.


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