The Hippo

HOME| ADVERTISING| CONTACT US|

 
Sep 18, 2018







NEWS & FEATURES

POLITICAL

FOOD & DRINK

ARTS

MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE

POP CULTURE



BEST OF
CLASSIFIEDS
ADVERTISING
CONTACT US
PAST ISSUES
ABOUT US
MOBILE UPDATES
LIST MY CALENDAR ITEM


Gina Hannon, co-owner of Casa Java Cafe




 Warm cinnamon apple crepe

Courtesy of Gina Hannon of Casa Java Cafe in Derry
 
4 ounces apples
2 tablespoons cream cheese
Caramel, cinnamon and powdered sugar as toppings
 
Microwave cream cheese and apples until warm. Spread cream cheese on crepe and place apples in an upside down triangle. Fold crepe with apples and cream cheese inside. Plate crepe and decorate with caramel, cinnamon and powdered sugar. Add whipped cream topped with an apple to the plate.




With Gina Hannon
In The Kitchen

03/01/18



 Gina Hannon of Derry is the co-owner of Casa Java Cafe (17 Birch St., Derry, 260-5413, casajavacafe.com), which opened last May and is fast becoming a popular destination for more than a dozen flavors of sweet and savory crepes, in addition to salads, sandwiches, hot and iced coffees, smoothies and more. Some of the more unique coffee drinks that are available include the Milky Way latte (served either hot or cold, with milk, espresso, chocolate, caramel, vanilla swirl and a chocolate powder and caramel drizzle) and the raspberry and cream latte. For crepes, there’s powdered sugar, mixed berry (made with raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, cream cheese, powdered sugar and topped with a chocolate drizzle and whipped cream) and warm cinnamon apple, among others. Hannon comes from Colombia and has always been an avid coffee drinker; her father was even a coffee farmer when she was growing up. She said she had wanted to open a coffee shop since moving to New Hampshire in 1991. 

 
What is your must-have kitchen item?
Both our crepe machine and our espresso machine are very high end, so probably those.
 
What would you choose to have for your last meal?
I like seafood, especially salmon, grilled with some nice vegetables.
 
What is your favorite local restaurant?
I like Spanish food. Probably my two favorite places would be La Carreta and Gauchos.
 
What celebrity would you like to see eating at your restaurant?
Shakira. I just really like her music.
 
What is your favorite thing on your menu?
I’m a coffee person, so definitely it’s the combination of all the different flavors of coffee that we have, and also the cold brew.
 
What is the biggest food trend in New Hampshire right now?
I think more people are looking for places like cafes and restaurants to go to to enjoy food and live music at the same time. In Derry, we definitely need more of those.
 
What is your favorite thing to cook at home?
I like to make arepas with potatoes and cilantro, and I’ll put an egg on top.
 
— Matt Ingersoll 





®2018 Hippo Press. site by wedu