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Diner Pancakes (Lazy Day!)

We went to Dee’s (Bridgeside Diner) for breakfast this morning because we were feeling a little lazy this morning. We allow ourselves to eat out once (or sometimes twice) a week, and Dee’s is one of our favorite places to go because they do all the things we would never. It’s guilt-free and occasional, so […]

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Bread Pudding Pancakes (Yisss)

I do not like to waste things. That is why when we have bread that is about to go stale, we take the ends and put them in a bag in the freezer for bread pudding. I have been doing this for about twenty years.  I love bread pudding, and now I think I love […]

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Day Two: Classic Flapjacks

I love making pancakes. One egg, some half and half, a little flour and a hefty teaspoon of baking soda thinned with water to consistency; this recipe doesn’t use measurements, it uses sensibility. Some people add a little salt and sugar to the mix, but I don’t see the need for sugar when the cakes […]

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Desayuno Dia Uno

Pancake Week: Day One Justin & I have been keeping added sugars out of our diet for the past couple of weeks, so I thought that Pancake Week , this year, might prove to be difficult. So far, I stand corrected. When I got up this morning I spied two yellow squash that we’ve been […]

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Almond Milk

I was writing a recipe to a friend that calls for spent almond meal that is left over from making almond milk, when I realized I do not have a post on how to make almond milk (gasp!)  and also what myriad of things one can do with the delicious (and commercially expensive) almond meal! […]

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Nut & Seed Balls

So Justin & I are observing Lent, despite us not being Catholic, nor even Christian. Still, I feel like it’s a good practice that coincides nicely with the mindfulness practice of Buddhism. This late winter season is one to find a grateful person, if for no other reason than remembering that it’s not always this […]

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Joe, Snow and Phô

So we had this snowstorm, right? You might have heard. Friday evening the storm knocked out our power. What we didn’t realize was that our electricity somehow controls our house heat, which made for stupidly cold floors and an even colder day. But I didn’t know any of this, really, when I heard Justin making […]

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Salsa Verde

So anybody who spends any time with me at all knows that I LOVE salsa verde.  I make it at least a couple times a month and almost always have a batch on hand. I eat it on everything, but one of my favorite ways to eat it is as a salad dressing over really […]

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Granola

Recently I have taken a true shine to making homemade granola. It took me a few times to get it more like granola and less like muesli, but now I think I’ve got it down.

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Pancake Week 2012

This was probably our most successful and delicious week of pancakes, yet. And maybe even the healthiest. Day One: Banana Pancakes with Maple Syrup & Fresh Strawberries and Orange Wedges. A very simple, classic American-style pancake for which I can’t even provide a recipe with measurements, but they are made in the vein of simple […]

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Herb Harvest, 2011

Justin & I went to the garden today to harvest herbs for winter. I would guess that in total we had a couple pounds. We also picked up about 7lbs of tomatoes and 3 more lbs of tomatillos, which have already been processed and are in the freezer waiting to please us at a later […]

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Bindaetteok

Bindaetteok is a Korean style pancake made with Mung beans and other ingredients. Keri and I bought some of the beans a couple weeks ago with no set recipe in mind for their use. The other day Keri came across the Mung bean pancake while looking for new and unusual pancakes for pancake week. The […]

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Buttermilk and Blueberry

Originally, we were going to have Blini today but I (Justin) used the wrong recipe and none of them turned out. So, I decided to go with traditional Buttermilk pancakes topped with blueberry preserves. The recipe: 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 egg 1 1/4 cups buttermilk 1/8 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder […]

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Mashed Potato Pancakes

Day Three In the pancake game, you win some & you lose some. Today was definitely a loss, but I suppose it could have been worse. We decided on potato pancakes We didn’t want them to be the same as last year’s deliciousness, just because we’re trying to keep it moving forward, but maybe we’ll […]

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Savory Crêpes

Day Two International pancake week is officially underway. Tonight we decided we would have savory crêpes for dinner with a variety of fillings: home made ricotta  |  peccorino cheese  |  asiago cheese  |  gruyere cheese  |  scallions black olives   |   wild salmon   |   fresh spinach   |   sauteed mushrooms, garlic & […]