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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 & […]

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Pancake Week Begins

Day One When I woke up this morning, I realized we were completely unprepared for pancake week: We had no white flour and only one egg on hand, but we did just recently go shopping for staples and we wanted pancakes, of course, so I just worked with what we had. I ended up making […]

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French Onion Soup & Fresh Crusty Bread

We made pizzas a few nights ago, and i had about half the dough left over just sitting in the fridge, deliciousifying. So when Justin brought up the idea of French Onion Soup,  I was >> all over << that. Today is a busy day, though, and the kitchen stuff has to be done in […]

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Make Yogurt // Se Prepara el Yogur

Making yogurt is easy, healthy, inexpensive and a good way to….

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Yogurt Applesauce Cake

[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] This cake was so delicious that before I could photograph it, it was almost consumed. We have dubbed this the ultimate hippie cake. First, I made the applesauce a couple weeks ago from apples that were starting to go bad and which I did not want to waste. The apples were from […]

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The Final Day: Johnnycakes // El Día Final: Johnnycakes

[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] In honor of the final day of Pancake Week, Justin & I thought it would be fun to make Johnnycakes, a traditional New England (Rhode Island) corn cake. There is some discrepancy about from where the name is derived, but in any case, they’re pretty good. This was the first time I […]

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Day Four: Blini // Cuarto Día: Blini

[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Because we are now in the mid-point of Pancake Week, I thought I’d give a little history to the tradition. Pancake week is a Russian celebration to welcome the return of the sun. In Russian, it is called Maslenitsa, or Ма́сленица, by which Google says, “pancake”. Further in the Ukraine the word […]

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Day Three: Lopchanka //Tercer Día: Lopchanka

[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Justin and I have a rooted interest in “peasant foods” or foods made with simple ingredients and prepared with craftsmanship; when these kinds of foods are eaten, one can have an extraordinary experience. I believe the lopchanka fits this category. Justin found this recipe a few days ago and thought it would […]