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Japanese Vegetable Pancakes

Uhm… yes. It’s pretty much all I can say. We broke out the hot sauce for these, but ate them just plain because they were that good. I borrowed the recipe from Smitten Kitchen, but adapted it just a little and forwent the sauce.  I scaled her recipe down to make 4 good-sized pancakes. They […]

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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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Pineapple Pancakes

One of my most favorite things about late February is that all the golden things start returning, including pineapples. They’re in season, so they’re on sale.  This year I tried a new method to prepping the pineapple. http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/technique/how-prepare-and-chop-pineapple I saved the top to plant and juiced the eyes and core, but threw out the skin […]

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Savory Æbleskiver

Okay. srsly. For the third day of pancake week, my true love gave to me: a lovely plate of savory  æbleskiver (or Dutch Pancakes). I started out with the recipe for regular (sweet) æbleskiver, but omitted the sugar (obvz) and added parsley & feta. The recipe is a tiny bit more complicated than a regular pancake because […]

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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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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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5 Egg Pan Cake

This last pancake for Pancake Week is a 5 egg buttermilk pan cake. This one gets baked in the oven and rises much like a souffle but falls when done baking. Delicious! Keri made a simple Lime syrup to go with this. The recipe is from MaryEllen. 5 eggs 1 1/4 cup flour 1 1/4 […]

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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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Spicy Pepper Aebleskiver

Last summer Keri and I found a cast iron Aebleskiver pan at our local Salvation Army thrift store to add to our growing collection of cast iron. We bought it not fully understanding the purpose of such an oddly shaped pan. It turns out these pans, also called a Monk’s Pan, are used to make […]

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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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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 […]