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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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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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Day Three: Lopchanka //Tercer Día: Lopchanka

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Pancakes, Lent and the Spin of the Earth

Last Wednesday (I think) kicked off what Old World cultures call “Pancake Week,” which got me to thinking about a whole mess of things related to tradition, cultures, practices and, of course, the rule/role of the Church. Today is Ash Wednesday. It marks the beginning of Lent, which is about six weeks (40 days) of […]