Browsing Archives for January 2011

I saw a recipe for baked pancakes on the Huffington Post and decided to give them a try.

The batter was very simple to assemble – eggs, flour, milk, nutmeg.

You can find the recipe here.

You pour the batter into a hot buttered pan and then place the entire pan into a heated oven and bake for about 20 minutes.

(If you use the above recipe – you can easily cut the amount of butter in half and don’t be afraid to add your favorite flavorings.  Next time I try this dish, I am going to add cinnamon, possibly vanilla and double the nutmeg.)

The pancake is very puffy when it comes out of the oven.  We sprinkled on powdered sugar and returned it to the oven for a few more minutes.

After removing the pancake the second time, it will quickly flatten out.  It is supposed to be served with a lemon drizzle, but I didn’t have any lemon.

I served the pancakes with blueberries and pears instead.

If you are expecting this recipe to taste like a fluffy American pancake, you are going to be disappointed and may not like them.  I don’t even think they should be called pancakes – I think they should be called flan cakes.  They are a rubbery, eggy, flattened out custard style dish.   The CD and I loved them.  The kids however – not so much.

I Call This Poem… Unfinished

January 23rd, 2011

Elevators of grain

Juxtaposed with train

All this poem needs

Is a little refrain.

A Peach Pie Protest

January 21st, 2011

I made a peach pie in protest.

In protest of corporate farming.

In protest of impotent governmental oversight of the food industry.

In protest of a culture that values profit over safety, health, people, animals, the environment and pretty much everything else…

The peaches came from my very own peach tree…

Everything else came from I don’t even know where…

Because hey! I can write my congressperson.  I can vote.  I can write a blog.  I can make informed choices about the kinds of food I eat.  I can raise my voice!

And then I can eat my words.

It was a particularly delicious protest.