19 February 2013

Some new music in the house

Hoorahhhh a new album from a much loved Seattle artist and it's not just a pleasure to listen to for the sake of my little(est) one but enjoyable for all in the house. 

but mixed into the album are also plenty that are not so aimed at children.


Sunday morning pancakes and our little Giuseppe

What does the photo have to do with the above mentioned cd? Not a thing, only that it's mellow morning sounds were filling the kitchen as I flipped pancakes and sipped coffee with the Mr. on a slow Sunday morning not long ago. 
Ohhh and a little new food discovery to share! 
a new pancake topping- lemon ricotta and sliced kiwi !
I know it sounds odd but it is very good, especially rolled into a crepe.
simple instructions
(blend 200 grams (around 1 cup) of ricotta with a tablespoon or so of powdered sugar and the juice of half a lemon, blend till creamy and serve up with tart kiwi slices or thinly sliced blood oranges- 
it is very light fresh and tasty- really. 

Simple (American style) Pancake Recipe 
As I am on the pancake side of things- here is a simple recipe for pancakes that we use- 
3 eggs
3 cups milk 
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
3 cups flour(blend how you like- half whole meal etc.) 
if you are not using self rising flour then add one and half tsp baking soda and one and a half tsp baking powder 
half tsp cinnamon
(optional) 1 Tbs of brown sugar
 separately mix the wet ingredients in one bowl and the and the dry ingredients in another-
 lastly add the wet to the dry and briefly whisk, important not to over mix
serves 4-5 people 

small note: if you like a lighter pancake you can add 2 Tbs lemon juice to 2 cups of the milk- let stand for 15 min (making butter milk) and use it in place of part of the milk. 

July Flame  by Laura Veirs
(A family favourite from a few summers ago)


  1. I'm going to have to try the pancakes to believe that they are good ... (dot, dot, dot)!:)

  2. but please please do try the fresh ricotta with lemon on top!

  3. Juniper - those mornings in the kitchen are the best of times, aren't they? ....that feeling of a slow morning, cozy in the kitchen, flipping the pancakes while soft music plays with the family around (for me cats and husband).
    Your ricotta topping sounds wonderful too. Wish I could give you a jar of my jam to try with it :^)

    By the way - that looks like an illustration by Carson Ellis on the CD cover. LOVE her work!

    1. They are indeed, some of the moments I enjoy most. I so wish I lived close enough to try some of your home made apricot jam, it sounds delicious, and I love apricots. Am glad that you wrote the name of the artist who designed the Laura Viers cd, I had not heard of her before but look forward to looking up more of her work. Thank you!

  4. i wish they had this music when my kids were younger... :)
    and thanks for the lemon juice tip- i´ll definitely try that this weekend.
    big hugs j!

  5. pancake and some good music
    that sounds like a good week

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