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.
Here have a listen (one of the children themed songs)
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.
(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 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)