Thursday, July 19, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
When I was a child I used to use the pre-made pancake powder from a box. Boy, have times changed since discovering this easy recipe in my mother's old high school cookbook.
Griddle Cakes (Pancakes)
-1 cup all purpose flour
-1 cup milk (normally I'd use almond milk, but I ran out)
-2 tbsp melted butter
-2 tbsp sugar
-2 tsp baking powder
-1/4 tsp salt
*blueberries and chocolate chips are optional
First, wash and dry the blueberries so that they won't be wet when you add them to the batter. Whisk all the dry ingredients together. Then mix all the wet ingredients together. Then add the wet mixture into the dry mixture and use a hand mixer to combine well.
Once the batter has been made, pour about 1/4 cup of the mixture onto a hot, greased frying pan, and then scatter a handful of blueberries on top. When small bubbles start to form in the batter, carefully flip the pancake over, and fry until golden brown. Then serve with extra blueberries on top and either syrup or agave nectar.
And that's it. These pancakes were so good and a really nice change from my regular chocolate chip pancakes. Perhaps next time I should make apple cinnamon pancakes? : )
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Recently when I got together with a friend, I discovered a place called La Grotta on Taylor Avenue, and could not believe how I had never heard of this place in all my years of living here.
The gelato was definitely my favourite part of the meal, and was a great price at only $3.00 for two scoops. But now I can't wait to go back and try their cakes!
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Contrary to what some folks may think, farmers' markets are not only about selling fruits and veggetables. It's also a place where people can sell their paintings, jewellery, baking, flowers and other plants, and other food like free range eggs and home made jams. Some times, there's even a tent that sells fudge!