Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fluffy pancakes

I have so much on my heart lately that I scarcely know where to begin, so maybe I'll just post a recipe.

I think I will.

Fluffy pancakes it is. ;)

1 1/4 Cup flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 Cup milk
3 Tablespoons oil (I use olive or sunflower)
1 egg

Mix all dry ingredients in one bowl, the wet ingredients in another, then combine. Lightly butter a non-stick pan, pour 1/3 cup of batter into pan, and cook on medium high heat until bubbly, flip and cook for another 45 - 60 seconds. This recipe makes about 10 to 12 medium pancakes and is easily doubled.

For my vegan sister, I have not tried it, but I think that the milk can easily substituted with oat, almond, soy or rice milk, and the egg with apple sauce. I would add a little bit of cinnamon if I did it this way... and probably will try it soon, actually! ;)

So, no mixes necessary for nice, fluffy pancakes!

Berry syrup:

If you (like me) live in a place where you can not buy maple syrup, berry syrup is SO GOOD with these.
I usually buy a bag of mixed, frozen berries, but I have also done this with strawberries or blueberries.

1 cup of fresh or frozen berries to every 2 T of sugar (or 1 T honey).
In a small saucepan, place the berries and sugar and simmer on low heat for 3 - 5 minutes. Serve warm with pancakes and whipped cream. Makes for a lovely dessert!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Steady My Heart

I think I remember saying that I'd be around more often, didn't I? Well, I guess it's not news to anyone, but I'm not perfect. It's funny that by blogging on certain things in life I feel initially happy about sharing, but inevitably it leaves me feeling nothing more than vulnerable.

Exposed.

And for someone who likes quiet and privacy, that can be unsettling. I won't bore you with the mundane details of my life, but things do seem a bit unsettling lately. And my heart longs for something steady.

Thankfully, I can always find it.

So can you.