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my favorite pancakes

August 27th, 2014

Well hello there! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? It’s hard to put into words why I haven’t been here. Part of me wants to say that it’s because life is so busy—and it is, as anyone with a toddler can tell you—or that I haven’t been cooking—but I have been, in fact more than I have in years—but for some reason, this space just seemed too far away, too much work when all I need is a little “me time”. To be honest, I’ve been trying to sort out what the heck I want to do with my “me time” along with the other 10 hours a week I’ve finally been able to set aside for my projects. Life has finally begun to feel normal again, like I can start to think about bigger picture things. After we got home from Claire’s hospital stay, my life revolved around her and the thought of cooking (and photographing and writing) was …

blood orange + pomegranate pancakes with blood orange + honey syrup

February 15th, 2013

I’ve come to realize that pancakes are one of my favorite foods. They’re super easy, super flexible, and always comforting. Honestly, they’re one of my favorite ways to start the day—but only if I make them at home. Which brings me to this crazy realization—I’m now a Californian. My home is no longer that cozy apartment in Brooklyn—or even simply Brooklyn—the place I lived for over eight years and basically became an adult. I think some people think that we’re a little crazy moving across the country with a baby due in less than two months, but for some reason, this move seemed like the right thing to do. Life is already going to dramatically change, so why not embrace more change? It seems like an awesome adventure—although, yes, sometimes a little crazy—to us. Oh, and did I mention that our new apartment has a totally dreamy kitchen? That didn’t hurt. So, while I’ve been a wee-bit absent here, I’ve …

puffy corn pancakes with tomato + blackberry sauce

September 6th, 2012

In summers past I’ve really embraced corn, and more specifically corncakes. I mean, what’s not to like about savory pancakes? They get a little caramelized on the outside and when topped with fresh salsa, they are my definition of a perfect summer meal. Somehow, up until this week, I had yet to make a batch this year. Luckily a few weeks ago Melissa Clark wrote a piece on the paper about puffy corn pancakes with blackberry sauce that reminded me how much I love corn cakes. The thing is, her recipe sounded even easier than mine—instead of spooning out individual pancakes, all the batter is poured into one pan or dish and baked to create a slightly eggy, dutch babyesque corn pancake. Quite frankly, my stomach started growling and I just couldn’t resist, and thank goodness I didn’t because these puffy corn pancakes are a perfect little last hurrah and remind me why they I love this time of year. …

peach + ricotta pancakes

July 9th, 2012

Yesterday I was in a bit of a slump. This heatwave has really gotten to me, draining my energy and making me feel blah. Well, I’m blaming it on the heatwave anyway. As I was sitting on the couch, moping because I was hungry and feeling lame because I hadn’t make anything all weekend, I had a stroke of inspiration. There were peaches on the counter that were also not happy about the heat—in fact they were seriously going to melt if I didn’t use them up asap. A lightbulb appeared above my head and I had an idea—peach pancakes! All of a sudden I was excited—no more doom and gloom! The ideas were flowing—not only do I have peaches, but I have some ricotta in the fridge that will make these peach pancakes even better. Oooh—wait these deserve two ooohs—oooh were they good.

bacon french toast

February 16th, 2012

When I was a kid I hated french toast—even the smell would make me run and hide. I was also the kind of picky kid who loved waffles but hated pancakes. My poor mother. I’m happy to say that times have changed and I’ve embraced all breakfast foods, especially french toast. Last weekend, after picking up some amazing smoked bacon and challah bread at the farmers’ market, I had a flash of brilliance. Why not combine two of my favorite breakfast foods, bacon and french toast? Especially since I already slather my bacon with syrup anyways, I mean, it almost seems like I’d be saving myself time. I’m happy to say I did it and there’s a possibility that even my 8-year old self would have loved this.

meyer lemon curd

January 17th, 2012

I’m going to do it again—winter citrus’ i heart you! This time I’m going to sing the praises of meyer lemons, the sweeter, more sophisticated cousin to the lemon. Meyer lemons have a smoother skin and are often slightly more orange than a common lemon. They bring depth to dishes like lemons do, but they just have a little less tartness. And since they’re not in the grocery store year round (at least in NYC), they feel like little treats. So this week, upon being invited to a brunch party at a friend’s house, I decided to make some meyer lemon curd. It’s a snap to make and tastes like heaven on everything from toast to waffles.

apple pancakes

October 11th, 2011

With apple season in full swing it’s time to experiment with some new recipes. I have a history of loving pancakes in various forms—from the traditional to silver dollar with raspberry curd to spicy corncakes— they’re the perfect vehicle for experimentation with fresh fruit and veggies; Apples are no exception. I found a little inspiration over on smitten kitchen and decided to build on her idea of shredded apples, since I had some left over from our apple picking adventure.

caramelized apple dutch baby pancakes

March 7th, 2011

Ok, I just have to start by saying, whoa. Why have I not made a dutch baby pancake until this weekend?! Do you know what a dutch baby is? Sometimes they’re called German pancakes, or Bismarks, but basically they’re a giant puffy, slightly less sweet pancake that’s baked in the oven rather than fried. As it’s cooking in the oven, the edges begin to puff up a grow over the pan, with the center following. I decided to take it up a notch by adding caramelized apples to the mix. Yeah, that was a great idea… maybe the best one I had all weekend. When I was thinking about the caramelized apples, I decided I wanted them to be thinly sliced rounds that I could line the pan with, then hopefully add more as topping. So of course I carefully sliced two apples, trying to keep the slices uniform, only semi-succeeding. Next I melted some butter in large skillet, then …