23 October 2009

V is for victory

An email from Park Seed popped into my inbox this morning with some cuteness I had to share. Their line of vintage-inspired Victory Garden merchandise is so fun and the perfect antidote for the cold weather garden hiatus that many of us find ourselves in the midst of.

12 October 2009

cornmeal pancakes

(photo from Martha Stewart Living)

This weekend we tried a fabulous new pancake recipe. I have been really into cornmeal treats lately, so when I saw a recipe on Bakerella for Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes, originally from Martha Stewart Living, I had to try it. I have a freezer full of raspberries from the u-pick farm this summer, so I used raspberries in place of the blueberries, but they were just as good.

I also had to adapt it a little because I didn't have any buttermilk in the house, and I also wanted them a little bit more cornmeally. Served with a side of bacon, these are my favorite breakfast treat. I did skip the orange maple butter.

Here is my adapted recipe:

3/4 cup cornmeal
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 3/4 cups buttermilk
3 Tbsp butter, melted
1 egg

Combine the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet in another. Mix it all together and pour them on the griddle. Drop raspberries, blueberries or whatever-you-want berries onto the cakes before flipping.

For the original, head on over to Bakerella.

11 October 2009

weekend thought

Do you want me to tell you something really subversive?
Love is everything it’s cracked up to be.
That’s why people are so cynical about it.
It really is worth fighting for, being brave for,
risking everything for.
And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything,
you risk even more.
–Erica Jong