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Monday, August 23, 2010

F-words..... and pancakes.

Frustration, food and fable failure. Yep, that's what this blog is about.

I'm frustrated today. It wasn't a particularly awful day. Not productive enough either. Stressful, of course, but that's generally the case. Perhaps I'm a bit overwhelmed at work. I have a tendency to not see the forest for the trees. It's a personality trait I'd like to eliminate. There are days that all I see is a sea of deadlines and pub. dates and forget to take things one at a time. Rather like blogging sometimes. I get quite frustrated when words are flowing. (Like now). Brian has amassed many recipes and photos, yet I struggle with finding words to accompany the steps. I want the blog to be amusing and informative. Not simply the latter. I want you to get to know us through our food and fables. Today, this blog will be less story - simply recipe. Though that may tell you more about me than any tale could.

Here is a dish that always lightens my mood. Hope you love them as much as we do.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes (These are delicious - I promise)
Recipe serves 2. Double for more.

You'll need:

1/2 cup unbleached flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 honey-crisp or granny smith apple, bruniosed


In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and sugar. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, cottage cheese, milk, oil and apples together. Combine the two mixtures.

Spray a griddle pan with an oil spray and heat over medium. Drop 1/4 cup (approx.) batter onto the griddle pan. Cook for a few minutes, checking the underside occasionally. Flip when browned and cook the other side.

Serve with fresh fruit, butter or maple syrup. Good for breakfast, lunch or dinner.