Eat Well: Dutch Pancake


I had two words for my kitchen this past weekend: "I'm baaaaack!"

After three months of cooking almost never, this past weekend I finally had an urge to get back in the kitchen. Why I stayed away so long (especially on weekends) is a mystery - I LOVE cooking. Rather than exercising my (admittedly limited) culinary skills, for the past several weeks we've been heading out to brunch each weekend morning in search of excellent pancakes. I can't really explain it; we've just been on a major pancake (and laziness) kick lately.

One of the best pancakes we found was the Dutch pancake at The Tipsy Pig, which is one of my favorite restaurants in the Marina here in SF. Last weekend, armed with my long-awaited urge to cook, some farmer's market ingredients, and this easy recipe, I set about making my version of the Tipsy Pig pancake. This ended up being a great idea, if I do say so myself. The pancake is SO easy to make and tastes great with a little fruit and powdered sugar on the top. It took about half a bite for me to realize that this dish will be a Sunday staple for years to come.







DSC_6323This has been such a fun week - in a complete departure from my normal routine, I've already been out to weeknight dinners with friends on two separate nights, with another dinner planned for Friday. Since we're not going to be in town this weekend, it's nice to get to see our friends during the week. Even if it means I've skipped going to the gym more than I should have because I've been up too late, I think the tradeoff is worth it in terms of the happiness that comes from social interaction, you know? That, or I'm just looking for an excuse to sleep in.

Have a wonderful day!

Eat Well: Blueberry Pancakes

With summer coming to a close, blueberries are quickly disappearing from the farmers' market and from grocery store shelves. So I decided to celebrate this blueberry sunset with big, fluffy blueberry pancakes on a beautiful Sunday morning. I used this recipe, which comes from a Williams-Sonoma cookbook that I turn to any time I want to cook a delicious, hearty meal. 

I'm having a hard time accepting that it's Thursday already - I had Columbus Day off, then spent Tuesday interviewing seniors at Berkeley as a part of my office's recruiting efforts. I've got plenty to take care of at work in two days, but I'm also looking forward to diving into another fun, food-filled weekend! Enjoy your day.