September 12, 2014
Baking with alternative flours can be a fun experiment in food. Oat flour particularly lends a new taste - a sweetness and a nuttiness. We had to do up some oat flour pancakes, creating a breakfast twist like no other. We also upped the ante a little by tossing a few toffee chips in, just for fun.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk together milk, buttermilk, oil and eggs. Pour the wet ingredients into the center of the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined. Heat a skillet over medium high and spray with non-stick spray. Pour approximately 1/3 cup mixture out for each pancake. Top with toffee chips and chocolate chips. When the pancake begins to bubble, flip and cook until light golden brown on the other side.
Tip: To keep pancakes warm while they cook, place them on a plate in a 200 degree oven.
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October 22, 2020
I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
October 14, 2020
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.