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It is a beautiful day.  It was filled with laughter, love and food.  I turned one year younger today and although I have much to say, I am keeping this one short and sweet.

I woke up to my loving dogs, barking birthday wishes (or was it just to go out?).  Followed by my loving husband, bringing me coffee and juice in bed.  I turned on my tech with email greetings, and followed this link to a video sent from Pete.  Gotta love a GOOD laugh!  Not sure what I wanted to eat, I quickly decided PANCAKES, PANCAKES, pan cakes..la,la la pancakes to a tune you will soon also be singing (if you follow the link).

So, watch this video.  Sing that song.  Make these cakes:

The fluffiest (f*cking) pancakes ever! 

(For today, anyway).  I may have made the (non-) bush-league version since my flour and my sugar were not white, my eggs were organic, my butter was Irish, my buttermilk was actually almond milk and my blueberries were, in fact, local (but yes, product of USA).  So perhaps mine were not quite as pictured on TV, yet tasty indeed!


1 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 TB turbino sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt

2 eggs, separated
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup cream on top, plain yogurt
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 TB maple syrup
2 TB butter, melted and cooled slightly

Blueberries, optional



In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.

In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites to fluff and then whisk in the milk, yogurt, vinegar and syrup. Alternatively, you can use buttermilk instead of the almond milk yogurt and vinegar (I only had almond milk and yogurt which worked out just fine).

Whisk the egg yolks and then whisk in the melted butter.

Add the egg white mixture to the dry ingredients and stir just unit it comes together (lumps are okay).

Stir in the egg yolk mixture.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.


On a hot, oiled (I did not use Pam) griddle, plop spoonfuls of the batter spaced an inch or two apart. If using berries, drop the berries onto the wet surface of the pancake now. Let cook, undisturbed, until bubbles form on top.

Using a spatula, flip the cakes over. The tops should be golden. If not, add a little butter to the pan and let it seep underneath. Continue cooking a few minutes more.

Serve with butter and finest Canadian maple syrup (oops, I used Trader Joe’s). Grilled pork sausages and fresh peaches are a flavor explosion not to be missed.

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Breakfast for 2 humans and 2 pups (bowl of peaches and blueberries for the 4-legged ones). 

Oh, one more thing, I got many birthday wishes and I do appreciate them all but I feel the need to share two that took the (birthday) cake.

pup cardFrom my darling little pups.  I forgive them their spelling.

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Thanks Dad and Linda!  Another GOOD laugh for the day, plus a dancing hula with music.  With the weather, I really felt like we were in Hawaii.

If I could attach a clip from my voicemail, you all would get to experience an outstanding “birthday song” performance from the Edwards/Cappadona clan; big thanks and well done!

Love you all!