Sunday, June 10, 2007

Merry about Berries

When my husband first flew the nest his mother took the time to write the recipes for all of his favorite meals in a book. I don't believe that he ever thought to actually use it, to him it was merely a sweet gesture. I am the cook in our family and when this book hit my hands years later I knew what magic I held. When I let it be known that he would be enjoying Cornmeal Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce this past Saturday, Hubby immediately expressed his joy in the form of a rap.

That sounds delicious,
off the hook nutritious.
That fly Eviedee sure knows her dishes.

Cornmeal Pancakes
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 cup boiling water
2 Tblsp butter
1 cup flour
2 Tblsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
3 tsp molasses
1 cup milk
Mix together the cornmeal, water, and butter. Beat in the remaining ingredients and let stand for 10 minutes. Cook the pancakes for a few minutes on each side in a greased griddle, over medium high heat, until light brown. Serve with blueberry sauce
Blueberry Sauce
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tblsp cornstarch
2 cups blueberries
2 Tblsp lemon juice
1/3 cup water

Combine the sugar and cornstarch in a pot. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook over a medium high heat, stirring until thick.


Jenn Maruska said...

Pancakes AND rapping? What a great meal! : )

jen said...

That's a clever husband you've got. And the pancakes sound delicious!

kickpleat said...

wow, awesome looking breakfast & awesome rap! love it.

as for some vancouver favorites:
Kinda Fancy:
Vij's – a good option for dinner, fusion Indian and so amazing! (
Provence Mediterranean Grill – I haven't been but heard it's good ( )
Tojo's – good reputation for japanese food, haven't been (
Salt Tasting Room – good rep, not been

Rangoli – Vij's sister restaurant. Equally delicious at half the price. (
Salade de Fruits – A good lunch spot for moules et frites where everyone speaks french, atmosphere is not very bistro like since it's in a french cultural centre (
The Foundation – hip, trendy and great vegetarian/vegan food, I love this place ( )
Guu with Garlic – crazy japanese food & service, an experience I've been longing to try ( )

Nuba – good for lunch, tiny space, middle-eastern and very yummy (
Sha lin Noodle House – great handmade noodles and green onion pancakes ( )
Clubhouse – cheap japanese food but maybe better suited for a group dinner ( )
Go Fish is a fish stand that always gets rave reviews ( =863) and you can check out Beyond robson for more restaurant reviews:

For breakfast, Slickety Jim's Chat & Chew can be hit & miss, but it's a nice spot. Crave on Main St. is also really good (if it's nice, sit in the back outside). I hear Chill Winston's in gastown has a great weekend brunch (and good for dinner too). I've had good breakfasts & lunches at Brioche in gastown, but it's always busy and bustling & more of a cafe.

Gramps Don said...

Sounds like Micah likes it. Did you see the recipe I blogged on Bako? And in Vancouver avoid the Mongolian Barbecue. Made 5 people sick and they had to fly to Japan the next day! Barf.

Gramps Ron said...

Hi Evie & Micah, Love your website & great recipies..
Happy munchin, on this 4th '0 July.