Saturday, July 24, 2010

Simple Things in Life and Berry Cherry Pancakes

The simplest things in life are right there in front of us, the fruit of life begins with love. Our love for life. If you cherish it, you also need to respect the privilege.




My posts are usually just full of rambling things about how to make a certain something in a recipe , seems to be the attraction, of course this is a cooking site, duh! ( laugh) so I will promise a recipe after this long winded observation.
I was thinking this morning, its time to write about something a little different today, how amazing life is to wake up everyday, and beat the many odds and obstacles we encounter and are against us throughout the day, and still be lucky enough to come home and talk about it. The obstacles we run into during the day are many to change our lives, and the gamble is so high. We encounter several issues we may never know about, like the many drunk drivers on the road. Do we take it for granted? I think so. So often, too much in a hurry, we don't realize how close we came to harm that day to appreciate our lives on a daily basis. Looking back at all those close calls while driving with reckless drivers on the road, they are texting or talking on cell phones, that alone scares the crap out of me. We definitely need strict laws enforced everywhere. Then how about the many times through the years, almost falling from slipping on something, or not thinking when plugging something in with wet hands, being in a hurry can really hurt you lots of close calls, I will bet you all have your own right?. I guess, we all need to slow down a bit. Never take precious life for granted, love the family and friends you have, appreciate them, make more time for what's important. I am thankful to all my readers, family and friends and hope that you all are having a safe wonderful summer and have wonderful stories to tell each day for decades to come~
Not much of a post without a recipe and I pormised, so here is the simplest pancake recipe and have a Berry Cherry Day everyday for the rest of your life!


Pancake Recipe:
Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl, whisk, set aside:
2 cups flour
2 tbsp sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp fine salt
Combine the wet ingredients in a second bowl, whisk:
2 cups buttermilk
4 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 beaten eggs

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and whisk until just combined. Fry in a pan with butter. Top with rainer sliced cherries, blueberries, strawberry and blackberries, pour lots of maple syrup over the top.... have blessed day!



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29 comments:

alison said...

wow,always these are great for breakfast!and yours looks so tempting!

Angie's Recipes said...

Love these berry pancakes, either for the breakfast or afternoon snack!

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

Claudia, you know we love pancakes here!

citronetvanille said...

Oh I just saw your new look, I love this one! I agree, there are some scary drivers out there that cause bad accidents. I hate driving. Well, your pancakes can certainly be comforting after a stressful day! Lovely pancakes Claudia!

bellini valli said...

I see people trip over each other as they walk down the street talking on their cell, so how can they concentrate to drive? I will calm myself with a large plate of pancakes, syrup and fruit.

foodies at home said...

I think making these pancakes for someone special shows them you care! People do need to slow down a bit in their day to day and really enjoy the simple things! Thanks for making me smile today!

Magic of Spice said...

A lovely post...and your pancakes are phenomenal!

Drick said...

yep, I get it too.... everyone is so in a hurry these days, so little time to pay attention for the good stuff ... like these pancakes - like them a lot

Mags said...

Great post...definitely words to live by.

And your pancakes look perfectly delicious!

Belinda @zomppa said...

You're so right - often the best things are simply simple

zerrin said...

These look scrumptious! Would love to have one now. Their presentation is fantastic!

zerrin said...

These look scrumptious! Would love to have one now. Their presentation is fantastic!

Joanne said...

So right. We should be grateful for every day and all we have. I'm always trying to slow myself down because you never know what might be around the corner.

Love the pancakes. Now I'm SO in the mood for a little maple syrup.

Bridgett said...

Wouldn't it be so nice to live in the Italian lifestyle where there is no rush? Sometimes I look back on my day as a blur and can't remember the time in between. This was a great post to get your mind going and these pancakes would make anyone slow down to savor.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What delicious, fresh and summery pancakes! And a very thought provoking post.

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Lovely pancakes. I could certainly wake up to these.

Steve said...

I make pancakes for my girls every Sunday and tomorrow they'll have blueberries in them since they are in season around here.

Kathy Gori said...

Loved reading your post, and your thoughts. I'm nuts for pancakes and yours look oh so special!

Joy said...

I am not taking life for granted ~ and I want those pancakes in it!!!!!

Nicole said...

I have been so behind on blog reading, but I LOVE the new look to your site! It is so easy to read! I try very hard not to take life for granted and be appreciative for each and every day.

Coffeebeans said...

I just love pancakes, especially when they have a lot of fruits!

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Awesome pancakes and awesome post. So often we don't appreciate everday life and how lucky we are to be able to experience it. Thank you! :)

Spicie Foodie said...

I couldn't agree more , lovely post :) I am really enjoying your recipe too. I usually load my pancakes with not so good toppings, now I can see a great alternative. Thanks for sharing.

MaryMoh said...

Yes, totally agree with you not to rush and be cautious when doing things. And never to take things for granted. It's a very good reminder cos I had just burnt my fingers while rushing through with my cooking. I accidentally touched a very hot pot handle. I had to hold a packet of frozen peas for about 30 minutes to prevent the blisters developing!! Love your pancakes...anytime :D

Tania said...

I rarely do pancakes, yours are so yummy!

Trix said...

You are so right Claudia - life is short, we only have one shot, and we need to enjoy every second we can. These pancakes are a good way to enjoy life, that's for sure!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, those look good. Nummy!

baking.serendipity said...

Pancakes are simple, but are always delicious! Yours look great :)

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Breakfast and especially pancakes can be eaten at any time of the day! These look wonderful Claudia!

Bon appetit!
CCR
=:~)