Monday, February 16, 2015

Galettes- Pancake day alternative, or addition?

Pancake Tuesday is one of my favourite days. In Ireland, Christian traditions dominate the popular culture, so pancake Tuesday is everywhere you look. In our house pancakes means crepes, not the thicken and equally delicious American style pancakes. So every year my Mum prepared a giant vat of batter in the afternoon, and let it rest on the counter, tempting us with thoughts of the upcoming feast. The hardest part was eating the normal dinner (always fish) before we could make the sweet pancakes. Well I don't repeat that torture in my home, for main meal we eat galettes!


Monday, February 9, 2015

Baked Oatmeal with cinnamon and raisins

When I started writing this blog I used to work shifts, often overnight. Shift work is incredibly draining at times and there were many nights when I would reach my normal bedtime and know that I had a full grueling 8 hours ahead. On those occasions I often made an oatmeal pancake from oats, eggs and milk. It would fill me up and give me the energy I needed to get through the night. So seeing pins of baked oatmeal brings me back to that time, it also makes me think of how much of us need an energy boost at this time of the year. I thought I'd try it out again with a basic version of the recipes I see most places and then maybe suggest some changes


So.........that went well......but I'm back with a bang!

At the start of the year I said that I would try to post more regularly and......yeah....that didn't happen =/ Finishing this doctorat...