Sunday Breakfast, Pancakes at Last

October 25, 2011

It’s been far too long since I’ve made pancakes. Far too long. Last Sunday it was time to fix this.

Ben and I went for a morning jog, fuelled by feelings of…I don’t quite know how to describe them…lets just say nervous energy. I’m slowly getting my fitness back after frequently being unwell the past few months. Last year I was really only working in Private Practice, and now I’m working all over the place, including in Hospitals. As a result I’ve been getting sick quite a bit and my fitness has suffered, oh has it suffered. But it’s coming back to me…ever so slowly. I kind of wish it would hurry up a little though, geeze.

On the way home from our jog we picked up the papers. Sunday morning = the papers to me. And then the pancake making began…

Originally I had planned to make my Banana Choc Chip Buttermilk Pancakes but, call me crazy, I wasn’t in the mood for chocolate chips. So instead I used the same recipe but subbed the choc chips for blueberries, and added an extra 1/2 tablespoon of sugar and 2/3 teaspoon of cinnamon to the mix. They were a little gooey inside, possibly just needing a longer time in the pan, so I’ll try again before posting a true recipe. I served them with lemon wedges (for me) and ice-cream (for Ben). And maple syrup. Always maple syrup.

Pancakes were had. Banana Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes. Along with the papers, Gourmet Traveller and Tea. Always Tea.

A short while after breakfast, Ben and I headed down to Red Hill to be with family. The pizza oven was roaring.

It was a nice Sunday, despite it being difficult. I hope you had a lovely day, where ever you were and whatever you were doing. Thanks for all your incredibly lovely comments on my previous post, it is so touching. If I’ve learnt anything from losing my brother it is that life is so short. Live it wholly and be happy. Pancakes, Pizza and Family are a great place to start…

Heidi xo
  • Hannah October 25, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Aw it's been far too long since I've had pancakes- these look perfect! And that pizza looks wonderful, such a thin, crisp base! 🙂 x

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) October 25, 2011 at 7:45 am

    pancakes AND pizza? Sounds like a winning combination to me!!!

  • Michelle Chin October 25, 2011 at 9:15 am

    your house at red hill has a pizza oven? awesome!

  • Leah October 25, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Pancakes, Pizza and Family, sounds wonderful too me 😀

  • Blithely Unaware October 25, 2011 at 10:09 am

    I LOVE The Sunday Age, it's literally like a wicked indulgence at the end of the week to curl up with it in bed.

    I'm so glad you had a beautiful day, perhaps bitter sweet for moments but that's completely and utterly normal.

    I think I've built up an immunity to hospital bugs over the years. Don't get me wrong, I still get sick but not like I used to. Heaven knows what I've been exposed to!!!


  • Lisa October 25, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    I'm so with you on maple syrup. Pancakes are just not right without them. I've taken to using golden syrup instead of sugar and I really like the extra flavour that gives.

    The pizza looks great, I'm glad you managed to have a nice day, it is important.

  • Hannah October 25, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Absolutely. Pancakes, pizza, family, love, laughter, friends, acceptance, contentment. And desserts. 🙂 Thinking of you, and glad you have coping mechanisms for that nervous energy, which I often describe myself as antsy-anxious-shaking-mean-reds. Love you. xo

  • Ashley October 25, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Wow your pizzas look insane. So yummy! I had one of those 'surprisingly not in the mood for chocolate' moments, when I reached for a frosty fruits icypole instead of my usual almond chocolate vanilla magnum..

    And I agree, pancakes, pizzas and family is a lovely little mantra 🙂

  • Heidi October 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Hannah – I know, what's with going too long without pancakes? not cool…

    Lisa – 🙂

    Michelle – indeed it does and indeed it is 🙂

    Leah – thanks, lovely xo

    Blithely Unaware – I know, I hope I start to build up super resistance soon. & with your night shifts and hence messed-up sleep patterns, I am amazed at how you're so sprightly! Great work 😉

    Lisa – thank you 🙂 yay for maple syrup love too.

    Hannah – thanks Hannah, love right back at you. Especially for you at this time too. love love xo

    Ashley – thanks 🙂 & it's always surprising, isn't it, when you're not in a chocolate mood! 😛

    Heidi xo

  • Julia @ Boredom Abounds October 25, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Yum – I might have to make some pancakes this long weekend, it's been far too long for me too!

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella October 25, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    What a lovely way to spend a Sunday Heidi! 😀

  • The InTolerant Chef October 26, 2011 at 8:14 am

    And tea, you forgot the tea. Tea makes everything better!
    My hubby worked one day a week at a hospital for a year, he had a cold for the entire year long- I just hoped it meant he was building up his immune system for the long term. Glad you're feeling stronger 🙂

  • Heidi October 26, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Julia – happy to play the part of pancake reminder 🙂

    Lorraine – indeed 🙂

    InTolerant Chef – thanks, lovely. Yes how could I forget tea? Tea helps me in so many ways, seriously 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy October 26, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    What an wonderful Sunday. Sounds ideal! Glad to see you are regaining your fitness too 🙂

  • Cassandra @foodmyfriend October 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Sounds like a perfect Sunday to me too! I have been a little bit lazy with the old exercise gig. It takes months to work up to a healthy running stage and only one little cold or week off to knock you right back down again!

  • Iron Chef Shellie October 26, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Pizza and pancakes… girl you have the life!
    I miss Red Hill! =(

  • Heidi October 27, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Anna – thanks, I'm loving it 🙂

    Cassandra – YES, it's so frustrating!!

    Michele – me too, I don't get to see it enough!

    Heidi xo

  • KittyCate October 28, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    What a gorgeous Sunday! Now I want pancakes 🙂
    I have been getting back into regular exercise after about a month of nothing, and it is haaaaaard but gosh feels so good! Hope the hospital bug buggers off soon and you feel better hun xx