A German Apple Pancake – Morning Rituals and Victuals

Who doesn’t like Apple pancakes? Not me! These are on my list to make soon!

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An inspiring breakfast: topped with a dollop of sour cream, this apple-filled pancake is like a mile-high crepe, as delicious as it is beautiful .

Morning rituals. Jack and I start every day with a hearty breakfast. This important meal is usually accompanied with a big mug of coffee or tea and a selection of a few poems, which, lucky for me, are read to me by my favorite reader.  A day that starts with healthy fuel for the body and sustenance for the mind is likely to be positive and fruitful (wink).

Our breakfast menus traditionally include items like nourishing hot cereals, egg dishes, or something freshly baked. This morning’s menu came straight from the only baking recipe book I have with me here in Mongolia, The Williams-Sonoma Baking Book. If you are only going to have one recipe book, I highly recommend this one. It includes many foundational recipes for breads and desserts…

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Black Eyed Pea Salsa

Yum! Wish I had found this in time to make for new years! Oh well, I have plenty more dried black eyed peas in the pantry. This will be made soon!

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black eyed pea salsaIt seems only fitting to start off the year with a recipe that includes black-eyed peas, don’t you think? In past years I’ve made Hoppin’ John and they’ve showed up in other dishes too.

One thing I definitely like about this dish is it’s a pretty healthy way to kick off a new year.  Considering everything we baked and ate these last few weeks, enjoying a snack laden with all types of vegetables was really lovely.  Speaking of all things sugary, I can safely say we left no piece of fudge or sugar cookie untouched.  Thankfully, I live with hungry boys who can eat their weight in Christmas sweets.

black eyed pea salsa ingredientsI decided to cook frozen black-eyed peas, which is rather simple and is a no-soak method.  You simply place them into a pot (check for any stones), cover with water and bring them to a boil.  Reduce the heat, cover…

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