Saturday, July 13, 2013

Fresh Blueberry Pancakes

This Sunday at the Fairmount Neighborhood Farmers Market you can look forward to the following offerings from Sweetwater Farm and Fair Valley Farm:

summer berries! blueberries, marionberries, and strawberries
tomatoes (make a BLT for lunch)
celery and kohlrabi (try grilled with smoked trout)
squash blossoms, baby squash, zucchini, and fennel (make pickles)
cauliflower and broccoli (also nice grilled in a salad
lavender, Italian parsley, and 1 lb bags of basil (make some parsley pesto)
sugar snap peas (add some crunch to your salad)
cucumbers and carrots (make some spring rolls)
spring onions, fresh spring garlic, and lemon drop hot peppers
spinach, kale, chard, collards, braising greens mix, lettuce, and salad mix
dried beans and grains from Camus Country Mill
jams, salsa, and pickles from Sweet Creek Foods
pastured chickens (try chicken and saffron rice)

There are so many delicious things you can make with blueberries, like bucklescobblers and cakes, but my all time favorite is blueberries pancakes. And rather than tucking the blueberries inside (reserve this for winter pancakes you make with your frozen berry stores), I like to pile the fresh berries on top of my pancakes and chase them around my plate as they roll away from my fork. Blueberry pancakes were my father's specialty, and for summer vacations, when we would pack our tiny Datsun B210 with two parents, two kids, two dogs, sheets, towels, beach towels, and inner tubes, the entirety of the kitchen supplies were devoted to my father's breakfast preparation necessities: coffee mill and espresso maker, and a pristine pancake griddle that could not be used for any other purpose. He always made Bisquick pancakes, but in my adult life I've diversified to many types. Right now my favorite are chia seed and buckwheat pancakes, at the top of the list below, but all of these would be delicious with some of Sweetwater Farm's fresh berries. 

Breakfast Pancakes and Waffles
Chia Seed and Buckwheat Pancakes
Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Swedish Oatmeal Pancakes
Teff Grain and Ricotta Pancakes
Apple Flapjacks
Fresh Fruit Crepes
Easter Egg Aebleskiver
Aebleskiver Filled with Chocolate and Hazelnut Stuffed Figs
Yeasted Buckwheat Waffles
Rye Waffles
Gluten-Free Waffles

1 comment:

Anna said...

Wonderful memories!