6.15.2010

honey...

Yesterday I showed you my new houseguests and asked you your favorite way to eat honey.  I did not, however, reveal our favorite way to eat honey.  I know you were filled with curiosity.  Did you lie awake last night pondering "what is Jeanette's favorite way to eat honey"?  "Why didn't she tell us"?  "Why are the hot air hand dryers in public restrooms placed so high that you have to reach up to dry your hands, causing the water to run down your arms"?  Oh, sorry, that's something I lay awake and ponder.   Seriously though, right?  Am I the only person who this bugs?  Okay, back to the the honey.


Sleep is an important part of good health and I want you to be healthy, so to save you from another restless night, I'm going to reveal the big mystery.  You will sleep well tonight knowing this... 


That image is it for me.  I like to drizzle it on my yogurt.  That wasn't very exciting was it?  Don't know why you lost so much sleep over it in the first place.

Andrew Henry, now he's exciting, and so is his favorite way to eat honey.  Do you know the joy of eating a Baked Apple Pancake?  The link to the recipe is very close to the one I make but I pour honey on the apples and around the edge of the pan before I pour the batter in - gives it a sweet cripsy crust.  I have made it with buckwheat flour (gluten-free for me), and while it doesn't rise to it's usually glorious mountain of airy goodness, it was nice.  I know there are probably gluten-free recipes that will get you close to the original, I'm just too lazy to look into it so I make this for AH and I eat a scrambled egg.  Truth hurts.

I made the pancake for AH's breakfast on Sunday - he always loves it...

You start with these...


progress to this...
  
  

and end up with this...

 

Delish no?  It could easily serve 4-6 people, or one Andrew Henry.

While I was making said pancake, I noticed my countertop.  I have a 16 foot counter in my kitchen and only about 1 foot of surface area to work on.  Do you know why?  I make and sell jewelry that's why.  I pick up bits and bobs everywhere and spread it out, let it "speak" to me.  I piece together things when I'm designing and I'm often in my kitchen - it has the biggest work area.  I cook around the jewelry...

 

See the vintage jacks?  Andrew Henry told me he HAS NEVER PLAYED JACKS!  I couldn't believe it.  So, after breakfast, I taught him how to play. 


There wasn't any room left on the counter, so we played on the floor.

Did you play jacks as a child?




18 comments:

Maria said...

Yes, of course I did!
And oh my appley goodness! That is an amazing sight to behold and. I'll bet even more glorious to the mouth! My boys would LOVE that - they have become quite the panky-doo experts in their short years and would probably rank this near the top of their faves lists. Yep, so gonna make this for them!

Teenage Bride said...

ooooh those pancakes look good.I am only four foote ten, so I hate hate hate those stupid hand dryers by the way.

Anyway I have played jacks maybe once or twice.... I wasn't very good.

Vinda Sonata said...

hi, the apple crisps seems very delicious! also thanks for the idea of using the honey with yogurt. very inspiring!

OneCraftyFox said...

How did you know I was losing sleep wondering how you ate your honey? LOL! That was too funny :)

I grew up eating German pancakes, that is the country where I was born. As soon as I saw the images, I was like: OMGAWD!!! and now my stomach if flipping for pancakes.

Have a fantastic day, sweets!

MJM said...

I like the apple pancake. I must have played jacks, even though I don't remember... No work before age eight, right Momma?

dreamday said...

i totally forgot about jacks!!! going to scope out some sites on-line and buy a set. xo!

D&D said...

i have never played jacks! but i would very much like to come over for breakfast!

Beatnheart said...

Jeanette...know what? I just love you that’s what...!!

Ya know what else? Your too cool for school. These photos are brilliant...your blog just keeps getting better and better....I see the influence of our fave French Chick creeping in and that is a good no great thing...Your the Phoenix counterpart to Tongue in Cheek....

Thanks for your wonderful, supportive comment on my music video that is appearing on my own fabulous blog today!

Loved your product placement..

the recipe looks too good for words. I was just about to start Weight Watchers...think I’ll go buy buckwheat flour instead....

shari @ little blue deer said...

Savannah Bee Company honey is THE way to go, if you're talking honey. Check them out if you haven't yet, they're amazing! XO!

Iva said...

YUMMY!!! that looks amazing!! SO GOOD!! :)

Debby said...

Love a bit of honey in yogurt w/ berries! xo

Maia said...

I feel like I've also played, but I don't remember when.

Aaaaand I think I will have to make the apple pancake for my man friend this weekend! Looks delicious!

Sunshine said...

That is an amazing pancake! lucky AH. I don't like to cook so will have to find that on a menu! I am not a fan of honey but it does complement some dishes.
I played Jacks a long, long time ago, fun game, talk about 'hand eye coordination'!

rebekka said...

So, honey drizzled on yogurt is my favorite too. It just seems so ancient, and so perfect.

bronwyn said...

Hi there. The hand dryer thing drives me crazy! And just today I came across on where you reach your hands DOWN into a little chamber thing. I've never seen this before and I thought it was brilliant.

That apple pancake looks delicious.

My daughter just got some jacks for a party favor and we've been showing her how to play. I think my husband made up his own rules though. :)

Henley said...

Love seeing that jewelry right there next to where you are making yet another amazing looking breakfast.
I like the thought that you and your husband sat on the floor and played jacks together. No children around to instigate "play time" but you did it anyway, it's encouraging. Makes me smile.

Silver Strands said...

Ok - I now know what breakfast I'll be serving tomorrow :) And YES - I played jacks like crazy. LOVE the game.
oxoxo
Denalee

pamela said...

yes, i loved jacks as a child and it is one of the fond memories i have playing with my sister, cindy, who was an expert at it.

i loved the apple pancake! yes, delicious. i must learn. will try the buckwheat as well since i do enjoy gallette, isn't that the name of buckwheat crepe?