My husband Jason is a sever sufferer of gluten intolerance and finding and making him healthy and tasty meals can be problematic at times. I purchased some buckwheat flour a while back and today I also discovered a fantastic recipe for buckwheat pancakes. It was on a blog called Cookie and Kate. She has some really lovely recipes to share with us and it’s really worth having a look. The only thing I changed was that I chopped up a banana and mixed it in with the batter where she served hers with oven roasted strawberries.
First assemble all your ingredients.
1 cup of buckwheat flour
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups of buttermilk – shaken
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Sift dry ingredients into a bowl. In a separate jug mix all wet ingredients. I added the chopped banana here as well to the wet mix. Add the wet mix to the dry mix and stir until just combined. Lumps in the mix are a good thing. Don’t beat them out!
Heat a griddle pan and add 1/4 cup sized amounts of batter.
Cook until bubbles rise to the surface and then turn when you can see the sides are starting to cook.
These were really light and fluffy and the added banana worked really well. I added maple syrup to mine but Jason likes his as they come.
I popped outside this grey winters Sunday to chop some wood and found the iris bulbs I’d dug up from where the new decking is now built. Shriek! They had sprouted and had become root tangled.
I found an unused bag of potting mix and set about de-tangling the bulbs. I also found some old pots to pop them in.
I hope they survive but am philosophical about their chances. They were in the ground for about 13 years so had multiplied a lot from the few I’d originally planted. After planting in a varying assortment of potting mix , compost and soil I popped them under the dormant plums and blueberry shrubs. I then watered them in well with a good seaweed based tonic.
Oh and here’s the wood I chopped 🙂
I hope all your days wherever you are in the world are beautiful.
This is the back of our local fishermans and produce market that is held every Sunday at the boatshed in Albany. People can sit out here with a lovely coffee and look at the boats or birds and in warmer weather, watch their children have a little swim or a paddle.
This is one of the friendly pelicans sitting way up high on a lamp post preening his/her feathers after a swim. You don’t tend to walk under lamp posts down here for obvious reasons 😀
This is one of the tugboats that operate from the port in Albany. Behind it you can just see the woodchip pile waiting for a boat to come and take it to Japan to make it in to paper.
This is the other one. Behind it you can see the big silos full of grain waiting for ships to come take it away.
This is some form of sculpture that is shaped like a tree with a windvane/weathervane on top. It was a very still and breezeless day.
This is one of the local seagulls who posed nicely for us.
This is a photo of the old quarantine station that new immigants had to stay in miles away by road from the town of Albany but a short boat ride otherwise.
This is Bald Head off the coast of Albany.
This is the start of Ataturk Channel, the entrance to the port of Albany. Huge ships pass through here with the help of those two tugboats you saw earlier.
This is looking back over Middleton Beach and twowards Emu Point and the water at the back is Oyster Harbour. The ranges at the back are the Stirling Ranges.
This is our Entertainment centre. It hosts lots of fun events and local dance competitions. In front of that are a few yachts and catamarans that head off whale watching nearly every day when the season is on.
It was a lovely Sunday. There were young boys out fishing off the jetty as well as family groups having a great time. We just wandered about with a nice coffee each enjoying the day and taking the odd picture. We’ve resolved we must get back to going for walks together in the finer weather. Good for the soul and the body 🙂
Bye for now.