Saturday, October 20, 2012

Last Saturday's batch of lemon poppy seed pancakes

I have this Saturday morning tradition where I rise earlier than a few members of my household and tune Pandora to my Irish music channel. The rooms of my apartment swell and fill with the sounds of the tin whistle, accordion, and bodhran while I flip pancakes and dance/shuffle around in my pajamas, my bare feet tapping out rhythms on our cold kitchen tiles. Slowly but surely, I'm joined by others, blinking their eyes owlishly. The music is usually too fast for their sleepy minds and it's quickly replaced by something more sedate, like NPR, but for a few precious minutes on a weekend morning, the apartment and the sounds in it are mine.

Just a few posts before we head into the weekend.


I promise to stop posting apple recipes soon, seriously. Can I do just one more? How about this utterly tempting apple mosaic tart with salted caramel from Smitten Kitchen? Yep, that works for me.

I love sugar, that's a fact. But, I don't think even I could eat too many of these dark chocolate and coconut popovers posted on The Kitchn today. If I find the plain popover too heavy, perhaps this would be way over the top. Or perhaps it might be heaven.

I wrote a post for the Abrams Books blog reviewing malted milk chocolate pots de creme from the new Baked Elements book. Check it out here.


I'm in awe of these wildlife images for the Veolia Environnement wildlife photographer of the year. Once you look at the top 10 you'll have trouble seeing how they chose just one as the winner.

Interior design:

You better believe I'm entering this giveaway from Anthology Magazine to celebrate their 2 year anniversary. You could win issues no.1-8 (including the hard-to-find issues no.1 and 2!) All you have to do is follow them on instagram and take a photo of your favorite place to curl up with your copy of Anthology magazine.

Looking for something to dream about this weekend? Take a look at this post on This is Glamorous about the many extraordinary castles in Germany. This is part of their "take me away" series and the photos alone have me booking tickets to Germany pronto.

That's it, have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I'm always thrilled to hear nice.
    This season is autumn favorite of the Japanese people.
    Very bright autumn leaves are beautiful.
    The ancient capital of Japan, please search Kyoto.
    Great ancient capital of the world leads to impress foreign people.
    I'm sorry I was wrong spell.
    Japanese friends.
    Ryoma Sakamoto.

  2. wow those wildlife photos are incredible!

  3. yummy!


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