I stirred up a bowl of pancake batter using the basic recipe from Joy of Cooking, then added unsweetened finely shredded coconut flakes and extra milk. After flipping them on the griddle, I garnished with more coconut flakes and fresh banana. Super easy! But for next time, I think I should experiment with real coconut milk. Has anyone ever done that? And do you think it would be weird to garnish with fresh pineapple instead of banana?
buttercream frosted cupcakes. Though originally fearful of the extra coconut, this investment has revolutionized my eats. A little dusting over my oatmeal, a spoonful with my yogurt, a pinch on my peanut butter toast...I've been going coconut crazy! In fact, sometimes I forget I'm living in the Northeast. ; )
Just as a sidenote, despite the name of my blog and my kitchen conconctions, coconut is not my signature trademark. Any family or close friend can tell you that my true loyalty lies with pineapple.
Here's a fun experiment to try: Leave a fresh pineapple on the kitchen counter and set a timer. I might have a genetically altered sensitivity for this sweet fruit, because within seconds I will come running into the kitchen, knife in hand (ok, I know I shouldn't be running with a knife). What ensues next, a sticky scene of cutting, spiraling, and finger-licking, is a tribute to efficiency and single-minded determination like you have never witnessed before. Left undisturbed, I have been known to quietly eat the entire pineapple, and can continue indefinably if not for the risk of cankersores. So please don't hesitate to forcibly stop me if you want a taste!
(10pm) I just returned from church, and my mind is busy trying to file away new hopes and fresh convictions. Now I feel silly posting this trivial tribute to pancakes, but since I already wrote out the description this morning I decided to share it.
Recently I've been pensive, trying to examine why I invest so much hope in fleeting academic achievements and a future career, rather than in the God who has given me these opportunities. It's that timeless question of "What ensures happiness?" Perhaps I'll expose more thoughts in a future post.
Apologies for ending on a heavy note.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day!