Saturday, March 24, 2012



I love pancakes.
(I did find a recipe for a pancake cake. I mind...IT WAS COVERED WITH ICING. Pancakes. Covered with icing.)
I love the pancakes you get at some restaurants, fluffy and sweet, they melt a bit in your mouth, heaven.
Unfortunately my pancake making skills have been known to elicit howls laughter from my family so I just stopped making them.
Except I still craved them.
It was a cosmic joke.
Then I found the following recipe.
It is a bit of a pain in the ass, more trouble then opening a box and mixing in water, but worth it.
(Typing this out because I don't know where I got it and the piece of paper it is printed on is not long for this world. Messy cook.)

3/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
2 Tbl Sugar
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 tea Baking Powder
Pinch Salt
1 Tbl melted butter
*1 Cup Cottage Cheese or Ricotta (I prefer the CC, you'll want to drain it a bit)
3/4 Cup Whole Milk
3 Eggs Separated
1/2 tea Vanilla Extract

*Using an immersion blender (or whatever you have) immerse up and down in the cottage cheese until it is the consistency of Ricotta.

Whisk together flour, sugars, baking powder and salt in bowl. 
Combine whichever cheese you choose, melted butter, milk, egg YOLKS and vanilla in a sep. bowl and whisk until smooth.

Beat the egg whites in a mixer until stiff .
Add the dry mix to the wet mix stirring gently until just combined. 

Add small amount of whites to lighten batter then fold in the remaining whites.

I cook on a cast iron griddle and I always seem to fuck up the first few pancakes because, well, I suck making pancakes. 
I have found that if I make small pancakes they are easier for me to flip and do not become a ridiculous mess.

Of course the lesson here is that even though my pancakes might still look like (even with this recipe) they are now fluffy and taste yummy.

Holy Jebus. I went looking for a vintage image and those Aunt Jemima ads are just incredibly racist and SAMBO'S...Lord I had forgotten all about Sambo's. I can remember eating at one when I was a kid in the 60's.

*image from Dave's Cupboard

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

WTH Adsense?

Seriously, if you are seeing a fucking ad from some bull shit pro-life group on my blog right now I'm as confused as you.
So don't sign their damn petition, but instead donate money to NARL or Planned Parenthood or Emily's List because if there is one thing I do not support it is the anti-choice/ anti-women /pro-women as incubators movement.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Sexism 101

Woman's Home Companion 1910

Woman's Home Companion, March 1910
The Fashion Department
Conducted by Grace Margaret Gould

These are scans of a magazine page I have framed and hanging on my wall. On the back is an advertisement for Himalaya Cloth "an exact reproduction of the fashionable rough silks" along with drawings of these two dresses.

While the S-curve corset looks incredibly uncomfortable and I thank the Gods that I live in the age of cotton knit I have always loved the fashions of the Gibson Girl/ Edwardian era. 1910 of course is towards the end of this time and with the beginning of WW1 more realistic, comfortable styles took hold.