Even though our priorities shifted dramatically recently, and our daily schedule is cut into small iterations of 2.5 hours, it’s still nice to celebrate Sundays. Not particularly because J. and I don’t see much of each other the rest of the week, because we do, but because it’s nice to have some rituals. Of course you’ll still find me in front of a computer, and with a camera in hand like any other day, but still.
One of my favorite rituals for Sunday are pancakes. No doubt, pancakes go with every other day of the week, but there’s something about getting up, mixing the dough (and don’t you dare use a pancake mix) and letting the pancakes sizzle in a pan, one by one, all the while trying out new tricks for making the dough. As with a lot of things I somehow connect pancakes with Australia. When I was in Byron Bay for the first time, we stayed in a nice backpackers for about a week. Even though we slept in a ten-bed dorm it was still nice. I made a didgeridoo, and every morning I would go out, order some pancakes and a cappuccino, and then sit down on a bench with a view of the subtropical woods surrounding the village.
Long story short: I love pancakes, with maple syrup and butter, just like Aunt Jemima used to make. I need to be honest here, my first encounter of American-style pancakes was Aunt Jemima’s pancake mix. It was okay, but I tend not to think about that a lot, because self-made pancakes are so much better, and so dang easy anyway.
We also had our first strawberries this Sunday, some fruit is a must with pancakes, it’s the best way to justify them as healthy. Plus, I managed to get some decent foam from the new espresso machine. I’m sure by now Jördis must think that I’m out of control when it comes to coffee. I actually discovered that there’s several roasters within a one kilometer radius of our apartment. So much coffee to try, and I’m looking forward to each and every one of them.
Another thing that fits in perfectly well with a lazy Sunday is Molly’s book “A Homemade Life.” I love Molly’s writing, and if you do too, you should get this book. Although, between you and me, I think you probably own it already, right?
On a last note, I also made a special appearance at this new thing called “Bench Monday” on Flickr, trying out the self-timer for Polaroid Automatic cameras that Carolyn sent me. Thought you should know.
I also blatantly used Jördis’ photos for this post. I’m sure she’s cool with it.
Have a great week, friends!