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On February 24th, 2004 06:59 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
It was! ;)
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On February 24th, 2004 05:38 pm (UTC), mipplet commented:
I love Fat Tuesday.
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On February 24th, 2004 07:00 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
I certainly feel fat after eating 8 of the things. ;)
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On February 24th, 2004 08:34 pm (UTC), heuteistmeintag replied:
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On February 25th, 2004 02:51 am (UTC), nomi replied:
dead fish impersonation?
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On February 25th, 2004 08:14 am (UTC), heuteistmeintag replied:
that's the "holy shit woman you can eat" look
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On February 24th, 2004 06:54 pm (UTC), everjaime commented:
Those look so good! I miss having Pancake Day and eating pancakes with lemon juice and sugar :)
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On February 24th, 2004 07:04 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
I made them for the first time last year and Max made them this year.. there's definitely technique involved. I alternated between maple syrup and lemon and sugar with mine, sooo good.

Just because you're no longer in England doesn't mean you can't still give it ago. :)
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On February 24th, 2004 07:04 pm (UTC), scottobear commented:
holy cow! I totally forgot it was shrove tuesday!!
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On February 24th, 2004 07:09 pm (UTC), vizzygoth replied:
i love your icon, what is that from?

and why is this pancake day in the UK, nomi? do tell! my british co-worker was going off on this today but i didn't get a chance to ask her why... did the brits have enough pancake days that the americans inherited it as "fat" tuesday? ;)
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On February 24th, 2004 07:20 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
It's actually called Shrove Tuesday, but to the Godless among us it's called Pancake Day. ;) Shrove Tuesday is the feast before Lent, making pancakes was a way to use up all the eggs, butter and milk before fasting.

I'm not sure how the whole "Fat Tuesday" thing came about, perhaps because of using up the fats in cooking? Was Mardi Gras the first time the term "Fat Tuesday" was used in America? So many questions, I should really look this up.
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On February 24th, 2004 07:25 pm (UTC), scottobear replied:
to eat up the fobidden eggs and milk before lent, maybe?

thanks re: the icon.. it's an artist in seattle... whose name totally eludes me. I took the images, thumbed 'em, and animated it.. it's a good "where the road leads" icon for me.
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On February 24th, 2004 07:10 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
well, I think you've had more important things on your mind today. I'll mail you some, but they might be a bit crispy by the time they reach you.
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On February 24th, 2004 07:23 pm (UTC), scottobear replied:
well, have a tasty crepe for me. :) yum!
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On February 24th, 2004 07:28 pm (UTC), hal_obrien commented:
Looks more like Swede-lish pancakes than Amurrican ones... Not that I don't get both, given my in-house Swede (akirlu)... :)

I'd recommend blueberry or lingonberry preserves on 'em, or mebbe raspberry, rather than syrup. But that's just me.
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On February 24th, 2004 07:39 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
They're actually crepes and the thinner they are the better. We used Max's French mum's recipe, adding a little rum to the batter. They should be served with just lemon juice and sugar, but I had a couple with pure maple syrup and the rest the traditional way. :)

I've always found the flavor of jam with pancakes overpowering. Though when I do have some it's always either a drop of blackberry or loganberry.. yum. I've never had lingonberry, what's it like?
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On February 25th, 2004 12:19 am (UTC), hal_obrien replied:
"They're actually crepes and the thinner they are the better."

Swedish pancakes -- genuine ones, not the ones from Family Pancake House -- pretty much are crepes. An awful lot of Swedish cooking today is really French cooking. This is mostly because of one real winner in the Napoleonic Wars, Jean Baptiste Jules Bernadotte -- one of Napoleon's marshals, who managed to become crowned as King Karl XIV of Sweden. His House is still the royal house of Sweden today.

"I've never had lingonberry, what's it like?"

Kinda-sorta like a very tart raspberry. It's something you just don't see much in Anglo-American cooking. Cloudberries are the same way.
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On February 25th, 2004 06:01 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Interesting! I wonder how American style pancakes came about. I make them for friends and family here sometimes.

Do they look anything like salmon berries? I had never heard of cloudberries until I moved to England.
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On February 24th, 2004 08:17 pm (UTC), sorrento commented:
When I lived in Britain, I didn't get to have pancakes once. I'm envious.
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On February 24th, 2004 11:38 pm (UTC), steveeeee replied:
you can have pancakes whenever you want!
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On February 25th, 2004 08:22 am (UTC), sorrento replied:
On by making them from scratch. Perhaps it's different now, but when I lived there (early 90's), I couldn't find any restaurant that would make them and supermarkets didn't sell the pankake mixes either.
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On February 25th, 2004 08:58 am (UTC), atlaz replied:
Ignoring the variety of restaurants that have them on the menu, London has the Old Dutch Pancake House and a handful of crepe stands (Hampstead and Berwick St spring to mind). Those have all been around for some time now. Of course, I don't know if you lived in London.

The mix is peculiar, hardly any time saved over making the batter from fresh. 4oz flour, 1 egg, 1 pinch of salt, 1/2 pint of milk and beat with a whisk. With the dried packets you still have to whisk so you're not really saving much.
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On February 25th, 2004 05:57 pm (UTC), vizzygoth replied:
i had forgotten all about the old dutch pancake house. i think that was the first restaurant i went to in london. *drooool*
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On February 25th, 2004 05:58 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
mm we gotta go back to that crepe stand in Hampstead!

You've never taken me to the Old Dutch Pancake House. :(
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On February 25th, 2004 05:57 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
they are surprisingly easy to make, once you get the technique down. :)
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On February 25th, 2004 06:05 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
did you have pancakes on tuesday too?
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On February 26th, 2004 12:03 am (UTC), steveeeee replied:
no, i think we're going to have them tomorrow instead. when we were little (my sister and i) we used to have pancakes pretty much every friday. thank my dutch mother!
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On February 25th, 2004 12:18 am (UTC), _coolhandluke_ commented:
Pancakes
Have you ever had Raisin and Cheese, very nice indeed. Good action shots by the way.
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On February 25th, 2004 05:56 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Re: Pancakes
no, what kind of cheese?

thank you! :)
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On February 25th, 2004 03:20 am (UTC), hiroprotagonist commented:
your entries never fail to make me terribly hungry
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On February 25th, 2004 05:55 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
shame 75% of my friends list live on the other side of the world or else i'd have you all over for breakfast. ;)
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On March 1st, 2004 12:28 am (UTC), hiroprotagonist replied:
that would be a treat!
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On February 25th, 2004 08:03 am (UTC), alythatgirl commented:
i'm coming to London tonight!
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On February 25th, 2004 05:49 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
awesome! london welcomes you. :)
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