'Twas the morning of Christmas and all through the house, there was no pumpkin pie spice for the pumpkin pancakes.
Not a big deal, I thought. I can make my own with my vast collection of spices. Unbelievable to me, there was no cinnamon either. What kind of a cook am I? Luckily, there was stick cinnamon for the pumpkin pancakes. And hot coffee and M&M's for the chef.
But alas, no coconut flour either. There was almond flour, however.
They did not stick together, not enough egg, perhaps? I was the only one who ate them. I guess I am known for my non-paleo dishes, that is, breakfast burritos. But I ate the pancakes, and honestly, I'll try these again.
Number One: Shop Local
Number Two: Check where the object you are buying was made. My Christmas gift to myself, purchased at local store Bibelot in St. Paul, is the The Secret Atlas of North Coast Food. Printed in Minnesota. Not in China.
My Dad got a breadmaker several years back and I finally found a recipe that will be just perfect. The Chanterelle Sandwich with Rye Bread and Maple Syruip. A chanterelle is a type of mushroom. Guess what cooking show I learned about them from? So, I'm sure you can find an abundance of then in NORWAY. BUT where do I find chanterelles in MINNESOTA? If anyone out there knows, please tell me. I'll send you a sandwich. Dad, get busy with the rye bread.
A Minnesota native returns after 13 years away discovering a whole new food landscape.