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Recently, I was reflecting on how much love each person needs to really thrive, and it’s ALOT.
And also about how love is something that is both given, and received. It was pointed out to me by two different dear people that love is like infinity. The more you give, the more you receive, and vice versa.
This Sunday is Mother’s Day.
I have always seen this day as a joyful occasion to celebrate and recognize my mom for all the love she gives, and the sacrifices she made to bring me up safely.
I am not a mom, and I can only imagine the mountain of joys and sorrows that every mom must experience. That is not to be taken for granted. So thank you mom.
Mother’s Day is typically celebrated with brunch or breakfast together.
Yesterday I made a really YUMMY banana pancake. Let me share the recipe here, and you can make it on Sunday.
I don’t have photos for it yet, so how about we switch this around, and you share your photos with me?
Banana Buttermilk Pancakes
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 egg
- ½ cup buttermilk (see notes for substitutes)
- Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mash the banana well with a fork. Whisk in egg and buttermilk.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix gently until just combined. Do not overmix.
- Heat a tiny pat of butter in a skillet until sizzling. Add about a third of a cup of batter to the skillet and cook until bubbles appear in the pancake and the bottom is golden brown. Turn the pancake and cook the other side until equally golden brown.
- Enjoy with real maple syrup and chopped bananas on top.
If you do not have buttermilk, substitute with ½ tablespoon white vinegar, or lemon juice and enough milk to make up ½ cup. Stir together and let stand for 5 minutes.
Another option is to use ½ cup yogurt.
More Mother's Day Recipes
What Will I Do This Weekend?
Why thanks for asking!
If today’s rainy, gloomy weather is any indication of what’s in store, I’ll be trying to stay warm (unpredictable spring days) and thanking my lucky stars that my husband helped me plant grass seed in the backyard yesterday.
Over the past few weeks I’ve been building frames to contain my garden beds and make it easier to tend and keep clean.
The dirt areas you see in the photo is what we planted yesterday. I had a lot of fun moving all that dirt around in preparation and smoothing it out with my rakes.
I think it will look nice once everything greens up. I’ll definitely share that with you.
I’ll also be working on a flurry of homework assignments for my Ayurveda course on diet and digestion.
And finally, I’ll be calling my lovely mom on Sunday to wish her a Happy Mother's Day and let her know how much I love her 🙂
(P.S. I took these rose photos at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon a couple years back. I just love the juxtaposition of the gorgeous roses with the giant trees and coastal landscape. Here's a few more.)