Monday, August 1, 2011

Awesome August

Good Morning! Today is August 1st and that means I am going to have a very busy month.  In 13 days I (yay) leave for a very needed vacation to Nantucket. I will be joining my parents, brother and cousins for a week in  this lovely cottage. Then I fly  into Chicago to attend the SITS Bloggy Bootcamp on the 20th.  Then on the 26th someone has a blogaversary
 to celebrate…can you guess who that is? Yay its Calamity Kate's Kitchen's 1st blogaversary.

I love the trips to Nantucket. My cousins and their 2 adorable kids rented the house behind us. The kids would wait till our shades were raised in the morning and come in. I got in the habit of making breakfast. I would make pancakes with cut up marshmallows for E and the rest of us would eat my blueberry sauce on our pancakes.  I am getting excited about Nantucket so I decided to make a batch of pancakes and blueberry sauce. Enjoy… this blueberry sauce is so delicious,  fresh and just amazing if I do say so myself.   Cheers!  
Pancakes with blueberry sauce

Easy Pancakes
adapted from Martha Stewart

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup silk coconut or almond milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly, plus 1 tablespoon for griddle
1/2 cup fresh blueberries (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

Preheat griddle to 375 degrees, or heat griddle pan over medium-high heat. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl. Add egg, milk, and 2 tablespoons melted butter; whisk to combine. Batter should have small to medium lumps.

Preheat oven to 175 degrees. Test griddle by sprinkling with a few drops of water. If water bounces and spatters, it is hot enough. With paper towel, brush 1/2 teaspoon butter onto griddle. Wipe off excess.

Using a measuring cup, pour  1/4 cup pancake batter onto the griddle.  When pancakes have bubbles on top and are slightly dry around the edges, about 2 minutes, flip over. Cook until golden on the bottom, about 1 minute.

Repeat with remaining batter, using 1/2 teaspoon butter on griddle for each batch, keeping finished pancakes on a heat-proof plate in the oven until ready to serve.

Nantucket Blueberry Sauce
a Calamity Kate original
serves 4

1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, room temperature
1/4 cup sugar (to taste)
1 pinch salt
1/2 small lemon, juiced and zested
1 teaspoon honey, to taste

In a medium non reactive pot mix together the blueberries, sugar and lemon zest.  Cook on medium for about 5 minutes or until the blueberries start to show their juices. Bring heat to medium-high. Add in lemon juice and continue stirring until the blueberries become liquid and almost boiling. Turn down to medium-low and let simmer 5 minutes longer. If you cook it too long it will turn into a soft jelly.  Serve  warm over ice cream or pancakes.

Wild Rose Cottage, Nantucket


  1. What a lovely cottage. Made for Rest and Relaxation. Enjoy your have earned it!


  2. How delicious! That blueberry sauce looks divine. Perfect way to start the day, in my opinion :)

    If you’d like, I wanted to invite you to share your best recipes over at my new party, Recipe Sharing Monday at Jam Hands. I’m going to be featuring my favorite submissions during the week and I’d love it if you’d join in the fun. :O)

  3. Do you want to stop by tomorrow morning and cook us those delicious blueberry pancakes? We get up around 7:30! Come and share this with WorkShop Wednesday. It would make a great addition to the party!

  4. Do you want to stop by tomorrow morning and cook us those delicious blueberry pancakes? We get up around 7:30! Come and share this with WorkShop Wednesday. It would make a great addition to the party!

  5. yummy... ty so much. I just want to come over and hang...LOL

  6. What a fun and exciting month! And this blueberry sauce looks heavenly :)

  7. Those pancakes sound so good! Have fun at your conference :)

  8. I'm so glad to see that you linked up this week! Thank you so much for sharing this at Recipe Sharing Monday. I hope to see you back next week!

  9. Yay for August! Sounds like a wonderful month, can't wait to hear all about your trip!


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