Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Happy Pancake day ...

Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday to give it its correct name, is the first day of Lent, and was traditionally when households used up foods, like flour, eggs, fat and sugar, which were restricted during the 40 day period of lent.

OK - Who saw the film 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' ?

'Pancakes derive from the ancient Greek word' Teganites (Τηγανίτες) which come from their Tagenon meaning “Frying Pan”. These Teganites were made using similar ingredients, to the ones we use for pancakes today ...

A greek 'type' pancake recipe for you here - not much use to us, here on the island. We cannot remember the last time we saw a blueberry ...

This was my effort - Banana, caramel, chocolate, cherries, and kiwi pancake - around 9000 calories

Enjoy your pancake fun this evening ...

Customer:  Waiter, will my pancake be long?
Waiter:  No sir, it will be flat and round like everyone else's.

A Welshman, an Englishman and an American were having a drink ............
At first they talked about cars and farms, and true to form, the American had the best car and the biggest farm.  Then they got to talking about children's names.
'My son was born on St David's Day', remarked the Welshman, 'So - we obviously Christened him David.'
'That's a real coincidence', observed the Englishman', My son was born on Michaelmas Day, 29th of September, so we decided to call him Michael.'
'That's remarkable', piped up the American, 'Exactly the same thing happened with my son, we decided to call him Pancake.'..............


  1. Not sure how well a box of blueberries would travel in the suitcase but I can try to bring you some or a packet of dried blueberries come August ?

    1. Thanks for the offer, we just had a thought, the last Blueberry was in a defrosted 'fresh muffin' from the bakery on the harbour - probably Mid August 2013 ...

  2. lol , not as nice as a fresh blueberry , we have two bushes in our garden , would have thought they would be easy to grow with the heat ??

    1. Something similar at Bus terminus park ?


  3. yes , it is indeed very similar !!

  4. Pancakes are simply delicious with freshly squeezed lemon juice and a sprinkling of sugar .....