Friday, May 14

Summer is here (with waffles!)

It has been summer vacation for me, for two days now, and for the very first time I know it is really here! Jill is leaving tomorrow morning for home and then Colorado where she will be a camp councilor! I'm sure she will have a lovely time, but she will surely be missed. One of the unique features of the garden unit, is that we have a pseudo-porch, outside of one of our windows. It is the perfect place for early morning breakfast with friends, on sunny days like today. So this morning, I was so fortunate enough to have a lovely breakfast with my dear friends Bridget, Lauren, Alex and of course, Jill. The sun is shining and the air is warm and it was a perfect morning.

For breakfast, we prepared a waffle recipe from my More-with-Less cookbook. The recipe was for "high-protein waffles", which we spruced up with some chocolate chips and some blueberries. The results? A truly wonderful breakfast!
Here is our revised recipe:
Summer Waffles (best when eaten with friends)
1 1/2 cups of cottage cheese (yes! cottage cheese! just trust me on this one)
6 eggs
1 cup of whole wheat flour
2 pinches of salt
1/3 cup of oil
1/3 cup of milk
1 splash of vanilla
Blueberries and chocolate chips to taste

1. Mix all of the ingredients together, and blend for one minute until smooth. Bake on a waffle iron and you are ready as can be!

2. Top with Lauren's "maple" syrup (see below). Enjoy with your close friends and a cup of tea. Have a great day!

Lauren's "Maple" Syrup
1 part brown sugar
1 part white sugar
1 part water

1. Heat in the microwave until liquified. Stir and pour over your pancakes or waffles!
Happy eating.

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