"This is one day where you can eat blueberry pancakes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert with no guilt or judgement".
"They truly are a good of the Gods, and they are so universally loved that they even have their own day! That’s right, Blueberry Pancake Day is a thing. One day of every year you can celebrate the sacred blueberry pancake and give it the love and respect it deserves".
Well, maybe...no-one seems to know who started this National Day, again, I have no evidence to support my assumption that this is an American celebration...but I note that it is also Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day...so, make of these what you will...
I decided that Chris and Tim deserved a little treat...so buttermilk blueberry pancakes served with butter and honeyed blueberries not only pleased them for breakfast but enabled the photograph for the inchie today...win, win!
There are several areas of the State where blueberries, unknown in my childhood, are now grown commercially. I tend to keep a bag of the frozen fruit in the freezer for occasional use, adding them to fruit muffins, making a fruity sauce for a dessert or adding to a bowl of muesli and yoghurt for breakfast.
Their mild flavour has a real affinity to our local bush honey.
In regard to pancakes, I don't often eat the fat, American version. I much prefer them as pikelets for afternoon tea, blinis with smoked salmon, caviar and sour cream, or my preferred pudding option, paper thin crepes with lemon juice and sugar...anyway, (before I make myself hungry), I got my photo and Tim and Chris polished off their plates without demure...so all is good!
Today is a public holiday here, to mark Australia day, which fell on Saturday. It has made me a little reflective regarding my brother Dudley, who always held a barbecue at his home on Australia Day, inviting all of his wide social group who could attend...I do miss his sense of fun and lively presence.
We are still experiencing hot windy weather, with no rainfall...bush fires are still burning in several areas, and while we are perfectly safe where we live, anxiety for those closer to the fires, or needing to try and control them, is a constant at present. I am also aware of the loss of wildlife that inevitably occurs during these events.