I have to admit, I get really stumped and slightly stressed when I have to make food for other people. Last week, we were going to a BBQ and other than knowing I wanted to make something sweet (I love sharing my sweet creations with other people so that the two of us don’t have to eat a whole cake, tray of cookies or tons of cupcakes in their entirety) I wasn’t sure what to pull together. I decided to go through the archives of some of my favourite blogs and landed on a blueberry and lemon cake from Green Kitchen Stories. Not only did it look delicious but I had tons of blueberries and lemon sitting around, so it was pretty much a perfect treat.
Poppy seeds are a very underrated seed. Luckily, thanks to my bagel adventures at the farmer’s market, I always have a huge mason jar full of them ready to go. So, this morning when we wanted to make some tasty pancakes for breakfast but had no fresh, pancake-suitable fruit on hand, my mind went straight to nuts and seeds. As I glanced through our cupboard, the poppy seeds stood out to me. I never, ever use them in anything other than bagels, for no good reason at all. In fact, we both love poppy seed centric desserts. On top of that, the only fruit I did have were some beautiful cara cara oranges, and poppy and orange are a match made in heaven. So, poppy orange pancakes is was.