The perfect summer breakfast recipe, blueberry lemon pancakes are a simple and delicious way to use in-season berries.
The summer is here and I am ready to soak up all this season has to offer. The sunshine-soaked weekends, the stirring anticipation of travel, the idea that soon you will be discovering new places and pockets, new foods and styles of cuisine. Let’s not forget the local produce. Like the blueberries in these sweet and light blueberry lemon pancakes. Yes, this is a been-done-a-thousand-times flavour combo, but it’s so good, so it’s ok.
I’ve been busy filling up my weekends with plans; short trips up north by the lake, a weekend in NYC to visit my best friend, a longer trip to Spain to visit my sister. And then of course there are the sweltering city weekends, when the sun takes it out of you and all you can think to do is lie on the couch and fall asleep watching a movie (of note: I watched my very first Star Wars last weekend).
I’m getting back into the swing of things after a couple of months of feeling, well, off. For lack of a better word. I’m getting back into cooking, writing and blogging. Three things I have loved for eight years. Three things that have been constants for me during pretty much every significant, and non-significant moment since I was 17 years old. I poured myself into a couple of projects this winter and spring which didn’t quite pan out and I found myself feeling burnt out. Disappointed. Frustrated. All bad feelings for creativity, let me tell you that.
But here is the thing, those feelings won’t be around forever. But I did need to feel them and move forward because the truth is, there are opportunities around every corner. You just have to see them and be open to it! You have to get back on your feet and keep learning, keep growing and changing. And most importantly keep trying, because everything else will follow.
So, with half of 2018 behind us, let’s all make a pact to keep trying and also, promise to make these blueberry lemon pancakes.
Let me know if you give these blueberry lemon pancakes a try in the comments below.