Cheddar and Chive Scones

I’ve been looking forward to this weekend for quite some time now. It’s the first weekend in a while where I don’t have any family/friend commitments which means I finally have time to bake – Yay!!

Don’t get me wrong, I love my family and friends but sometimes it’s hard to find time to pursue my hobbies (such as baking) while spending time with them because I often have a hard time multitasking and even if I bake for them while they are there, I feel like I am neglecting them or not fully paying attention! I’d much rather bake first, then invite them over for some treats 🙂

Having not baked in a while, I picked up my newest cookbook (Bobbette & Belle) and decided to flip through it for some inspiration as to what to make. One of the recipes that caught my eye was the Cheddar & Chive scones because I’ve been growing my chive plant but haven’t had a chance to use it much. Plus I had leftover cheese from a few weekends ago I needed to use up so it was perfect.

This recipe was super simple and tasted good. If I were to remake this again, I”d definitely try to make it more savoury – perhaps add some more butter and salt? For the first attempt it wasn’t bad.

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Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes

After a week of hiatus, we are back! The past week has been so busy for us that we barely had time to cook, forget photographing or documenting our creations. I participated in my first 5km run (Color Me Rad), a fun run with my friends where people throw colored corn starch and gel paint at you as you run so that by the time you finish, it looks as if a unicorn threw up on you. It was really fun and for me, it was quite a major accomplishment seeing as I don’t run….

We also had a housewarming party to attend last week so dinner was already provided which was awesome 🙂 This weekend wasn’t as hectic so I took the time to make some fluffy blueberry pancakes for breakfast.Blueberry Pancakes

Another reason why I decided to make these pancakes was because I really wanted to use this amber maple syrup that we bought at our local farmer’s market a while back. It’s sooo good and I needed an excuse to have it again.

Pancakes are great but most of the time, we find that they’re quite dense. We did some research and was able to find a recipe that produced a fluffy pancake. The secret I believe is the use of buttermilk and baking powder!

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