Here We Are in February
It is February already and we will soon have Winter on the run. According to Wiarton Willie our local Ground Hog we can expect an early Spring. Next week many of us will pay tribute to our loved ones with chocolate or flowers for Valentine’s Day. My soul mate and I have plans to overnight at the Historic Arlington Hotel in romantic Paris Ontario. Our suite overlooks the Grand River. It may not be The Seine but we will enjoy its splendour with the moonlight bouncing off its banks. My Sweetheart is taking me out for Dinner at the Stillwater a fine restaurant overlooking those same beautiful riverbanks. On the following day we will take a leisurely drive home. We intend to stop at Stratford and have lunch at an English Pub. Home before dark and a quiet evening to follow.
We can expect a few cold days and perhaps some snow before Winter waves goodbye to us. The first sign of Spring will be the opening of our Sugar bushes. My sources at the Fort Rose Maple Company tell me that they will be open for breakfast in the last week of this month. A veritable feast of pancakes, sausages, eggs, potatoes, muffins, juice along with plenty of fresh Maple Syrup flowing. We have all of this to look forward to this month. We are truly blessed to have so much to enjoy. I haven’t made pancakes for a long time so will have to look it up. I make crepes often and many Europeans consider them to be pancakes so I will give you that recipe for now.
REGULAR CREPE BATTER
2 large eggs
1/4 Tsp salt
2 cups flour
2 1/4 cups milk
1/4 cup butter (melted)
Combine eggs and salt – gradually add flour alternating with milk beating until smooth. Gently beat in melted butter.
Note! Over – beating will produce tough batter.