Buttered Up

June 3, 2012


‘Twas a glorious morning for blueberry pancakes!


Somehow I slept till 9am and ten got started on this feast. I used the Great Harvest pancake mix, but I left out the egg as an experiment since we only have one left (and I might want it for lunch!) I used 1 tbsp of chia seeds in water instead, and while they weren’t as puffed as usual, they were still delicious.


In lieu of my normal nut butter + crunch toppings, today I just went with some local butter and maple syrup on the side – dippable for optimal flavor



Loving my new raspberry leaf tea! It’s like decaf black tea – so glad it’s not herbal.


Few plans for the day – and great weather! We might join a pool!

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1 Allie@LiveLaughEat June 3, 2012 at 9:39 am

I’ve been loving black tea over herbal. Especially with some milk and sugar.


2 Willemijn @ Run Eat Travel June 3, 2012 at 9:41 am

Those look really nice! Might try to make my pancakes without eggs too!


3 Michelle (Peachy Palate) June 3, 2012 at 9:42 am

Maple Syrup….I would bathe in it! I went for cherry pancakes this morning, Sunday mornings wouldn’t be the same without pancakes :)


4 Khushboo June 3, 2012 at 9:45 am

There goes pancakes on my ‘to make’ list during the week :)


5 lynn @ the actor's diet June 3, 2012 at 9:45 am

have been using chia seeds instead of flax seeds instead of eggs lately and loving the results!


6 B @ Crags and Veggies June 3, 2012 at 9:47 am

Yum those look awesome! Also, I love the napkins! Gorgeous design and colors!


7 Katie @ Creature of Habit June 3, 2012 at 9:51 am

Sundays are meant for sleeping in. And pancakes. And no plans. Have a great day!


8 Grace @ Grace Dishes June 3, 2012 at 9:56 am

I love starting off the day with a delicious breakfast and my hot cup of tea or coffee. It’s so peaceful and tranquil!

Your breakfast pancakes look simply divine! Blueberries are looking amazing this time of year. Have a fab Sunday!


9 vegtastic June 3, 2012 at 10:02 am

Kath – just wondering: Are you having raspberry flavored black tea, or true raspberry leaf tea? The latter is not recommended for pregnant women until the end of the third trimester! Be careful :)


10 KathEats June 3, 2012 at 10:07 am

Oh really? It’s touted as “good during pregnancy” – it didn’t say when


11 Ali June 3, 2012 at 11:40 am

I learned in my Bradley class that true raspberry leaf tea could possibly induce contractions so its not good to have it before 37 week .some pregnancy teas have raspberry leaf in it but in very small amounts. Good luck!


12 JessicaE June 3, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Yes its a very popular tea used to help induce labor.


13 KathEats June 3, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Everything I read today says nothing about induction – just uterine support. In fact, several sites refuted the induction claim


14 Chelsea June 3, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I was just coming on to say that raspberry leaf tea can induce labor and to be careful with it. I’d ask your doula or doctor.


15 JessicaE June 3, 2012 at 9:43 pm

To each their own :) Just passing on what my doctor told me.


16 Lou June 3, 2012 at 11:16 pm

I drank it from 12 weeks and had an amazing, drug free birth… plus my uterus shrunk back to size ridiculously quickly. Drink up I reckon :)


17 Jen June 3, 2012 at 10:03 am

A pool? Fun!

Why are you glad the tea’s not herbal?


18 KathEats June 3, 2012 at 10:06 am

Because I don’t like herbal teas


19 Jen June 3, 2012 at 10:59 am

Oh, I’ve never had black tea. I didn’t know if there was a difference in taste or nutrition.


20 Celeste June 3, 2012 at 11:21 am

Isn’t it herbal tea though? I thought herbal tea was anything other than tea from the tea bush – camellia something.


21 KathEats June 3, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Yes, I just mean it doesn’t taste like chamomile, which I don’t like. It tastes like black.


22 Ann June 3, 2012 at 10:06 am

Hey, don’t shoot, but I thought raspberry leaf tea could bring on labour? Is that incorrect? I found this, and it’s listed under the “not safe” teas until the late late stages of pregnancy …


I could be 4000%, completely wrong-a-zoid. :)


23 KathEats June 3, 2012 at 10:10 am

Hmmm. I didn’t do any legit research, but my googling led me to several articles that said it can ease morning sickness, suggesting starting early, and that it generally supported good uterine growth and support, so I didn’t think it was JUST for labor.

I will ask my doctor


24 Ann June 3, 2012 at 10:14 am

Oh ok, cool! :) My mind probably just flipped the info from good to bad :) Sorry about that!


25 KathEats June 3, 2012 at 10:16 am

Well you might be right. I’ve only had one cup, so I’m not worried, but I’ll ask my doctor before I have any more


26 Ann June 3, 2012 at 10:20 am

Good call on asking the doc, Lady. And yeah for sure, one cup will be fine either way. I’ll just leave you with this because it looks like though there is controversy, the American Pregnancy Association does say it’s okay in 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Comforting if you want to keep drinking it after hearing what your doc says!


Have a nice day!


27 Ellie June 3, 2012 at 10:21 am

Agree with the others on Raspberry Leaf Tea – I don’t know about in the US, but over here in England women drink it when they’ve gone overdue to try and bring on labour – along with eating really spicy curry!


28 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 3, 2012 at 10:37 am

The butter and maple syrup looks so good! I could take a bath in that. Your pancake breakfasts always make me hungry!


29 Julia H. @ Going Gulia June 3, 2012 at 10:44 am

At first I thought your pancakes were giant [slightly funny-looking] chocolate chip cookies! Haha, my bad…must have been the missing egg. They still look yummy, though!


30 Katie @ Soulshine and Sassafras June 3, 2012 at 10:45 am

That breakfast looks amazing. And I love your table!


31 Cait's Plate June 3, 2012 at 10:51 am

Ah, I miss GH pancake mix. I devoured my bag through your OpenSky deal in about 2 weeks!

Exciting about the pool – it will be nice to take a dip whenever you want!


32 Angela @ Health, Happiness and Harmony June 3, 2012 at 11:08 am

Your pancakes look delicious! I love going blueberry picking in the summer and using them in whole wheat pancakes.


33 Roxanne June 3, 2012 at 11:16 am

What a beautiful plate of pancakes… the plate is gorgeous!
Do you have the set or is it one of the mismatched plates that we human beings sometimes acquire?


34 KathEats June 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm



35 Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) June 3, 2012 at 11:54 am

Sounds like a perfect Sunday morning breakfast!


36 Erin Motz June 3, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Those look so good! Dense, warm blueberry pancakes with that mapley buttery pool on the side?! Um, yes please!


37 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Blueberry pancakes are definitely my favorite!


38 donna June 3, 2012 at 12:32 pm

We slept in late today today! (or should I say our dogs let us sleep in today!) And I thought those were chocolate cookies too.
I love the pool. I am addicted to the water. I think it would be heavenly to be in when you’re pregnant. Refreshing, cool, relaxing and great for exercise too.


39 Nicole June 3, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Yay! Raspberry leaf tea! This will help you so much with labor! I drank it all through my 3rd trimester 2nd baby and noticed an immense difference in the ease of birth from my 1st. Keep it up!


40 Nola June 3, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Kath, Just finishing up my very first peanut butter jar full of oats! YUM.

I ate fried egg sandwiches, or chocolate chip pancakes, or potato wraps for breakfast everyday.. this new oatmeal addiction is shocking to me, but I won’t question it! Probably better fuel for my half-marathons and bike commuting..

I confess, I “have to” add strawberry jam and honey bunches of oats.. :)


41 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles June 3, 2012 at 1:30 pm

My son has an egg allergy…I substitute one egg with 1/2 tsp of baking soda and 2 tbsp of water…makes fluffy blueberry pancakes everytime…my boys love them!


42 Amanda June 3, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Such a cute little syrup dish! Sometimes I think pancakes should be a Sunday staple…that’s for breakfast, or lunch, or even dinner! Lol


43 lynn @ the actor's diet June 3, 2012 at 5:50 pm

i miss my town pool growing up! i don’t swim anymore (just read and stay covered up) but i do like pool communities.


44 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm

I had blueberry pancakes yesterday. So delicious and reminded me I need to treat myself more often! :)


45 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 3, 2012 at 6:15 pm

I almost went for pancakes this morning but then decided on eggs. You’re making me second guess that decision..:)


46 Stacy June 3, 2012 at 10:05 pm

I see others said something about the raspberry tea but I thought I’d pipe in too. I’m pretty sure (biochemist hat here) that true raspberry leaves don’t INDUCE labor but they do contain a chemical that relaxes the muscle tissue in the female area. I personally took the herbal supplement years ago for horrible cramps and such and it seemed to help but the amount of chemical that affects your body isn’t going to be that high in a cup of tea. Ask Nate sometime….I tried drinking like 5 cups in one day to induce labor (I was days overdue with Drake) and it did nothing. Two walks around the block one night and I went into labor 3 hours later…just to keep it in perspective :)


47 Janelle June 3, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Do u give out the recipes ? I’m looking for a new pancake recipe (glutenfree)


48 KathEats June 4, 2012 at 6:40 am

This was from a mix… By great harvest


49 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count June 4, 2012 at 6:43 am

The raspberry leaf tea sounds tasty! Pancakes…Yum…


50 Angel7 June 4, 2012 at 8:13 am

Swimming is definitely on the agenda for this week since it is supposed to be hot!



51 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac June 4, 2012 at 11:51 am

I think the “flatter” chia pancakes look even better than big puffy ones!


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