The great pancake experience

Hi Folks-

It has been the case that Sharon is cooking more and I’ve been cooking less here at home. Sharon’s been almost voraciously poring through the Times’ cooking section every week and various other cooking sites and when she sees something that sounds good she tries it. And I’ve mostly considered myself the lucky beneficiary of all Sharon’s efforts. But last night I had an inspiration around ten or 10:30 and I made pancakes. I had great pancakes on my trip to Saratoga but I didn’t have enough of them. Last night I wanted more really badly and decided to make it happen. I reached for Joy of Cooking and made their recipe for “Pancakes or Griddle Cakes.” The basic pancake.

They came out perfectly. A little crispy on the outside because I cooked them at a high heat, and fluffy and golden on the inside. I use butter and plain sugar on mine, never really liking the maple syrup thing as much, and I had a tall stack of pancakes and Sharon had a smaller stack. They were excellent and I had enough left over batter so that Sharon had some for lunch today and I had the last ones when I got home from work.

Sharon is still the vastly more talented cook, or course. But she liked those pancakes almost as much as I did. Anyway…

The fish is super tomorrow. We are enjoying the last gasp of the King salmon run, I have to believe, and that’s something you have to do if you haven’t. We’re having East Coast Halibut for only $21.75/lb, the least it’s been in a year. We have grade 2+ yellowfin tuna, perfect for the grill, and littlenecks, mussels, and wild gulf shrimp.

Fish arriving tomorrow:

  • Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
  • Alaskan King Salmon
  • East Coast Halibut
  • Dayboat yellow tail sole
  • Sustainable Shetland Salmon
  • Dayboat Haddock
  • Swordfish
  • Icelandic Arctic Char
  • littleneck clams
  • PEI Mussels
  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
  • 10/20 Dry Scallops
  • Pemaquid oysters

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The store worth walking to.”


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