I have to say that we almost forgot to have shroves. But on Monday, as I looked at the calendar to check that I would be going where I was supposed to this week, I saw the entry on the Ontario Milk calendar for 28 February: “Pancake Tuesday”.
We thought about having shroves for breakfast but then I remembered the amazing buckwheat crêpes we had in Lyon after riding our bikes from the airport. What a way to shake off the blahs of a long flight from Toronto! Yes, it might seem odd that we chose to have something more suited to Bretagne. But not when you consider that we had ridden for about an hour through pouring rain. The restaurant we stopped at was the first that we saw. It was warm and inviting and the proprieter was equally so.
And so, that is what we decided we needed to recreate that lovely dinner: Buckwheat Crêpes stuffed with creamed ham and spinach and apple cider.
Good apple cider is not easy to find here. Or at least what we consider to be good apple cider. For some unknown reason, Canadian apple cider is horrendously sweet and perfumed. We decided to try Strongbow from England. It’s perfect! It is dry and tastes of tart apples and is quite similar to what I remember of the French cider we had on that rainy autumn day.
Have you read Tea and Cookies: Diary of a Mad Food Blogger ? Now I’m worried that someone must have installed a hidden camera in our house, because that MUST be about me!
Edit 1 March 2006 @ 14:14 EST: I must be entirely out of my mind. You can now see more photos of making crepes. I hope that they aren’t too dark (and/or too light). I fear that I need to get a new video card for this computer… or is it a new monitor?