Recipe: Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

The thing with watching cooking shows while on en empty stomach is that you get cravings for the things you see.  I happen to actually enough baking and cooking and when I saw a someone making pancakes I decided that this would be an excellent thing to make.

Now, I love cinnamon so I took a typical fluffy pancake recipe and added cinnamon to the batter as well.  I also made extra “swirl” so that after cooking I could add more and thus have cinnamon-y, sugary, buttery goodness melting onto the plate.

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

These taste best when eaten right away, however, my family enjoyed them after 10-20 seconds in the microwave the next morning and they were still fantastic.  The recipe below makes about 8 pancakes – feel free to make more because these do not last long!

Pancakes are fluffy and light – but the swirl makes for the perfect “topping”.  My friend has mentioned that a cream cheese glaze would be amazing on these – but that’s for next time. Continue reading

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Eats: Aki Sushi

I love sushi.  It’s a bit of a problem. It is definitely my favourite food.  I was in heaven when I went to Japan last year and ate sushi at every given chance.  Coming back to Vancouver put me into withdrawal. Vancouver has fantastic sushi.  In comparison to what I experienced in Japan, it is pretty close.  Luckily enough while I was recovering from jet lag and sushi withdrawal, I stumbled upon this gem of a sushi restaurant in Downtown Vancouver.

Aki Sushi is located on West Pender Street between Jervis and Broughton.  It’s an average sized restaurant with a simple layout, including a sushi bar.  The restaurant itself is clean and the staff are friendly.

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