From Cake To Cocktails – The Food Of NYC

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It’s a bit of a blog with a difference from me this week.  I’m just back from New York where I was lucky enough to spend my birthday, and I thought I would love to share the amazing food I had! From a Mexican feast, to an NY slice, to the most gigantic piece of cheesecake, I’ll tell you all the highlights.  There are just so many places to choose from so if you’re planning a trip, hopefully this will give you a place to start.


Sweet Potato Pancakes for Weekend Brunching

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, brunch is the best meal of the day!  I love American style pancakes, all light and fluffy, and served with bacon and maple syrup. The addition of sweet potato here is a perfect fit – it makes them savoury, but not so savoury the maple syrup feels out of place.  You could say they’re healthy too – sweet potato is good for you after all!

For these, I cooked the sweet potato in advance by cutting it into chunks and boiling for twenty minutes or so.  This recipe makes enough to serve 2-3 people.  I’ve adapted it from a US recipe so the measurements are all in cups.