Few things are more delightful and relaxing than starting a lazy Sunday with a simple healthy breakfast on a Provence-inspired table setting.
With the weather turning nicer, I guess everybody loves to eat outdoors and Sundays could be the best days to enjoy the morning sun with a family or friends.
Recently I read an article in which a poet gives an answer to the question - what advice would you give to people who are looking to be happy -
in this simple way:
" For starters, learn to cook and then set a table to entertain family and friends."
Could he be more correct?!
I am not a big cooker, but setting a table is something I enjoy a lot.
This past Sunday we had a breakfast outdoors consisted of french press coffee, yogurt with berries and nuts, and something family favourite - crepes.
I grew up with crepes ("palachinki" in Bulgarian language); my mom can make fantastic crepes, so can my grandma. Crepes are pretty simple in theory, but to make them successfully, in my opinion, can be a bit of a challenge. I have always found making them a little intimidating and I have tried it perhaps once or twice. That's it! But I am lucky since it turns out my husband is a crepe - master, flipping the crepe over in the air with almost an artistic movement!
He made the crepes, I set the picnic table for a more rustic look (and shot the photos).
We love to eat our thin-as-a-paper crepes spread with feta or brie cheese, strawberry or red fig jam, honey or maple syrup as we roll them up into a cylinder shape.
Crepes turn even grown adults back into joyous children, don't they?
they are one irresistible SIMPLE pleasure.
*In France people believed that if you could catch the crêpe with a frying pan after tossing it in the air with your right hand and holding a gold coin in your left hand, you would become rich that year.
Enjoy life , dear friends!
The more of us who connect to the joys that are available to us every moment,
the happier we all will Be.
1 cup milk
2 cup all-purpose flour
1 pinch salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
Combine eggs, milk, flour, salt and oil. Process by adding water until smooth and ready to pour. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and brush with oil. Pour approximately 1/5 cup of crepe batter into the centre of the pan, tilting to completely coat the surface of the pan. Cook until top is set and edges begin to turn golden, about 30 sec. Loosen with a spatula and flip. Continue cooking for about 30-40 sec more. Transfer crepe to plate. Repeat with the remaining batter.