I don't believe in coincidences.
Or horoscopes (although sometimes they're funny).
I don't believe in prediction of the future, nor in empty words.
Sometimes I find myself not believing in people. Or in soul mates.
But I believe in laughter.
I find comfort in hard-to-find kindred spirits.
I believe that God has created every detail of nature.
That His love is greater than we could ever imagine.
And boy, do I believe in these apple walnut pancakes.
Apple walnut pancakes
Adapted from So Good and Tasty blog
Makes 10-12 medium-sized pancakes
⅔ cups milk, any fat, plus more for thinning if needed
2 TBSP butter, melted and cooled a little
2 TBSP honey
1 cup all-purpose flour (substitute some or all for whole-wheat if you wish)
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
¼ cup chopped walnuts
1 tart apple (I used 2 small), peeled, cored, and medium-diced
In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a separate, larger mixing bowl, whisk milk, butter, honey, and egg until combined. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix just until blended (it's fine if there are some lumps; do not mix too much or the pancakes will be dry and tough). Add walnuts and apple.
Heat a frying pan over medium heat, grease, and pour batter onto the skillet, cooking until each side is golden, and flipping only once. Serve hot with maple syrup.
And finally, I believe in a Costa Rican saying that goes something like this: "You shouldn't try teaching a pig to sing; you will get tired trying to do so, and the pig will only get pissed off." ;)