Tuesday View (4th March)

Happy Pancake Day!

There’s a little more green and a few splashes of colour this week, but despite the lack of blue skies today the best thing has been the intermittent sunshine over the past few days.


It’s still not terribly warm outside, but warm enough for this little Iris reticulata to open!


On the other hand, my kitchen is lovely and warm – I’ve just made my Shrove Tuesday pancakes, with the traditional lemon and sugar of course. Old habits die hard. πŸ˜‰ I posted my recipe for them a couple of years ago here, and the photos of them are here…. so if you’re hungry, take a look!


49 thoughts on “Tuesday View (4th March)

    • There are no celebrations at all really, and yet many people still give up something for Lent… I’m giving up sweet things. πŸ˜‰

      • Shrove Tuesday just would not be the same without them. When I was younger and away from home I would always organize a pancake party for my friends… they each brought along a topping, and we made pancakes non-stop all evening! πŸ˜€

  1. The Iris is just stunning! Spring is surely on the way! Pancakes are wonderful on any day! Maple syrup and jam are how we treat our pancakes to special occasions!

    • I think I have only ever made these crepe-style pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. I love the thicker kind that we call drop scones with maple syrup too. πŸ˜€

    • I so enjoyed making my pancakes Donna… a kind of ritual that I need, and now comes Lent with the annual attempt at giving up sweet things until Easter! πŸ˜‰

    • That’s just how it seems at the moment – everything is very slowly coming to life after winter hibernation and now it’s time to celebrate! πŸ˜€

  2. The Iris is lovely, mine are already over so it is nice to be able to continue to enjoy them through seeing yours. The view today looks sunny and spring-like too.

    • In a way I’m glad it hasn’t been too warm and sunny, as the spring flowers tend not to last as long… the iris are opening at a rate of one every 2 or 3 days, nicely staggered so I can enjoy them longer! The forecast for the weekend is very warm though – maybe even 20Β°C! We will see!

  3. I love pancakes…. especially the thin ones with lemon and a bit sugar. πŸ™‚
    Crazy winter indeed. No frost this in the Rhine Valley, the flowers are still growing like they never heard of winter.:-)
    Love, Dina

    • Hi Annette. There are several irises flowering now, and our weather is supposed to be very spring-like this weekend, so hopefully more flowers wll pop up! πŸ˜€

  4. I’m sure that you enjoyed some delectable pancakes Cathy. We were eggy with a vegetable frittata. Yes little by little spring is announcing her arrival πŸ™‚

  5. Wow just savory from you 😦 no sweets for us who gave up NOTHING lol well I have the calories till he bought me a tiny cupcake to celebrate πŸ™‚ probably don’t want to know what the count is πŸ™‚ Good luck on sticking with your promise for Lent πŸ™‚

    • Hi Eunice! I usually keep to it until about a week before Eater and then temptation gets too much! πŸ˜‰ All those chocolate bunnies hopping around the supermarket are just too cute to resist! πŸ˜€

  6. Your iris is lovely – so delicate, and a welcome splash of colour too! Hope you enjoyed your pancakes. My kids convinced me this year that we had to have American pancakes with maple syrup and blueberries!

    • Hi Sarah. The pancakes were so delicious and the memory will keep me going through Lent, where all things sweet are to be shunned. (Except fruit of course!) I do love the American pancakes too, but I just have to do some flipping once a year and the sticky lemon and sugar brings back such nice memories of home!

  7. That iris is gorgeous. Nothing is growing in our flower beds yet, partly because every other day the temperatures drop dramatically here. :/ I want to try those pancakes. They sound great!

    • Is that doughnuts with jam in the middle? Yes, a speciality you can only buy during carnival time here. Can you believe it, finding a doughnut any other time of year is almost impossible! (So I make sure I get my fill in season!) πŸ˜‰

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