Happy National Pancake Day! How about some moist and delicious Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes with Blueberries and a homemade buttermilk syrup? The lemon flavor is light and refreshing, not overwhelming. Add the blueberries inside the batter or as a topping. And the homemade buttermilk syrup… well, it just brings it all together for a crazy good experience you won’t want to end!
Did you know that blueberries are an aphrodisiac? Blueberries are “nature’s little blue pill”. Seriously. Even more reason for you NOT to skip out on adding them to these pancakes! Find the Homemade Buttermilk Syrup Recipe here.
When I was about 7 or 8 I attended a surprise birthday party for my Aunt Vesna. I totally idolized her. I can remember sitting behind her as a really young child and copying all her mannerisms as she spoke. As soon as she would turn around I would stop dead in my tracks and act like nothin funny was goin on here… and then I would continue as soon as she turned back around. LOL
Back to the party… so as I was sitting next to her as she opened her gifts, someone had bought her a box of chocolates (her favorite food group). A comment was made about chocolates being an aphrodisiac and then laughter followed. I had never heard that word before, “aphrodisiac”. I asked her quietly what that meant, she chuckled and then whispered in my ear “It means it makes you go caca”. I thought- “Okay, well that explains the laughter”. I chuckled and that was that, she continued opening her gifts and nothing more was said. It had been many more years before I heard that word again, but when I did I knew exactly what it meant! Right? My Aunt Vesna would never lie to me. Fast forward a little more until I was let’s say… 19. I was sitting in a seafood restaurant in Gainesville with a guy I was dating. He was 6’4″, blond hair, blue eyes with an incredible body, southern drawl and just about the most beautiful man I had ever laid eyes on. He was a man’s man. As we are sitting there eating our baskets of shellfish he makes a comment about seafood being an aphrodisiac and then gives me a little wink and mischievous smile. How did I respond??!! I gave him a look of disgust and said, “Well, I don’t want to use the restroom after you tonight.” He gave me a look of total confusion and just kept eating. OH MY HEAVENS!!!! I had NOOOO idea how stupid I had just sounded. It wasn’t until I got back to my apartment and was talking to my roommates that they broke the news to me that my Aunt Vesna had LIED to me! I was sooo EMBARRASSED!!! ALL this time, I really thought an aphrodisiac induced diarrhea!! Now, every time I eat lobster or crab I think of that embarrassing moment and chuckle to myself. How could I have been so naive?