Something’s different, but I don’t know what.
Have you ever felt like you were a ghost, traveling alongside the person you’d call a “self”- observing, guiding, but never influencing? It’s a strange detachment, like a fissure of thought and form. But whenever I feel this way, I notice I produce art that I’m much more satisfied with. Detachment, in my mind, means you’re getting past the barriers you put up between yourself and all the other particles strewn about the universe. It’s a welcome feeling.
And besides, seeing everything from an apart perspective means I can more easily make logical, visible connections. It makes it easier to solve basic problems such as the ever-present:
WHAT DO I EAT FOR BREAKFAST I’M SOO HUNGRY NOM
Maybe it’s just me, but when I roll out of that bed in the morning I am ferociously hungry. I mean scarf-down-the-nearest-donut-and-10-others kind of hungry. And so it seems only natural that I’d be on the hunt for a breakfast that requires minimal preparation, or utensils, or cookware, or time.
Voilà- pancake in a jar. And it’s vegan!
Pancake in a Jar
1 cup flour
1 tb baking powder
2 tb organic sugar
2 tb vegan margarine, melted (or sub. real butter)
3/4 cup nut milk (or sub. dairy milk)
Combine flour, baking powder, and sugar in a small bowl, and whisk until combined. Stir in melted margarine and milk until batter forms.
Place blueberries on bottoms of jars, then fill about halfway with batter. Pancake will rise while cooking. Microwave for about 1 minute for small jars, or 90 seconds for larger jars. Let cool before topping with more margarine, blueberries, and syrup. Makes 4 small jar cakes or 2 large ones.
I enjoyed these morning jar-fulls of cake magic with some slow French dream pop. If you haven’t heard of AIR (you’ve heard them if you’ve seen The Virgin Suicides) then you really should go take a listen. They’re one of those bands I get hooked on for about 2 weeks each year, and my obsession is currently in full swing. I’d recommend this song, or this one, or this one!