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Fresh Florida Strawberry Pancakes

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strawberry-pancakes

Pancakes are a family favorite at our house, so much so that our son has declared every Sunday to be Pancake Day. To keep it interesting, I usually try to make a new pancake every week. It has been lot of fun to have this tradition and still keep it fresh. When we take family vacations to 30a or Seabrook, it’s fun to try to incorporate local flavors into our pancakes. One of our favorites that we picked up while visiting Florida in the spring is strawberry pancakes. They have the most delicious aroma that you can only get from fresh strawberries. This time of year, strawberries are making their way back into the markets and may even be starting to pop up in your strawberry patch at home, so good fresh strawberries should be easy to find. And make sure to save some for the topping as well. These will definitely be a family favorite!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 beaten egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • 6-8 strawberries hulled
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • vanilla extract

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Directions

In a medium mixing bowl stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture; set aside.

In another medium mixing bowl combine the beaten egg, vanilla extract and olive oil. In a blender blend half of the strawberries and milk and add to the egg mixture. Add egg mixture all at once to the dry mixture. Stir just till moistened. Dice the remaining half of the fresh strawberries and fold into the batter (batter should be lumpy).

For standard-size pancakes, pour about ¼ cup batter onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat about 2 minutes on each side or till pancakes are golden brown, turning to second sides when pancakes have bubbly surfaces and edges are slightly dry. Serve warm. Makes 6 to 8 standard-size pancakes (6 servings).

  • Toppings
  • strawberries
  • Greek yogurt
  • fromage blanc
  • maple syrup

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Hopetown on The Green: Kid Friendly, Worry Free

hopetownWe admit it, we love seeing people fall head over heels for our homes! It reminds us why we do what we do. So, of course, were beyond thrilled and honored when we ran across our beloved Rosemary Beach home, Hopetown on the Green, listed on 1Chic Retreat’s list of “The Five Most Extraordinary Vacation Rentals I Discovered in 2014“. Listed among beautiful and incredibly luxurious homes around the world, Hopetown was lucky enough to be her pick for a “

2014 Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach

“Here’s one for your must-do-once-in-a-life list: the Digital Graffiti festival, where an entire coastal town is turned into a kaleidoscopic color explosion.” – Lexus Drivers Magazine

Every year artists from all over North America gather to turn the iconic white walls of Alys Beach into their own personal canvases, but with projectors rather than paint. Each artist fuses art, architecture and technology by projecting their own colorful designs and images onto walls and sides of buildings, filling the town with creativity and magic! If you are one of the lucky folks staying in one of our homes along the 30-A, make sure to make some time to stop by and take in the wonder of the 2014 Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach.

Providence on the Green

Our talented photographer and friend, Aaron Snow, headed to Providence on the Green.

Providence in perfectly situated on the iconic

Providence surrounds a tranquil courtyard that invites long lingering evenings after a day on the beach. Both levels of the house orient toward this incredible outdoor space with its summer kitchen, relaxation pool/spa and fire pit. Lazy mornings convene on the big covered balcony overlooking the Green and the beach. The main kitchen and living area were remodeled in 2012 to create a large entertaining space that is the perfect spot for a summer brunch or a Christmas feast. The private library in the master suite is a wonderful reading retreat that’s also able to transform into another sleeping area for kids.

With our other Rosemary property, Hopetown, just across the Green from Providence, it’s the perfect place for large groups of friends and multi-generational families to convene for holidays, reunions and weddings on 30A.

Storied Destinations: The Glass Family

 

“Slow pace, sugar white sand, overflowing hearts, daddy-daughter connection, intimacy, soul food, simplicity, elegance. Words can’t describe our family’s unforgettable retreat at Hopetown on the Green in The Summer Kitchen and had the best meal of our lives at Paradis. Bike rides and walks through shaded footpaths were followed by dips in the pools and foamy waves. We truly relaxed and re-created, adding to those defining moments in our family’s history. Thank you Anthology. Can’t wait to go back.”

– The Glass Family