For Sher- A Celebration of Food

I first ran ino Sher of What Did You Eat in the food blogging medium discussing Pollan’s book, “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” on someone elses blog.

I never got the chance to meet Sher personally, but I remember she posted that Americans were a “bunch of corn chips” talking about the section in the book about corn.

The comment made me laugh and that was when I began reading Sher’s blog.
I read more than I commented, as the dial-up demons of the day kept me in comment wars with my computer.

I was saddened to learn of Sher’s passing on the 20th of this month.

The Bread Baking Babes are holding, For Sher- A Celebration of Food, today.

Since I first ran into Sher in a conversation about corn, I chose to make her
Jalapeno Corn Pancakes.

We grow our own jalapeno so I don’t have to worry about food warnings out right now about this pepper.

It is funny, but we were also discussing food scares and warnings the day I first began reading
What Did You Eat. It was around that big recall on spinach years back.

Jalapeno Corn Pancakes made a wonderful brunch served with egg, salsa, and sour cream since I lacked the avocado in Sher’s serving suggestion.

I will be missing Sher with the laughter and thought reading her blog, and comments on others blogs, brought into my life. I am sure many others that never met her in this life will be missing her too.

Jalapeno Corn Pancakes

3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup masa
1/3 cup corn meal
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 pinch salt
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1/4 cup oil
2/3 cup jalapenos — seeded and chopped
(you can reduce the amount if you wish)
1 cup corn — fresh or frozen and
thawed

PREPARATION:
Blend dry ingredients in a large bowl. Blend milk, eggs and oil in a small bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones and mix with a large spoon until incorporated. Lumps are okay, do not over mix.

Serve with fried, poached, or scrambled eggs, black beans and avocado slices.

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18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rosa
    Jul 27, 2008 @ 11:41:26

    Those pancakes look wonderful! A tasty dish! Sher would have loved to see this post, I’m sure…

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. Sue
    Jul 27, 2008 @ 14:26:33

    Thanks Rosa.

    Reply

  3. Kalyn
    Jul 27, 2008 @ 14:27:59

    She did say the funniest things, didn’t she? I know I’m really going to miss her blog and her wonderful comments.

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  4. JMom
    Jul 27, 2008 @ 18:11:02

    I’m sorry to hear about Sher, she sounds like a wonderful person based on what those who knew her have said. I wish I had found her food blog before she passed away.

    This is a wonderful way to honor her memory. Your jalapeno pancakes look delicious.

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  5. Kevin
    Jul 27, 2008 @ 19:26:51

    Jalapeno corn pancakes sound good and placing an egg with a runny yolk on top sounds even better.

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  6. Sue
    Jul 27, 2008 @ 20:23:04

    Kalyn, Yes she was so funny at times.

    JMom, I wish you could have found here before too. The pancakes were very good.

    Kevin , they were very good and they reheated so well too.

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  7. Natashya
    Jul 27, 2008 @ 22:49:40

    The pancakes look like a great Sunday brunch food.
    Your tribute to Sher was funny and touching. A celebration of her personality.

    Reply

  8. katie
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 02:46:49

    They sound like they have a bit of a kick! “A bunch of corn chips” – I like that…
    Lovely photos; lovely tribute…

    Reply

  9. Kashim & Othello
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 06:10:27

    Your pancakes look so wonderful!
    Reading all the memories people have of Sher makes me think she was a real special person and it saddens me even more that she had to go way to early!

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  10. Sue
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 09:00:48

    Thanks Natashya, Katie and Kashim.

    Yes Sher was special, by what I got from my limited interaction.

    Reply

  11. Christine
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 20:35:16

    I still find myself going to Sher’s blog, just to see her smiling face again.

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  12. Sue
    Jul 29, 2008 @ 06:19:24

    Christine that is sweet.

    Reply

  13. Haley
    Jul 29, 2008 @ 14:30:58

    We’d like to invite you to participate in our July berry recipe contest. All competitors will be placed on our blogroll, and the winner will receive a fun prize! Please email me, haleyglasco@gmail.com, if you’re interested. Feel free to check out our blog for more details: http://blog.keyingredient.com/2008/06/06/key-ingredient-cooks-kitchen-recipe-contest/

    Thanks,
    Haley
    KI Blogger

    Reply

  14. Sue (coffeepot)
    Jul 29, 2008 @ 15:14:44

    Thank you Haley.

    Reply

  15. Lisa
    Aug 01, 2008 @ 13:45:35

    I loved her writing, too. What a loss this is! I just found out about it today, and I can hardly believe it.

    Making her pancakes is a wonderful tribute. And they look scrumptious. I’m sure she would be proud.

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  16. Sue (coffeepot)
    Aug 01, 2008 @ 16:49:48

    Lisa , Hi it is so sad.

    I sent in my Julia URL today.

    Reply

  17. Glenna
    Aug 02, 2008 @ 23:58:58

    I remember those! Perfect choice. Thanks so much Sue. You’re right. I think it was her sense of humor and how down to earth she was that first attracted me to her too.

    That was lovely.

    Reply

  18. Sue (coffeepot)
    Aug 03, 2008 @ 07:16:22

    Thank You Glenna. Sher was special.

    Reply

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