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
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
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.