What?! As a functional caffeine addict how can you even think of talking about making coffee?! Well, apparently I am out of practice with using a French Press. Couple that with barely sleeping due to a fussy two year old and an uncomfortable air mattress and it appears that my coffee making skills have suffered. The result was highly caffeinated sludge. Resembling the consistency of tar. Or perhaps black colored caulk. At one point I think it even growled at me. And no, I did not throw it out. I just got a spoon.
Please see my previous article about leavening. Baking soda and baking powder are wonderful things. And pancakes without them, especially when made with oatmeal that already has a pretty gluey, heavy consistency, came out the consistency of paving stones. Flat, dense, hard, and a mottled brown.
So, come on over to my place in Alexandria. Grab a glass of wine and a shovel. Between the wine, the tar, and the new pavers we're ready for rebuilding.