Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Pancake Breakfasts…

I have never met a “Pancake Breakfast” I didn’t like! It’s funny how pancake breakfasts and festivals seem to go together. I think more festivals than not have them. I am likely “exaggerating” the ratio because I haven’t completed a scientific study (yet!), but from experience it seems that a whole lot of festivals do (or should) have them! This, then, brings me to my thoughts for this blog. For as many “pancake breakfasts” as there are, they all seem to be different in their own way! Take Cobourg Waterfront Festival for instance. They hold their breakfast in Cobourg’s Victoria Park. The local Chamber of Commerce cooks the breakfast and the Cobourg Lions Club allows their food and beer tent to be used for eating. The Chamber’s cooks are all very good at trading insults with the breakfast crowd. The Wellington Pumpkinfest, held in their community hall, is a very civilized affair. Volunteers take your order as you come in and then bring it to your table. At the Brighton Winterfest you are asked how many pancakes and sausage you want and when you are through, they offer you “extra helpings”!  At the Cobourg Winter Festival breakfast, which was held at the Cobourg Lions Centre, was so successful that they ran out of food. People waited very patiently while the Lions went out to purchase more supplies! The Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival served “locally produced” maple syrup at their breakfast, while the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival used syrup produced in Quebec! It was too early in the season to produce “local” syrup. All this talking about pancake breakfasts makes me hungry! Here’s to the upcoming year and all the new “Pancake Breakfasts” experiences!

"Pancakes at the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival"

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