I'm about to get all music teacher on you.
See, from a young age, musicians will almost always hear, "practice makes perfect." But here's the thing- nothing is ever perfect. Instead you challenge yourself to be better than you were the day before and instead of "perfect," you get "better." Which in my mind is just as good-improvement feels good.
I've received a few emails about my blog, my photography, my cooking, and my life in general- mainly, how do you get to where I am. While I may portray this well put together person who has her life in order, I have to laugh (and burst a small bubble)- I change my mind as often as the breeze. I'm young, I'm free, I'm enjoying life, I'm still figuring things out.
However, none of that matters. The main piece of advice I can give is two simple letters: D.O.
Do. Seriously, just do something. Want to learn pottery? Take a class! Want to improve on your photography? Shoot every day. Want to eat tastier food? Get in the kitchen. Want to blog? Start simple!
The worst thing is believing that something is too far out of reach. My saxophone (an eventually basson) playing in 6th grade was pitiful, my first photos I took (which I thought were good) were actually horrible, and my cooking was barely edible. But I didn't give up on anything- I competed with myself. Nothing I do is perfect. I get frustrated and occasionally get the feeling I want to quit. Yet, there is a drive that constantly pushes me to be better, to keep doing, to keep exploring.
Oh, and when you are in that awesome pottery class, don't look over at your neighbor who started making pottery two years before you and get envious, sad, or angry. You will get there eventually, it's all about the journey of getting better. (If you need a little more convincing, Ira Glass says it best.)
So, now that you are ready to do, make these crepes! (like how I transitioned that?)
These crepes are awesome because they are light, delicious, and perfect after a fantastic dinner. While crepes can seem a little intimidating, just make sure you have a good non-stick pan (I love my eco one I purchased from Whole Foods), a thin enough batter, and a good wrist motion to evenly spread out the crepe!
Now, go do!
*Ps- be sure to check out my spice/eCookbook giveaway happening now. The cinnamon would be perfect in these crepe!Print
Roasted Blueberry and Rhubarb Crepes with Honey and Butter
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- 1 cup diced rhubarb
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup whole wheat pastry flour
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- greek yogurt
- whipping cream
- ice cream
- Preheat oven to 400˚. In a bowl, toss together blueberries, rhubarb, honey, and cinnamon. Place on parchment and roast until soft, 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and lightly mash.
- Whisk together flour, salt, eggs, milk, and melted butter until smooth. Heat 8″ skillet and lightly grease with butter. Place a scant ¼ cup of batter in pan. Tilt the pan so that the batter covers the entire pan and cook for about 30 seconds. Flip and cook for another 15 seconds. Place done crepes on a piece of parchment paper (be sure not to fully stack crepes.)
- To serve, smear roasted fruit mixture in crepes and serve with favorite toppings (these had honey and butter on top!)
*Recipe makes roughly four crepes, perfect for two people! If you are grilling out, toss the fruit mixture in some aluminum foil and place on grill until done.
Yay for roasted blueberries! Love this recipe!
jaime @ sweet road says
I love that! It's so true, nothing is ever really perfect, although sometimes I do feel like I have accomplished perfection when I get a recipe just right, but instead why not try to achieve "better"? Who knows, maybe you'll get further than perfection!
I'm learning more and more that the person that I really need to be in competition with is myself rather than looking around and judging myself by other people's achievements. Love this post. And pancakes? Well pancakes I always love.
Crepes! I always mean to make them, and I never do. Why? Probably very much because of the "Crepes are hard to make; waah" factor. But that's just silly--especially when I could be eating them with this lovely rhubarb and blueberry concoction. Thanks for the kick in the pants!
sarah kieffer says
Crepes is on my to-do list. I haven't made them yet. These look so good.
And I love this post, it's so true: comparison is the thief of joy. It's all about baby steps and doing something.
I only have to look back on my six years of blogging to see that practice does indeed make perfect, and even with all this time under my belt, I'm still (and always will be) a work in progress. I see learning as a lifetime deal, not something to sit back on and think 'Well, that's it!'. Thanks for clarifying.
Many years ago my sister-in-law gave me a recipe for homemade freezer ice cream but she used sweetened condensed milk. I have long lost the recipe. have you ever heard of a recipe made like this? There was no heating involved. I am trying to find this recipe, or something close to it. it was sooo good and so quick and easy. thanks..
Pati Mo says
That looks absolutely delicious, i'm gonna try that at home!
I've been craving breakfast for dinner like no other lately so I think tonight's the night - and these crepes are on the menu, along with sweet potato hash, turkey bacon, and baked cinnamon apples. Just curious if you think I could sub regular whole wheat flour for whole wheat pastry flour for these?
That would work just fine!
YUM! It's almost 9PM and I haven't eaten dinner yet. This looks devine! 🙂
Victoria Volkman says
Erin! I found your recipes through Pinterest and have been so inspired! I'm in grad school but am not taking classes this summer so plan to try out several of your delicious recipes. Keep 'em comin!
Love this recipe! I'm gonna try this!