G-Free Berry Pancakes with Guava Piloncillo Syrup

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Isn’t there something just downright warm and cozy about great pancakes? After Hurricane Rina blew through town last week, the soggy, dreary aftermath of the storm had me craving the buttery comfort of some hotcakes. I love throwing in fruits and flavors, and will almost always order an enticing flavored pancake over (albeit also beloved) buttermilk. Banana used to be my childhood favorite. …

More than Maple: Homemade Fruit Syrups

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There’s no doubt that maple reins king in the land of syrup. Other than generic pancake syrup (sometimes artificially “butter” flavored and never quite as satisfying as the natural stuff), the only other type I’ve seen with any frequency is blueberry (and whatever other flavors come in those little IHOP caddies). But we’re not growing any maples round these parts, …