|Old-Fashioned Pancakes with Apple Chutney and Maple Whipped Cream|
On a gorgeous sunny day a few weekends ago my feet had that wandering itch. You know the feeling when a bright, sunny autumn day has you busting to get outdoors. So I hopped in the car and ventured into the southern interior to the Similkameen Valley. My destination was The Grist Mill and Gardens in Keremeos which has been a favourite of mine for several years.
Under the leadership of proprietor Chris Mathieson the mill with its natural assets is becoming a foodie destination with visitors getting a tour of the working mill and interactive exhibits thrown in for good measure. The 12-acre site, with six acres to grow wheat and its own restaurant facilities is perfectly positioned to illustrate both the past and future of food.
On this day my goal was their annual Apple Day celebrations and the promise of a pancake breakfast by our very own Natasha Schooten in the bright and peaceful on-site tea room.