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National cartoonist Dave Granlund's blog features his take on politics and current events -- in cartoon form
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By Dave Granlund
National cartoonist Dave Granlund's blog features his take on politics and current events. Dave has been an editorial cartoonist published in daily newspapers since 1977. Born in Ware, Mass., Granlund began drawing cartoons in grade school and at ...
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Dave Granlund's Editorial Cartoons
National cartoonist Dave Granlund's blog features his take on politics and current events. Dave has been an editorial cartoonist published in daily newspapers since 1977. Born in Ware, Mass., Granlund began drawing cartoons in grade school and at age 16, he was published on the editorial pages of local weekly newspapers. His eight-year enlistment in the USAF included assignments with SAC HQ and with Headquarters Command, where his duties included work as head illustrator for the Presidential Inaugural Subcommittee and providing briefing charts for the White House and support for Air Force One. As part of NATO in Operation Looking Glass with the Airborne Command Post, he was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal. Dave's newspaper honors include awards from UPI, New England Press Association, International Association of Business Communicators, The Associated Press and Massachusetts Press Association. His work has been nominated numerous times for the Pulitzer Prize. His pastimes and interests include history, wood carving, antique tractors and Swedish language studies.
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By Amy Cavalier
Feb. 9, 2012 12:01 a.m.



Saturday mornings are all about going out for breakfast (at Jim’s or the South Wedge Diner) in between my runs to the market and grocery store. I call this my “hunter-gatherer” time. With a full refrigerator on Sunday, it’s all about stay-at-home breakfast. The possibilities are endless, from homemade waffles, quiche and strata, to my all-time favorite, buttermilk pancakes.

After my chicken fingers last week, I had some buttermilk to use up, as well as some blueberries that were on their last leg. This recipe for Buttermilk Pancakes comes from the Better Homes and Garden’s New Cook Book. The cover claims it’s been “America’s #1 Cookbook Since 1930”, and I believe it.

Here’s what you’ll need for 12 standard-sized pancakes:



  • 1 ¾ cup of flour


  • 2 tablespoons of sugar


  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder


  • ½ teaspoon baking soda


  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • 1 egg


  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk or sour milk (I added more to mine because I like thinner pancakes)


  • 3 tablespoons of cooking oil


  • Blueberries, chocolate chips or desired topping


  • Maple syrup




In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, use a fork to combine the egg, buttermilk and oil. Add the egg mixture all at once to the flour mixture.

You can use a stovetop griddle or an electric griddle for best results. You need to get the griddle to about 375 degrees, according to Aunt Jemima. I usually go with a medium to high heat and let the pan warm up for a good two minutes. Grease the griddle with butter. Pour your batter onto the griddle, add blueberries or chocolate chips, and wait until the pancake begins to bubble before you flip them. This is the key to getting a nice uniform golden brown pancake. You can observe the technique demonstrated about 42 seconds into this video.

At this point in the recipe, it’s time to say move over Aunt Jemima. If you’re going to make the pancakes homemade, in my opinion, you’re just defeating the purpose by topping them with regular syrup, so shell out the extra cash for real maple syrup. You won’t be disappointed.

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