Friends, Romans, countrymen! (Countrywomen too.) Lend me your ears. It’s an exciting weekend around here. First off, a Whole Foods store is opening in town. (Yay and double yay!) Second, there’s no snow in NH’s forecast this weekend. Woot woot. (But I’m not packing away the snow boots just yet, I’ve been tricked before.)
Third, if you read my Stealing Ain’t Nice post last weekend, that huge issue was resolved with a positive outcome. BY YOU! So thanks a bundle, I owe ya big time. Check it out here. (Scroll to the end of that post for the update.) And finally: I’ve got the absolute best Eclectic Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to share today. Also a delicious recipe for Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes. Yep, it’s exciting alright.
*A big shout out to UncommonGoods for providing the beautiful pottery items reviewed today. All opinions are my own. Please support the wonderful businesses that partner with THLG and keep folks peeking Through Her Looking Glass.
As you know, Mother’s Day is right around the corner. I’m happy to share some Eclectic Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from UncommonGoods Mother’s Day gift collection found here. Their handmade jewelry, designer decor, and handcrafted gifts are produced by artisans all around the country.
Founded in 1999, UncommonGoods’ mission is to provide a platform for artists and designers, working in harmony with the environment and without harm to people or animals.
UncommonGoods is one of the coolest companies with the coolest philosophy. (Also the coolest stuff.) “At the core of our company is a great respect for the integrity of the creative individual and the belief that it is our responsibility to use our business to impact the world in a positive way.”
I like that. While I’ve always loved the artsy, eclectic gifts from UncommonGoods, even more I appreciate that their products are handmade by real people. Real people with real faces, real stories. And a boatload of real talent!For instance, click here to check out this gorgeous Nesting Stoneware Mixing Bowl Set hand thrown by potter Maggy Ames at her clay studio in Manhattan. Maggy studied law at Skidmore College, then advocated for people with developmental disabilities as an attorney in New York City for 35 years. In 2009, Maggy retired from her law practice and began working full-time in her clay studio.
I can’t say enough good things about this unique stoneware nesting bowl set. The glazing and colors are exquisite. They nest beautifully. Pouring batter for Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes and muffins right from the bowl is a breeze. The ergonomic design and craftsmanship is one-of-a-kind and represents exactly why I love UncommonGoods so much. Moms spend a ton of time in the kitchen, and I can’t think of one who wouldn’t be ecstatic to receive these nesting stoneware bowls with scoop-style handles and narrow spouts for pouring. This set would make an extra special gift filled with gourmet baking mixes and kitchen tools.
As a knitter myself, I’ve eyed this Birdie Yarn Bowl for some time. Find it here! Such perfect & functional design. Visit Uncommon Goods for more great gift ideas for mom!
Moms (especially of little kids) are famous for this line: “Don’t buy me a thing. Just give me peace and quiet.”
My thought: why not both?
Check out this lovely Pottery Oil Candle here, sure to bring hours of peace and serenity. I love curling up with a good book and cup of java. Quiet music. This Pottery Oil Candle burning. Crafted in Maryland by potter Erik Hertz, the pottery oil candle design is based on ancient oil lamps found in archaeological digs. The glazing is amazing. (Poet: me.) This is a clean burning oil candle that uses liquid paraffin, with a fiberglass wick that won’t deteriorate. Add essential oils if you like! This is a unique gift, sure to be cherished for a lifetime. Find more great eclectic gift items for mom here.
Since you’re already spoiling mom, why not treat her to an easy homemade breakfast too? Whip up these delicious Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes for Mother’s Day. They’re light and healthy, incorporating white whole wheat flour and coconut oil. Garnish with whipped cream, fresh raspberries and lemon zest. If you love lemon poppy seed muffins, these Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes are a sure winner for Mother’s Day or any day!
Enjoy the pancakes, and tell me your favorite Eclectic Mother’s Day Gift Idea from UncommonGoods! Have a super weekend, friends!
Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes
Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour I used King Arthur, but all-purpose flour works too
- 5 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 eggs
- 6 tablespoons coconut oil or melted butter or vegetable oil
- 2 1/2 cups milk or more
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- Optional garnish: whipped cream fresh raspberries and lemon zest
- In a small mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, coconut oil, milk, lemon zest, poppy seeds and extracts.
- Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just combined.
- Thin batter with additional milk if needed.
- Pour by 1/4 cupfuls onto greased, hot griddle.
- Flip pancakes when surface bubbles begin to break.
- Serve immediately while hot.
- Serve with syrup or garnish with whipped cream, fresh raspberries and lemon zest.
You may also like: Sweet Almond Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
Allie, those pancakes look delicious. Your line ” The glazing is amazing” made me laugh out loud. I’m going to check out Uncommon Goods now.
Hey girl, glad you laughed! I laughed when I wrote it. xo
I would LOVE to receive any one of those gift ideas this Mother’s Day! I’ll check them out for my own moms, too.
Yup, you would absolutely love this stuff Carrie. Thinking of our last trip, all the pottery shops we visited…. and smiling.
Great ideas! I love the pottery oil candle…on my list!
So glad positive things are happening with the cake post!! Stay warm up there in the Northern tundra!!
Hey thanks friend, we will do our very best. Still cold here, but hoping the tide turns soon.
Aunt Pinkie says
Love the gift ideas and the lemon poppyseed pacakes look scrumptious! We had abot an inch of the white stuff ths am! Where IS spring?
Yeah, that is the question. Where IS spring. Seems like it’s still cold everywhere.
I am so happy to hear that the cake recipe has been resolved! Hooray! Great ideas here Allie! I will also check out their site. Looooved the picture you used in this piece. You are so good! Looking forward to trying this pancake recipe! Yum!
Thanks so much Tracy, I’m so so grateful things are resolved too. And such fun to showcase these handmade pottery pieces from Uncommon Goods. Hope you and your boys enjoy the pancakes.
Dear Allie, Gosh that stack of pancakes with the beautiful raspberries on top has just given me a serious craving, and this mom might just have to put in a little request with the boys in this household! (Hubby and son). 🙂 The pottery looks gorgeous, and I love the philosophy that guides the company – will have a look at it in the next few days, for sure. Lovely post, take care friend. Xoxo
Thank you so much Carina. This was a fun post to put together. And hope you get to sample some of the pancakes! It’s still pretty cold around here, guessing it is up in Winnipeg too. Beyond ready for spring. Hopefully by Mother’s Day it will warm up! Hope you have a great week. xo
I love those stoneware bowls. The recipe sounds so yummy and easy to try on a weekend. I am pretty sure I have a big ol’ consumer of poppyseeds too.
Many thanks Heather, the bowls are gorgeous!
Aunt Margie says
This was a mouthwatering masterpiece from Uncommon Goods to the lemon poppyseed pancakes. You left me drooling. So happy you had positive results resolving your theft issue. The pancakes, by the way, just must be presented before Mother’s Day! Yum!
Awww…thank you so much Auntie M! Hope someone makes these pancakes for you! xo
Karen Espalin says
Wow! Very cool stuff and yummy pancakes.
Thanks for the double drooling post.
Enjoy your week,
Thanks so much for dropping by Karen, hope all is well there!
Kristen @A Mind Full Mom says
These pancakes sound scrumptious, the pottery is stunning, and YEA for a whole foods!! Allie, this is a winning recipe, beautiful pottery, and great news!!
Thank you friend!
Lauren kelly nutrition says
These pancakes are gorgeous! I love lemon everything right now!
Thanks a bunch Lauren!
have to love the power of community, right? many of us bloggers know the theft thing all to well, unfortunately.
I am having a poppyseed *thing* right now – waffles last week and dressing the week before – pancakes next? 🙂
Thanks friend, appreciate that. It’s a crazy world out there. Hope you enjoy the pancakes!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
Oh, I wish they would open a Whole Foods here!!! I have a feeling that may not ever happen, even though Pinehurst is one wealthy town FILLED with people who would pay the money to shop there. But, I’m glad YOU are at least getting one! And waahooo to no snow in the forecast up there! High five! Love all your ideas for Mother’s Day gifts, Allie! And these pancakes look fantastic! LOVE poppy seeds and using them in pancakes sounds fab, especially with the addition of lemon!! Cheers, dear – to a week as wonderful as you! xo
Oh bummer Cheyanne, wish you could get a Whole Foods close by. Truth is, I still haven’t gotten over there yet. It opened on Friday and I figured it would be a mad house over the weekend. Since I’m not into mad houses, I’m waiting ’til things settle a bit…thanks so much for dropping by, and have a wonderful week my friend. XO
Heather Kinnaird says
what I wouldn’t give for a stack of these pancakes right now! and we LOVE shopping uncommon goods
Hey thanks a bunch Heather, you can’t beat UncommonGoods shopping. So fun.
Kelly @ TastingPage says
I love Uncommon goods and pretty much want every single item that you put on this list. Those nesting bowls are gorgeous!
I couldn’t agree more Kelly. I love the colors. Just so pretty. Thanks a bunch for dropping by!
Shashi @ RunninSrilankan says
I’m not sure why, but I’ve never ever had a lemon poppy seed pancake – I think that needs to change! And Allie – these are my kind of pancakes with coconut oil in them! Delightful and refreshing!
BTW – I checked out uncommon goods and they have such a lovely array of bowls and what not – loved their cold soapstone bowls as well as theses nesting ones!
Happy Monday friend – hope alls well with you dear.
Hey Shashi, thanks so much for dropping by friend, always a pleasure to hear from you. Glad you checked out UncommonGoods, good stuff!!! I love handmade pottery. Have a super week! XO
Sherri @ Watch Learn Eat says
What a coincidence! A Whole Foods is opening here this week too! We are so excited, we even put it in our calendar and are making a family trip out of it! Oh, the things that make food bloggers happy! 😉 These pancakes look amazing! I love the combination of lemon and poppy! The pottery looks awesome too! 🙂
Oh how fun, we haven’t got there yet, it opened here on Friday the 8th. I figure it will be a zoo for a while. Funny, ran into a friend of ours with 4 small (busy!) kids yesterday. His wife was out of town for the weekend and he was on his way to the Whole Foods opening to kill time. Brave man is all I can say. And guess we should be buying stock in Whole Foods. Thanks for dropping by Sherri. 🙂
Nutmeg Nanny says
These pancakes are the perfect way to start the day. So bright in flavor…yum!
Thanks so much Brandy! They disappeared fast at our house!
Cynthia | What A Girl Eats says
These look simply scrumptious Allie! i think they need to go on the menu this weekend!
Dear Allie, what a beautiful gift for Mother’s Day or any occasion! …These Lemon Poppyseed pancakes are a wonderful Spring treat. I would love to wake up to a stack of those! xo, Catherine
Psychic Nest says
These pancakes are not only perfect for Mother’s Day but for every day as well! They look delicious! Also thank you for introducing us to Uncommon Goods. I will take a look at their store as well. Thank you. 🙂
J’ai passé quelques jours en Espagne, mon pays et à mon retour je vois que tu n’as pas arrêté !! This gift is really nice, I would like have one for my mother’s day and with yours pancakes recipe for breakfast will be great! xoxo
Mandi Korn says
Wow, these gifts look perfect for me. You would happy to hear that I asked Mk and Boo for a recipe box for mothers day, so that I can start to save recipes for my little Peeps and her future self:o)
Rony Jahid says
This is the best looking pancake i have even seen. these flapjacks sound flavorful, the ceramics is dazzling, and YEA for an entire nourishment!! Allie, this is a triumphant formula, excellent stoneware, and extraordinary information.