It's shrove Tuesday today!!! At Snowdrop Cottage it's with some trepidation that I welcome such an event. As someone who rarely measures ingredients and prefers a more spontaneous method of cookery my husbands eyes roll as throw the concoction know as a 'pancake batter' together. Although quite proficient with marmalade making, pancakes elude me somewhat, usually turning out thick, flabby and slightly curled at the edges. My children however only see perfection and delight in smothering then with fresh lemon juice and copious amounts of vanilla sugar. Will next year show an improved version of my pancake? No, the tradition will continue and eventually maybe my husband will take over the job!