I’m in the middle of trying to get someone to take over the lease for my apartment. Like the creative person I am, I strategically starting cooking some apple flavoured pancakes (aka quick apple fritters) before my first applicant showed up. The sweet smell of apples dancing with cinnamon flowed through my cozy space. Is that bad? I see it happen in the movies all the time!
That week I advertised on a free site that everyone uses. I received an enormous amount of responses. They went something like this: “ohhh I really want to see it!” A few people left me this response “please call me at ….” Sorry but if I leave you with my e-mail address as my preferred method of communication please use that? I had to fill out certain criteria for my apartment like: does it come furnished, NO. Pets allowed, YES. Bedroom: YES. I could not believe the amount of people who asked me in e-mails to reiterate all of these answers!
Numerous people said “sorry I cannot make it to the open house, can I come later that evening or the next day?” I offered to allow them to drop by later but call before they show-up. One person was kind enough to actually keep their after hours appointment. Thank you dear applicant!
Then the dreaded question that should be asked in any city, “have you had any, ummm, problems with your apartment?” Ohhh what kind of problems would you be referring too? Smile on my face like I don’t know what they might be referring to. Furry little friends, cockroaches, and bedbugs were the popular ones. Yes, no, no. I had a small rodent problem when I first moved in. I found a dead mouse in front of my door! It took two months to clear up. It was my first time living with mice but apparently it is very common.
As much as I love my lovely cozy apartment with views of the CN Tower, the waterfront, and a park I’m really looking forward to living in one place and commuting only between two cities instead of my current three. One year I calculated my total time spent commuting to be 20 hours every week. I could have been using that time for a part-time job:S This year my weekly traveling time is 10 hours per week.
I’m sharing with you the recipe that will hopefully leave wonderful, wonderful thoughts about my apartment for someone:D
Quick Low Carb Apple Fritter (Gluten Free) Recipe:
*P.S. I named this recipe apple fritters because all I could think about when I was munching on them was how donut-like they were.
· 1 whisked large egg
· ½ tsp of cinnamon
· 1 small apple – I left the skin on it and sliced it thinly and chopped it a little (leaving the apples pieces still chunky)
· 2 tbsp of ground flax seed
· ¼ tsp of baking powder
1. In a small mixing bowl add the egg, cinnamon, and half of the apple.
2. Take a handheld blender or place the mixture in a processor, and blend until smooth.
3. Add the flax seed, baking powder, and the rest of the apple.
4. Mix it with a spoon.
5. Add some cooking fat to a frying pan (butter, olive oil, coconut oil etc).
6. Heat the frying pan to med-low.
7. Spoon 4 portions onto the frying pan and cook until done. Flipping once.
8. Eat the chunky apple fritter pancake!
Makes four “fritters”
*If one apple is too many net carbs (12 net carbs according to Fatsecret) try ¼-1/2 of apple and add some sweetener.
According to Fatsecret.com
Fat(g) Net C(g) Prot(g) KCals
12.26 13.18 9.59 210