Crepes, jazz a holiday staple

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Fort Langley jazz fest duo, Karen Zukas and Dave Quinn enjoyed many week- end brunches made by their grandma’s while growing up.

Karen’s grandma was originally from Lithuania and Dave’s grandma was from Hungary, and the common thing they shared was a love for making good food for family gatherings.

Both grandmas made crepes, and Karen and Dave continue that tradition every Christmas morning.

“I love Christmas morning and can’t wait for everyone to get up in the morning,” said Karen.

“After a light breakfast of Christmas stollen, croissants, and Baileys coffee during gift opening, we start in on the crepes. They take a little while to make, but they are worth it!”

Dave explained they can be dressed up with sweet or savoury toppings and a variety of flavourful fillings.

“We fill our crepes with fresh fruit like strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries, topped with Karen’s special chocolate fudge sauce, and with a selection of bacon and sausage.

“You can also try them with the special apricot sauce that my grandma served or spread with jam or a warm syrup. I try them all!” Dave shared.

“Along with a mimosa and some jazzy holiday music in the background, the crepes make for a special Christmas morning brunch that we look forward to, and enjoy each and every year,” said Karen.

Dave added, “Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the 2019 Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival, July 26 to 28, 2019 where we’ll be serving up a Sunday pancake breakfast (sorry no crepes) topped off with some sweet swinging jazz.”

Article originally published in the Langley Advance

Garth Poon