The Week That Was And Is – March 24th, 2010

I don’t know about you guys, but it’s been quite the last seven days. Here’s a photo snapshot of recent happenings.

My wonderful, yet slightly angry, cat Samantha passed away on Monday night. Just shy of her 19th birthday, she has spent more than half of my life with me and will be missed more than words can explain. She was my girl.

Sarah and I were apparently on a cupcake journey last weekend. First stopping at Fuss on Whyte for a late night birthday celebration, and then on Sunday we ventured into the new Whimsical location.

Fuss Cupcakes

Whimsical Cupcakes

After Whimsical, we attempted to hit up Kabuki, but we were shoo’d out the door and told it was closed. It must have been our luck, because Syphay was also closed and we ended up back at Thai Valley Grill for a quick snack of hot and sour soup and salad. Both soups offered an insane mushroom to meat ratio.

So Addictive!

Where Are You Protein?

Even though some did not seem to enjoy the personality of David Adjey, I’ll be more than happy to participate again next if I’m asked. Thanks again Diane, it was lovely!

Taking another shot at the Marbled Rye bread form the BBA Challenge, I decided to tuck all the dark dough inside and slash the light outer shell. A brilliant bread sneak attack I thought.

Needing to use up some Cabernet Sauvignon and prime rib, I attempted my first ever prime rib hash. Seriously delicious!

Potatoes + Wine + Prime Rib + Onion = Yum!

Growing up, we always boiled our perogies and would only pan fry the left overs. I’m curious how everyone else prepares these delicious packets of cheese and potato.

Boil? Pan Fry? Something Else?

Not exactly full of items for moi, I still absolutely love Anthropologie in West Edmonton Mall. Go fast as you can!

And finally I leave you MukMuk, a favourite of a very dear friend.

Until next week!

13 thoughts on “The Week That Was And Is – March 24th, 2010

  1. My eyes welled up about your kitty. I’m sorry 😦 I lost two in the last 5 years, it sucks ass.

    Not sure if it’s Sarah’s Birthday or yours but Happy Birthday!!!

    I like my perogies boiled and then pan fried with onions. Oh yum. But just boiled is fine with me too.

  2. Sorry to hear about Samantha. 19 years — you two were practically litter mates!

    I with MakiB on perogy prep. And I like to top mine with yogurt — real yogurt, not that nasty low-fat, guar gum stuff — and a hearty grind of fresh pepper.

    Really like your blog.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about your cat Samantha. I am a huge animal lover. I know how they truly become part of your family – and 19 years! I have a cat still back home in SK that I got in high school! She is 18 now and I know that time will come for me to say goodbye to her – and I am not looking forward to it. So you have my sympathies.
    And growing up, we also just boiled our perogies the first night and had fried up ones the next day for lunch. Now my hubby likes to fry them up the first night with copious amounts of onions too. I am German though and love the straight cottage cheese perogies best!

  4. I’m sorry to hear about your cat, Chris.

    Great shot of those cupcakes. I do love that Fuss is open ‘late’ – sometimes, you just need a cupcake at 10PM on a Friday/Saturday night.

    I’m definitely with Maki and Kerry on the perogies… good choice guys. Yogurt sounds lovely. I’ll have to give that a try.

  5. Sorry to hear about Samantha, Chris. Beautiful shot of her.

    Need to make it out to the new Whimsical location soon – Whyte really is becoming cupcake central in Edmontn.

  6. I’m currently in Boston for the week and missing my two kitties a LOT… and can only tell you how sorry I am to hear about Samantha! Can’t even imagine losing one of my two crazy kitties…

  7. I’m also sorry to hear about your cat Chris, pets come to mean so much especially after such a long time. About your perogy question, my grandma is Ukranian and used to make the most delicious ones by hand. She would boil them a bit, and then pan fry them to finish. I still do this because they seem to get too hard when i don’t boil them first (and too squishy otherwise). Also, they seem to be extra great when i put them in my electric skillet with lots of onions (and a sprinkle of smoked paprika).

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