Birthday Week Day 4

November 29, 2008

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Homemade sausage from Old Country Meat & Deli.

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Homemade bannock (with lots of currants) from my kitchen. Before.

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After. Not as good as the bannock at Fort Edmonton Park this summer. Something to do with lard and a campfire no doubt.

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Breakfast.

Thrifting:

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Sally Ann. Nothin’.

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Value Village. Nothin’. The Lebanese bakery/restaurant next door is now called this:

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which is a pity, because it used to be called this:

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which was the best name ever.

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This is where I wanted to go for my birthday.

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This can’t be good.

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Drinks before dinner. I finally cracked the bottle of Pisco (the one shaped like an Easter Island Moai) that I’ve been saving for a special occasion.

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Rob samples a Pisco Sour. I used the recipe provided with the bottle (substituting lime juice for lemon):

3 parts Pisco
1 part lemon juice
Sugar to taste
Add ice and shake in a cocktail mixer

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thasss one damn fine cocktail…

I can’t remember where I found this recipe, but I’m going to try it next:

Leche de Monja

One or more whole eggs WITH shells
Lime juice or lemon-lime juice to cover eggs
Sugar (to taste)
Pisco (to taste)

Place whole eggs, in shell, in a jar. Cover with lemon/lime juice. Seal the jar and refrigerate. Leave the eggs to marinate for 2-3 weeks. The shells should become soft. Place the eggs and juice in a blender and blend until smooth. Strain to remove egg membranes. Add sugar and pisco to taste.

So with the apparent demise of Churros King (damn, I was looking forward to sopaipillas, humitas, and torta mil hojas – and churros of course), my second choice was Tropika – delicious Malaysian food and Trader Vic’s style exotic drinks.

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Brandon & Natasha share a Scorpion in a Moai bowl.

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Cindy & Don suck on a Passion Punch.

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Singapore Sling.

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Tropika Sour.

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Passion Punch.

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Bahia.

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Rob & Jill.

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I forgot to take pictures of the food until it was almost gone.

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My favourite cards have money in them (and play disco tunes).

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2 Responses to “Birthday Week Day 4”

  1. Swapatorium Says:

    Yum, that bread looks so good.

    The best Pita restaurant name would be, I PITA the FOOL.

  2. Slacks Ferret Says:

    Happy Birthday Mike!


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