This Fine Week End Wrap-Up

I had been planning to go to Boston this weekend, but my trip has been postponed until next week so I resigned myself to take advantage of having 2 whole days and 3 whole nights off with no obligations or responsibilities, and I decided to officially plan to do absolutely nothing but rest and rejuvenate until Monday.

But…

Friday night was the second annual NDG Food Depot BLOCK PARTY FUNDRAISER and official unveiling of their new Depot mural:

There was live music, Hot Dogs, Burgers, Veggie Burgers, Corn on the Cob and juicy delicious Barbecued Pineapple kabobs. I was really impressed by how many people showed up. There were neighbours, cats, dogs and children of all ages and I was/am proud to be part of such an awesome community.


Around 9 o’clock, Thing 2 and her boyfriend decided to leave us and go catch a movie. Franky volunteered us to walk them to the theatre and buy their tickets, despite his famed hate-on for Hollywood-Mainstream, and when we arrived, I just happened to notice that To Rome With Love was playing and next thing you know…

the clock strikes 1am and we’re wandering home through Westmount with a sound track in our ears and visions of cobble-stone streets, beautifully crafted shoes and naked Italian criminals dancing through our heads…

Okay, probably not Franky’s head so much. He was probably on about product placement and corporate brainwashing and honestly…

I know. I get it. But sometimes I just want eat popcorn and pretend the world doesn’t completely suck. Just sometimes.

Saturday Night, Cherry Typhoon was making her Montreal writing/directing/producing debut, Bad Ladies And The Detective at Theatre St-Catherine, so naturally I had to go.

It was delightfully funny, sexy and entertaining and I am so so so so so so happy that I went.

Tonight is True Blood, which means that I have to celebrate (and impress my cat any guests who might show up) by making something red and full of sticky, sugary awesome.

And also to fill up that tiny extra bit of annoying breathing room along the waistband of my jeans.

At the beginning of the season, I would just buy strawberries, red candies and ketchup chips and what-have-you, but after a few episodes I got inspired to bake…


A few weeks ago I made True Blood Cupcakes:

And then, a week or two later, these ones:

Last Sunday I made Cherry Pie, which was tasty but the crust was somewhat dense. If anyone knows the magic trick for making vegan pie-crust flaky, please share. :

I haven’t decided what to make for this episode yet though. It’s so beautiful today, that all I feel motivated to do is lay outside in a field of dandelions but inspiration will come to me…. I know it will.

Strawberry Shortcake? Berry crumble? Bleeding truffles maybe? Any suggestions?

Jennifer June