10.17.2008

fri five fave food finds

Isn't the world just incredibly serendipitous? Sure, sometimes it's not, but when it is; it's lovely. 1. Today, I find that ZestyCook has added me to his Friday five, and honestly, I think he just beat me to it. There's lots of yummy things to eat, but you'll be missing out if you don't find this. 2. Speaking of coincidences, from ZestyCook, I found Kath Eats Real Food, and it's almost a little too funny. "Real Food"? Sound familiar? I swear she's like my blogging twin! She even has recipes for items I haven't posted yet; she has a pumpkin cake, and so do I. Anyone hear the music from Twilight Zone? 3. And now it's time for a terrible joke: I am feeling cheesy. Seriously, there is a cheese here for every day of the year. It better be cheesy! 4. The fourth fave of the week is a dessert that originates from France in the Middle Ages, called blanc-manger. Fxcuisine prepared this jelly-like dish using almonds, sugar, and cream; a dessert can't be much lovelier than this. It cannot be made in five minutes, but the beautifully authentic history of the blanc-manger and the simplicity of the ingredients call my name. 5. Also for Calgary folk, Janice Beaton's new eating experience, FARM, is open. I don't know, but I'm semi-disillusioned with eating out lately, so I'll give it a shot, but it's starting to feel like a string of bad dates...

12 comments:

Kath said...

Thanks for the shout out!

Wiggles said...

The only dairy I can have right now are a few cheeses and Liberté yogurt.

I did pass by the FARM on Wednesday in my car though because M (the student teacher, and classmate from an art class in 1997) and I went to the Coup for lunch.

I had a very tasty falafel quesadilla with tzatziki.

Liz said...

Beautiful blog! I live in Calgary and am a total foodie as well. I love your reviews, I'll have to try out some of your picks!

gail said...

Liz - keep us updated! & thank you :)

chou said...

Flying into Calgary next week for a family reunion/ funeral. I'll have to check out your #5. My friday favorites today (not online, sadly) would be the multi-colored carrots at the farmers market. It's a first try for me, so good things should be in store.

gail said...

Sorry to hear the circumstances for your visit - but hopefully you will still be able to enjoy your visit!

liz said...

Have you tried Alloy yet?! If not, you should check it out, I have had great expiriences when I've gone. If you don't mind me asking, what do you do here in Calgary?

gail said...

Liz: yep - Alloy's on the list. Hubby doesn't like eating out in Calgary much either... John Manzo will be mad at me, but we're always disappointed (except with the more international eats).

I teach jr. high band! And several other subjects...

Zesty Cook said...

Gail - thanks for the shout out... very much appreciate it!

Catherine said...

Oooh Friday 5 favorites? What a fun idea for an end of the work-week post! I may be stealing your idea for my blog (don't worry, you'll get credit!)

are you gonna eat that? said...

"String of bad dates" is how our eating-out adventures in Calgary have been too! Good way to describe it. Olives and Vero notably. FARM is on my list but I'm not rushing out these days either... So I hear ya!

Mara said...

Great blog!! You foodbuzzed me a while back, and I thought I'd check you out today.

I love pho. I lived on it when I lived in a Vietnamese neighborhood.

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