I had no idea pierogis were spelled that way until today –National Pierogi Day
I barely recall ever eating pierogis before
I definitely have never made them before
Rather than get carried away with making dough and boiling potatoes, I bought some in the frozen section of Whole Foods
They are, simply put, potato filled dumplings.
The ultimate white people food.
White on white.
…These had cheddar in them which made them a little orange.
I boiled them from frozen for 5 minutes, then sprinkled salt and pepper on them.
There was something flesh-like about them, in colour and texture.
I ate five and felt full but malnourished.
September 26 is National Dumpling Day
Hi-Nippon on my block makes a mean gyoza, which I am going to interpret as a dumpling for the sake of this post ( sake was in italics as it was Japanese cuisine pun, for you uncultured swine out there)
I went there an had myself an order
To the best of my knowledge and experience, they were perfect
Sometimes foods like this can be so greasy but these guys at Hi-Nippon do a fantastic job
National Binge Day
Watch the fuck out, darlings.
Got me some real deal nachos (no Daiya cheese pour moi merci beacoup ) and said
and ate til I felt reasonably sick
Mini rant for International Rabbit Day, followed by a phoning-it-in style post
(FYI: Phoning it in refers to a reporter phoning a story into their newspaper instead of writing, editing and submitting from the home office. .. kinda like Twitter…. ‘going through the motions’…not necessarily hitting the home run, according to some guy on the internet one time)
So, before Duncan arrived in safely and soundly in Vancouver, I inquired to Christina, quite innocently enough, that, perhaps, in the intermittent time we potentially, perhaps, explore the possibility of a getting a little Lionhead Rabbit
Mean Old Christina said “NOOO THEY SMELL, YOU IIIIIDDDDDIOT !!!”
Yeah and so it was, without a doubt.. dare I say undoubtedly, the worst experience of my life
And for those of you familiar with my life story, that must mean a lot
So, when International Rabbit Day arose, nearly a year later, you know I was bitter as all hell, and had no rabbits to celebrate with.
I persevered, nevertheless, thanks to the Instagram bunny filter
National Pecan Cookie Day
While not tremendously popular, they still, somehow, warrant a national holiday
Good for you, Pecan Cookie!
I did my best to source a pure pecan cookie- one that was just cookie and pecan, but they are hard to come by… but I did find some Pecan chocolate chip cookies at the super cute bakery that’s near my elementary school practicum
They had both white and milk chocolate chips in them… and were a bit hard as they were ‘day olds’ as they call ’em the biz (meaning they are a day old). Whatever, I’m grateful for any reason to wail on a bag of cookies, can I get an amen up in here?
So apparently Sarah & Melvin’s birthday is National Butterscotch Pudding Day
Too bad neither of them are around to comment on the ‘coincidence’
Imma go out on a limb and guess that neither of them were crazy about the mucous like substance
I picked up a 4 pack at No Frills (should I even bother capitalizing no frills? def against brand ) having not tried the stuff since circa grade four….
…aaaaaand it more or less exactly as my memory provides
gross…but not TOTALLY gross… only half gross…. like if you were coming up with new forms of torture as the new intern at Guantanamo Bay you probably wouldn’t bother trying to implement it’s use…. but that’s as much flattery as I can muster at the moment
National Cheeseburger Day
Yeah yeah yeah, quelle surprise, non?
Well, FYI, The Market (mother fuckin’ ) Grill at the Granville Island public market is positively deadly
Mondays are a long haul day for me – class all morning, all afternoon, and capped off by a practicum placement on the other side of the city
So I indulged in a regular strength cheeseburger (veganism out the window for the cause) to power me through this Monday
Perfection as always !
Haven’t had Ants On A Log is at least 100 years
Peanut butter on Celery + raisins
This National Ants On A Log Day I ate about four logs and recalled my Aunt Kate, when I was a child, encouraging me to try peanut butter on celery, and that if I did, I would never go back to Cheeze Whiz on celery.
It’s one of those strange, crisp and concise memories you have no absolutely no reason.
I did, in fact, go right back to Cheeze Whiz as my preferred celery condiment, but as an adult, I’d be hard pressed to put Cheeze Whiz on something if my life depended on it.
I’m a lackadaisical vegan, especially when it comes to some national food holidays that are just too annoying to reroute around
National Cheese Pizza Day was one such day so I just took it as it was.
This was mainly because we were in Kelowna where my uncle Bob, who’s famous on TripAdvisor for dropping so much wisdom in his reviews, claims has the best pizza in CANADA.
Yes, in ALL of CANADA
So we had to check it out
Bordellos was the place – an Italian restaurant with pasta, wood fired pizzas and pickle back shots on the menu. Classy
It was full of university aged kids with lip piercings and weird haircuts
We ordered the Margherita because that to me is a cheese pizza with a few leaves tossed on there. Totally counts.
There was a lot of hype over this pizza and it didn’t not live up to it
But we couldn’t figure out if it was the best pizza we’d ever had
This is because we really think all pizza is good
National Toasted Marshmallow Day was brought to you by Dandie’s Vegan Marshmallows (that’s right, marshmallows have gelatine, a derivative of animal skin and bones *gag* and therefore are not vegetarian )
I was able to score a stick off the side of the road (if it wasn’t for the side of the road I wouldn’t have anything), poke a marshmallow on top and light ‘er up off my gas range oven… indoors!
She burned absolutely beautifully and tasted glorious
I kept it simple and ate it straight off the street stick. No regrets.