Shopping Around The World In April…..Seafood Recipe

April is our turn to host the Shopping Around The World for Piglove.  Simply put The Canadian Cat’s URL in your post with your favourite seafood dish.  Piglove’s URL would be nice to include too.


SHOKO…..BLACK
KALI……ORANGE

Hey Kali how’s the ole gal doing?  She’s OK….she’s watching and talking to the TVThe talking to the TV tells me she’s getting better.  What happened anyway Shoko…do you know?  Well, listening to dad and mom yak about her knee, it seems when they went to Omaha Beach after meeting up with Phenny and his mom and dad, mom fell down.  Really!!  Good ole mom, when in doubt, have a bath….sorry, that’s for us not mom.  For mom it would be….MAKE A TURKEY OF YOURSELF!

This picture  was taken moments before mom stood up, heard a crack and fell on her face.  Da Phenny knew it was coming and wanted to get out of there fast so is dragging his mom behind him. MOL.

When they got to London they caught a virus….both of them.  This knocked them so low that they could barely be seen on our cat radar, but I get ahead of myself as all of the residents at the house in Normandy were involved in fixing our recipe of the month for Shopping Around The World.

We peek in at the activities In the house in Normandy that day.

Seems mom was the bossy dudette for our recipe of Fish Cakes made with salmon.  She says supervisor, we say bossy.

Ingredients:

1 tin Sockeye Salmon….150 grams $5.25 in Canadian Dollars

1 onion…. 1.29 euro a pound , $ 1.38

8 small potatoes……very small…1.99 for a kilo,  $$ 2.13 euro

some butter….in cupboard

A true international dinner.

Directions:

1/ Dice onion but not too small.  Throw a teaspoon of butter in frying pan to brown onion.  Put onion in frying pan and cook at medium-high…stirring frequently or your onion will be black as my face. MOL

2/ While the onion is browning, cut up the potatoes and boil them in a pot.

The potatoes are boiling and the onion is sautéing as demonstrated by our model Broomhilda Brush, a charming woman.

With your other hand chunk up the sockeye salmon after you have removed the juice and given it to the pet at your elbow.                                                                 As you see, aforementioned pet is helping Broomhilda get the salmon juice out of the can and telling us to flake off, it’s his juice.

3/ The potatoes are done so smash them like this foreign resident of the house.

                                                                         4/ Turn onions off at this time.

5/ Add salt and pepper to taste and about 1 tablespoon breadcrumbs.

6/  Combine smashed potatoes, browned onions. salt, pepper, breadcrumbs and of course the salmon in bowl.  Mix with hands.  It tastes better this way.

7/ Make patties with your hands.  Put 2 tablespoons butter in frying pan and turn the temperature to high.  Watch constantly. Don’t forget to place the patties in pan. After about 5 minutes turn the cakes over and do the same on the other side.  You want to brown them on either side….not burn them.  DONE!                                                             These are some scrumptious looking fish cakes. Mmmm…perhaps some more potatoes would be wise next time.

A wonderful meal that we all had part in making.  What? Mr. Brush  didn’t do anything?                                                                   Oh yes he did!  Mr. Brush appears to have eaten a little more than the chair could hack.  The chair broke but Phenny was there to the rescue, moving so fast he’s a blur.

Thank you for joining us for April’s Seafood Recipe.  From all of us: Mr. and Mrs. Brush, dad, mom and Da Phenny we bid you a fun and happy day.

Broomhilda Brush and Mr. Brush aka Phenny’s mom and dad.

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It is also Sunday Selfie Day with The Cat On My Head blog.  Well, we just couldn’t miss another Selfie Day so I took it upon myself to show one and all the beret mom brought me back from Paris for me.  Kali got one that is exactly the same.  Where’s the French treats mom….trade ya the beret for the goodies.  MOL                                                         Am I not one sophisticated kitty?  I asked for a green beret but mom didn’t think I deserve a green one.  I tell you…I’m not so sure about that woman.

Please stop by The Cat On My Head and view our friends trying to show their best side.  It’s a riot.                                                             Mom this was a long blog.  I’m bone tired but a little peckish.  Are there any treats in the big Paris bag?  There are?  What do ya mean I have to share them with Kali.  What did she do?  Oh alright if I HAVE to.

 

Friday’s Friendly Fill-In’s for April

 

Our hosts for Friday’s Fill-Ins are Ellen of 15 and Meowing and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader.                                                        SHOKO…..BLACK
KALI…..ORANGE

1. A book I would like to see made into a movie is ...THE WARRIOR SAGA .  THERE ARE FOUR PEEPS THAT WRITE THE BOOKS AND USE THE PSEUDONYM ERIN GREY. THE STORIES ARE ABUNDANT AND JERK ON YOUR EMOTIONS AS ONE DOES GET ATTACHED TO THE CHARACTERS.                                                             TAKE A PEEK AT THE WARRIOR BOOKS AT http://www.warriorcats.com/books.

 

2. If I could afford a billboard, it would say:                                                        Then we’d watch peeps feel guilty for not hugging their cat before they left the house. MOL

My turn Shoko.  Take it away Kali.

3. I have a hard time SHARING my salmon treats.  They are so good.  I do share though….mom makes me.                                                                          

 

4. I really enjoy …..SUN PUDDLES THEY ARE VERY HARD TO FIND AT THIS TIME OF YEAR BUT WE KEEP LOOKING.

                                                                   NELLIE FOUND ONE…ISN’T THIS A HAPPY MEMORY?

 

That was a fun Fill-In, thank you ladies.

 

                                                                  A guiding candle can make all the difference to those struggling.                                                                  

Nellie’s Spirit Walks Among Us

Kali, this is hard….I miss our bud and there are so many memories we could share.  I know, it’s very difficult but we loved Nellie with all our hearts and she made our life so much fun with her “uniqueness.”  She made Cow Kitty wonder if he was man enough to take on, “The Cat Queen From Hell,” MOL

I know, let’s show our memories for all to see.                                    We were trying to make a snow kitty but Nellie got excited and jumped on its head.  Kali soon followed and we had a mess.  hehe

Then there was the day mom caught Nellie and I up on the bread board having a great time mewing about and scratching our backs.  She threatened to spread us out on a cracker if we didn’t leave immediately. MEW, MEW…that was so funny watching mom’s lips moving but laughing so hard we couldn’t hear her.                                                                                 What about the day Nellie and Angel Sammy got us to taste bacon for the first time?  What a delightful day with so much bacon.  Something else Nellie introduced us to.                                                                          Then there was the day Nellie and Marvin the Moose wandered down the street together.  Peeps were looking out their windows and pointing at how marvellously Nellie could direct Marvin.  They seemed like best friends.                                                                 Here we are getting cleaned up for our story and treat time.  Nellie fit right in with us…like a part of the family.

Remember Nellie writing….We have too many memories to put them all down but just know we will always be buddies and when we meet again we will continue our, “Cat From Hell” behaviour.

The last picture ever of our Nellie taken by mom.

We all love you Nellie.  You will forever walk softly in our hearts.                                                                       

Post 1372: postcard from abroad…

We haven’t had much to say lately cause of the European bug mom and dad picked up on their travels so we are reblogging a wonder blog that mentions us and mom. Mom and dad are slowly getting better. They are really boring right now so here’s to some activity in the near future.

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One of the benefits of living with minor international kitty celebrities is other international kitty celebrities send them postcards from abroad. What fun!

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Many of you know the Canadian Cats and their human, Jean. Or I hope you do! Shoko and Kali are two of my top favorite Internet kitties, and Jean is one really sweet and thoughtful person.

Kali (left) and Shoko, “The Canadian Cats”

But this is about postcards from abroad…from celebrity cats, so here’s what Shoko and Kali (and Jean!) sent us, a souvenir of their recent visit to one of my favorite cities, Paris. 

 How fun is that!? (See the two kitties in the lower right hand corner?) Thanks, kitties and Jean. I really enjoyed the postcard!

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Shopping Around The World For April Reminder

Well, it’s just about the time to knock our booties off with your fabulous fish recipes.  Kali and I have just started learning the joys of salmon after tasting the salmon treats Nellie sent up with mom.  Delish!  Where has salmon been all our lives?

To participate in Shopping Around the World simply give the  link to The Canadian Cats.  Write out your recipe plus the cost of the items.  We will be waiting for your recipes on April 30th.  Gee, I hope I didn’t forget anything Kali.                                                                               

 

Bionic Basil’s Adventure With Us

We reblogged this post from Bionic Basil’s blog.  Do stop by and visit with these awesome English kitties.

Now it’s time for our Canadian Cats Report.

As mew will know Shoko & Kali’s pawrents came to visit us in Sleepy Hollow last Sunday and we had a truly terrific time.




The P.A. & Dad picked up Bill & Jean from the station and took them to see Southwell Minster which is about 2 miles from our house.  It’s a 900 year old Romanesque Cathedral and it’s amazing, they were so lucky to be there at midday when the bells were ringing, listen it’s beautiful.

Then they came back to Bionic Basil HQ for tea and cake and to meet us.

I greeted our guests and offered them a comfy napping spot before we began the tour, as travelling always makes mew a bit tired. So aftur a quick catnap we headed into the garden.


“Shoko, Kali if mew would follow me I’ll show mew our Control Room,” I said.


Some of The ‘B’ Team were already there and we got settled while the rest of the team explained a few things about the bunker before we went back up top and into the garden.

“Hang a on sec,” I said with my toothiest grin effur. “We’ve got a surprise fur mew!”

The bunker hatch slid back with a low rumbling sound and then the tank appeared on the lift and Humphrey drove it on the lawn.  The hatch closed with a soft thwump.

“Guys it’s all yours!” I laughed as Shoko and Kali furry gracefully jumped onto the tank.


“Best day effur!” Shoko smirked.

“WOO HOO!” Kali whooped.

We would have loved fur them to stay longer and purrhaps join us on one of our adventures, but then it was sadly time fur them to leave, as we had to take them back to the station to catch their train.

Guys mew know when mew’re having fun as the time passes so quickly and their visit seemed to be offur far too fast, but we had the best day and loved meeting Bill & Jean and Shoko & Kali, thank mew so much fur coming to see us, and come back anytime!


Happy Hopping
Sweetest purrs & nose bumps
Basil & Co xox

[Bunker picture used under licence from www.shutterstock.com]

Shopping Around The World for April….Reminder

Hi folks, it’s me…Shoko.  Mom and dad made it home last night.  What a sight they were!  Tired and shabby looking….I had to rub my paws over my baby blues.                                                           Kali has welcomed dad home but not mom…Kali is giving mom the cold shoulder where I am delighted she is home.  I actually missed her.

Now, on to our Shopping Around the World for April.  We are handling the SAW for April.  We have decided to have recipes done with seafood.  You have a special tuna salad sandwich recipe…write and tell us all about it, including the prices in your area for the ingredients.  Got a good recipe for jellyfish without the stinger, let us know.  A cold or hot meal is great.  Remember to spell the recipe out as mom is not exactly the greenest nip on the vine these days. MOL

Shopping Around The World and your recipe will be held on April the 31st. folks.  My mouth’s waterin’ already.                                                                          

PPS: Mom screwed up already. Yes, Two Spoiled Cats, we meant the 30th of April. lol.