Hey dad’s coming for a stroll with us. How nice. Nice day not too hot and it doesn’t stink of smoke.
Where are we going? To Gateway Seniors Facility….you mean we can get in and visit with the peeps now? NO! Cwap!! What are we doing then? You want some wild roses? I don’t get it. Oh, I see, we’re going to take some cuttings at Gateway.
Can we get in trouble BORROWING a few cuttings….not if no one sees us? I get it…no one back here mom, Not a soul on my right.
Ok, let’s move it dad…you got the pruning shears? Good. let’s get the cuttings and get outta here.
We’re hiding…got them? Let’s flee.
MOL…we got the cuttings and nobody nabbed us. They sure are prickly little buggers.
I’ll keep a look out and make sure nobody followed us.
Mom, um, mom you’re going to want to see this…like quick.
Planting day. Mom have you got the necessities? Let’s see the list…..hand shovel, trowel, bone meal and manure. Check. We’re ready. Oh my, the seeds! We need peas, Scarlet Runner pole beans, Blue Lagoon pole beans, beets, yellow beans. carrots and potatoes. Check!
We’ll use these poles for playing *limbo* or *how low can you go* after we’re finished with the garden.
Dad did a great job with the rototiller. I wish Nellie was here…she knows her stuff.
Beautiful, we need to make rows, mom.
We need to start here…who’s that? It looks like Nellie from Nellie On The Edge Nellie? Nellie….is that you? “Hi Shoko! Mes comed to helps yous with planting the garden from over the bridge! Yous know the best thing about going there? Mes can bes the real mes! Mes can now looks like the Cat From Hell!! Mes always wanted to has horns and a devils tail and when mes gotted there…mes had them! Is they not the coolest!?!?” Wow…maybe I’ll get a tail and horns when I join you, Nellie. Kali, come see who has come to help plant the veggie garden.
SHOKO…..BLACK NELLIE…..TURQUOISE KALI…..ORANGE
It’s not that dizzy broad from next door I hope. She’s a nip head. Well, I’ll be a pig’s knuckle, it’s Nellie! So good to see my bestest friend…you have the real thing now….a tail and horns and they’re red! MOL
Kali, yous looks fashionable in your sunflower hat. Guarding against too much sun Nellie. Apparently I can get quite ditzy with too much of a good thing. MOL
Hey, Shoks mes want to fertilize the seeds your moms planted. I can’t pee on command like you Nellie….I’m still earthly. Give me a few minutes.
Kali, you wanna snuggle while I’s waitin’ for Shoks to lubricate her plumbing. I always want to snuggle with you Nellie. Let’s get comfortable in the house.
Nellie! Your horns and tail disappeared…what happened? When I feels especially warm and happy they disappear. So I can be whats I feel like being…a devil or angel. Cool Nellie…what a trick. You’re still a little squirt though. Ya but I’s pack quite a lot of fun into mes little self. MOL
Nellie we got the sprinkler working. Mom has planted most veggies. Time to do our thing.
That was funsies…I’m dry as parchment paper…How bout you? I could do another 10 gardens….I’m full of it…that sounds not so good. MOL Here Shoks try some of mes special elixir. You’ll feel great in seconds. This works like so quick and it’s yummy. I’m not tired anymore. Thanks Nellie.
Looks like our work is done, Nellie.I’s changing back to mes devilish self and headed to mes new home. If, you need mes just call and I ‘ll come.
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.
Hey Kali how’s the ole gal doing? She’s OK….she’s watching and talking to the TV. The 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.
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.
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.
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.
Hi ya fellow food fanatics and welcome to Fozziemum and Piglove’s Shopping Around the World. Today we are going to make a dish which both mom and dad love. The dish is simple. That’s exactly why mom likes it. Not many ingredients and takes about 2 minutes to make up. You can add more vegetables and really have your whole meal in one casserole dish. Mom usually throws everything together in the casserole dish and then there’s only one dish to clean. Lazy or what?
Pork Chops in Gravy
2 bone-in pork chops……………..$3.99 a Ib. at Real Canadian Superstore
1 pkge. Clubhouse Mushroom Gravy………………………$1.39 at Superstore on sale.
If you want you can add mini potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, red pepper or any ingredient your heart desires. Caution: if you are piling the extras in with more pork chops, you’ll need more packages of gravy.
The cool part of this dish, beside the taste, is the only calories are in the pork chops. No fattening gravy to add extra weight to those hips.
Mom puts the pork chops under the broiler for 2 minutes on each side to burn off the extra fat. She pulls out a 1.5 qt. casserole dish and whisks the gravy and water in the casserole dish. After patting the chops dry with a paper towel, she puts the chops into the gravy in the casserole dish.
Turn the oven to 250 degrees and cook for 2 and a half hours or when the chops are fall apart tender. Voila….done! You’re right, these chops are supplied by Mr. Google. Mom made a sandwich for supper….its too hot to have the oven on tonight. The pork chops look the same as the ones supplied by Mr. Google though.
We lost a member of Blogville a few weeks ago, this is a tribute to one of the bestest woofies we had the pleasure of knowing. We never met him in woofie/kitty style but communicating with Forrest was fun and so informative. We will carry loving thoughts for you and your family in our hearts Forrest. When we think of you we will relax and purr. Forrest we are waving to you from our wee corner of Canada. You are among the other great furry friends that have graced us with their laughter and fun selves and then silently departed. We blow you a kiss and hope your path will be filled with love always. Please drop by All Fur One and One Fur All and let Bev know how you feel. Simply click on her blog name.
Kali, do you think Forrest, Lexi and Mousegirl can see us better when we’re closer to them? I think those fantastic furries would have no trouble seeing their friends wherever they are on or off this planet. We will see you fine furries when our time here is done.
Mom and I went for a good walk today. Well, she walked, I rode. The things I saw my friends. They’d curl Kali’s fur and she’d be a LaPerm cat….MOL…I’m so funny! MOL! *sigh* What? OK, I’ll get on with the story, mom. It was unbelievable! Pure craziness. Peeps were all over….making lotsa noise too. Cars were whizzing by and I was scared at first. I crept to the back of the basket…near mom. There were so many strange noises. Dogs were barking, usually I couldn’t see them but I saw three of the big boogers. Kali would have saucer eyes!. MOL
Two of the big dogs I saw were Bulldogs, mom said. I wouldn’t want them living near me. They are super loud. I pulled back in the basket but had my eyes on them till they were outta sight.
We went by one house that had a lovely tree getting new growth on it and MOL, these peeps had tied plastic apples on the tree. It was cool. I guess it’s an apple tree or a plastic apple tree. MOL
How artsy….a fine creation from peeps that have seen their fill of wintry landscapes.
Mom said we both had done very well and we should head home.
Mom was talking with our neighbour on our way home and he realized I was sitting in the stroller, so he asked about me and mom explained we went for a roll and stroll. He has two cats and was enthralled with the stroller. He said the pet stroller was, “Cutting edge” and I had to agree with him, at least for Prince George it was very *cutting edge*. I yelled at mom to hurry up and we were on the move again.
Kali met us at the door and was delighted to see us, mewing up a storm. I told her all about the sights we saw and she licked my head. Aww….sis…I had a good time. I’m sure tired though.
S’cuse my friends I must have a well deserved nap. Can you imagine the dreams I’ll have? MOL
It’s time for the Sunday Selfie? Already….and it’s my turn? Here I am….I’m ready. No wait, there are some furs sticking up on my head. *lick* *pat* *pat Let’s see I want to look lost in thought…I’ll think about those Island Paradise treats by Party Mix…..yeah, now to click the selfie stick under the blankie. *click* Got it mom. How about popping over to The Cat On My Head and viewing the other anipals as they pose for their very impawtant selfie. Simply click on the hosting blog.