Forgot the Potato Chips!

23 09 2007

Colin just got home, he went to the store to get the rest of the supplies needed for tonight’s television extravaganza. . . and he forgot the chips.

I wonder if we could send one of the moggies out to the depaneur like this chap . . . .

Wishful thinking. . . .

Cats on Sunday

23 09 2007

With the soon to be historic playing of the Family Guy Star Wars episode just mere hours away, I wanted to get a post in before the festivities began.

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Recipe That Joey Can Actually Cook : Belgian Endives withHam with Cheese

17 08 2007

8 Belgian endives
8 slices boiled ham (not too thick)
1 c. white wine


2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. flour
1 c. milk
1/2 c. grated Swiss cheese
Nutmeg, salt & white pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.Wrap each endive with a slice of ham. Place in a baking dish and pour wine over them. Cover and cook for 20 minutes. Melt butter, blend in flour and add milk, stirring constantly until the sauce begins to thicken. Add cheese and continue to stir until melted. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over the endives with ham and return to the oven for approximately ten minutes until the sauce bubbles and is nicely browned.


When to Tip?

1 08 2007

Earlier this week when I was on they posted a entry about tipping that can be found here. Take a read of how passionate people got with their replies! Even I entered a reply!

This is what I wrote. . . .


its called a GRATUITY. I think in this instance it has two meanings – GRATIS – or free, you as the customer give FREE MONEY to a wait staff. As the server it mean GRATEFUL, you provide good service and then you get said FREE MONEY.

I give tips based on service. I don’t think I should ever have to freely part with my HARD EARNED money if the recipient themselves hasn’t worked hard to earn it.

I work on phones, and no matter how shitty MY day is, it is never the fault of the person on the other end of the phone. And I treat people with utmost respect at all times. Its my job to do it, even if I have to do it through gritted teeth.

I been known to leave without giving a tip – and I never frequent places again that treat me poorly. I also TELL others about poor experiences, in hopes they don’t go there either!

But – when I am happy with services – I’m the type of tipper you DREAM of!!!!

Just two weeks ago, I gave a 150% tip. Yup, more than TWICE the cost of the bill.

She was wonderful, and deserved to be compensated for being polite, courteous, knowledgeable and efficient . . . .

Anyways, I’m getting distracted. . . . I went to our local sushi place tonight, and when I left the woman behind the counter asked me “Why you no tip?”. I told her simply that I didn’t think I needed to. . . .

I need to know what everyone else thinks, should I have tipped? When do you tip? How much do you Tip?


  • I walked in, and I ordered take away
  • I waited 30 minutes
  • None of the wait staff or kitchen staff talked to me, beside to ask me not to sit at the table for “real customers”. I had to stand for the full 30 minutes.
  • I had to ask for chop sticks, soy sauce and napkins.

Besides that, when is the last time you walked into your local McDonalds, Dominos or KFC and had to tip to get take-away??? Am I a horrible person?


30 06 2007

Colin and I are having a lazy Saturday afternoon, watching “Jaws”  . . .

. . . and you know what dawned on us. . . .

 . . . . . We have no idea where to get good English style Fish’n’Chips in Montreal.


What a shame, eh?  Any body know where to get Fish’n’Chips ’round here?

picture source shark.   picture source fish’n’chips.

Monday Melee (June 18 2007)

18 06 2007

Monday Melee

A Fracas Project! You’re invited to participate. Get details and see the participant list here.


The Pizza Edition. I’m hungry, what can I say.

The Monday Melee Questions:

1. The Misanthtropic: Name something (about humanity) you absolutely hate.

I hate the stigma attached to pizza, that its fatty horrible and never nutritious.

You can make healthy pizza.  You just need to be far more selective of your ingredients, and you really can’t get ‘healthy’ pizza from your local pizza parlour.

2. The Meretricious: Expose something or someone that’s phony, fraudulent or bogus.

30 minutes or its free.

How many of you have really gotten the pizza free if its late?

3. The Malcontent: Name something you’re unhappy with.

Small pizzas are too expensive to justify ordering them for one person. So we don’t order pizza that often, cause Colin isn’t really home for dinner during the week. 😦

I wish I could eat pizza every day.

4. The Meritorious: Give someone credit for something and name it if you can.

Domino’s pizza local to us sent us some kick ass coupons, we haven’t gotten pizza from them in a while. One is $10.00 any order. The second is a free large pizza. SCORE!

5. The Mirror: See something good about yourself and name it.

I can be flexible with my toppings on my pizza. I’m pretty easy to please when it comes to pizza pies! 😉

6. The Make-Believe: Name something you wish for.

I wish I could make real ‘pizza joint’ pizza at home.


So We Were Down In Snowden . . . .

7 06 2007

Colin and I went to dinner with Chow and Alex tonight to Kanda Sushi in Snowden.

On the walk back to the car after dinner we saw the oddest thing.

A Hasidic Jewish Bachelor Party, at 8:30pm on a Thursday.   Of course the backdrop to the shenanigans was a smoked meat joint called ‘Benny’s’

Gotta love Montreal.