|Kara and Nevin Fenske Food Angels|
I thought that I would share a few of my highlights from the last year with you all.
- Female Human’s Hernia Surgery – In May 2012, the female human had abdominal hernia surgery after two years of waiting and was unable to go anywhere or eat much of anything for two weeks. She was in so much pain the first week of surgery that it was a choice between taking pain killers that made her so nauseous that she wasn’t hungry or would throw up if she ate (not a good thing to do when you’ve just had surgery on your abdomen) or not taking them and being in so much pain that she wasn’t hungry. The only thing she managed to keep down was bits of bland unbuttered toast or saltines. Luckily for her, after talking with the male human, angels Kara and Nevin Fenske of Drift Food Truck started making her bread sandwiches – basically toasted buns with the same spread they use on their pork belly sandwiches - allowing her to eat something that wasn’t so disgustingly bland that she wanted to throw up. It helped her get and keep her strength up enough to start getting off the couch and moving around on her own, with her first visit to the outside world of course being to Drift to thank them.
- Meeting the “Mrs” Chefs – Meeting and becoming friends with @mrschefcowan and @DashofSnP, the Mrs of my two favorite Edmonton chefs, @chefcown and @ChefMPhillips.
- Scones – Learning to make scones properly after trying for two years with little success. Under the tutelage of @DashofSnP I can practically make scones in my sleep!
|Scone making with @DashofSnP|
- Being published by others - Being picked to write an article in EatInEatOut Magazine's Fall 2012 issue, as well as having two recipes included in Foodie.com's Back to School Cookbook (No Bake Lemon Cheesecake on pages 128-129 and Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes on pages 132-133).
|Photo from Tutti Frutti article in EatInEatOut Magazine|
- The Fat Duck – Finally getting to visit The Fat Duck, the incredibly well known but expensive molecular gastronomy restaurant by Heston Blumenthal located in Bray, United Kingdom. It was one heck of an enjoyable experience! Plus I got to meet Chef Jonny Lake!
- Dinner by Heston Blumenthal – Getting recognized for real when I dined at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in London, United Kingdom! Although I’ve travelled quite a bit in my short life, I’ve never been recognized outside of Edmonton before! It made me very special and I feel privileged to be able to write about food!
|The Fat Duck|
- CBC Radio Active! - Being picked as one of the families interviewed for CBC Radio Active's From Your Kitchen episodes! We wound up making Lo Bak Goh (Turnip Cake).
- Meeting Chris Cosentino – Attending the Chris Cosentino lunch at NAIT, then being invited back the next day to meet him personally and take photos after being unable to stay after the lunch since it ran long. It was very cool to be able to speak with him one on one!
- Winning for Alberta Easter Seals – Being invited by @TFFroyoYEG to participate in their Fro-Down for the chance to win $500 for charity, and then actually winning! Thank you to everyone on FaceBook who voted for my creation and helped me to win the money so that I could donate it to Alberta Easter Seals, a charity near and dear to my heart.
- Tres Carnales – Danny, Chris and Edgar are amazing people, and it never ceases to amaze me how they treat everyone so well, no matter how busy they are at the restaurant. I am also grateful to them for saving my taste buds on multiple occasions after I’ve stopped in after experiencing a horrible meal elsewhere, and them feeding me something that is always fantastic.
|Cheque Ceremony for Tutti Frutti Fro Down|
Overall, it has been a wonderful year and I look forward to more adventures with my current and future friends that I’ve made through Twitter, FaceBook and this blog.
So if you ever see me out and about, please come over and introduce yourself! I love meeting new people and am having a blast just writing this blog for everyone who reads it!
Here’s to mootastic year 3 of Mr. Moo’s Adventures!
Your devoted faux fur bovine blogger,