29 March 2008

The Letter F; The Planet Earth; Easter Kitties

F is for:

French berry rolls!

These goodies are from the Metropolitan Bakery in Philadelphia, where they make artisanal breads and all kinds of amazing pastries. These are among our favorite things to get there, and we have them for a Saturday morning treat every once in a while. They are a somewhat dense, bready roll, packed with different kinds of berries - raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries at a minimum. If you just barely heat them, and then have one with a cup of tea (or coffee), it's a great way to start your day. The Tim often spreads some butter or cream cheese on his, but most of the time, I like mine just plain. However they make them, the berries stay soft and fresh-tasting, and the texture of the bread and the fruit is just exactly right. Every once in a while, I wish I knew what was in the recipe, so I could replicate them, but then I realize that if I could make them myself, they might not seem like such a treat.

If you ever visit Philadelphia, get thee to the Metropolitan!

Tonight from 8-9 p.m., the kitties and I will be taking part in Earth Hour. I just learned about it yesterday from reading another blog, and then Google's search page today is honoring it. So this evening, I'll sit in the candlelight with Tess and the boys, enjoying the hour of quiet. The Tim is working, so he can't exactly participate (since turning out the lights in a retail establishment for an hour while still open to customers would likely not work too well), but the rest of us at home are looking forward to it.

We had a very nice Easter, though The Tim and I were both sick, so it was slightly more low-key than usual. The kitties clearly must have been good, since the Easter Bunny felt they deserved nice surprises.

GK and Jetsam

Not to mention that an Easter miracle occurred while I was taking pictures:

The Unholy Three, in a rare moment where no one is attempting to kill anyone else!


Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Those rolls look wonderful!!!! Good for you participating in Earth Day, Yay. Those kitties might not be fighting yet, but they kinda look over the verge.

Brigitte said...

Yay for Earth Day/Hour participants!

Isn't it amazing when everyone is so enthralled by the treats they all forget they're supposed to pounce on each other?!

Lorraine said...

Bridget- I think they're trying to figure out how to open the can.

Thanks for the pastry pr0n!

Carol said...

How did I miss this? Jeeze, just when all the kitty stars aligned right too.

Carol said...

How did I miss this? Jeeze, just when all the kitty stars aligned right too.