Crêpes Tulipes

26 Sep
We had such amazingly beautiful weather this past weekend!  It was sunny, warm, and downright summer-like.  It didn’t seem so promising when we awoke on Saturday morning.  Michael and I hauled some of our junk across the street, where our neighbour Cathy was holding a garage sale.  An early-birder who appeared while we were helping to set up told us we were very optimistic, as it was quite overcast and windy.  So our bravery was rewarded!  Besides getting rid of a good load of stuff we didn’t need anymore, we picked up a couple of movies (uh, ten, actually), a gorgeous houseplant, a drawer "tower" for organizing, and a high-chair.
The rest of the day was spent on tidying the house in preparation for dinner with our dentist friend Hugh, who we met in Fort Liard when he was the travelling dentist out of Hay River, and his girlfriend Anissa, who is now a travelling dentist in the Yukon.  They have both moved to Whitehorse — it’s thrilling for us to have friends move into town!
Michael was a cleaning machine, organizing the basement, while I spent most of the afternoon preparing for dinner.  The main thing on my mind was dessert.  I’ve had crêpes on the brain ever since I saw a recipe for them last weekend in a Home Hardware magazine (I know that sounds weird, but they actually put out a magazine).  For some reason, crêpes are, for me, the ultimate festive food.  I find them to be a lot of work, so it seems like there has to be an equally large spread for dinner beforehand.  So I made quite a lot of food.  And decorated the table.  And generally went a bit nuts.  But it was fun!  Our visit with Hugh and Anissa was lots of fun, and the crêpes turned out very satisfactorily.  Good to get that craving out of the way.
Yesterday was a day of laundry and gardening.  When we were at Home Hardware (the same day I got bitten with the crêpe bug) I couldn’t resist the boxes of tulips and daffodils they were selling.  I got a total of 75 bulbs and thought I’d spend an hour planting them for a delightful colour show in the spring.  Wrong!  The beds where I wanted to plant the bulbs is full of perennials, as well as grass and various weeds, so the soil was very compacted and difficult to dig in.  It took me from 3:00 until 7:00 to plant all the bulbs and I ended up with some minor blisters on my palms.  I have subsequently heard that tulips are not always successful in Whitehorse, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the spot I’ve planted them in is an auspicious one. 
At least I won’t have to worry about bison eating the blooms this year . . . .

2 Responses to “Crêpes Tulipes”

  1. Kat September 27, 2005 at 7:27 am #

    Morning Fawn!Thank you for the suggestion for the yogurt container, I think I will make him his own yogurt size. We did find some satisfactory sizes at Costco finally. I think he likes the variety of flavors and the convenience.You were asking in an earlier post about recommendations for books. A friend of mine really recommends "Eragon" and "Eldest" by Christopher Paolini. She even said it was better than Harry Potter, but that remains to be seen. I haven\’t read it yet, but it does look rather interesting. I looked up the Whitehorse Manningham library (which I think is your library) and there are three reserves on Eragon and 15 on Eldest. The sound pretty popular :)Have a wonderful day; I will keep my fingers crossed for you tulips!

  2. Fawn September 27, 2005 at 11:48 am #

    Thanks for the recommendations! The artist who did the cover of the Eragon series must be the same one who did the covers for the "Bartimaeus Trilogy" by Jonathan Stroud (of which I have the first book – and it\’s good!) because I keep getting them mixed up. I just looked up Christopher Paolini and he apparently started writing "Eragon" when he was 15, and it was published when he was 17. Last year, I read "The Prophesy of the Stones", a book written by a 14-year old French girl. Wow, I feel like such an underachiever . . .

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