Monday, November 17, 2008

6th Verse, Same as the First

But before we get into anything repetitive, I have something more important to share with you...

This month is known in Australia, the U.K., the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Spain and Ireland as Movember. It is an event that creates awareness around men's health issues and raises funds for carefully selected beneficiary partners (that are also charitable organizations) in each country, with a focus on prostate cancer. Men in the supporting countries grow mustaches (among other things) to raise money in support of the charity, and Charlie Kondek from a Phillips PR firm contacted me about his adventures in the world of facial hair, asking me to spread the word!

Since its inception as a formal charity in 2004, Movember has raised over $29 million (CAD) globally and is continuously working to increase awareness of prostate cancer within the community and change the attitude men have about
their health. Movember's beneficiary partner in Canada is the
Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada (PCRFC), who is the leading national organization devoted solely to eliminating the threat of prostate cancer. The PCRFC's mission is to fund research into the prevention, treatment and cure of prostate cancer by engaging Canadians through awareness, education and advocacy.(http://ca.movember.com/)

My grandfather has fought (and beaten!) prostate cancer three times in his life so far, and though it has taken a toll on our family it has brought us closer together and informed us all about the steps we can take to prevent this horrible disease and to catch it early in the event that it does happen. Luckily in most cases it is a slow growing beast, but as with any cancer the earlier detection the better! To further inform yourself about this initiative and the events happening in support of it, click here.

So, back to the goodies, you know the drill by now. I'm sure that even if you didn't read the lists on my blog (Omni, Vegan, Veggie, USA and Canadian!) when I posted them, you've seen them around! Yup, it's another one of those "100 lists", and this time it's all about the sweet. CakeSpy was the creator of this particular one, and since I'm a baker at heart, I had to do it! Call it a cop-out if you must, but I've been working hard at school these past couple days to catch up after the week of hell so I'm calling this a break! Unless of course you want to read my term papers... then just drop me an e-mail! I'll send them to you and you can share the pain love!

If you haven't done this list yet and you want to, here's the drill:

Copy this list into your site, including the instructions.
Colour all of the sweets you've eaten
Cross out any of them that you'd never ever eat.
Consider anything that is not bold or crossed out your "To Do" List.
Optional: Comment on any items you particularly love or hate!

1. Red Velvet Cake
2. Princess Torte
3. Whoopie Pie
4. Apple Pie either topped or baked with sharp cheddar
5. Beignet
6. Baklava
7. Black and white cookie
8. Seven Layer Bar (also known as the Magic Bar or Hello Dolly bars)
9. Fried Fruit pie (sometimes called hand pies)
10. Kringle
11. Just-fried (still hot) doughnut (Tiny Tom's at the CNE or bust!)
12. Scone with clotted cream
13. Betty, Grunt, Slump, Buckle or Pandowdy
14. Halvah
15. Macarons (it's definitely on my to-do list... I have the egg whites and almond flour!)
16. Banana pudding with nilla wafers (no thanks... I know it's supposed to be awesome, but... no)
17. Bubble tea (with tapioca "pearls")
18. Dixie Cup (I had no clue what these were!)
19. Rice Krispie treats
20. Alfajores
21. Blondies (mmm... I miss these!)
22. Croquembouche
23. Girl Scout cookies (but of course... the Thin Mints are a seasonal treat)
24. Moon cake
25. Candy Apple (I prefer the caramel kind though)
26. Baked Alaska
27. Brooklyn Egg Cream
28. Nanaimo bar (mmm... these are Andrew's favourite, and I'm not too adverse to them either!)
29. Baba au rhum (I'll make it, but ew, rum)
30. King Cake
31. Sachertorte
32. Pavlova
33. Tres Leches Cake
34. Trifle (never again, gross!)
35. Shoofly Pie (the yummiest gooey pie there is when my gramma makes it!)
36. Key Lime Pie (made with real key lime) (Florida, baby!)
37. Panna Cotta
38. New York Cheesecake
39. Napoleon / mille-fueille
40. Russian Tea Cake / Mexican Wedding Cake
41. Anzac biscuits
42. Pizzelle
43. Kolache
44. Buckeyes
45. Malasadas
46. Moon Pie (mmm... lunchbox staple!)
47. Dutch baby
48. Boston Cream Pie
49. Homemade chocolate chip cookies (come on... who hasn't?)
50. Pralines
51. Gooey butter cake
52. Rusks
53. Daifuku (they look great though!)
54. Green tea cake or cookies (my own version!)
55. Cupcakes from a cupcake shop
56. Crème brûlée
57. Some sort of deep fried fair food (Beaver Tails and FUNNEL CAKE!!!)
58. Yellow cake with chocolate frosting
59. Jelly Roll
60. Pop Tarts (I still remember the first time I had these... my mom brought the frosted strawberry kind home from a marathon she ran in Toronto!)
61. Charlotte Russe
62. An "upside down" dessert (Pineapple upside down cake or Tarte Tatin)
63. Hummingbird Cake
64. Jell-O from a mold (sadly...)
65. Black forest cake
66. Mock Apple Pie (Ritz Cracker Pie) (I'd love to test it out!)
67. Kulfi
68. Linzer torte
69. Churro (ah, the mall used to have these babies... so good!)
70. Stollen
71. Angel Food Cake
72. Mincemeat pie (dad's fave, not mine though!)
73. Concha
74. Opera Cake
75. Sfogliatelle / Lobster tail
76. Pain au chocolat
77. A piece of Gingerbread House
78. Cassata
79. Cannoli (ew)
80. Rainbow cookies
81. Religieuse
82. Petits fours (meh, nothing special)
83. Chocolate Souffle (I loved making this as a kid!)
84. Bienenstich (Bee Sting Cake)
85. Rugelach
86. Hamenstashen
87. Homemade marshmallows
88. Rigo Janci (again, rum = ick)
89. Pie or cake made with candy bar flavors (Snickers pie, Reeses pie, etc)
90. Divinity
91. Coke or Cola cake
92. Gateau Basque
93. S'mores (never a summer went by without em as a kid!)
94. Figgy Pudding (Christmas staple at Grandmas!)
95. Bananas foster or other flaming dessert
96. Joe Froggers (now that I know about them I will!)
97. Sables (here and here!)
98. Millionaire's Shortbread
99. Animal crackers
100. Basbousa

1 comment :

Cakespy said...

Thanks for playing!! And, you got a little lesson in some new treats I see! :-)