Food and Food: Edmonton20 Feb 2009 07:04 pm

I have certainly mentioned before how much Mike and I enjoy Habesha (9515 118 Avenue, Edmonton). It has quickly become our favourite Ethiopian restaurant in town, and is a restaurant of choice when we can eat on our “own time” (i.e.: Mike is not doing a review dinner.)

Recently they started up a weekly vegetarian buffet. The owner, Samir, tells us that it is actually vegan as they do not use butter in any of the dishes. For vegans in town who find it hard to eat out, it is always nice to add a place to the roster.

The buffet features 7-8 dishes, and runs from 6-9 every Wednesday. Cost: $14.99

We have gone to two of the first three buffets, and there were several dishes that do not appear on the menu. Samir said they often just cook up something special to their liking.

For Valentine’s Day, I kept it simple: a cool “secret code” card from Etsy’s crankbunny , some simple decorations and homemade heart shaped brownies and chocolate dipped strawberries presented in professional looking packaging. Mike made me a washi paper pseudo-origami box from Japan.

Said decoder card.

Not very heart shaped. The rest were square, since the hearts were pretty hard to make.

Finally, on the way home from work tonight, I stopped at Sobeys. There, I got a mini cherry pie ($3.29, available in other flavours).

Three reasons: their cherry pie isn’t too bad, I’m a sucker for tiny pies, and today is “National Cherry Pie day“. (note: Who knows who dictates these things, but  Sunday is National Margarita day…I know I will have a few in honour of my dad’s birthday!)

Not that you should ever need a reason to eat more pie. Or drink more margaritas, for that matter.

2 Responses to “Food roundup, featuring Habesha Ethiopian”

  1. on 20 Feb 2009 at 9:14 pm Julie

    I love Crankbunny stuff on Etsy! It’s amazing…… So many awesome local etsy sellers too.

  2. on 20 Feb 2009 at 11:08 pm Kelly

    Etsy is now my go to place for anytime I want something out of the ordinary for a gift. A true treasure trove.