Local Food Blogger Hosts A Pierogi Bee
I was checking my Twitter feed on Saturday morning and the following tweet jumped out at me:
From Wikipedia: Pierogi (Polish pronunciation: [pjɛˈrɔɡʲi]; also spelled perogi, pierogy, perogy, pierógi, pyrohy, pirogi, or pyrogy.
However you want to spell it, pierogies are one of my all-time favorite foods. If you have spent any time in Calgary, you have probably sampled some of these fluffy little bundles of comfort food at one time or another. Pierogies were one of the things I missed when we were living in California and New York. When I noticed Julie's tweet I had to ask, "What is a peroghy bee?" Imagine my delight when she replied that she was having friends over to make up a bunch of pierogies and then proceeded to invite Max and I to come over! (Another thing I love is invites. I almost always say yes, especially if they are spur of the moment! *Note to all new friends: don't invite Misty over unless you really mean it!)
We had a lovely time meeting new friends, stuffing and pinching perogies and playing with Louis (the dog). Thanks for being neighborly, Julie, and thanks for the wonderful pierogi recipe! I am so excited to try them!
If you don't already follow her, you should. @dinnerwithjulie for more great recipes and inspiring pictures of the food she makes in her kitchen.
Julie's post on the day's events can be found here.
Have you hosted a 'bee' at your home? I have been thinking of all the things it would be fun to make with friends like ravioli's, muffins, cookies, anything that would be faster in an assembly line. Friends make everything better!
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The guests wore penguin masks!
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