Tuesday, April 28, 2020

X is for...

There are only three letters left for the A to Z Challenge.

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Today's letter is X. It certainly wasn't easy to find a dessert starting with X for Rosie to make for our "A Day at Rosie's Restaurant" theme. Finally, though, we found one.

That there is meant to be xuixo. This is a cream-filled pastry that originated in Spain. Though not very a common dessert, Rosie hopes you all enjoy it!


I tried for half a second to figure out a way to make the letter X work for a cute kitty photo today. Then I figured, who am I kidding? It's the letter X and I'm not going to be linking that up to anything in my feline photo collection. So, how about we just go for some window whiffies?

Thimble was enjoying the view by herself. That is, until her calico sister joined her.

The almighty Google even created an animated version of some of the photos. See?

We've been enjoying lots of beautiful spring days lately. This week it's supposed to rain more than we'd like, but we'll just keep looking forward to the next time we see the sun. The kitties will surely be ready for their window time again after all the rain stops.

Happy Tuesday!

Tip of the Day

Today's A to Z Challenge dessert known as xuixo is filled with cream, and in some variations this cream is given a vanilla flavor. This led us to the decision to have a quick discussion on vanilla extract, or even other similar extracts. Is it safe if your kitty or pup steal a taste of vanilla extract? The simple answer is no. While a tiny amount of vanilla extract may not do a whole lot of damage, a larger amount of it can lead to alcohol poisoning. This is because alcohol is found in many types of vanilla extract, which is usually something like 35% alcohol. The primary reason alcohol is in vanilla extract is because alcohol is used to extract the vanilla flavor from the vanilla bean. As we've discussed before, alcohol in and of itself is toxic to cats and dogs. The ingestion of alcohol can lead a cat or dog to display symptoms such as lethargy, lack of coordination, vomiting, respiratory distress, or worse. So, obviously, do not give your cat or dog a taste of vanilla extract or any alcohol product. If you spill any, clean it up immediately. And certainly don't leave it sitting out anywhere your kitty or pup could reach it.


The Island Cats said...

Thimble, that window needs to be opened more so you can get better whiffies! :)

Eastside Cats said...

Cannot say I've ever hear of this dessert, but I'm sure it's tasty!

World of Animals, Inc said...

Enjoying some window whiffies is always the best. This is the first time we heard of xuixo and looked them up to see how delicious they look. We know Rosie's will have the best around. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.
World of Animals

catladymac said...

"X-tra" whiffies ?

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Those must be some good whiffies! I've never heard of that dessert but it sounds yummy!

messymimi said...

Yum, dessert with cream in it!

Window whiffies can be shared, albeit reluctantly sometimes.

pilch92 said...

Great job on X! I have never heard of that one. Cute drawing and Thimble is adorable.

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, Rosie. We are impressed that you found one for X. And a yummy one at that!