10.2.10

There is More to Canadian Cooking than Maple Sugar



I am the lucky recipient of a food basket of Floridian food that will be arriving any day.    Part of the requirements in receiving this gift is to provide a draw of my home country’s foods.  This is the impetus for my curiosity.

This is a nice Quebec cheese with the Apple Quintessence for dipping.

Tonight I made a simple dinner of Arctic char, wild rice and mashed turnips with butter.  You can’t get any more Canadian than that!  I also bought a few interesting ingredients – Cedar jelly and an apple reduction similar to a very good balsamic glaze.  All are Canadian.  So, you can look forward to some of these wonderful Canadian ingredients as I plan my contest.  I am waiting for one special item and when that arrives, I can post the prize package.

Here are some more pictures of my little hamlet in Saskatchewan.  A hamlet is smaller than a village!  These are some street signs.

12 comments:

  1. I am fascinated by the cedar jelly, Sarah. How does it taste/smell??? I always used a little jelly on my salmon when I cook it!!! I bet your dinner was perfect!

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  3. "Fat Boy Blvd." is just too funny for words! I'm surprised the "politically correct police" haven't had that name changed yet.

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  4. lostpastremembered - I put a glaze on my Arctic char last night and it had a very evergreen flavour. I don't know how else to describe it. So I wouldn't use a lot because it is very flavourful.

    Gloria - thanks! I'll be posting that soon.

    Marjie - the Fat Boy Blvd is just my friends' own personal joke. Very few cars go past because they are at the end of the street.

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  5. une très bonne recette riche et savoureuse comme j'en raffole
    bonne soirée

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  6. Une autre manière de préparer ce poisson que je n'ai pas encore testé.
    Ca me plait beaucoup mais certains produits sont trop canadiens pour les trouver facilement.
    A bientôt Sarah.

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  7. Cedar jelly sounds interesting. And I love the road signs. What if Fat Boy loses weight, will they change the road sign?

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  8. Thanks for the info on Canadian food!! I must try out this dish! I just started liking non-fried fish, and I've always fancied wild rice.

    I love the photos of your hamlet and the street signs. So cute!

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  9. I can't wait to see the bounty of Canadian delights! I'm thinking of doing a similar giveaway on my blog too. Contests are so fun! :)

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  10. Sarah, what great delights from Canada! The jelly and the wild rice...Nice.
    Love teh street signs-darn it's cold!!! I love the sound of saying that I am staying in a hamlet( smaller than a village)

    You should be receiving your package anyday.

    btw, thank you for reading my guest post and commenting. Much appreciated.

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  11. GREAT post!!! I truly appreciate seeing some real home inspired flavours and inspiration!

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  12. What a cute post..Are you happy to be home?

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