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Speaking in Cod Tongues

If you are Canadian and you love food, you must read Speaking in Cod Tongues: A Canadian Culinary Journey by Lenore Newman.  Or if you just have an interest in the history of food, you’ll love this book.  142 more words


Happy 150th Canada!

The year 2017 marks the 150th year that Canada has become a nation. This weekend there has been huge celebrations all across the our country.  From air shows to car shows to antique and art shows to open air concerts to parades to picnics to barbeques there has been so much reason to celebrate.  882 more words


friday favourite - Canada Day

July 1st is Canada’s 150th birthday. There is a funny YouTube video going around of a Canadian explaining Canada Day to his American neighbour. Watch it… 39 more words

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The Butter Tart - Part # 2 - Making the Filling

Now is the fun part… making the ooey, gooey filling for the butter tarts.  Just a little story…. every single time I make butter tarts I think of our Uncle Chris!  368 more words

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The Butter Tart - Part #1 Making the Pastry

Other than maybe maple syrup, moose, beavers and such, could be more Canadian than Butter Tarts?  Today I am going to show you step by step how to make butter tarts. 556 more words

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My Canada, 127/150: All tarted up

My mother was a terrific baker: pies, cakes, pans of squares, cooked up for special occasions. But I remember most of all her tarts.

She made a maple tart whose recipe, sadly, I never located when I went through her files after her death: the filling had a dab of raspberry or strawberry jam at bottom, a filling that baked to a spongey cake-like consistency, topped with a maple icing. 407 more words


Byline update: Canadian Encyclopedia

I wrote about butter tarts for Canadian Encyclopedia. I focused on their unique role in helping foster an identity for Canadian cuisine. Here’s the link: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/butter-tarts/