Celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday – 10:00 am

Celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday – 10:00 am

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Thank you for joining us and if you're just landing here for the first time today, be sure to start with our kick off post HERE! This hour we wanted to share some of the foods Canada is known for and some of our favourites for sure! Alyssa shares this… 

"I must admit, I love good food. My father and I share the belief that if we have to eat it should be good. A few years ago this conclusion was a big problem for me because I was an expert at burning water…so I set off on a journey to learn to prepare amazing food. Five years later I’m proud of my culinary skills and find feeding large groups to be so much fun, especially because I only do it on special occasions and never do the dishes after!

Two Canadian favourites, each with many varying recipes, are Nanaimo Bars and Poutine. We’ll start with dessert. (Who doesn’t like dessert first?!)

 Nanaimo_bars

Although enjoyed all over the country, Nanaimo Bars are a western Canadian design. A thick layer of chocolate atop the middle layer of sweet and rich creamy custard buttery icing, all atop a thick crumby chocolate/walnut/coconut base makes this square a finger-food dessert. As a little girl, Nanaimo Bars were one of my faves at showers and parties…except I hate the bottom of them! Thankfully, my dear cousin Jessica loves the base layer and hates the top two. I’m sure you can image two little girls snagging (another!) treat from the dessert buffet and splitting it. She often had to tell me she was done, as her sweet tooth wasn’t nearly the size of mine, so I’d go and find my mom who also loved the bottom layer. (Just a little tip: Chill them before splitting, otherwise you’ll wind up with a gooey mess.) Recipe here!

  Poutine-canadian-dishes

What would Canadian cuisine be without poutine? (Pronounced poo-teen or poo-tin or pass-me-that-now-because-I-can’t-resist-it, depending on the person with whom you are sharing this dish!) French fries, or ‘chips’ as they are known to many, are fried to perfection, covered in cheese curds, and smothered in gravy. You’ll find many variations, some adding meat or spices. I once met a chef who boasted that her classic poutine recipe took 5 years to perfect – from potato to cheese curd to gravy, the combinations were tried thousands of times; truly was a treat to stop and enjoy, unfortunately her doors have closed. For our American friends who would like to indulge, I’ll meet you at Leunig’s Bistro in Burlington, Vermont for a twist on this favourite, Confit Duck Poutine; to our Canadian friends I promise getting a passport will be worth this one.

Ketchup

We cannot complete our day without discussing the most controversial and prized of Canadian condiments: Ketchup. It may come as a surprise to you that Canadians put ketchup on…everything. Ok, not everything, but almost everything. We put it on french fries, hamburgers, hotdogs, hash browns, meatloaf, mac and cheese (Kraft Dinner), and scrambled eggs. We dip chicken fingers, grilled cheese, fried fish, and mozza sticks in ketchup. Some people like it on onion rings, mashed potatoes, and pizza. We even have ketchup flavoured chips. Phew! Time for me to go and find some bbq sauce…

Butter tarts

Ok, one more. Let's not forget butter tarts. Butter, sugar, eggs and sometimes raisins all baked in a delicious crust! Goodness in just a few bites!"

Did we mention dill pickle chips, the magnificent Bloody Caesar, smoked salmon, Montreal style bagels and Saskatoon berry pie! Hungry yet? We'll get to the maple syrup later!

Canada-150-toonie-loonie-2017As mentioned in our first post, we would love to share a loonie and a toonie with lucky readers each hour (along with some other fun prizes along the way!) Be sure to leave a comment below by July 7th and we will randomly select one lucky winner this hour to win them! After leaving your comment here we hope you'll take a moment to visit us on Facebook and Instagram (@sctmagazine) and leave a comment there as well for THREE chances to win! We'll be compiling all the comments each hour.

Next hour, it's the Bay of Fundy! 

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 Fun Fact: Canada consumes more macaroni and cheese than any other nation in the world. Thanks Kraft Dinner!

  

2017-07-01T10:00:00+00:00

135 Comments

  1. Dawn Skene July 1, 2017 at 10:05 am

    I love Nanaimo squares and butter tarts!

  2. Kelly Tulk July 1, 2017 at 10:11 am

    All my favourite foods!!

  3. Gisèle July 1, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Mmmmm Nanaimo bars ?

  4. MaryAnn N July 1, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Poutine and Nanaimo bars make me ? happy.
    Happy??Day

  5. Jean marmo July 1, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Those bars look delicious!!

  6. Beth Anne Thomas July 1, 2017 at 10:24 am

    I know it’s weird, but I think Nanaimo bars are too sweet, but I love butter tarts! No rhyme nor reason to that one… Also, poutine is wonderful!

  7. Mary Holshouser July 1, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Poutine sounds delicious.
    Didn’t know what it was until I started
    watching some of the cooking shows.
    Have to try it sometime.
    Happy Birthday, Canada.

  8. HeatherL July 1, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Love butter tarts!

  9. Sandy K. July 1, 2017 at 10:28 am

    I love all the foods mentioned…who wouldn’t. I grew up in Leamington, home of the delicious tomatoes which went into making Heinz ketchup although sadly they don’t anymore, however, French’s stepped up to the plate so Yeah! There is nothing like the taste of a fresh Leamington tomato/ If you get the chance to visit, check out the big tomato in town which is a tourist information booth.

  10. Karen Carvell July 1, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Yum! Dull pickle chips, Hawkins Cheezies and Smarties! Love our snacks!

  11. debra July 1, 2017 at 10:36 am

    sounds yummy!

  12. Arianna Barbara July 1, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Mmm… Yummy!!! They looks delicious!!!

  13. Janet MacKay July 1, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Yummy foods all! I love everything on the list!

  14. JoAnn H July 1, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Happy Birthday Canada ??

  15. Carla Hundley July 1, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Might like the gravy
    dipped fries!
    Carla from Utah

  16. KariLynnL July 1, 2017 at 10:46 am

    I will admit I am a Canadian who puts Ketchup on everything. Love my Ketchup chips! But I have to say I would never pass up a Nanaimo Bar.

  17. Betty-Kay Murray July 1, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Mmmm….all my guilty pleasures! These are all great but my favourite has to be butter tarts. Whoever invented these is a Canadian genius. Happy Birthday, Canada!

  18. lisa808 July 1, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Happy Birthday, Canada! I love tarts! My grandmother always made them and now my mother and I make them.

  19. Heather M July 1, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Nanaimo bars are my absolute favourite!! We do have some of the best foods here in Canada! 🙂

  20. Shannon July 1, 2017 at 10:58 am

    There will be thousands of tarts and nanaimo bars consumed today along with poutine and/or french fries and ketchup!!

  21. Kristie July 1, 2017 at 11:00 am

    I’m as Canadian as they come, 8th generation in my Dad’s side – but Kraft Dinner?! Gross. Lol

  22. Barb macaskill July 1, 2017 at 11:01 am

    I am pretty sure my husband must be Canadian! He puts ketchup on all the above and also nice juicy steaks, turkey, ham and everything else! I think that if I served him dirt with ketchup he would eat it! LOL
    As a teen I worked at a little snack bar that was run by a wonderful Canadian man who came to know my love of poutine! After he closed down for the winter he would make me a poutine survival package once a month. It consisted of a gallon jar of his homemade gravy, a bag of curd cheese and a 5lb bag of potatoes so I could still get my fix!
    Years later, he made poutine for all of our wedding guests! I really miss him and my poutine fixes! I guess I will have to get my enhanced license so I can go to Canada for poutine regularly!
    I have never heard of the Nanaimo bars but they look ? yummy! TFS!

  23. Rachel I July 1, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Happy 150 Canada from the prairies!
    Coffee crisp! A delicious Canadian treat is one of my favorite foods!

  24. missgailly July 1, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Love Nanaimo bars and butter tarts. I don’t put catsup on anything (although hubby does). Do not like KD. Canada sells the most varieties of chocolate bars! Hurray for Canadian food!

  25. heather Wehrli July 1, 2017 at 11:04 am

    going to try the nanaimo bars that will be a first for me.

  26. Diane W July 1, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Poutine – oh my! Born and raised on Quebec, the birthplace of poutine it was definitely a favourite. Now if someone would just create a gluten and dairy free option I woukd be in heaven!

  27. Kristen Kirkland July 1, 2017 at 11:06 am

    So hard to pick my favourite, they’re all delicious!

  28. Linda Tupper July 1, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Happy Birthdat Canada! Loving the Canadian facts. My fav treat are Nanaimo bars. Love them.

  29. Marg Gutland July 1, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Poutine delicious
    Nanaimo bars yummy
    Ketchup great
    Butter tarts good

  30. Judy July 1, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Happy Canada Day everyone! We have a lot to be thankful for. We live in an amazing country!! May we all live in peace and harmony.

  31. BevB July 1, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Oh the food we have to offer. I just had poutine the other day with my niece and it was sooo delicious. My husbands favorite dessert is Nanaimo bars. Oh the list goes on and on. Yum! Yum! Yum! Forget the diets when you live in Canada. lol

  32. Erica W. July 1, 2017 at 11:25 am

    I need a cup of Tim Hortons to go with all these!

  33. Erica W. July 1, 2017 at 11:25 am

    I need a cup of Tim Hortons to go with all these!

  34. SusanDR July 1, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Nanaimo bars sound absolutely delicious. Will have to try them soon!

  35. Cyndi B July 1, 2017 at 11:49 am

    I love to eat entire Nanaimo bar! All of it is good. Butter tarts yum! Poutine…not so much. Love our Canadian money! So fun and colourfulness!

  36. Dee Hamoen July 1, 2017 at 11:55 am

    My Mom made the best butter tarts in the world. Every time I eat one I think of her.

  37. CatherineC July 1, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Nanaimo bars, especially mint, mmmmm! But pouting OMG ……

  38. Lynn Gauthier July 1, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Gosh, I’ve forgotten about the Nanaimo Bars. How could that happen. Will be making them this week for sure!!!
    I’ve always had a passion for Ketchup. I even carried a bottle of it around with me in my car. One Halloween night, I was stopped by a policeman and he made me put my Ketchup in the trunk of my car. I guess he thought I was going to splatter it on a building or something. To this day, I don’t know why he stopped me.
    Happy Birthday Canada!!!

  39. Stacey July 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Mmmm our celebrations are centred around eating today ?

  40. Miriam Prantner July 1, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Yum to poutine!!!

  41. Cynthia Baldwin July 1, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Ok – you’re making me SO hungry! Love French fries and pies, so poutine and butter tarts both sound delicious! Happy Canada Day!

  42. Ana July 1, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Making me hungry…off to put maple syrup on pancakes!

  43. Sue LD July 1, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    This all looks yummy –esp the dessert.

  44. Jennifer Reynard July 1, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Wow, such interesting food facts… I had no idea that Nanaimo bars were a Canadian recipe….they are one of my favourite desserts to eat and so addictive! Thanks for all of the fun info..I am enjoying your blog today with all of these photos and fun facts!

  45. saxonr July 1, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    love them…yummy!!

  46. Elizabeth July 1, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Love nanaimo bars and butter tarts! And lots of maple syrup! We do live in a great country!

  47. Roz Kelly July 1, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Oh yummy! Great Canadian dishes and now I NEED some poutine!!! And a butter tart!

  48. Tona July 1, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    I love learning all of these great things about Canada. Very interesting.

  49. Nadine July 1, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    I love all of these tried and true Canadian favourites!!

  50. Jacqueline July 1, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    I love Nanaimo bars! Happy Canada Day from Saskatchewan ??!

  51. Lynn Ekstrom July 1, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Going to make those bars for the 4th of July in Utah!!

  52. super stick chick July 1, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Yummy! I have not tried any of these dishes, but that’s about to change. Thanks for the dessert recipe, can’t wait to try it.

  53. Kelly Malacko July 1, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    I’m hungry already!

  54. Marianne July 1, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Can someone please hand me a Nanaimo bar and a butter tart? Would love the try those. As for gravy on french fries? No thank you. And I only use ketchup sparingly, e.g. with a croque monsieur (‘tosti’ in Dutch).

  55. Karen T. July 1, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    I have tried all of these Canadian yummies but they are more of a “treat” than a regular part of my diet. I did not know the fun fact about Kraft Dinner but it makes sense now that I see it! Thank you for celebrating Canada 150 in style! I am so happy to be Canadian!

  56. Anneke July 1, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Mac n cheese is my fav comfort food, cheers

  57. Lori Bourne July 1, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Happy day

  58. Margaret July 1, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Thanks for sharing these fun Canadian food facts – always fun to learn about another country!

  59. Sheryll Matheson July 1, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    I too scrape the top off the Nanaimo Bars and only eat the bottom layer 😉
    But I do LOVE butter tarts!
    Happy Canada Day from British Columbia.

  60. Linda Smith July 1, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Nanaimo bars are a go-to square every Christmas. I much prefer home made than store purchased. My grandparents owned a bakery and my Mom became known for her butter tarts…she says she snagged my Dad with them! LOL

  61. Moira OReilly July 1, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    I love nanaimo bars and french fries but haven’t quite developed a love affair with poutine or ketchup (hangs head in shame LOL). To save me a little, I do love maple syrup and use it instead of refined sugar almost all the time. I also love trout and tourtière 🙂

  62. Kara July 1, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    I wasn’t aware of Nanaimo bars and butter tarts being a Canadian food,

  63. Tara July 1, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Mmmmn… been debating making poutine for dinner tonight! I think it’s happening!

  64. Amber M. July 1, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Love the recap of our fave foods 🙂 I do love ketchup but maybe not as much as others … in my world, the only places it belongs is on fries, hashbrowns, meatloaf and burgers!!!

  65. auntie em July 1, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    I am getting really hungry now. I have made Nanaimo bars for years. At Christmas I add some green food colouring and mint flavouring. After the first time I now HAVE to make them. Be sure you know what you are getting into before you start! lol And yes, always make sure they are chilled before cutting and serving. Not a good summer time treat. Better saved for cool temps.
    As for poutine, if you aren’t putting the cheese on top of the fries the second they come out of the fryer so the curds are melting down around the golden potatoes before you even add the scalding hot gravy, don’t bother wasting your time. Seriously, who wants cold clumps of cheese?
    And the butter tarts. Mmmmmm….with our without the little raisins, they are always a temptation.
    Thanks for sharing all these lovely foods today, eh! 😀

  66. Janice July 1, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    So much fun food has come out of our country. We know how to eat!

  67. Dee Brown July 1, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    It all sounds delicious and I am sure they have less calories in Canada, since we use the metric system ? Happy Canada Day!

  68. bette July 1, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Sweet Treats, Canada!!!! Happy Birthday!

  69. Karen Lingel July 1, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Oooh, Bakeapple Buckle. There’s something no one in America has ever heard of. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  70. Jo-ann July 1, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Now I’m craving Nanaimo bars. I don’t like cheese curds but I do love fries n gravy, ( and yes, with ketchup on them.)

  71. Colleen Flathers July 1, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    All of the food you shared look and sound yummy. Now I need to go to Canada so that I can try some of them.

  72. Kim Innis July 1, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    I have never had any of these treats, but they all sound delish!

  73. Pam Sohan July 1, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    I could go for the nanaimo bars and the butter tarts. Those both sound yummy !

  74. Bonnie July 1, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    So my kids would be very happy in Canada putting ketchup on everything? I’d love to try butter tarts, and basically, everything else mentioned!

  75. Laura Gauthier Turcotte July 1, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    I love our Canadian foods!!

  76. Jody Ward July 1, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Poutine and butter tarts–yummy!

  77. Michele Washburn July 1, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    So many yummy Canadian foods! Happy Canada Day!

  78. Lynne Gaudet July 1, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Hasn’t every Canadian lived on KD at one time or another????? Happy Canada Day!

  79. Shelley K July 1, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Yummy!!!
    Happy Canada Day!!!??

  80. Kristine Davidson July 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    i am eating ketchup chips right now and some ketchup on my hotdog!

  81. Katie July 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Yummy!

  82. colleen July 1, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Yummm! Butter Tarts and Nanaimo Squares. Thanks for the recipe. Can’t wait to try it.

  83. Amy Hanschen July 1, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Can’t wait to try some of these…maybe in Cornwall?!

  84. Jeanette Y July 1, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Love the foods of Canada! Yum! thanks for the chance to win!

  85. Michele V July 1, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    OMG – which do I love more….nanaimo bars or butter tarts!
    Thanks SCT!

  86. H2girl2005 July 1, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    I love all the Canadian food you posted,! Thank you so much!

  87. Alma D July 1, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    What’s not to love about all those Canadian foods.

  88. Theresa July 1, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Oh yummy! Must try these!

  89. Betty-Ann July 1, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Very interesting…Happy Canada Day!

  90. Cecile B July 1, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Love Nanaimo Bars!!

  91. Marlene F. July 1, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Nanaimo bars look delicious!

  92. Tammy Lever July 1, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    It’s so hard to pick authentic Canadian cuisine but these are a great start! I love Nanaimo bars!

  93. Elizabeth Simpson July 2, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Poutine and butter tarts – a perfect Canadian feast!

  94. Denise Bryant July 2, 2017 at 1:20 am

    Yum! The nanaimo bars look awesome!
    Happy 150th to Canada!

  95. Diane July 2, 2017 at 4:23 am

    Nanaimo Bars are the best and I had one today. Happy Canada Day Everyone.

  96. Tara W July 2, 2017 at 5:29 am

    I used to love Nanaimo bars!! Ohhhh so good…. one of the things I miss but have not looked for a tree but free recipe. And poutine. .. yum!! That’s it. Just yum!

  97. Anastasia M. July 2, 2017 at 6:31 am

    Dessert looks delicious! and it’s great when you can split something with a sister or a friend)

  98. Kim Fuller July 2, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Nanaimo bar cheesecake for Canada Day, enough said!

  99. Marcia scantlin July 2, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Yum

  100. Jurist Tran July 2, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Ketchup chips, kraft dinner, butter tarts, poutine, beaver tails, maple syrup and peameal bacon and kit Kat bars are all my fav Canadian foods! Happy birthday Canada! # true north # love Canada # ty SCT

  101. Mary-Anne V. July 2, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Yummy…my mouth is watering with these delicious Canadian treats.

  102. Brenda July 2, 2017 at 11:24 am

    I had poutine in Omaha, Nebraska a couple of years ago for the first time and fell in love – it is so good!! I live in Southern California and unfortunately haven’t found a place here yet that serves it. 🙁

  103. Tara Hodge July 2, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Poutine and buttertarts, yummy.

  104. Tara Watts July 2, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Love poutine! A staple in my home!

  105. Anna Ekman July 2, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Ketchup on almost everything is common in Sweden aswell.

  106. Lynn W July 2, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Your Canadian food selections are terrific. I did not realize that butter tarts were Canadian until I attended the recent Buttertart Festival in Midland. While waiting in line I met a gentleman from the USA who told me he had come up to Canada in order to get himself some butter tarts!!! Just another reason Canada is so terrific!!! ❤️?? Who else would like buttertarts when they are scrapbooking?? what a great combination!!!

  107. Sue MacTavish July 2, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Butter tarts my fave! ??

  108. Christi L Steinbeck July 2, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    I put all ketchup on almost all those things also and I have never been to Canada. HMMMMMMM…. maybe I should live there. HAHAHAH

  109. Kendra July 2, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Ooh, the butter tarts look fabulous! I haven’t heard of nanaimo either. So delicious-looking.

  110. Karen Horne July 2, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    What a fun day! Thanks for the chance to win something.

  111. Sandy Clinton July 2, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Butter tarts!!!! Now I have to go and make some!!

  112. Sherry Stanley July 2, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Some of all the great food found in Canada. Thanks SCT for the great facts of our great country.

  113. Alison C July 2, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Some of my favorite memories include the Canadian food you have mentioned! Who could resist such treats?

  114. LC July 3, 2017 at 12:31 am

    A poutine and a Jos Louis, the lunch of Canadian champions! Loved eating these treats as a kid. You certainly had my mouth watering with all the amazing Canadian favourites!

  115. Manda July 3, 2017 at 2:42 am

    I used to work for a Canadian software company and learnt to make Nanaimo bars after trying them. One of my colleagues used to regularly bring in butter tarts – delicious! Would love to try poutine one day.

  116. Heather H. July 3, 2017 at 10:32 am

    My grandma made the best nanaimo bars and butter tarts. Although I’ve found delicious ones made by other people, they aren’t quite the same – probably because they are missing her special ingredient love. Whenever I have either one of them, I think of my grandma.

  117. Dianne July 3, 2017 at 11:31 am

    I love Nanaimo bars. My very favourite treat, and thank you for including a recipe. So many delicious food memories here.
    But, please let’s not forget, fresh lobster from PEI, fiddle heads, sugar pie from Quebec City (a close relation to butter tarts), hawberry jam from Manitoulin Island, fresh wild salmon from BC or delicious Alberta beef.
    And so many more other amazing foods, some I have tried and others I look forward to .

  118. Crafty Violet July 3, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Nanaimo bars are not my favourite! Too sweet. I’ll eat a butter tart once in awhile but again, too sweet most of the time. I seldom eat fries or ketchup – sorry, vegetarian and healthy eater (most of the time) but hubby loves anything sweet.

  119. Cindy P. July 3, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    Happy Canada Day !!! These hourly posts are a super creative way to honour our fabulous country. Nanaimo bars and butter tarts – so yummy!

  120. Mandi Holmes July 3, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    I love the food facts. I have the bar recipe pinned to make in the future.

  121. Mel H July 3, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Nanaimo bars are soooo good. All the layers!

  122. Kirsty Vittetoe July 4, 2017 at 2:09 am

    OH man, yummy, yummy!

  123. Gramma Dee July 4, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Gotta love Canadian treats!

  124. Sue Moody July 4, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Yummy butter tarts. Happy Canada Day ??

  125. Misty Murphy July 5, 2017 at 11:53 am

    I think my husband must be secretly Canadian for his love of ketchup!

  126. Sandi Wells July 5, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    The fun facts are great. Thank you. Would love to win the Canada stamp and die set. Great ideas from your blog. Keep up the good work!

  127. Linda F July 5, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    I tried delicious Nanaimo Bars when in Canada, but also icewine and maple whisky.Though I think the whisky is probably drunk more by visitors than locals. Canadian club is a massive favourite here in Australia.

  128. Heather Arsenault July 6, 2017 at 12:14 am

    What a yummy post! I might just need to go to the bakery for some butter tarts! 😉

  129. Karen Rushton July 6, 2017 at 10:41 am

    I grew up in Eastern Canada and we ate tweed squares. Still a great treat.

  130. Maye M.L. July 6, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Thank you very much for this wonderful homage to Canada and its marvelous opportunities. Having had the opportunity to visit Vancouver Island, those Nanaimo bars hold a special place in my sweet heart. Cheers!

  131. Maureen E July 6, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Now I’m very hungry after reading that! Happy 150th Canada!

  132. Kelly Karges July 6, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    I ❤Canadian food!

  133. Lorelei B July 7, 2017 at 8:09 am

    I had on Canada Day a Nanaimo Bar Buttertart….the two together is magical!! If you get a chance go to the The Magic Pin in Peterborough and try one!! Delicious!!

  134. Beatrice Lawson July 7, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Butter tarts rule! Love them but you need to be careful, those little beauties add up fast:-)

  135. Shelley P July 8, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Yummmmmmmmmmmmy!!!!!!

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