Saturday, October 25, 2008

Canadian 100

Yep - it's another one! This came from the Cardamom Addict, who got it from Maple Syrup and Poutine.

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.

3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.

1. Arctic Char
2. Ketchup flavoured chips (ew!)
3. Wild Rice Pilaf
4. Caribou Steak
5. Gourmet Poutine (I think poutine is absolutely the most disgusting concoction next to Steak & Kidney pie)
6. Screech
7. Beaver Tails (on the Rideau Canal, no less!)
8. Maple Baked Beans
9. Bison Burger
10. Bumbleberry pie
11. Nanaimo bar
12. Butter Tarts
13. Cedar Planked B.C. Salmon
14. Wild Blueberries
15. Pure Local Cranberry Juice
16. Chocolate from Ganong or Purdy’s (OMG - Purdy's is MY FAVOURITE!!)
17. A cup of warm cider from your local orchard
18. Caesar
19. 4 of the following types of apples: Cortland, Empire, Golden Delicious, McIntosh, Spartan, Greensleeves, Liberty, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, Golden Russet, Idared, Gala
20. Freshly foraged mushrooms (not in Canada, though; in the UK)
21. Dinner cooked by Michael Smith, Susur Lee or Rob Feenie (hah! I wish!)
22. Fondue Chinoise
23. Dish created from a Canadian Living Magazine recipe (hahaha)
24. Peameal Bacon Sandwich from St. Lawrence Market in Toronto
25. Lobster bought directly from a boat in a Maritime harbour (I have had a lobster dinner before, however, at a fancy seafood place in Halifax)
26. Handmade perogies from your local church or market
27. Alberta Beef at an Alberta Steakhouse
28. Leamington Tomatoes
29. Roasted Pheasant
30. Wild game hunted by someone you know
31. Ice Wine
32. Habitant Pea Soup
33. Any Canadian Artisanal Cheese
34. Bannock
35. Tourtiere
36. Flapper Pie
37. Jellied Moose Nose
38. Saskatoon Berries
39. Fish and Brewis
40. Screech Pie
41. Fiddleheads
42. Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich (Oh yeah! In Montreal, no less!)
43. Flipper Pie
44. Montreal Bagels with Smoked Salmon
45. Toutins
46. Jam Busters
47. Bakeapple Pie
48. Bridge Mixture
49. Canadian Style Pizza (bacon, pepperoni, mushrooms)
50. Shreddies
51. A cone from Cow’s Ice Cream (I LOVE Cow's!)
52. Lumberjack or Logger’s Breakfast
53. Jigg’s Dinner
54. Rappie Pie
55. Pemmican
56. Lake Erie Sturgeon Caviar (hate roe)
57. Belon Oysters (I have had Malpeque Oysters, though)
58. Brome Lake Duck
59. Beer from a stubby bottle (I hate beer)
60. A beer from Unibroue or Phillips Brewery (see above)
61. Salt Spring Island Lamb (I don't like lamb)
62. Fry’s Cocoa
63. A bag of Old Dutch Potato Chips
64. Every Flavour of Laura Secord Suckers
65. Chicken Dinner from St Hubert’s or Swiss Chalet (never been to St. Hubert's but have been to Swiss Chalet and it's not my cup of tea)
66. Hickory Sticks
67. An entire box of Kraft Dinner
68. Candy Apples (NOT caramel apples)
69. Corn from a roadside stand
70. A meal at Eigensenn Farm
71. Okanagan Peaches
72. Berkshire Pork
73. PEI Potatoes
74. Something cooked in Canola oil
75. Figgy Duff
76. Blueberry Grunt
77. High Tea at the Empress Hotel (I have had High Tea several times at Chateau Laurier, however)
78. Fresh maple syrup hardened on the snow
79. Oreilles de Christ
80. Nova Scotia Beer Warmer
81. A cheese plate containing Bleu Bénédictin, Friulano, St. Maure and Oka.
82. Black or red currant jam
83. Maple glazed Doughnut from Tim Horton’s with a Large “Double Double” (don't like coffee)
84. A glass of Mission Hill’s “Oculus”
85. Alberta Pure Vodka
86. Chokecherries
87. Canada Day Cake
88. Boulettes
89. Canadian Iced Tea
90. Mead
91. Fricot
92. Grandperes
93. Local honey
94. Creton on toast
95. Glen Breton Rare
96. A whole box of Smarties, where the empty box is then used as a kazoo
97. Grilled cheese made with Canadian Cheddar
98. A meal from Harvey’s (they make an excellent burger, if I do say so myself)
99. Lake Erie Perch
100. Red Rose Tea

My score: 42. Ouch! Does this make me less Canadian? Quite frankly, I've never heard of a lot of these things!


Helene said...

Nice list. I was surprised when you said that Poutine was disgusting. I found some pretty good poutine in Quebec.

Wandering Coyote said...

Helene: yeah, it's just not my thing. I lived in Ottawa for 7 years and went to Quebec often, so had lots of opportunities to have authentic poutine...But the idea of it is just so unappealing to me...

coyote said...

I don't do any type of fish, ever, other Coyote, but I've had 60 of your list. And you didn't even get into plain ol' caribou and seal...

Wandering Coyote said...

Other other Coyote: wow - I'm impressed: you don't eat anything remotely fishy, yet you still scored 60! You are a true Canuck!

Judith said...

WC You have had high tea at the Empress at least once that I can remember. I took you and your brother to the Garden Cafe in the basement where the same menu was a lot cheaper and they had a high chair!We had a great time. Your father and Grandma went to a curry place instead.Their loss! Judith

Aqua Rae said...

I have to agree with you on the poutine. My husband loves it. To me it looks like a bowl of barf and tastes pretty close.

dude said...

hey is all of these canadaian foods?

any1 know wat is a typical meal for canadians?


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