Being both British Commonwealth countries I thought we’d be able to find most of the things we need for our Canada Dinner, and luckily our local supermarket did stock authentic Canadian Imported Maple Syrup (instead of that fake stuff we normally have) albeit at a premium price.
We always used to call it Maple Syrple when we were growing up, actually I still do… the kids think I’m weird – but that’s par for the course 🙂
Cheese curds on the other hand aren’t easy to come by, luckily I found out how to make them from scratch, and my small test today, worked well, so I’ll be able to go full-scale curding for an iconic Canadian snack.
Graham Crackers are another thing that is just not available over here, but after a bit of internet trawling, I’ve found the name of their New Zealand equivalent – so we’re away…
The more I discover about Canadian cuisine, the more I’m surprised the whole country hasn’t died of a heart attack, there’s an awful lot of fat and sugar in everything… must be a sure sign it’s all going to taste really good!
And the boys are looking forward to the Beaver Tails…. shopping list is being written up – supermarket expedition is pending with the ever energetic young Ryan!