Canadian Christmas

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  1. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

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    Down here in Oz our farmers are having the worst drought in over 100 years. The public , our version of "Farm Aid', raised millions and families are getting new free gifts , plentiful amounts of food and $1,000 grocery gift cards by Woolworths ( probably our biggest food company).
    The kids can have a 4" bath if it rains, and it hasn't rained.
    Tomorrow is 36C ( 96.8F) and predicted to be higher in the next few days.
    We envy you getting water ( and snow)- now there are sheep and cattle dying as we just can't keep up with feed. So enjoy your watery excess as every drop Downunder is precious.
     
  2. rebelwoclue

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    Sorry to hear about the drought. Merry Christmas and I hope you will get some much needed rain soon.
     
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    Well, now I know who the grinch of Christmas is!
     
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  4. codamedia

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    Never been to Peru have you ;)
    You'd be surprised at the culinary capabilities of the lowly potato.
     
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  5. codamedia

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    I always get the best Philly Cheese Steak in San Francisco :oops:

    If you got your Poutine in Vancouver... and most likely from a 7-11, there is a good chance you are right!
     
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    For me a Canadian Christmas includes 3 or 4 family dinners as we just can't seem to all get together at once. LOL. My wife and I raised 2 young men who now have taken on other families. By way of steady Girlfriends. So we juggle. Then the Mothers come. My Mother-in-Law and my Mother. Then there is the dysfunctional family members who we host separately. It's fun. My wife does a killer job. Lucky me I get 3-4 awesome home cooked, big spread meals. Roast beef and Yorkshire last night. Full Turkey with all the trimmings tomorrow. Candied ham Boxing day. My food "bucket list" is fulfilled every Christmas. Then the liquor...Oh yes. Flowing each night. Then the live music when we pull out the guitars and sing. It is indeed a wonderful time of year.
     
  7. Toto'sDad

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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Its ashamed that someone couldn't invent a process to remove the saline from ocean water so people could drink it. Something like that would be awesome.
     
  9. Tonetele

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    We have! There is a rebuilt oil refinery on the south coast of Adelaide- a desalinization plant. My son worked on the project. For some political reasons the state government can't get it up and running. It's to do with sending the excess salt back to sea and killing wildlife and fish stocks.
     
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    Can't give water away over on the east coast atm, my tanks are full and it's greener than green in the paddocks....

    fortunately there's some nice livable areas in Oz, too..:)

    they should harvest/store the summer rainfall up north and channel it south....get all those convicts out there with picks and shovels to dig it.:)
     
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    Tourtière

    Tourtière is a meat pie originating from Lower Canada, usually made with finely diced pork and/or veal, or beef. Wild game is often added to enhance the taste of the pie. It is a traditional part of the Christmas and/or Christmas Eve réveillon and New Year's Eve meal in Quebec, but is also sold in grocery stores all year long. Tourtière is not exclusive to Quebec. It is a traditional French-Canadian dish served by generations of French-Canadian families throughout Canada and the bordering areas of the United States. In the New England region of the U.S., especially in Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts late 19th and early 20th century immigrants from Quebec introduced the dish. There is no one correct filling, as the pie meat depends on what is available in regions. In coastal areas, fish such as salmon is commonly used, whereas pork, beef, rabbit, and game are often used inland. The name derives from the vessel in which it was originally cooked, a tourtière.
     
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    My grandparents owned a tourist camp on Nipissing, Sunset Cove area from 1950 to 1972 where spent almost all my summers till I was 18. Then we bought a bay right across the lake from NB which we sold about 5 years ago.
    I do miss it, and sometimes I miss real winter...sometimes:D
     
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    The Queen of Surrey serves great poutine :D
     
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    I remember Sunset Cove. Yes, it's a beautiful area.....summers as a kid were fantastic.....numerous lakes to swim, fish and water ski in. Even the winters were fun when I was younger.....not sure I could tolerate them anymore though...lol.
     
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    If you remember Sunset Cove, you remember Lake Point Camp, that was our place.
    I now enjoy looking out our living room window at the snow in the mountains.
     
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    I was sitting in a bar here in Michigan with my Canadian buddy Mike, watching hockey, when some guy down the bar says, "Oh screw Canada---they're nothing but hockey and whores".

    Mike says, "Hey fella, my mom's Canadian, eh?"

    The guy replies, "Cool! Which team?"
     
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    It's not Christmas here without Cabbage rolls, Tourtiere, Perogies and Kielbasa.
    Merry Christmas everyone!

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    Mmmmmmoose-meat pie!
     
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    Just had leftover tourtiere (thanks for the spelling Boubou and Bassman) for breakfast. Mmm!
     
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    Best wishes, hosers!

    Of course here this turns into a food thread.

    Last night I had a traditional (at least at my house) Florida dinner of big huge chunks of a grouper that was swimming Sunday. Grilled like steaks.
     
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