Friday, May 15, 2015
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The hearty dish many Quebecois love to it is poutine (poo-TEEN). The classic version (in the photo closest to you) is with fries, nicely seasoned gravy, and cheese curds (sometimes some sort of cheddar, but often a mozzarella-type cheese).
I couldn't very well leave Montreal without trying one, and as you might guess, that's the only big meal I had that day. In the background you can see my friend chose a more elaborate one, and she ate it all.....
at May 11, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
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Thursday, May 7, 2015
A very good long-term friend plays in a rock band here in Montreal! The group is Les Murs du Son and you can check them out on Facebook right here. She is my age, not that I'm revealing just exactly what that is, but just goes to show you that you only need to be young at heart.
They play Pink Floyd....
at May 07, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
I am enjoying hearing Canadian French spoken here in Montreal where I am for a few days. It's quite different from the French French my ear is attuned to, and there's also a strong movement to keep English at bay. Most places in the world stop signs say STOP, but here it's arrêt and even written again four more times here, for a four-way stop, er... arrêt
See more Qs on ABC WEDNESDAY.
at May 06, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Friday, May 1, 2015
No, it wasn't shredded wheat that was revolutionary, but I am speaking of the Electrical Revolution.
Just finished a great book entitled Empires of Light: Tesla, Edison, and Westinghouse--the race to electrify the world. A real page-turner, or rather a button-pusher, since I have it on my Kindle.
This book prompted me to read a biography of Nikola Tesla by John O'Neill, which is just as good.
Nikola Tesla was responsible for getting the Niagara Falls electrical dynamos up and running. Niagara Falls make me think of one of my favorite cereals, shredded wheat, and its factory is in Niagara Falls. It's the photo on the box pictured that I remember from my childhood.
And the lightbulb pictured is manufactured by a company called Niagara.
See more revolutionary photos on Theme day site.
at May 01, 2015
I am a thrift shop junkie and was thrilled yesterday to find these vintage ice cube trays that sell online for $20+. These were two for $...