This and that: Canada Day
Showing posts with label Canada Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Canada Day. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Canada Day - Centerpieces

Happy Canada Day!
Hope you are having a wonderful celebrations today, with great foods and decorations!
Today I am show you how you can make a quick and inexpensive centerpiece for your Canada Day table.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Canada Day and an Iced Capp

♪  It's Canada Day, Up Canada Way
On this first day of July  

This is one of my favorite Canadian songs and sung by Stompin' Tom Connors.  This song makes me proud to be Canadian.  Canada is and will always be my first love no matter where I call home or what nationality at that time I will be (I am now an American Citizen).  I will always be Canadian in my heart.

Canada also has Tim Hortons one of my favorite coffee/doughnut shops.  If the police like it, it is good for me.  I love their Iced Cappuccinos or as the Canadians would say "give me an Ice Capp".   This is one thing that I miss and is usually the first thing that I buy when I get over the border.  Driving home Estevan, Saskatchewan is my first Canadian town and they have ~ you guessed it right a Tim Horton's.  My first and always my last stop as I leave.  Over the years I have just about perfected my Iced Capps... not quite the same but they work, especially if I have Tim Horton's Coffee and English Toffee Cappuccino mix. 
 Eastern United States also has Timmie's and to my great surprise and luck there was one close to where my husband is staying in Lansing.  That shop got to knew me by name (well not quite) as I went for my Timmie's fix everyday.

Timmie's Iced Capp

4 cups Cold Brewed Tim Horton's Coffee *
4 cups coffee ice cubes **
2/3 cup Tim Horton's English Toffee Cappuccino
1/3 cup condensed milk - if you would like it sweeter use more
optional ice cream ( 1 -2 cups)

Place all in blender and blend until smooth.  You can do this in a couple batches.  I then place it in the freezer until it is starting to freeze - about 1-1/2 hours.  Bring out and re-blend until smooth.
I refreeze the leftovers and bring out and thaw slightly and enjoy.
*To make cold brewed coffee, place 1/2 cup coffee grounds and 4 cups of water in French Press or you could use your coffee pot.  Place in Fridge over night.  If you use a french press, Press down to bring ground to bottom.  If you don't have a fresh press, filter out ground through your coffee pot filter.
** Freeze leftover coffee into ice cube trays so that when you make cold coffee you don't water down your coffee with the ice cubes.

So the next time you see a Tim Horton's go in and ask for a Iced Capp or a Double-Double with a doughnut.  A Double-Double is double cream, double sugar.

I wrote an article in the Daily Dish Magazine that I write for with some facts and myths of Canada, a free printable and a quick and easy Canada Day Parfait.  Head over to Happy Canada Day for more information about Canada.

Canada Day Free Printable

Canada Day Parfait

Happy Canada Day, my Canadian Friends! 


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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Oh! Canada

      July 1st is Canada Day and this will be my last Canada Day that I will be able to celebrate as a full Canadian citizen.  On June 11th I had my interview for my American citizenship and on July 18th I will go for the Oath Ceremony where I will become an American citizen.
    I have mixed feelings about doing this and although I have lived here in the States for 12 years, Canada is my home and will always be my home.  I was born Canadian and will die Canadian, but now I will also be American.  Making my decision to become American had many pros and cons and probably if I stated single, I wouldn't get my American Citizenship.... I pay taxes here and many people I meet think me as American until I say the word about, buried, semi and possibly a few more words that we say different.  But I can tell you it is not because I say "Eh".  I am not an "eh" girl and it is not part of my vocabulary.  I does make me laugh that people think that "eh" is a Canadian word as when I lived in central Wisconsin, I heard it more often there then I did when I was in Saskatchewan.
      As I sit wondering what I should do for my final All Canadian - Canada Day, I think about what food is Canadian.  The first thing that comes to mind at least to me is butter tarts.  Butter tarts are probably one of my favorite foods and is something we always made Christmas Eve for our evening get together.  YUM! my  mouth is watering.
Butter tarts  Link to recipe Here -- not my recipe but close
     Another food that I think of being truly Canadian is Nanaimo bars.  This bar has a wafer crumb based layer topped with a custard flavored butter icing and covered with melted chocolate squares.  So decadent and rich and delicious.
Nanaimo bar - picture taken from Wikepedia
link for recipe here
      Also when I think of Canada and food... I think of their chocolate.  In Canada we eat chocolate bars at least in the western provinces, not candy bars and even if they don't contain any chocolate bars they are still called chocolate bars.  My personal feeling is that the chocolate is better in Canada... even the kitkat tastes better with Canadian chocolate.  Here are some of my favorite chocolate bars:

Along with the chocolate bars, there are the potato chips.... ketchup chips, dill pickled chips, and salt and vinegar chips. Although they are found here in the states, they still taste better when I am at home...
             Home... Canada... The Maple Leaf forever.  I will be making something that is truly Canadian for Canada Day and I hope to post it on Canada Day.
                                       Til next time <3 <3 <3  Marlys