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Old 11-08-2008, 02:44 PM   #31
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DH just mentioned another classic - Nanaimo Bars!
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:29 PM   #32
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DH just mentioned another classic - Nanaimo Bars!
My wife pesters me for these gems (Nanaimo Bars) every time we go over the border. We even have a recipe for them. I have to admit, they are pretty tasty.

We have our world famous Mackinaw Island Fudge up here in the U.P. too.

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Old 11-08-2008, 06:39 PM   #33
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OMG! Can't believe I forgot poutine and tourtiere!!! And SHHHHHH! about the askatoonsa erryba iepa! We don't want folks to know too much about those! (My husband is addicted by the way)

Fries and gravy are a northern invention? Folks don't do that in the south? Really?
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:46 PM   #34
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Sorry about the slip up on the unmentionables, Alix.

As for Fries and gravy, I was told when I was there that it was irrefutably started in the town of Trail BC. Not that I am sure I believe it, but they sure do! And that is where I first had it (I was 14 I think).
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:53 PM   #35
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Well isn't THAT interesting! I knew poutine was ours but the plain old fries and gravy? Go figure!

You know, now I'm jonesing for some Nanaimo bars. Crap. There are enough sweets in this house right now without me adding anything but I'm getting the baking itch.

Y'know, if you don't have graham crumbs to make the base for the nanaimo bars crushed up minty girl guide cookies rock pretty hard in there. LOL.
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I have had ketchup on fries, and I have heard of vinegar on them, but it wasn't until the last couple years that I ever even heard of gravy on fries! At first all I could think of was, "YUCK!" But now I think I could try it.

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Old 11-08-2008, 09:24 PM   #37
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Any Phish fan has heard of a bar called Nectars up in Burlington, VT. It is where Pish got started. They are known for their fries and gravy. DW and I shared an order and did not need to eat for two days after. I was in heaven.
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Y'know, if you don't have graham crumbs to make the base for the nanaimo bars crushed up minty girl guide cookies rock pretty hard in there. LOL.
Alix, once I was out of graham crumbs and coconut and decided to try a brownie type base for my Nanaimo bars. It was so good I often do it that way.
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:40 AM   #39
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Brownie base huh? I will have to give that a go.

GB and Barbara, its such a routine staple around here that it never occurred to me that it wasn't more widespread. Cool. GB, you ever tried poutine? Now THAT will stick to your ribs (and artery walls) and fill you up for a while.
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Oh it has been a staple of mine for as long as I can remember Alix. Of course I think that gravy is one of the food groups. When I was in college the closest town that had more than just a gas station was a half hour away. I would often drive the hour round trip just to get a pint of gravy from KFC and a loaf of bread and just eat till it was gone.

Now poutine is something I have not yet tried. I only just learned about it a few years ago. As far as things I want to try, poutine is at the top of my list.
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