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    [–] Can't even enjoy this magical double yolk because it screwed up my carefully calibrated breakfast ilovebeaker 5 points ago in 1200isfineIGUESSugh

    The pain!! I guess I would just give up a snack, or a piece of bread (ironic since you need the bread to dip in the yolk, obv.).

    [–] 'We are being told that we're 2nd-class citizens': Sikh teacher says Quebec secularism law forced move to B.C. ilovebeaker -2 points ago in canada

    It's a targeted law under the guise of fairness. If practicing Catholics all wore cardinal hats or nun's wimples, Quebequers would not have supported the bill quite as fully (though perhaps they would have- they really hate the church according to the media, at least in 'progressive' cities).

    [–] 'We are being told that we're 2nd-class citizens': Sikh teacher says Quebec secularism law forced move to B.C. ilovebeaker -1 points ago in canada

    Except you can wear your crucifix inside your clothes and no one would be the wiser.

    It's kind of hard to hide your turban or your kippah.

    [–] I made a Canadian cake recipe from WWII, aka "Depression cake." No milk, butter, or eggs! ilovebeaker 7 points ago in Old_Recipes

    https://www.recettes.qc.ca/recettes/recette/le-vrai-pouding-chomeur-143321

    In English: For the 'toffee', 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 cup of boiling water, 1 knob of butter.

    For the cake mix: 1/2 cup of white sugar, 1/2 cup of milk, 1 knob of butter, 3/4 cup flour, and 1 tsp of baking powder.

    Start with the toffee, and pour the boiling water over the brown sugar and butter. Set aside.

    In a bowl, mix all of the cake ingredients. Pour into a casserole baking dish (like a lasagna dish, square, round or oval). This next step is key! Pour the toffee liquid ON TOP of your cake batter, and DO NOT MIX. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes.

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    Keep in mind that this is the depression recipe, and updated recipes have at least one egg in the cake batter, and often combine both brown sugar and maple syrup in the toffee mixture. Just google Pouding Chomeur, Pudding Chomeur, etc. until you find a website with a recipe in English, or use google translate ;) (or maybe you speak French! )

    [–] I made a Canadian cake recipe from WWII, aka "Depression cake." No milk, butter, or eggs! ilovebeaker 17 points ago in Old_Recipes

    Makes me think of the name Pudding Chomeur (French; Unemployment Benefits/Pogey Pudding) from Quebec. It's a sticky toffee type pudding cake, made with sugar, milk, butter, flour, and baking powder, and topped with a mix of brown sugar, hot water, and a bit of butter. No eggs, little butter. If anyone is interested, I'll post some more about it.

    [–] Giant lobster in shediac ilovebeaker 1 points ago in newbrunswickcanada

    good shot! I love how you waited for the wind to cooperate :)

    [–] Moncton photographer ‘disappointed’ nobody stepped up to help when he was attacked downtown ilovebeaker 1 points ago in newbrunswickcanada

    This is crazy that Maurice Henri was attached in Moncton during the parade. This is the guy with the photography tv show on Rogers! My dad told me (they used to be good friends back in the day) that he used to travel all over for photography, Haiti, places in Africa, and he gets accosted during a freaking Acadian day parade in his hometown. Unbelievable. I'm very happy the police were able to get there in time and catch the perp!

    [–] non british people of reddit, what do you find odd about britain? ilovebeaker 2 points ago in AskReddit

    But that's my question...in Canada things aren't labelled 'sweet tea'. It's just iced tea. But iced tea is typically always sweet here.

    [–] non british people of reddit, what do you find odd about britain? ilovebeaker 1 points ago in AskReddit

    This is even how it works in Canada.

    I'm not sure why the pin rollout is sooo slooooww in the USA. You already have the chips! Surely that's most of the battle right there.

    [–] non british people of reddit, what do you find odd about britain? ilovebeaker 1 points ago in AskReddit

    I'm Canadian and I don't understand....we have iced tea here...is that sweet tea or unsweet tea? It usually a bit sweet, but can be more sugar laden if you buy the bottled stuff next to the pop/soda.

    [–] non british people of reddit, what do you find odd about britain? ilovebeaker 1 points ago in AskReddit

    So weird, you'd think the UK and Canada would be similarly off-kilter with the switch. Canada:

    • weight in lbs, height in feet
    • distance in km
    • beer in pints (legally, UK pints)
    • produce sold $/lb, scales in the store only in kg :angryface:
    • temperature in celcius
    • all other length, volume, and weight measurements in metres, litres, and grams, except for cups for cooking, and construction work.

    [–] Top restaurants in Moncton? ilovebeaker 2 points ago in moncton

    PS, have brunch or lunch at Cafe Archibald!

    [–] Canadian roadtrip advices Toronto -> Halifax ilovebeaker 2 points ago in canada

    I'm not sure if you need to see both Fredericton and Saint John, but be sure to visit the Hopewell Rocks at the Bay of Fundy (Fundy Park), the town of Alma nearby (theres a brewery in what used to be an Anglican church), and visit the seaside town of Shediac (Pointe du Chêne warf, and Parlee Beach) just past Moncton. I would focus less on seeing Saint John or Moncton, and focus more on the natural surroundings. Keep in mind that you can drive most of New Brunswick in one day, so it probably won't be worth it to spend a day in each NB city when the beaches and the surrounding area is so beautiful.

    If you do end up going to PEI for a day or two (the whole island is beautiful), we really enjoyed the paths around St. Peter's Bay, and the drive back on the Red Sands Shore route that takes you to Victoria by the Sea. It's only 30 or 40 minutes longer to take than taking the highway if you are leaving Charlottetown and heading back for the bridge, and it's gorgeous. Though, the highway drive to Charlottetown is also something to see, the rolling green hills with red tilled earth is a very pretty sight.

    PS, the drive on the south shore of the St. Lawrence seaway is extremely beautiful, you'll see a few hours of it while you drive from Quebec City to New Brunswick. We often get a hotel room at Auberge de la Pointe in Rivière du Loup on our way to NB, but you can access the beach on the waterfront for free.

    If you stop in Ottawa, and are here for Brunch, I would highly recommend you check out Edgar on the Quebec side (it's not far). They have fantastic food worth driving for (French and Quebec fusion styled dishes with local ingredients, and very good pastries).

    [–] Airbnb shut down Canadian 'superhost' amid scathing reviews, but left hundreds of guests in the lurch ilovebeaker 6 points ago in canada

    I agree, except I would say Airbnb is fantastic for cottage rentals too. I've had a really good time booking through them for cottages and beach houses in New Brunswick. Though, the take home message is that these cottages are not 4-season houses, so they aren't stealing a unit from the housing market.

    It's much safer now than 'booking' with someone over kijiji and mailing a cheque :/

    [–] American Gift for a Canadian ilovebeaker 2 points ago in canada

    It's weird though...a cheap and fun gift.

    [–] Dear publishers, saying there’s a twist in a book IS A SPOILER (a short rant...) ilovebeaker 5 points ago in books

    Really? I want to know the most possible about the general gist of the book, without the end obviously. Vague and poetic descriptions don't do it for me!

    [–] American Gift for a Canadian ilovebeaker 1 points ago in canada

    Smarties, or almond joy. Or something that says America is the best country in the world.

    [–] why don't you (or do you) read short stories? ilovebeaker 2 points ago in books

    I do read short story collections here and there, but I have to say that I don't gravitate towards them, and when I am in the middle of one, sometimes something else grabs my interest. Then the short story collection languishes on my bedside table for a very long time before it gets demoted to my bookshelf.

    Currently I'm reading The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell, and I'm trying my best to read it all before moving on to something else. I also convince myself to read one short story in between reading full novels, but the motivation fails after a few.

    I just like longer stories I guess!

    [–] Favourite Episode? ilovebeaker 2 points ago in OlogiesPodcast

    Melittology (bees), Areology (mars), and Dendrology (trees)!

    [–] I love the podcast, how did I miss this? ilovebeaker 1 points ago in OlogiesPodcast

    I DON'T KNOW how you missed it! I discovered it through suggestions on my Stitcher app...but the episode that was airing at the time was the eyeball one, so I didn't look into it, until the next (more-appealing) episode was suggested to me. But I already had some much more boring science podcast subscriptions, so Ologies was heavily suggested!