Monthly Archives: November 2010

Ketchup-Flavoured Potato Chips

Up here in Toronto, we’ll find that some restaurants advertise themselves as serving “Canadian cuisine.”  It sounds odd to me, and I’m not sure what Canadian cuisine actually is.  (I suppose “American cuisine” may also be a humorous notion to … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

Today, November 11, which is Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth countries, a day to remember those who died serving their countries.  Remembrance day is a provincial holiday in Canada, and is observed by all the provinces except Quebec, Manitoba, and … Continue reading

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Music, music, music!

I think this is a Canadian thing in general, but I sense that it’s particularly strong in Toronto: Music is really important! You may not realize it, but there are a lot of really great Canadian musicians – like Barenaked … Continue reading

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More Fun with Words!

Here are a couple more terms that have different meanings in Canada. The Crown = The Government This one is very British, I believe.  When I’m listening to a story on the radio, particularly about a trial of some kind, … Continue reading

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Canadian Pride

I like talking to folks here in Canada.  When they find out I’m from So Cal, the first thing they inevitably say to me is why would I leave that wonderful So Cal weather to move to Toronto!  I notice … Continue reading

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