Summer of 2018 – Best Canadian Pecan Butter Tart Challenge!!!

The butter tart – a small pastry filled with sweet buttery syrup that is mixed with either raisins or pecans – or not – then baked to perfection with a crispy top – is known to be the classic Canadian treat enjoyed by many across the expansive country! My favorite of the three varieties of Butter Tart…

Timmins, Canada – Bouncin’ in the Bearskin!

On the start of our journey to British Columbia, Michael and I flew from Timmins to Sudbury, Sudbury to Toronto.  From Timmons to Sudbury, we flew with Bearskin Airlines!  I kept calling them Bearclaw! The boarding passes are written in English, French and Cree. In the airport restaurant I bought a butter tart!  This one…

Ontario, Canada – Mostly Mileage!

In four days, Michael and I drove a total of 2,598 kilometers throughout Ontario. Now, here is something new to me…… There are many 18-wheelers on the Ontario highways.  These drivers are on a schedule.  No time to stop and pee…..so they pee in bottles and throw the bottles out the window.  These bottles are…

Kapuskasing, Ontario – Keeping Kool in the Kap!

Michael and I returned to Kapuskasing for one more evening with his brother Joel and sister-in-law Dana, but Dana was visiting with her mom and brother in Calgary, Alberta. We enjoyed an evening that started with playing snooker! I had a craving for butter tarts, so I decided to bike into town!  Michael joined me…

Millbrook, Ontario – Pretty Pedicure & Puffy Pastry!

On our way to Mississauga, we had a stop in Millbrook.  While Michael took care of family business at the small government office, I walked the village! I stopped for a pedicare at Nancy’s Oasis Boutique! Nancy is from Millbrook and has owned the shop for 16 years (I think?). This is one of my…