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  So here we are once again on the road. That would be Kerry singing..

 

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 We remembered Kira. And behind Kira is our stash of stuff we’re taking with us.

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I think blogging is part of the fun for The Ladies ;)

 

Looking forward to joining the crew on the trip North.  Skitters are pretty nasty this year, bring your bug nets!

 

Have a fantastic time!

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15 minutes ago, curls said:

Safe travels. Thrilled you are blogging again! Any planned experiments for this trip?

 Here is what we brought: french fry cutter, a control freak, Thermomix, toasted sugar, some nice round popcorn, variety of nuts, some vanilla, Anna’s drugs, two oxygen concentrators, mango ginger crackers from Trader Joe’s.  Ak Mak crackers,  A variety of cheeses – – did you know that the duty on cheese is 250%?  Two containers of Burrata, A pound of butter, a bag of milk, a few eggs,  10% cream and 35% cream, toasted buckwheat. White, milk, dark and ruby chocolate,  very few clothes — needed the space for our sense of humour.  Would’ve been a new pair of eyeglasses in there except for the kittens who ran off  with them last night and we’ve never found them.  Beef fat and potatoes  I hope we have a pan when we get there that we can cook these potatoes in).  

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47 minutes ago, rotuts said:

I always look forward to these trips.

 

thank you for taking the time to include us.

 

New digs ?

Yep. New digs. 

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 Breakfast at Debb’s in Barrie as usual. 

 

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 Cheese bun from the eggs Benny on the side for Kira.

 

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 Poached eggs on toast with home fries for me.

 

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 Fixed to my satisfaction.

 

 I momentarily paused at 

 

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to grab miso and the flour mix for kimchi pancakes.  Kerry is under the impression that she can fertilize my cooking mojo  and I will be back into my Japanese cooking in the blink of an eye. 

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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

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We used to buy a few cheese buns each to eat in the car on our trip from Edmonton to Calgary on Fridays to play in squash tournaments.

These were about the size of a large muffin and looked like they were baked in muffin tins.  Basically a piece of bread dough sprinkled generously with cheese and rolled up then put into the muffin tin and baked.  The cheese melts and oozes out the top and caramelizes on the top and sides.  Very good. 

 

From Anna's picture it looks like the bun has been sliced in half and toasted.

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1 hour ago, blue_dolphin said:

I'm in the back with Kira, bouncing up and down with excitement and asking, for the umpteenth time, "Are we almost there yet???" 🙃

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 She was so quiet and we couldn’t see her easily so I took a photograph to make sure she was still with us!   She looks a bit fed up here.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Kim Shook said:

What is a cheese bun???  Some Canadian delicacy?  Looks delicious.

 OK OK I’m trying to keep you guys up-to-date while we’re on the move. It was a cheese biscuit.  😂

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 In Espanola.  The car just will not go past a grocery store.   Kerry is in there getting a chicken and some salads so we can eat when we arrive — very shortly.  Kira and I wait patiently in the car because both of us are just too much trouble to move!

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 so we hit the bridge right at 4 PM and as you can see we were locked out while she swung. 

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 Very different kitchen. Will take some time to get used to.

 

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 Just a very little of the unpacking we will need to do.

 

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Kira just before one of her favourite caregivers arrived. You should’ve heard the laughs and giggles that came out of her when she saw M. 

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Look quickly folks, you will never see the kitchen counter tops that bare again.  Can't wait for the cooking to begin.  Very happy that Kira  is sure to have a good time too.  It has been such a joy to watch her grow up from summer to summer.  As the parent of a special needs daughter I know how much love and care are needed.  

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