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Jonquiere, how I've missed thee

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I pulled into my dad's place, and even though weather was bad the time just flew by. Spent a couple days in their summer place (across the street from a small lake, but no swimming since the weather wasn't good) and a couple days at their new house, which is nice in spite of the size. He had a box of pictures I hadn't seen from when I was young (and some from the time before I was young, I'm sure), and also his China videos, but I only went through 1 of 20 or so photo sets and maybe a third of the videos. I don't know where the time went, but it was a good time, they're good people. We had excellent food, I got a haircut at their insistance, and it was tremendously pleasant and relaxing. I was also fairly pleased to see that it didn't feel like a city in decline in spite of being an old factory town - no shops boarded up or anything like that.

Posted by chrisvasil 01:10 Archived in Canada Tagged automotive Comments (1)

Farewell to Nova Scotia (and New Brunswick)

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We were stunned to note how much nothing there is between Miramichi and Edmunston in New Brunswick. We drove several hours where we saw nothing but a few houses, and nature - no service stations or stores of any kind. Also most of highway 420 was unpaved, though not as bad as the area between Sunrise trail and the highway in Nova Scotia (at that time, a week earlier, the GPS said to use an unpaved road. That road got worse the farther we got from the paved road, and then the GPS lost satellites and I took a wrong turn onto a logging road where we could often hear rocks hitting the bottom of the car. Amazing the car didn't seem to have any damage from that.)
To get to the Saguenay and my dad's place sooner we were going to take the Riviere du Loup ferry across the saint lawrence, but it had just left so waiting for the next one would have saved us half an hour compared to driving via Quebec and would have cost $70. No deal.

Posted by chrisvasil 01:09 Archived in Canada Tagged automotive Comments (0)

PEI

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PEI is a small province, and a province we should have never have gone to. Especially on such a nice day. The best thing about the province is that it takes about 3 hours to drive across. We started at a Provincial Park right off the ferry from Nova Scotia and the park was about the size of the park next to the Toronto ferry docks, which is very much not a provincial park. Then we went to a winery that advertised, but didn't offer tours or anything like that. Subsequently, a whole lot of nothing until Charlottetown, which has a few Anne of Green Gables-themed stores and a few other stores. Finally we took the confederation bridge. Sue was driving, and when trucks would pass in the oncoming lane she was a bit scared because the car would get blown a little to the side. Confederation bridge itself is long (and expensive, with a toll of $40 to cross, but cheaper than the ferry which is close to $70) and offers good views of the sky, but not much ocean because there's a 3 foot high barrier on the sides.
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Posted by chrisvasil 01:01 Archived in Canada Tagged automotive Comments (0)

亲妈和后妈的品味

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帅哥在魁北克受打击了。后妈说“你再不把你那长的长长的猪尾巴剪掉,我跟你上街走到一块儿都感觉难为情了”。于是为了延续我们在魁北克一天一shopping的优良传统,帅哥决定让后妈操刀了。

上“刑场”前狰狞的表情
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笑一个,全家福!
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开动了!!
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暧昧的眼神,我看不出是喜是忧!
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小妞,给我笑一个。不然给你剃的一边高一边低!
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侩子手不够,再加一个。(帅哥说:为什么你们笑的那么欢呢?)
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后妈总算满意了,一个劲地说“真是个帅帅的小屁!”。可怜我满地的秀发啊:(
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漏点照(帅哥说:讨厌,不要嘛!)
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回到多伦多,亲妈的第一句话就是:天啊!那么帅的长头发去哪儿了呀???
帅哥心想“女人啊,真难取悦!"

Posted by suevasil 01:08 Archived in Canada Tagged automotive Comments (0)

回老家

饮食篇

rain 22 °C

玩了一阵,在回多伦多之前,我们顺道去chris的魁北克老巢!一路上真是兴奋啊!不为别的,想到在他爸爸家可以躺在舒服的床上,想睡到几点起就几点起,他后妈做的正宗的法国菜我们就鸡冻地“寒毛耸骨”!(不洗同学的名言,杭外的同学怎能忘记!)

车子一进城,一激动买了两个冰激凌!
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午睡一觉起来,冲进厨房就发现他后妈等我一起做零嘴。
Sucre à la crème (奶油糖)

原料:
1). 2杯半白糖
2). 1/4杯炼乳(注意,必须是鹰牌的)
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3). 半杯玉米糖(注意,必须是皇冠牌的)
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4). 半杯牛奶
5). 1/4 杯butter(中文是叫什么来着?)
6). 8颗棉花糖(颗数随意,本来他后妈用7颗,因为7是魁北克的吉祥数字,不过自从去了一趟中国,知道8就是发,就一直管用8颗了)
7). 各种坚果,可加可不加,看个人喜好。那天家里刚好用完,所以就做了纯味的。
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步奏:
1) 把原料1-5放在一起搅拌均匀,小火加热。注意不时地用勺子刮一下锅底,免得烧焦。(注意不能过度搅拌)
2) 等到锅里开始冒小泡,颜色开始变深的时候开始增加搅拌的密度。
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3) 等到大面积冒泡的时候,可以用勺子滴几小滴到冰水里。如果马上凝固就说明可以出锅了,如果太稀,就继续加热,搅拌。June_28_363.jpg
4) 出锅,把锅放在冰水里冷却。同时加入棉花糖,朝一个方向搅拌。(这个时候如果有坚果也可以加入)如果有香草,也滴几滴进去。
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5) 搅啊搅啊,搅啊搅啊,(我们是4个人轮换来的)糖变得越来越稠,也越来越难搅拌。等到搅得把锅抠过来也不会流出来的时候就差不多好了(这个尺寸自己把握,把好端端的糖倒了别赖我!).如果太稀太软也可以在冰箱里放会儿。
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6)出锅,定型,把勺子,锅给小孩(或者老人)舔!
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7) 等3,4个小时,糖在容器里定型,就可以切成块状了!
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晚饭 - Prosciutto Pasta Sauce (意大利生肉面条- 4人份)
原料:
1). 2大罐切好的西红柿
2). 半个大蒜,切末
3). 6跟葱(比较粗的那种)
4). Prosciutto 300克左右,签成2厘米宽的条
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5). worshirshire sauce 中文可能叫辣酱油
6). 辣酱
7). 白葡萄酒

步奏:
1) 中火化奶油,知道颜色变黄
2) 放入葱和生肉,搅拌,10分钟。June_28_383.jpg
加白葡萄酒半杯,再煮3-5分钟
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3) 另起一个大锅,放入西红柿和大蒜末,小火加热
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4) 把2)里面的原料到如3)
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5) 调成中火,加一大勺半(table spoon)辣酱油,和2小勺(tea spoon)辣酱
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6) 大概煮半个小时(要求不严,热了就行)
7) 把料浇到意大利面上就可以开吃了(如果你不知道如何煮面,不是我打击你,你太没天赋了!)
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再来点小酒如何?
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Posted by suevasil 23:49 Archived in Canada Tagged automotive Comments (0)

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