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British Exposure

Being in Canada, I’m apt to have more exposure to all things British.






Blood puddingBlood Pudding – still haven’t tried!
























Yeah I know, what the heck is that crazy racist doll???  Some of the British + Canadians still have affection for these offensive minstrel dolls.  I’ve never seen these before in my life until I moved to Canada.  These dolls WOULD NEVER FLY in the states!  Read more about them in my posts Canadian Bacon and Mall Walker.

More exotic jellies than I’ll ever know what to do with!  Ginger Jelly, Lemon Curd Jelly…

Ginger Jelly

Lemon Curd Jelly

Mint jelly, Red Pepper jelly……I could go on but I won’t because that would be crazy + I would really need to get a life.Mint JellyRed Pepper Jelly

Sausage rolls, y’all.  Canada is all up to it’s neck in sausage rolls!  It’s basically like a savory puff pastry meat tube.  Yeah I know, that’s graphic – I even grossed myself out with that one.Sausage Rolls

And there’s way more tea drinking up here than down where I come from!  Here to help me illustrate my point is my main man Stephen Colbert who is learning high tea etiquette from the extremely uptight British royal analyst, Hugo Vickers.Stephen Colbert Tea Etiquette

Do you fancy a cuppa???!!!!  Check out the ridiculously hilarious video on Gawker because your life will never be the same after.

I say!!!!!!!Stephen Colbert Hight Tea Etiquette

If I come across some more Anglophilia worthy tidbits I will make note because Canada does not lack in this category!

Sorry for the cramped paragraphs + picture placement.  Alas, WordPress is not my friend tonight!  Hope ye all be well!!!

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  1. I’ve never tired blood pudding either. Sounds very icky. 😛 One of my favourite Britishy things to do is a Sunday roast dinner. Roast beef with potatoes and gravy and Yorkshire pudding and peas and carrots…yum! Lemon curd I could just eat out of the jar with a spoon.

    I also looove toast with lovely imported marmalade…or roast lamb with mint jelly…or Cornish pasties (or sausage rolls) with sides of cheddar and pickles…or oatcakes with blackberry jam…clearly this post is making me hungry. 🙂

    February 11, 2013
    • You are so Canadian/British!!! I love it! I know I want to try + start the Sunday roast tradition too! I just keep forgetting! I have yet to try the mint jelly thing. Jeff loves it! Yum – I have some oatcakes in the cupboard! Off for a snack!

      February 11, 2013
      • Oh, and have you ever tried crumpets? Lightly toasted, dripping with butter and jam…SO GOOD!

        February 11, 2013
      • YUUUUUUUUUM!!!!!!!! This post is totally making me hungry. I’m going to make some beans + toast right now!

        February 11, 2013
      • Beans now….those are one thing I have never liked. 😛 I’ve also never understood the appeal of kippers on toast, either!

        February 11, 2013
  2. kenneth papi-dad's nishino #

    yummm, crumpets, at trader joe’s, i’d pass on the
    blood sausage, Nan, but if U hit a pub gotta have
    bangers and mash, roasted tomatoes, and beans
    2 eggs over easy, is dakine, kine, mum’s is gonna
    make niku’jaga’imo (sp) tonite, i bought 4 japanese
    cookbooks from amazon, wish U were here, luv dads!!!

    February 11, 2013
    • I know! I have to get me to a proper English pub! Thanks dad! Let me know what books you got!

      February 11, 2013
      • kenneth papi-dad's nishino #

        hi, Nan, these are the japanese cookbooks i just
        recently purchased via Amazon: Japanese Homestyle
        Cooking. by Tokiko Suzuki ( prolly my fav of the lot ? )
        Japanese Hot Pots: by Tadashi Ono & Harris Salat
        Quick & Easy Japanese Cookbook:
        bY: Katsuyo Kobayashi
        Japanese Cuisin for Everyone: by: Yukiko Moriyama
        all the books have terrific photo’s attached, mum’sie
        has already made 3 recipes from these book’s!!!!!!!!!

        February 13, 2013
      • Thanks dad! I’m going to check them out online right now!!!! Yum!!!

        February 13, 2013
  3. Oh, I love that skit by Colbert! The British aren’t known for their food but they do seem to have jams and jellies and marmalades down, don’t they? We have a friend who makes a hot pepper jam. It’s great with cream cheese on a cracker!

    February 11, 2013
  4. rocky nishino #

    Oh, Shell it is amazing to be experiencing the Canadian food which is very foreign to you.
    I thought Putin was so delicious but the blood pudding?????. I am sure all those jellyes are very good. I would love to try the ginger jelly. It would be interesting to entertain your friends with American food like Mexican food here in So. Cal. Haha…
    Love you so much and miss you so much,

    February 12, 2013
    • Poutine!!!! We have ginger jelly in our cupboard right now….but I’m still not sold on it! Yes! Mexican food!!! I miss good AUTHENTIC Mexican!!!!

      February 13, 2013

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