So, What Do We Canadians Have To Be Proud Of ?

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So, What Do We Canadians Have To Be Proud Of ?

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So, What Do We Canadians Have To Be Proud Of ?

1. Smarties

2. Crispy Crunch, Coffee Crisp

3. The size of our footballs fields, one less down, and bigger balls.

4. Baseball is Canadian - First game June 4, 1838 - Ingersoll , ON

5. Lacrosse is Canadian

6. Hockey is Canadian

7. Basketball is Canadian

8. Apple pie is Canadian

9. Mr. Dress-up beats Mr. Rogers

10. Tim Hortons beats Dunkin' Donuts, Tim bits

11. In the war of 1812, started by America, Canadians pushed the Americans back past their White House. Then we burned it, and most of Washington .. We got bored because they ran away. Then, we came home and partied........ Go figure.

12. Canada has the largest French population that never surrendered to Germany .

13. We have the largest English population that never ever surrendered or withdrew during any war to anyone, anywhere. EVER. (We got clobbered in the odd battle but prevailed in ALL the wars)

14. Our civil war was fought in a bar and lasted a little over an hour.

15. The only person who was arrested in our civil war was an American mercenary, he slept in and missed the whole thing. He showed up just in time to get caught.

16. A Canadian invented Standard Time.

17. The Hudsons Bay Company once owned over 10% of the earth's surface and is still around as the world's oldest company.

18. The average dog sled team can kill and devour a full grown human in under 3 minutes.

19.. We know what to do with the parts of a buffalo.

20. We don't marry our kin-folk.

21. We invented ski-doos, jet-skis, Velcro, zippers, insulin, penicillin, garbage bags and the telephone. Also short wave radios that save countless lives each year..

22. We ALL have frozen our tongues to something metal and lived to tell about it.

23. A Canadian invented Superman.

24. We have coloured money.


BUT MOST IMPORTANT !

The handles on our beer cases are big enough to fit your hands with mitts on.



Oh yeah... And our elections only take one day.
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Funny. I particularily liked number 12
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I liked 11. Particularly this bit: "We got bored because they ran away. Then, we came home and partied........". I mean, we don't care too much about most things but how Canadian is that ?
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You'll notice the Americans have been afraid of us ever since! :boxer: :boxer:
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I'm not sure what number 19 means - parts of a buffalo? What are you supposed to do with them? And number 20 - we don't marry kinfolk - clearly the author has never been to Saskatchewan. :)
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To be fair...It was Brits who burned down the White House, not Canadians.
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Hudson Bay is owned by Americans too.
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ice fishing , and teaching your kid how to, hockey at 0430...cause we can...coffee for all for free, and the best hockey mom's ever!...camping and fishing, the beauty of BC, the lakes and mountains, the friends, our communities, the best sport..mammers...we believe..I beielve...Canada...we are all a part.
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Puffy wrote:ice fishing , and teaching your kid how to, hockey at 0430...cause we can...coffee for all for free, and the best hockey mom's ever!...camping and fishing, the beauty of BC, the lakes and mountains, the friends, our communities, the best sport..mammers...we believe..I beielve...Canada...we are all a part.

Ice fishing, teaching your kids how to do it (they'd rather snowmobile though while mom and dad fish), Tim Horton's coffee, hockey mom's rule, camping and telling the bears to go home (pushy things) drinking Canadian beer mmmm mmmmm good.
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Puffy, you are on the right track for it is the sum of all those wonderful moments in our lives that make our country the very best. I have traveled from Asia to Europe and from Alaska to Patagonia
and witnessed some beautiful places. The sum of all categories demonstrates that we have the best
of everything here at home.
After all is said and done Puffy gives us the clearest vision of what is so grand about Canada...the collection of all those every day things that give us a life that shines. Thank you "Puffy" for reminding me!
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ummm SL, you left out #1;We are not American.
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Static wrote:ummm SL, you left out #1;We are not American.


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You forgot about the lightbulb - we invented that too. The patent was later sold to Thomas Edison.

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steven lloyd wrote:8. Apple pie is Canadian

Is this correct? For some reason, I thought the English were making apple pie long before Canada was a nation.
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Glacier wrote:
steven lloyd wrote:8. Apple pie is Canadian

Is this correct? For some reason, I thought the English were making apple pie long before Canada was a nation.


Oh oh – we have some controversy:

Who Invented Apple Pie

English apple pie recipes go back to the 14th century. The first printed apple pie recipe was by Geoffrey Chaucer in 1381. The ingredients for the pie were good apples, good spices, figs, raisins and pears. He also mentioned a cofyn, which is simply a casing of pastry. The last ingredient, saffron, is used to color the pie filling. The traditional way to serve apple pie in some parts of England (such as Yorkshire) is with cheese. In many Commonwealth countries, apple pie is served with ice cream, custard or double cream.

Dutch apple pie recipes also go back centuries. Dutch apple pie recipes usually call for cinnamon and lemon juice to be added to the pie. The first recipes probably appeared in the late 15th century or early 16th century. Dutch apple pies are made by having a crust at the bottom and around the edges then filling with apples and the other fillings. Strands of dough cover the top of the filling, although the filling is still visible. Although it is sometimes eaten cold, the Dutch prefer to eat apple pie warm with a dash of whipped cream or ice cream. So now you know who printed the first apple pie recipe and know some history of both English and Dutch apple pies. Now, let’s look at three fast facts about apple pies.

Three Apple Pie Facts

Fact 1: As you can see above, early English apple pie recipes did not include sugar, which is common in today’s English apple pies. This is likely because sugar was very expensive at the time as it had to be imported from Egypt.

Fact 2: Sometimes a ‘typical American’ is referred to by saying ‘as American as apple pie’.

Fact 3: The saying ‘for mom and apple pie’ was supposedly said by soldiers in World War 2 whenever journalists asked why the soldiers were going to war.

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The English pudding


English apple pie recipes go back to the time of Chaucer. The 1381 recipe lists the ingredients as good apples, good spices, figs, raisins and pears. The cofyn of the recipe is a casing of pastry. Saffron is used for colouring the pie filling.

In English speaking countries, apple pie is a dessert of enduring popularity, eaten hot or cold, on its own or with ice cream, double cream, or custard.

Absence of sugar in early English recipe

Most modern recipes for apple pie require an ounce or two of sugar, but the earliest recipe does not. There are two possible reasons.

Sugarcane imported from Egypt was not widely available in 14th century England, where it cost between one and two shillings per pound — this is roughly the equivalent of US$100 per kg (about US$50 per pound) in today's prices.

The absence of sugar in the recipe may instead indicate that, because refined sugar was a recent introduction from the Orient, the medieval English did not have quite as sweet a tooth as their descendants. Honey, which was many times cheaper, is also absent from the recipe, and the "good spices" and saffron, all imported, were no less expensive and difficult to obtain than refined sugar. Despite the expense, refined sugar did appear much more often in published recipes of the time than honey, suggesting that it was not considered prohibitively expensive. With the exception of apples and pears, all the ingredients in the filling probably had to be imported. And perhaps, as in some modern "sugar-free" recipes, the juice of the pears was intended to sweeten the pie.

Dutch style

Dutch apple pie (appeltaart or appelgebak) recipes are distinct in that they typically call for flavourings such as cinnamon and lemon juice to be added. Dutch apple pies are usually decorated in a lattice style. Dutch apple pies may include ingredients such as raisins and icing, in addition to ingredients such as apples and sugar, which they have in common with other recipes.

Recipes for Dutch apple pie go back centuries. There exists a painting from the Dutch Golden Age, dated 1626, featuring such a pie. Though it originated in The Netherlands, it is now a delicacy served around the world.

The basis of Dutch apple pie is a crust on the bottom and around the edges. This is then filled with pieces or slices of apple, usually a crisp and mildly tart variety such as Goudreinet or Elstar.

Cinnamon and sugar are generally mixed in with the apple filling. The filling can be sprinkled with liqueur for taste although this is very uncommon. Atop the filling, strands of dough cover the pie in a lattice, holding the filling in place but keeping it visible. Though it can be eaten cold, warmed is more common, with a dash of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. In The Netherlands it is usually eaten cold, sometimes with whipped cream on top. A variant, traditional and popular in the Amish communities of Canada and the United States, uses a topping of mixed cinnamon, brown sugar, melted butter and table cream or milk which turns into a thick syrup during baking that percolates down to the crust. In the Amish version, liqueur is never used.

Swedish style

The Swedish style apple pie differs from the English and Dutch style, in that it uses no pastry and hence has no crust. Simply, the apples are sliced and placed in the baking dish, the lightly-spiced dough is mixed and then poured over the apples, and the whole lot placed in a pre-heated oven, making for quick and simple preparation and cooking. The resultant pie is akin to a hot cake, where by the apples are held in suspension and softened by the dough.

Apple pie in American culture

In the English colonies the apple pie had to wait for carefully planted pips, brought in barrels across the Atlantic, to become fruit-bearing apple trees, to be selected for their cooking qualities, as apples do not come true from seeds. In the meantime, the colonists were more likely to make their pies, or "pasties", of meat rather than of fruit; and the main use for apples, once they were available, was in cider. But there are American apple-pie recipes, both manuscript and printed, from the eighteenth century, and it has since become a very popular dessert.

A mock apple pie made from crackers was apparently invented by pioneers on the move during the nineteenth century who were bereft of apples. In the 1930s, and for many years afterwards, Ritz Crackers promoted a recipe for mock apple pie using its product, along with sugar and various spices.

Although apple pies have been eaten since long before the discovery of America, "as American as apple pie" is a saying in the United States, meaning "typically American". The dish was also commemorated in the phrase "for Mom and apple pie" - supposedly the stock answer of American soldiers in WWII, whenever journalists asked why they were going to war.

Advertisers exploited the patriotic connection in the 1970s with the TV jingle "baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet". There are claims that the Apple Marketing Board of New York State used such slogans as "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" and "as American as apple pie!", and thus "was able to successfully 'rehabilitate' the apple as a popular comestible" in the early twentieth century when prohibition outlawed the production of cider.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_pie
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Perhaps we could replace the Apple pie with "Beaver Tail", as Mntman1 pointed out, it's the best part. And since Beaver trapping was King, lots of Tails were prolly eaten by Canadians.
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