We had a great holiday, although the scenery of Nova Scotia is not as exciting as I'd expected. We couldn't see anything for the trees at the roadside for most of the time! The tour guide had us on moose lookout, but I think that was only a way of trying to make the journeys from place to place more interesting.
As a true foodie, eating was a large part of the holiday. We tackled a whole lobster for the first time ever, in Nova Scotia, and found the best Thai restaurant we've ever eaten in, in Montreal. Hubs had lots of dishes with scallops and mussels, which I can't eat, and we both had a lot of good fish dishes (including sweet and sour fish at the aforementioned Thai restaurant). We also ate in one of the Canadian Chinese restaurants which, I discovered later in a newspaper article, are iconic remnants of a bygone age which are now dying out.
Foodie items found their way into my suitcase too - butterscotch chips, tins of maple syrup and maple sugar could perhaps be easily explained, but I also bought a neat salt pot and two jars of chili powder (ancho and chipotle) which aren't easily available here. Unfortunately I couldn't persuade Hubs that I needed a cookie scoop - he thought the ratchet design of the model I found looked too flimsy!
I'll be back to baking soon, so keep a lookout for new posts.