Around the World in 80 Bites – Bite 25

Bite 25 – Bread

Man cannot live on bread alone but Kimberley can. I love bread! No matter where I go in the world nor what type of cuisine I encounter there is always some sort of bread. It’s the one thing that every culture has in culinary common.

quick, yeasted, un/leavened, flat, loaf, buns, rustic, sourdough, enriched, artisan, plain 

And the bread beat goes on…

Bread is the one food I have been eating my whole life and have never tired of it. I have now earned my artisan bread baking certificate and continue to put it to good and regular use. Occasionally I am without my daily bread but too long without and all is not right in my world. Bread is the staff of my life.

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Around the World in 80 Bites – Bite 24

Bite 24 – gingerbread

‘Tis the season to stock my gingerbread survival kit. In it I put fairly traded and powdered ginger and true cinnamon. I also have on hand some powdered clove, cassia and allspice. A combination of date molasses and maple syrup provide the sticky sweetness that goes so well in gingerbread cookies, cakes and scones.

I love gingerbread! Starting November and going into January it is a warm and comforting food that becomes one of my winter staples. To learn more about the origins of  gingerbread, see the following link:

http://www.pbs.org/food/the-history-kitchen/history-gingerbread/

 

Around the World in 80 Bites: Bite 23

Bite 23: Tim Hortons

http://www.timhortons.com/ca/en/index.php

As a (usually) proud Canadian I grew up eating doughnuts from Tim’s. Also known as Timmy’s or TH in ASL (sign language). Founded in 1964 by a hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs (3 guesses for his name!) it has grown into an iconic Canadian institution. Over the years, doughnut flavours have come and gone while more products have been added to the menu. There are also seasonal and regional items and a yearly prize-giving contest that helps drum up more business.

Photo by Kimberley (c)2016
Photo by Kimberley (c)2016

Tim’s also has some community initiatives supporting kids (children’s foundation and camp) and sponsoring hockey.

If you’re looking for a reasonably priced hit of easily consumable sugar, fat and salt and don’t mind waiting in line then Tim’s is the place.