Thursday, May 27, 2010

Oh, Canada - part 2

On Sunday, Brother and I ventured to Sherbrooke, a city about a half hour away from the farm, where the kids go to college. We, full from breakfast, just had to stop at Chef Jaqualine's Creperie. Creperies - why aren't there more of them in Indiana?

Brother ordered this beast: La Quebecqoise, a crepe drowning in sugary buttery goodness topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It was too much for Brother to handle, so I handled it. I don't mess around.

I washed it down with a cappuccino.

This was my crepe, simply filled with strawberries.

In Sherbrooke, we walked around a bit and desperately searched for the year-round farmers market. We eventually gave up and took to the supermarket - Maxi. Brother loaded up on his gummy and hard candy stash. The Kinder egg was mine. I love those German kid treats.

Brother would take a daily, literally DAILY, nap on the kitchen table after lunch. Teenagers!

Brother was elated to see that burgers were on the menu. Not just any burgers, but organic, firewood grilled burgers.

We eventually had to depart. Before leaving we stocked up for the road. Baguette, apple juice soda, cheese curds, orange, and a hazelnut candy bar.

Our last item on the list of things to do: eat Poutin. Poutin is apparently THE Quebecqiose junk food. It consists of French fries and cheese curds dredged in brown gravy. Brother was more enthused about it than I was.

On our drive home, we kept seeing this fast-food place called Tim Horton's. I'd never seen it before, but it had more stores than McDonalds. We had to investigate. I guess this chain was started up by a hockey player. They specialize in coffee and donuts. We got some. They were donuts.

Our last real meal of the trip was eaten in Rochester, NY at Olympia Family Restaurant. We were hoping to get Mediterranian grub, but the place didn't look like much from the outside. It was rather discouraging actually. We went in anyway and found it to be quite pleasant. We each ordered the Gyro Platter which was twice as much as we were able to stuff down. It was very satisfying and I would recommend Olympia to anyone. High five for hole-in-the-walls!

Overall, we had a great trip. We met a super cool family, ate some fantastic food, covered some serious ground, and had a lot of laughs along the way.


  1. i'd heard of Poutin before but could never quite believe that it actually existed. Thanks for the photo evidence.

    what a cool trip!

  2. OMG - you have to talk to Travis about Tim Hortons! He is obsessed!