Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Our French Canadian Roots


Sharing our heritage through recipes from our childhood

Our very favorite recipes handed down from our French Canadian heritage have been shared here over the course of a year. These are the dishes that Hubby & I associate with childhood, family, gatherings and celebrations. These are the recipes we have shared with each other and our daughters. 



Acadian Fricot au Poulet
Hubby's childhood favorite, hot chicken soup with dumplings his grandmother always had simmering on the stove. Delicious, and warming.









Quebecois Syrup on Snow & Feves au Lard a L'Erable.
My love of maple syrup and our spring tradition of visiting sugar camps. Learn how to make your own delicious maple taffy (syrup on snow) along with a recipe for maple baked beans.





Quebecois Pouding Chomeur
Easy to make, warm, deliciously sweet dessert of batter that bakes in a brown sugar syrup. 






Poutine Quebecois
Just three ingredients for this tasty dish, but first you'll need to find some squeaky cheese
Cretons
A pork meat spread especially enjoyed on toast for breakfast.










Acadian Blueberry Grunt
Sweetened stewed blueberries with steamed dumplings, a traditional Acadian recipe using a plentiful fruit.








Crepes au Sarasin Quebecoise
A traditional breakfast in Quebec, buckwheat crepes filled with cheese and ham, doused in maple syrup - delicious and filling. Makes a great lunch and supper as well!






Tarte au Sucre
A delicious, incredibly sweet pie we like to indulge in over Thanksgiving and Christmas.












Acadian Ployes
French Acadian buckwheat pancakes, a breakfast treat smeared in brown sugar.











Tourtiere 
Learn about the Christmas tradition of Reveillon and find our recipe for a tasty meat pie enjoyed in most of French Canada and an essential dish for Christmas feast. 






Sucre à la crème
A sweet fudge like treat traditionally given as a gift at Christmas time (but that we enjoy multiple times a year).

1 comment:

  1. My mom's family is from Van Buren, ME and spoke french as their first language. Have eaten many of these meals and love all of them! Thanks!

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