TGIF #37

One of my biggest finds this summer has been POUTINE! Pronounced poo-TSIN in Quebec. I’ve been trying it all over, from Seattle to New Hampshire. My favorite so far has been at Boomer’s Cafe in Stratford, ON. Basically, it’s french fries with gravy & cheese curds. Sounds simple, but done right, it can be divine.

I’ve seen a lot of variations on the theme, including Italian poutine (with red sauce) and sweet potato poutine (not sure what they use for gravy.) I’ve been experimenting myself, and so far my favorite is Mexican poutine. I make oven baked fries, top it with chorizo & cheddar cheese. Yummm…

Sorry I’ve been AWOL for a couple weeks. A certain seƱor has been visiting, and I’ve been showing him all the sights in beautiful PT & Seattle. I think he liked it, although the ferry waits were a bit frustrating. Part of life on the peninsula, though. It’s great hanging out with someone who likes good food as much as I do!

Here are some links to kick off your weekend!

3 Responses to “TGIF #37”

  1. Brad says:

    Sara, great to have you back! The guy in your life is lucky to have so much of your attention that you leave your blog for two whole weeks! The condiments list is great, and thank goodness tzatziki is included, even if the author does not understand its real uses. The pencil/crayon stuff is brilliant. And anybody could do this! As to jellyfish, the comments could also be applied to mankind by a canny “outsider.”

  2. Sara says:

    Hi Brad, Thx as always for your comments! Now… what are the REAL uses of tzatziki?? And now you’ve got me wondering what jellyfish think of us? Just so you know, the link you added led to a weird website; must have been a typo. Maybe send it to me via email & I’ll add it back in? Hasta luego!

  3. Brad says:

    Sara, at least in the parts of Greece we know, tzatziki is a “meze” in and of itself. Properly made, it’s thick and has lots of garlic. Sometimes there’s cucumber and sometimes not. It’s served on the side in lots of places with Greek meatballs, steaks, chops, etc. Goes especially well with fired eggplant or fried zucchini. The web site is a collection of out-takes from old radio and TV programs and lots of fun. I’ll try to get the URL to you.