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    Wednesday, November 16, 2005

    Martha's Been Schooled
    by Expat

    Yesterday, Canadian sweetheart Shania Twain made a guest appearance on Martha Stewart's daytime television show. The music diva taught the domestic diva the intricacies of making fine Canadian cuisine: Shania Shows Martha the Art of Poutine.
    I have never made poutine, something called poutine, and actually I've never even eaten poutine," confessed Stewart.

    "Oh, it's heartbreaking," lamented Twain when Stewart insisted the Internet described the snack as a Canadian junk food.

    When asked if poutine means "mess" in French, Twain confessed she didn't know.

    "This actually smells good," added a surprised Stewart as the recipe came together, but neither celebrity sampled it on camera.
    I once made poutine for my mother-in-law. It was met with the same degree of enthusiasm that Martha displayed for the traditional Canadian dish. The husband, on the other hand, has become a good Canadian convert in this regard. ;)








    Random Remark:

    Any 'Nuks south of the 49th know where to catch the Grey Cup?






    Posted by Expat at 9:15 AM







    I've only seen Martha's show once, but she kept interrupting all her guests! Gloria Estefan was making a Cuban chicken dish, but I don't think it was ever finished because all Martha did was yakkity-yak.

    This is off-topic, but -- does anyone know if the Grey Cup game is televised in the US? I'm never able to find it anywhere. Expat, feel free to delete this comment if you'd like, as I don't like to steer the conversation away from important things like cheese curds :)




    I saw Martha's show one time as well. She was showing how to fold pants. Seriously. I was stunned. :\ LOL

    I watched the Alouettes hammer the 'Riders last night on Comcast Sportsnet. Hooray for being able to see it, but boo for the 'Rider's loss. :(

    Last year the Grey Cup was picked up by Comcast and I am certainly hoping that it will be this year as well. I was searching the 'net for something on it, but no dice. If I learn anything, I will let you know! :)

    PS. I will add something to the original post about the official CFL discussion being here! Maybe there is somebody out there who could help us! LMAO

    PPS. I like your random comments. Make yourself at home! :)




    Ooh, ooh -- I just remembered I did see one more clip of Martha's show, on "The Soup". It was a clip of her teaching people how to fold TOWELS. Towels! The only thing I need instructions for folding are the fitted sheets for beds... I generally match a couple of corners and then use that as a starting point for rolling the sheets up in a ball.

    Thanks for the Grey Cup plug! We don't have Comcast here, but Cox, and I think our only specialty sports networks are the three ESPNs and two Fox networks.




    I love The Soup (although my love for it somewhat pales in comparison to my love for The Daily Show! :P LOL).

    I especially enjoy the fact that they cover Iron Chef's secret ingredients and other miscellaneous happenings from reality TV. Definitely good stuff!

    Hopefully you will be able to catch the Cup! If not, we could TiVo it and send it to you (unless that is illegal in our state)! :)




    cfl.ca ... "About the Game" -> US Broadcast schedule

    http://www.cfl.ca/index.php?module=ContentExpress&func=display&ceid=404

    It would appear you'll be in luck again with Comcast Sportsnet.




    As an aside, remember, too, that the vast majority of Canadians in Canada live south of the 49th. All of Southern Ontario (Windsor, London, Kitchener/Waterloo, Guelph, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Ottawa, etc), southern Quebec (Montreal, Quebec City), the Maritimes, and even part of Newfoundland are all south of the 49th parallel.




    Thanks Paul! That is awesome. I completely overlooked that link when I was on the site earlier today. :)

    Can you tell that I am from the prairies? I completely forgot about you Easterners in my "south of the 49th" remark. My apologies. ;)




    Nothing to apologize for. I'd bet that most of "us Easterners" think they're still North of 49.




    I'm a poutine virgin. I didn't know it was possible to make it at home. Leigh-Ann? Poutine. Now! Okay, maybe this weekend? For Hockey Night in Canada? Leafs vs Thrashers - perfect poutine night.




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    [re-posting to clarify a couple minor points]

    To fold a fitted bedsheet, tuck a corner into an adjacent corner; repeat with the other two corners. The bedsheet is now folded in half and probably hanging off your outstretched hands.

    Then tuck one of those paired corners into (actually, over) the other pair (it'll invert as you tuck it in). The bedsheet is now folded in quarters and all four corners are tucked together.

    Flatten out the sheet; the "lip" will overlap the main sheet along two edges in an "L" shape. (Or, place the "lip" so that it overlaps like that.) You may need to tug a bit on the edges to get the edges nicely aligned.

    Fold it over along the longer edge two or three times, then in approx. thirds the other way to obtain a flat, compact result.




    Paul, I must print off your directions and give them to my husband. He won't be able to use the "I don't know how to fold this one" excuse anymore. ;) LOL

    Flippy, definitely have Leigh-Ann whip up some poutine! I find that making gravy from that brown gravy powder works just fine and that shredded mozzarella makes an acceptable substitute for curds.

    PS. Please don't take my Canadian citizenship away for this complete bastardization of poutine! LMAO




    Oooh, thanks for help with the substitution of mozzarella. We don't know where to get cheese curd here. Also, Leigh-Ann was insisting that we need a fryer, in order to make the fries oily and fresh. Sheesh, picky, picky, picky. Forget it, we'll just have steak and watch HNIC.







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