The main reason I restarted this blog was an invitation from Jasmine of Confessions of a Cardamom Addict to participate in a Canada Day food blogging event. She invited Canadian bloggers (and honorary Canadians and Ex-Pats) to write about the food that means Canada to them. So here we go.....
What does Canada taste like to me? Difficult question. Canada tastes like lots of things.
Toasted tomato sandwiches taste a lot like Canada to me.
Toasted bread, drippy tomatoes, oozy mayo and a sprinkle of salt. Mmm.
Every summer growing up we had baskets of fresh tomatoes, jars of mayo and the toaster on the table for breakfast. Everyone made their own. More mayo/less mayo, lots of pepper/no pepper, it's up to you. We used the old toaster, the one where you had to flip the toast halfway through because it only did one side at a time.
You could eat as many as you wanted and the tomatoes always tasted like REAL tomatoes. They came from our backyard or the farmers market and dripped red goo everywhere. And we all sat together and licked our fingers and elbows and ate.
That tastes like Canada to me.