National Maple Syrup Day
This should be a Canadian National Holiday in which school and stuff is closed down, but I’m guessing due to it’s proximity to Christmas, that ain’t happening any time soon
I usually buy two things of Costco maple syrup a year – I put it in all my baking … and I guess I bake enough to go through this much, twice a year :
Two litres seems crazy when I think about it. Best not dwell. Here is a photo still from my boomerang I posted of pouring some on Instragram
I spoke too soon, last post, when I said I thought the last of my sucrose laden national holiday themes were coming to an end.
National Chocolate Covered Anything prompted one last kick at the proverbial sugar ridden cat for me!
Chocolate covered Twizzlers!
Just look at the sun beaming in on these teeth rotting little treats.. they were pretty good
One thing I will definitely not miss when this Celebrate Everyday… Literally project is over is having to arbitrarily eat sugary nonsense !!
National Cupcake Day will mark one of my last sucrose loaded holiday
These are vanilla cupcakes with vanilla icing with tiny sprinkles – known as Hundreds and Thousands in Australia, FYI.
Cotton Candy was one of my favourite things as a kid. I used to love when ‘the fair’ (Thomas Amusements) would come to town so I could get my paws on it
It was also my favourite scent – any lip gloss or perfume or shampoo that smelled like it was a total shut-up-and-take-my-money moment
I didn’t even know where to find cotton candy for National Cotton Candy Day
Luckily Bulk Barn came through in a pinch
As an adult, who is not nearly as sugar crazed, I now get to see it for the beautiful, colourful cloud-like bundle of aesthetic wonder that it is
This lot looks like sparrow
This one looks like a cumulus cloud
This one a cirrus cloud
I feel like I could start an Instagram all about it – shapes of cotton candy, the modern day Rorschach test
National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
(Please don’t embarrassingly confuse this with National Chocolate Covered Almond Day, whatever you do- that was sooo July 8th)
I got this bar at Welk’s, one of my favourite little shops in Vancouver. The brand is Galerie aux Chocolat and it’s from Belgium. This bar had almonds WITH the chocolate. I ate the whole damn thing and got a sugar headache.
National Candy Day
Funny story about these Jelly Belly jelly beans
I bought them very late at night at a 24 hour Shoppers Drug Mart to feed to my two co-graduates after a long night of celebrating and being belligerent to service staff
They were then bartered for a cab ride home
Happy National Candy Day!
It was cold.
It was rainy.
It was not National Frappe Day in my heart.
But it was National Frappe Day on nationaldaycalendar.com, and I’m it’s bitch so here we go…
I went in to the neighbourhood Starbucks (yuck, I know) and had a gander at their Frappe menu
Overwhelmed by the seemingly endless combinations of coffee, chocolate, peppermint and caramel, I settled on a good old fashioned
- Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino® Blended Beverage
I say to whatshisname behind the counter that I would like a Pumpkin Spice Frappe made with coconut milk please and he responds, with an all too smug smirk, that they don’t do ‘frappes’ here, that’s McDonald’s (he is haute couture and I am so white trash). I was like aren’t you all soulless multinational corporations that underpay and over work your employees and wreak havoc on the environment and local businesses?
Anyway I ended up with a Frappuccino® Blended Beverage in the end
It was pretty gross, which I was prepared for
I tried to pawn it off on Duncan but even he was leery of the strange scent and flavour
Would have preferred not shelling out $7 on icy sugary guck, but somebody’s gotta celebrate everyday literally
Trail mix: a hikers bff
Although a colossal fan of nuts, I am not keen on raisins or other dried up fruit. There is something inherently gross about the notion of letting fruit dry out to me.
So trail mix and I have a love/hate relationship
Well, rather, I have a love/hate relationship with trail mix… I’m sure trail mix doesn’t care about me one way or the other
I definitely love when there is chocolate in there. This particular mix was lacking but she did make a beautiful photo subject
Happy National Trail Mix Day !
National Toasted Marshmallow Day was brought to you by Dandie’s Vegan Marshmallows (that’s right, marshmallows have gelatine, a derivative of animal skin and bones *gag* and therefore are not vegetarian )
I was able to score a stick off the side of the road (if it wasn’t for the side of the road I wouldn’t have anything), poke a marshmallow on top and light ‘er up off my gas range oven… indoors!
She burned absolutely beautifully and tasted glorious
I kept it simple and ate it straight off the street stick. No regrets.
National Ice Cream Mother Fucking Sandwich Day, bitches!
Bought these cute little mini 100% vegan guys at the nearby Sobey’s
The ones with the ‘white’ filling are So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches and the chocolate filled ones are Tofutti Dairy free Chocolate Ice Cream sandwiches.
I couldn’t decide between the two so I bought both!
These guys brought me right back to grade school recess of days yore
To celebrate this day, James and I pretty much mowed down this entire platter!