So, Robb got me thinking with his last post about food... and in particular, blueberry grunt, a delicacy from my native Nova Scotia... and one of my personal specialties.
Living in Alberta I don't make it often, mostly because blueberries are hideously expensive here... and they're big, fat cultivated (comparatively tasteless - IMHO) blobs from B.C... Not at all the same as the small, succulent ones we used to collect in buckets as kids back home.
For years, I mourned the lack of decent blueberries here, but finally I just let it go... edging my attention ever so slowly to what Albertans love most - beef... As exercise became more a part of my life, so did beef... There was a time I could have cared less about beef, opting for chicken or fish (love a good halibut) ... but slowly, I have become converted; to the extent that any special gentleman in my life quickly learns that chocolate will get him a polite thank you, but a good steak will leave me completely blubbering.
Now, if there was a way to get a good N.S. blueberry grunt AND a perfectly BBQed piece of Alberta steak in the same meal, I'm sure I'd be in heaven.
All this got me thinking (and salivating) about local delicacies... What reminds you of "home"? What local dishes do you enjoy most? What leaves you "blubbering"?
And finally... just because of the name "blueberry grunt", here's a groaner for you:
What did one strawberry say to the other?
"If we hadn't been caught in the same bed together, we wouldn't be in this jam!"