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RE: Pumpkin ideas wanted (non-dessert)

Diced and frozen pumpkin is not only more easily saved, but it tastes better and is better for you. Pumpkin is so low acid a vegetable that you lose tons of nutrition by canning. So buy yourself a pumpkin or orange squash, slice, peel dice to 1/2 to 2/3 of an inch squares. Now. Pumpkin Cheese Bake Take olive oil and cover casserole dish. 2 cups diced pumpkin 2 cups stewed tomatoes -2 cups milk -2 extra large eggs -Seasoning to taste, ie. pepper, paprika, or.... Beat above 3 ingredients together and pour over pumpkin and tomato. Take 2 cups rolled oats and cover the entire casserole Grate some old cheddar cheese and cover the above. Amount varies by your taste. Me. I lean on the 2 cups, again. Dot with butter, (I use unsalted butter) This is a bit shy for a 2 quart casserole dish, so I sometimes up the amounts of each major ingredient. Bake 45 minutes to an hour at medium oven, ie. 325 to 350'F. At this time of the year, after each serving, I put out in the porch on top of the freezer. It can also be refrigerated. :C
Little Kopit 11/21/15 07:20pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Newfoundland 2016

Gasoline prices are regulated in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. Right now, you want "Public Utilities Board" or http://www.pub.nf.ca/ppoprices.htm. Then click on Motor Fuel for table of prices in various locations. Check all of those provinces regularly. One week NB will be less, the next PEI, or NS. It varies, but a few cents higher per litre with a big rig is $$$$$.............. So, check. :C
Little Kopit 11/16/15 11:11pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Newfoundland 2016

For those from "The Rock" that's NFLD, is boondocking alowed? If so, where? Thanks. Yep, keep your eyes open. Yes, there are places where you're not supposed to do it, but follow the usual guideline - ask the locals. This photo is actually in Labrador, near the coast, a little gravel drive off the regular route. http://cdn-3-service.phanfare.com/images/5025821_2218065_33016417_Web_3/Image-5025821-33016417-2-Web_0_9d13bc66508b23dd5015744ee67072b7_1.jpg width=640 BTW lived there 24.5 years. Also, remember L'Anse aux Meadows and Norsted. :B
Little Kopit 11/13/15 03:57pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: going to Alaska with doggie

Rabies and any and all vets have always recommended a certificate of good health from them, ie, current vet. When I went to Skagway this fall, US customs staff wanted to see dogs' papers. When I came back, Canadian Border guard didn't care about them. Of course, I was a returning Canadian who had been across for less than 24 hours. :C
Little Kopit 10/21/15 07:31am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Winter is a comin

On my trip to AK and back, I drove in snow in September in BC and AB. According to my travel job experience, if I drove in snow in Sept, that meant a good strong snow winter for that province. Keep me informed on this you who live over there about winter 2015 - 2016, please. FWIW I started a 10 day trek back home on Sept 28. :C
Little Kopit 10/11/15 08:47am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: When to leave for fall colors

As of Sept 28, I'm a sea to sea person. (Remember I've lived in Newfoundland). Photos not yet uploaded, but my best colour on this Maritimes to AK trip was last week when I picked up Hwy 20 at the Quebec border. & Suet. et al, I did not manage to get further north than Whitehorse in YT, Hay River in NWT and Skagway in AK. And generally my timing was very good for colour. :B
Little Kopit 10/11/15 08:38am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: ideas for butter

Plant oils are healthiest. Always use natural products. Our bodies make best use of natural fats and oils. Yes, things stick least with use of butter, but moslty, I use olive oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, etc. and get used to them. :C
Little Kopit 09/19/15 08:59am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Sault St Marie (over the lakes) to Vermont Need Help

17 all the way to the Montreal area. I don't know the new Montreal bypass. PackerBacker is a Montreal area person. But route 30 rings a bell :C
Little Kopit 09/19/15 08:56am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Share your favorite ethnic food

BTW what's the ethnicity of your Red Cabbage recipe? My SALAD is Israeli. I went to Israel in 1971 at the age of 28, between 2 years of doing a graduate degree. & did 6 weeks of that trip on a Kibbutz. At lunch for 4 people the following salad ingredients were on the tables of the Hadar Ochel or Dining Hall: - 4 medium tomatoes - 4 cucumbers, 4" long 3/4" in diameter - 1 medium onion - 1 large green pepper. We cut this up for ourselves. By the time we'd eaten our salad, the kibbutz members then serving in the kitchen had brought our hot dish for the mid-day meal. When I did a turn working at the youth hostel, grated carrots were added to the salad. If you use salt in a salad for 4 people, use only 1/8th tsp or less. Keeps 4 days when refrigerated. :B When we travelled away from the Kibbutz, with the salad we were sometimes served an Israeli cream cheese - which is sort of a cross between cream cheese, rocotta cheese and cottage cheese. If I remember correctly, one can get a cream cheese by Liberty in Montreal which is very close to the Israeli cream cheese.
Little Kopit 09/14/15 08:31pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Saint Stephen/Calais Crossing

You will get a better exchange at a Canadian bank. Remember those who change money out side of the banks have to make money, and to a lesser extent the banks have a service fee. Go to a bank! :C I respectfully disagree. Go to a BANK ATM. I never said to go to a money changer. If you read my post I said go to an ATM. Up here ATM's have a service fee. My convenience store nearest me will give me up to $100.00 without a fee. Ask for local terms and see what's what. :C
Little Kopit 09/09/15 01:45pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Trans Labrador Highway

Since you haven't had any responses yet, I'll provide our experience that is about 5 years old. We were staying in Newfoundland and took the ferry to Blanc Sablon with the intention of driving the toad towards Goosebay. The first thing we noticed is that anybody walking outside had netting over their head. In NH we have May flies because they occur in May only, The same flies in Labrador have 5 life cycles not one, so they're there all summer. In Red Bay the Road ends, We didn't go further because we were told the gravel road is made of very sharp stones and flats are very common. Again this info is 5 years old and they may have paved the road since then. WELL, can't agree with you AT ALL. Many drive the gravel road at 70 km per hour. I didn't a) because I wanted to look at all and sundry and take pictures and b) it suits me to go more slowly. They opened the section from Cartwright JCT to Happy Valley-Goosebay in 2009. My photos are linked in the signature in 5 sections. & then you can see how good the gravel road is. I've heard of further paving. Remember my trip was in 2006 and I moved over across The Gulf in 2008. GO! :B -New Road 2006 -- Old Tote Road http://cdn-3-service.phanfare.com/images/5025821_2218067_33016511_WebSmall_3/Image-5025821-33016511-2-WebSmall_0_2ce7421397dc1285a9a68f272d886032_1/0_0_575_431/nil.jpg width=640
Little Kopit 09/09/15 01:39pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Saint Stephen/Calais Crossing

Just spent time in Vancouver/Victoria, BC and have gone through the St. Stephen/Calais crossing MANY times. Go to an ATM to get cash. Debit is widely accepted and in restaurants they now bring the swipe machine to your table-no more losing sight of your card. Have never used any crossing other than the old one. Our Endura fit not problem. I LOVE that crossing because it's where my brain says "yes, you are on vacation". We have had food confiscated there when we inadvertently tried to bring non-allowed items into the country. Sadly the food has to be destroyed-take as little in as possible, then buy what you need. The exchange rate is hovering around $1.30 CDN for 1 USD but keep in mind many items are much more expensive. Enjoy Fundy and make sure you visit the bakery in Alma! Your statement re. exchange rate reads upside down to me. You get the benefit of the extra $0.30 for each US $. For example, I just ordered a US printed calendar for $36.00 US$. That cost me $49.+ in CA$ via Pay Pal, which is what the supplier wants. I gasp, but I know full well this is my donation for the year to an outfit that does great things for wildlife. :C http://www.bankofcanada.ca/rates/exchange/
Little Kopit 09/08/15 05:17pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Looking for an old Cookbook

I can't say as I'm surprised. It is such a world best seller these days. Some thoughts: - Go into a library and look in current Joy of Cooking for the recipes you want. Of course, you should be able to borrow the book if recipes you want are there. - Buy current edition. Great investment that is. - Check the websight I gave above. Ask they who run the sight your recipe questions. Other books with long term recipes and many food how-tos. 1. Stocking Up III, or Stocking Up II or original Stocking Up. Recipes in each vary. Stocking Up III has the most how-to info on the greatest number of foods. Carol Hupping is author. 2. Putting Food By by Hertzberg, Greene et al. It has input from US Dept of Agriculture. & is the best book I've seen by far on what is needed to preserve foods. :C
Little Kopit 09/04/15 11:44am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Saint Stephen/Calais Crossing

Money: We have verified exchange fees on our Visa credit cards and will be letting them know we are traveling outside United States. Plan on exchanging some cash at a bank in Saint Stephens so we have Canadian currency at any small stores. Any recommendations on a bank? Don't go to a bank and exchange US dollars (USD) into Canadian dollars (CDN). Just go to any ATM and withdraw like you do in the States. Make sure you tell the bank where your ATM card is that you will be using it in Canada. Right now you should get about $1.30 CDN for every $1.00 ASD. CANADA IS ON SALE! You will get a better exchange at a Canadian bank. Remember those who change money out side of the banks have to make money, and to a lesser extent the banks have a service fee. Go to a bank! :C
Little Kopit 09/03/15 04:28pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Looking for an old Cookbook

I will take mega bets that what you want is The Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer, either in the original 1931 edition or the 1943/46 edition. BUT there is a 2006 edition that has more about ingredients, measures, etc. and more about types of food, especially animals. Early editions leaned heavily animals came from the farm. The latest edition tells about animals we can get today. Named contributors are: original author, daughter, grandson. It is: Joy of Cooking: Joy of Cooking. by Ethan Becker, Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker. Scribner | October 31, 2006 | Hardcover There is a nice write up at: Chapters.Indigo book company There is a FAMILY run website that shows all this and more: http://www.thejoykitchen.com/all-about-joy/all-about-joy Go visit a bookstore and you'll see what I mean and why this is one of the world's best selling books. :C http://www.thejoykitchen.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature_image/public/features/img_0001.jpg?itok=W1rS26NY width=300 http://www.thejoykitchen.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature_image/public/features/img_0006.jpg?itok=RVy-RdSr width=300
Little Kopit 09/02/15 06:50pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Does anyone make their own buttermilk?

So, ya gets some milk from the farmer with cows. Ya takes a bucket of that milk and ya puts that on the stove and gradually heat it to 140'F. That pasteurizes the milk. Ya strains the milk so that it has no hard matter that doesn't belong. Ya takes the strained milk and puts it in a number of containers. In the old days, there was as spring house that was cool and you could use a wide-topped container. After a day you would carefully skim off the cream into your butter churn. We, my family, put the days milk into quart mason jars and put them in our fridge. We skimmed off some cream each day - say from 4 or 5 jars. After a week we made butter. Then we had the buttermilk. We used no additives. BTW I'm 72 now. From the age of 7 I started milking one cow 2x per day. I earned $0.05 per milking. I got no allowance, so that was my paying chore. Jersey and Guernsey cows are two of the best milkers for cream. Holsteins are better for a higher percentage of milk. This looks like a 4-US quart butter churn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBXNF2dvOdw :C ps. IMHO the most thirst quenching beverage is whole milk.
Little Kopit 08/21/15 10:42am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: First Time Traveling Through Canada.

Was this originally actually a question regarding the availability of gas in Canada?? Wow. Yes and Camping but it kind of Morphed into other stuff and I am OK with it....... Actually, my "Wow" comment had more to do with the my astonishment that you'd think gas might not be available in Canada for some reason. Ha ha ha No actually if you have read the first post I asked the question is FUEL not gas. Here in the States there are places where Fuel (aka Diesel) is hard to find... Betcha the places where diesel is hard to find in the USA are in cities where 'gas' stations just squeeze into their lot. Both countries use trucks to transport goods more than any other carrier. Get your diesel on the main drag! :C
Little Kopit 08/14/15 06:52am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Women Going Solo in an RV?

Having come from a traveling family, having had 3 travel jobs, I want to say a quote from the late Pierre Trudeau: "Oh fuddleduddle!" Roll dolls, roll. Granted I don't go solo. I have 2 4-legged friends always. ;)
Little Kopit 08/13/15 06:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Should I exchange $$$$ to Canadian $$$$ Before.

If I were going to exchange any money, it would be at a bank. Always get the exact exchange rate with no hold backs or extra charges. ;) Or use a credit card for purchases. Actually, X3. Banks give you the best exchange rate. Once upon a time, USA banks were local, thus the exchange rate for other countries was rarely used. Canadian Banks have been regional, national or international longer. Thus, exchange currency from another country is a routine transaction. :C
Little Kopit 08/11/15 08:17pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: How to leave your dog alone in the RV??

Just back online after hard drive failure. I am answering without reading the thread through. So, the quick and dirty answer. Purina because you can cross the border at just about any small town and replace your dog food on either side. :C
Little Kopit 08/06/15 12:58pm RV Pet Stop
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