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I don't get out much, but when I do... 
Feb. 13, 2010 10:06 pm 
Updated: Feb. 22, 2010 10:00 am
Hi, I'm Nobody.

And today my brother and I took a day-trip into Fredericton, NB.


... cute little city hall building.

Equally cute little tourist.

(aka one Nobody'sGirl, trying to take a picture of a bird on the roof and thinking about that one time in college when protesters dumped dishsoap in the fountain out front...)

I had nothing to do with that, officer. I was home baking cookies. Honest!


I certainly miss downtown Fredericton. Old brick buildings, narrow alleyways with wrought iron gates...

And big false-fronts.

(Shhhh, you gutter-minded folk.)

I meant on the buildings!

The place also has a lot of character. The first store we stepped into was an used book store that has a personality all its own. There are hand-written signs up all around the store, from funny quotes to cheeky directions...

Reprinted for the squinting-impaired:




(And considering the dozens of twisty, winding halls and tiny rooms in the building, I don't doubt a single word.)

We also found a little art-store slash...

... candy store?

Genius, really. I can't think of a better combination than acrylic paint and giant pixie stix.

(Except maybe fountains and dishsoap.)

They had lots of old-fashioned-y-type candy.

(I have no idea what these are except 'before my time'.)

I do recognize these candy sticks!

(Apparently the Root Beer flavour is really, REALLY popular.)

But this. This made me stop.

I immediately thought of a certain ARer...

Eat your heart out, DebB. >:D

After lining my purse with candy, I hit the streets, following a delicious smell that turned out to be coming from a hole-in-the-wall restaurant down the block.

We both ordered gyros, and they were awwwesome.

They had tzatziki sauce made with greek yogurt so it's ridiculously thick and creamy and buttery and awesome...

Pita Pit: It is your friend.

There was also a home decorating store with samurai sword umbrellas...

The less said about those, the better.

I hope all you little pigeons out there in AR-land and beyond have a lovely valentine's day.

I'll be busy stuffing my face with candy and chocolate for the next day or so. Once the sugar-high wears off, I'll be back with more cooking/baking/butter-spilling/and possibly nut-things.

Take care. <3
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Feb. 13, 2010 10:20 pm
It's wicked. Not really sure it was worth a buck fifty for FIVE STICKS, but hey. I'm also the proud owner of that LAST ROOT BEER CANDY. Hah!
Feb. 13, 2010 10:23 pm
Hi No :) What a sweet looking town. That sign cracks me up! I love places like that. Sounds like you had a nice day! Oh and hilarious with the gum! :)
Feb. 14, 2010 12:58 am
I LOOOVVE the city hall building! In the 30's the Japanese made little cardboard Christmas village houses that looked like that, only in different colors.
Feb. 14, 2010 4:32 am
LOL! How cool is that? Now I've got to go google Helot, what the heck is that?
Feb. 14, 2010 6:56 am
Black Jack is my favorite!!! The drug store by my house usually have 2 packs for $1...I don't chew much gum- but I grab this every time I see it!!
Feb. 14, 2010 8:36 am
*lol* Nice blog! Beautiful photos, Nobody! I remember Fredericton from that horrible summr road trip my family took in 1969 in the little Volkswagen beetle, but I liked Fredicton. The people ROCKED. *lmbo* SD! I had to look up "helot" too -- Ancient Greek "serf"; "in servitude"; "slave". Might be a helot, but certainly not a dumb one ... :D
Feb. 14, 2010 3:02 pm
We sell that Gum at work - and If you've never tried it, I would suggest it :) one of my fav's :) I love all of your pics -- nice camera (My mother got a similar one, and loves it also :)
Feb. 14, 2010 5:13 pm
Hey, NG. I would personally like to put some moulah into your travel fund! You blog it- we read it? Anyone else game? This girl is talented!! You could make a living writing travel logs (SP?) Have you visited the usa?
Feb. 15, 2010 8:39 pm
Thanks for commenting, girls! Maureen: I wish! I always dreamed of travelling and eating as a job! I could tooootally handle it. :x I've visited a couple states, not many. Maine, Boston, Florida.
Feb. 16, 2010 5:56 am
What a beautiful find - I mean you Nobody. I Honest-to-God think you must be from Maine - north of Augusta we all think Boston is a State. And, of course, lobsters are definitely eaten early in "the season" before tourist prices hit. Know anything about dulse?
Feb. 16, 2010 6:20 am
lol, Deb! - Yeah, Susi, didn't even realize I did that. It's Boston, MASS, but I don't think we ever actually refer to it as Massachusetts. Lobsters MUST be eaten in May. Period. Dulse is saaaaaalty and purple. Which is fun. :x I'm actually from New Brunswick, which is just north of Maine!
Feb. 16, 2010 8:18 am
Thanks for taking me on the trip, felt like I was right beside you. Yes the root beer stix are the Bomb. I stock up everytime we go to WEM or Fort Edmonton Park. So unfair they only sell them in museums or massive malls.
Feb. 17, 2010 9:06 am
Hi Evin, About 8:40 a.m. I asked about your Apple Skillet Brownies directions. What are you referring to when you say: Place 8 or 9 in skillet? 8 or 9 what? I want to make this, but want to do it right. THanks for the info in advance. "Artistbuff" from Carlsbad, CA.
Feb. 17, 2010 9:18 am
OOps, NG, I was in a hurry when wrote that last note and didn't go back to make sure was writing to right person before sending,and Evin stuck in my mind. See it is your adorable baby. Please forgive mistake.
Feb. 17, 2010 10:27 am
What a lovely area! Thanks for sharing!
Feb. 19, 2010 8:44 pm
Thanks for sharing! I haven't been up to NB in a looooong time, but I think I remember Fredericton! I don't remember gyros, though! ;) So maybe it's time to revisit!
Feb. 21, 2010 1:59 pm
I'm sure several people have asked you about this same thing, but I'm wondering what camera and lens you use. Your photos of food are incredible- looks like you're using natural light, I wonder how much. Anyway, just curious, I swear I cook just for the art project :)
Feb. 22, 2010 10:00 am
Great blog - great pics! Thanks for sharing. :)
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I'm 25 years old, and I've just started to really learn my way around a kitchen. There's been a few disasters, but it's all a learning experience. Life is a journey, not a destination!
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Every sunday in the summer months my family has a potluck barbeque. We all live fairly close together, so we throw together something tasty to eat and head over to my uncle's house to grill. It's been like that since I was little. In mid-may, around the 15th, we have a lobster boil, and each year we have different holiday dinners at a certain person's house.
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I have finally recreated my grandma's stuffing recipe! It's very few ingrediants, but I just could never get it right. You know how grandmas are; 'a pinch' of this, 'a handful' of that. Next up; her soft molasses cookies.
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Oh god. I don't know if they're -tragedies- so much as cooking snafus. I remember making mac and cheese without cooking the roux (didn't have half a clue was a roux was anyway). It was disgusting, cheese-flavored flour-paste. Oh! Here's a good one. Once upon a time, I put on hot dogs to boil, then I went into the computer room to chill out. So I'm cruisin' the internet and the SMOKE ALARM goes off. I rush out the kitchen! The water is evaporated and the hot dogs are BURNT to the bottom of the pan. Try telling someone that knows that you've burnt BOILED HOT DOGS that the cake you're serving them is safe to eat. :x
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