Wednesday, June 22, 2011

There is the taste of home in my future...

I think it's fairly obvious from this blog that I drown my homesickness in food.  Pumpkin pie! Ben and Jerry's! Potato Latkes!

So it was no surprise that when the life of my beloved puppy came to an end last week, that I started to crave any bits of home that I could get my hands on.  I spent a good 15 minutes describing the magnificence that is the Rootbeer Float to my housemate.

Inspector Climate has been travelling for work the past week and a half to American affiliated nations - knowing the following:

My love of Coffee Heathbar Crunch ice cream;

My tragic state of homesickness; and

My gluten allergy that makes it so even American candy that is made in Australia I can't eat because it's made with wheat glucose syrup.  (I'm looking at you Peanut M&Ms)

He brought me a stash of a few of my favourite things:

Oh, Coffee Heathbar Crunch ice cream, I see you in my future, and you taste delicious.  And while I am at it, I might even make Peanut Butter Cup ice cream. Because I can!

I've tried writing an introduction to this photo like 13 times, and nothing quite seems right.

But here he is, my study buddy:


  1. Hooray for having your favorite candies! I am highly endorsing the peanut butter cup ice cream.

    And that's a mighty sweet looking study buddy :)

  2. I love getting sent my favorite candies from friends back in Canada - it always makes my day!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  3. Gasp. CANDY.
    I could definitely go for some jellybeans right this moment.
    Thanks for reminding me.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  4. yay!! You look super chic in your photos, by the way!

  5. oh yum! I love love love chocolate bars and don't even get me started on peanut butter or toffee ones...I'm going to stuff my face when I'm home in August.

    Enjoy your deserve it!

  6. Having your favorite candies around always helps the healing process.

  7. I have never been prouder than when I introduced root beer floats to a bunch of Frenchies. :)

  8. He looks like a truly beautiful friend to have. I know how it feels.

  9. So, so sorry about your pet. He looks majestic in the pic.

    May the candy go a ways to healing up that broken heart.

  10. I totally understand the homesickness. I get it whether I'm here or there and I want to be where I'm not.

    I'm sorry to hear about your puppy. {{sending hugs}}

  11. Bless Inspector Climate and his instinct for chocolate bars. So sorry about your furry friend -- sending you lots of love and healing energy.

  12. I looooove heath bars!!! :)

    Sorry about your pup. :(

  13. I'm sorry about your pup :(:( But I'm glad you have people around trying to cheer you up!

  14. I know how having a gluten allergy makes things much more difficult! But, the good thing is, I've seen more and more gluten-free things lately than ever before.

  15. I am sorry again for the loss of your study buddy ;(
    But, yay for getting your favorite candy to help make it better!

  16. Food brings back the best memories. I always fill at least one suitcase with food when I'm back in NYC!

    Wishing you lots of coffee heathbar crunch ice cream soon!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  17. I'm so sorry about your puppy. A little sweetness always helps. I know how it is. I was feeling a bit homesick recently and went out and bought some chocolate peanut butter ice cream.

    xo Mary Jo

  18. I'm glad you got all of your favourite candies!! Yum!

  19. Alex - It's delicious isn't it?

    Courtney - I know, it's so very exciting isn't it?

    Bonnie - Yum! Jellybellies??

    Oneika - Hah! Thank you, I am in my jammies! :)

    Crystal - So gooooooood. Strangely, I never buy them when I am at home.

    Yiqin - Nom!

    Diary of Why - hahaha, it's just that they're yummy, you know?

    Anna - He was gorgeous.

    Suze - Hah, majestic is a good way to describe him actually.

    Sara - It is a challenge isn't it?

    Emily - I know, bless indeed.

    Emma - they are just too good to be true.

    Kystal - Yes, Inspector Climate is a good cheer leader.

    Poppies and Sunshine - That's very true.

    Teacher Girl - aw, thank you!

    Chic 'n Cheap - I know, it's pretty amazing how food can transport you back, isn't it?

    Mary Jo - YUMMY!!

    The Many Colours of Happiness - I know, I am so excited. but I am good at hoarding them away until a special occasion.

  20. Ah so sorry about your fur friend. I know the feeling and it sucks. Luckily you have chocolate to chear you up.

  21. This is too sad. I'm a huge dog person. My dogs rule me. you look skinny.. ENJOY the crap!

    p.s. hope you get a job soon. i know what it's like. the good news is you have a better chance of getting hired than I do due to age. no body wants to hire an old lady. they want young blood like you.

  22. How funny. One of my friends just returned from the UK and brought me back HobNobs. I LOVE those cookies and they're not so easily acquired unless I go to a specialty store in certain cities. I'm not British, but after living there I am so glad to have a little taste of some of my favorite food.

  23. you actually had to describe a rootbeer float? that just blows my mind. who doesn't know what a rootbeer float is?

    my mother is gluten intolerant and I feel so bad for her sometimes. And for me when they come to visit and I want to make food for them but she insists on bringing something that she can eat so as not to inconvenience me.