Best Roads for a Drive

by Lori Straus With spring just around the corner, we suspect many drivers are already planning to spend an afternoon, a day, or a weekend (where allowed) driving down the long, winding roads of Ontario. We have a few recommendations collected here for you as plan your route. Northern Ontario Much less densely populated than

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Maple Syrup Taffy

by Lori Straus In my 20s, I taught English in Germany. As the resident Canadian in a small-town school, I thought asking the students to produce something creative about pioneer life might interest them. I wrote up brief summaries myself, because their English was still close to the beginner level. One summary was about maple

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Locally Made Ice Cream

by Lori Straus You might wonder why a blog post on ice cream is appearing on a blog about cars. I know many people associate tail-gating parties with cars (and trucks), and camping with cars (and trucks), but for me, stopping off somewhere along a summer road trip—or reaching the destination—usually ended in a fat

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