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  1. janet @ the taste space

    Travel safely… stay away from those knitting needles.. and splurge on some worthy Californian eats.. instead of this Canadian crap. 🙂

  2. Shenandoah Vegan

    I’m surprised they allow knitting needles on airplanes. So random. Looking forward to following your travels in America.

  3. Keren

    Knitting needles got through the uber-security? Surely they’re more dangerous than nail clippers?!

    Also, thank you for the reminder about your granolas … this time I’m going to try making one, not just drooling over them 🙂

  4. Lou

    Oh yeah, knitting needles can be lethal…. be careful.

  5. Johanna GGG

    did you have lots of fun saying pacoquita (I had first thought the c was pronounced hard but the accent suggested it was soft which doesn’t sound as fun).

    and I think knitting needles arch nemisis might have had an inkling you were writing about her – must remember to be nice to anyone with a computer and many snacks on a plane lest I land on a food blog 🙂

    I understand cheesecake cravings but I ate too many of those frozen cheesecakes as a kid to every believe in them

  6. Louise

    I would have bought the coconut chia cereal too. Although homemade will always be better. I wouldn’t have bought the frozen budget cheesecakes- even on a budget it is much better to have one piece of nice cheesecake rather than a whole very ordinary cheesecake. I hope you survive the knitting needles unscathed- I must read back and catch up with why you’re on the move again, I’ve lost track.

  7. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I’d have bought the coconut chia granola too. And I am very intrigued by peanut butter cheerios and hope they come to Australia – although I think our cheerios aren’t even related to the North American variety (being an Australian spin off) so it doesn’t seem too likely. I am, though, now considering a snack of plain dry cheerios with peanut butter…

  8. Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice

    Choked laughing at the comment re: maple cream cookies… hilarious.

    But… choked in horror at the memory of drop… tried but never succeeded to like them when living in Amsterdam (like most Dutch food frankly, with the exception of some of the street snacks). Love your enthusiasm for it.

    Also love that you’re still whirlwinding around the world, and generally being a brave, independent woman. Love that most.

  9. Hotly Spiced

    You’ve left Toronto already? And I take it from the needle in the eye episode you’re not in first class or even business? I bet that knitter is in the middle seat with her needles extending beyond her elbows. I once craved a frozen Sara Lee cheesecake. After I too had finished it (they had shrunk from memory), I wondered why I had craved it – it just didn’t have the depth a great cheesecake needs and the base was too crumbly. But, like a starving person with no further option, I devoured it. I put it down to stress xx

  10. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Oh why was she giving you those looks? What an awful creature! I bet she knows where she could put those knitting needles! LOL at cheesecake. Perhaps we should never speak of that again 😛

  11. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    I’ve actually had those maple cookies before. I think you’re right to just forget they ever happened and move on with your life.

  12. Gabby @ the veggie nook

    I hate when you get a seat-buddy on a plane that just clashes with you! So annoying and you are such a wonderful pleasant person, what is her deal!

    Yum peanut putter cherrios sound so splendid, but I bet pretty much everything else could be much better made by yourself! Canada has let you down and for that I am sorry!

  13. Choc Chip Uru

    One wrong stitch and that needle will go flying… 😛
    I love your snacks, can’t decide which one is the best!

    Choc Chip Uru

  14. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    I haven’t heard the word criminey since I left my home town in Maine where nearly everyone used that word. LOL Thanks for the memories. Sad about that cheesecake. Nobody should ever eat crap food. 🙂

  15. Helen (Grab Your Fork)

    I bet your homemade granola kicks ANYBODY’S to the curb! But secretly I am enjoying saying pacoquitas in my best Mexican accent. lol

  16. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Oh man, I so enjoy reading about your tales. Especially when they involve an arch nemesis. Brilliant. Safe travels to CALIFORNIA!!
    Heidi xo

  17. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    Wow you’re off travelling again 🙂 I wish I could go travelling too! Ohhh out of everything I want to try the maple creme the most!

  18. Emma

    Hahaha…oh, I know those looks. I remember being told that all those snacks would catch up to me when I hit 20, too…

  19. Sarah

    OMG. Pacoquitas. WANT!

  20. FoodFeud

    Hah! I’m surprised they allowed those dangerous knitting needles on the plane! Stay safe.
    I’ve heard good things about the cereal, actually. I like most anything with coconut in it, and I’m too lazy to make my own granola. Bummer about the cheesecake. Good cheesecake is INCREDIBLE and no one should have to settle for anything less.

  21. Emma

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, dear. Those maple creme cookies are my absolute favoritest thing to come out of Canada. Not that my list of things is terribly long, but those cookies are my standout number 1. I buy the Dare version, but this is probably the identical knockoff, huh?

    Why you no likey?

  22. leaf (the indolent cook)

    Would love to hear more about those South American goodies.
    Also, I have to confess that I have a strange weakness for frozen cheesecake, even when it’s not the best quality.

  23. msihua