I know why Canadians are so nice

It’s because they have amazing food. For real, they know what they’re doing.

I’m starting to suspect that Canada has this amazing secret to awesome-ness that the rest of us are just waiting to figure out. Before heading to British Columbia for vacation, everyone who had ever been to Canada warned us that the Canadians were the most pleasant people on the planet.

Not only are they the happiest, perkiest, and politest group of people I have ever met, but their cities are beautiful, the scenery is amazing, and the food is fantastic.

Is it all the maple syrup you guys have? Is that what makes you such a sparkly people?

I have to admit, I’m basing this claim off one trip to BC, to Victoria and Vancouver specifically, but based on reviews from others, this general sense of amazing extends to the whole country. Continue reading

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Thin Mint Ice Cream

Have I ever told you how much my grandpa loves ice cream?

Thin Mint Ice Cream

When I was little, we took a trip to a family reunion – my mom, grandpa, sister, and I. With no clue who these really old people were, and not very many children to play with, I remember very little of the reunion besides intense boredom and hot dogs.

What I do remember was the journey out to where ever it was we were going. Why? Two things: Continue reading

White Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream

I could never be lactose intolerant.

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I could probably go gluten free before I dropped the dairy. Both of which I hope never, ever, happen.

Raspberry White Chocolate Ice Cream - www.theculinarycapers.com

Seriously. Look at that. How could I ever not just eat all of it? Continue reading

The Food of St. Andrews

St. Andrews is not a big place. Yes, it’s home to the Old Course, and yes, it’s where Kate met Prince William, but it is essentially a bubble or a world that houses a small fishing village, a lovely university (not that I’m biased…), and a large number of tourists/golfers.

It only has three main streets, but St. Andrews does not disappoint when it comes to food. Filled with adorable local cafes, bistros and bakeries, St. Andrews offers an amazing variety and quality of food not usually found around college students and tourists.

Here are my personal favorite places to eat while in St. Andrews. If you’re planning a visit, make sure to put these at the top of your list!

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Minnesota State Fair – Part 1

What do alligators, cookie dough and Michelle Bachman banana splits have in common?

They all come deep fried at the Minnesota State Fair! The Capers & Co. was at the fair on Saturday sampling some of the many (many!) culinary delicacies offered at the Great Minnesota Get Together. Here’s what to try and what to skip when you take your trip to the mecca of questionable fashion chocies.

Try: Ooey Gooey Cookie Dough on a Stick from Sonnys Spiral Spuds

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