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I’m baking up a storm for tomorrow’s Canadian Thanksgiving celebration. This morning I was making desserts that could be made the day before: pumpkin pie spice fudge and nanaimo bars.

I have a sample of this tea and I really wanted an oolong, so I steeped it up in my yixing pot while I baked and cleaned the kitchen. It’s surprisingly lighter than I thought it was going to be, with a nice buttery flavor. Actually, very similar to that nanaimo bar custard filling, though not as sweet. I forgot my tea steeping twice, so my last steepings got some astringency and mushroomyness.

Oh man, I want some nanaimo bars! DROOOLLL
(lol, I seriously smuggled 3 cans of Bird’s Custard powder from Canada just so I can make nanaimo bars in the US)

Preparation
Boiling
Bonnie

What is a Nanaimo bar? Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

OMGsrsly

You can’t find Bird’s in the States? So weird! Would you be able to share your Nanaimo bar recipe? No one in my family ever makes them, and I don’t totally trust the internets. :)

Awkward Soul

I use this recipe http://www.joyofbaking.com/NanaimoBars.html
BUT double (or add an extra half) the middle custard layer – doubling it makes it similar to store bought ones, but taste better since they are homemade.

No Bird’s Custard powder in the US unless ya go searching at like a world market, and it’s not cheap there.

Bonnie, Nanaimo bar’s are a Canadian no bake, layered dessert and crazy rich. It’s a layer of chocolate/ graham/ coconut / nuts, a custard icing layer, then topped with melted chocolate.

Terri HarpLady

…drooling…wow! Of course, I’m allergic to half the ingredients, but it still sounds delicious to me! Happy Canadian thanksgiving! :)

OMGsrsly

Awesome! Thanks. :)

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Bonnie

What is a Nanaimo bar? Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

OMGsrsly

You can’t find Bird’s in the States? So weird! Would you be able to share your Nanaimo bar recipe? No one in my family ever makes them, and I don’t totally trust the internets. :)

Awkward Soul

I use this recipe http://www.joyofbaking.com/NanaimoBars.html
BUT double (or add an extra half) the middle custard layer – doubling it makes it similar to store bought ones, but taste better since they are homemade.

No Bird’s Custard powder in the US unless ya go searching at like a world market, and it’s not cheap there.

Bonnie, Nanaimo bar’s are a Canadian no bake, layered dessert and crazy rich. It’s a layer of chocolate/ graham/ coconut / nuts, a custard icing layer, then topped with melted chocolate.

Terri HarpLady

…drooling…wow! Of course, I’m allergic to half the ingredients, but it still sounds delicious to me! Happy Canadian thanksgiving! :)

OMGsrsly

Awesome! Thanks. :)

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I’m a crafty knitter and crocheter that loves to work on a project and drink tea. I worked as a counsellor and I chain-drink tea to keep me calm and grounded.

I’m a tea blogger – The Oolong Owl
www.OolongOwl.com – I do tea reviews, obsessively photograph teas with mischievous crocheted Owls and get tea drunk.

I was raised on floral oolongs and green teas, mostly “beauty” teas. Early on as a kid, I can guzzle an entire pot of tea (or two) at a Chinese or Japanese restaurant.
These days I like adventurous and interesting tea blends. I’m fearless in trying new teas! I’m into oolong, pu’erh, white, green, black, guayusa, mate and herbals. I’m not into red rooibos but I keep buying it anyway.

The tea brand that got me started into loose leaf teas was DAVIDsTea. I used to live in Vancouver Canada and had access to their shop, however that is now limited since I moved to southern California.

However, the perks of living in the US is ultra cheap, fast shipping! Since then, my tea stash insanely expanded.
My recommended tea shops:
Mandala Tea
Steep City Teas
Butiki Teas
DAVIDsTea
Della Terra Teas
Lupicia
Verdant Tea
Yunnan Sourcing
52 Teas / Zoomdweebies
Yunomi.us
Red Leaf Tea
New Mexico Tea Co
Bluebird Tea Co
The Persimmon Tree

Other stuff I’m into that sneaks into my tea notes: Brazilian jiu-jitsu, metal music, drawing, painting, cooking, photography and nail polish.

I have a husband and a bunny who both hate tea. More for me!!!! MUUAHAHAHAHAAA

Location

Long Beach, CA

Website

http://oolongowl.com/

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