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Leave It To Beaver!


Since the Winter Olympics in Vancouver officially starts today, I'm featuring a Canadian postcard with the adorable beaver hard at work!

This largest rodent in North America is actually one of the beloved national symbols of Canada. It has appeared in Canada's very first postage stamp called the "Three Penny Beaver."

There's a popular pastry called "BeaverTails" which I discovered at Ottawa's Byward Market last June 2009. Don't worry, no beavers were killed to make this Winterlude Festival favorite! It's actually fried dough shaped like a beaver's tail and sprinkled with sugary delight. Best when eaten warm!

beavertails

And here I am taking a bite out of a BeaverTail!

yummybeavertails

What best weight loss pills? Bring on the cinnamon sinfulness!


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Bob of Holland said...

I loved to read about the beavertails. I had never heard of them before. In Dutch snackbars they sell the Bear's Claw. Is that an international phenomenon? Thanks to marie, PFF is.

Mary said...

Those Beaver Tails looks delicious!

Kayni said...

yes, those beaver tails pastries are yummy. i tried one drizzled with chocolate...lol.

Postcardy said...

Beavertails would be a good food for our state fair. I bet they could even put it on a stick.

Snap said...

What a fun post! Beavertails!!!! Yum....! Now I'm hungry! Happy PFF. (Looking forward to the Olympics.)

Irene said...

Three cheers for Canada, I too love beaver tails, enjoyed them on my trip to Ottawa. Love your card. Happy PFF

Christine H. said...

They look delicious and the packaging is charming and old fashioned.

Sheila said...

I've never heard of beaver tails but now my mouth is watering! The name doesn't conjure up the right image though. :)

steviewren said...

It sounds funny to call the beaver a best loved rodent....it's sort of a oxymoron.

Aimee said...

Wow, that sounds yummy! Like the canada post to celebrate the start of the olympics!

Stacey said...

How cute! Love this postcard- Made me giggle:) And I've never heard of beaver tails before but they sound delicious!

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