Wednesday, August 10, 2011
You can't go many places in Canada and not be greeted with a reference from the classic children's book, set in Canada's Prince Edward Island, Anne of Green Gables. But I was surprised and delighted to spot bottles of raspberry cordial at Montreal's Jean-Talon Market. In a pivotal scene in the book, dramatic Anne serves her best friend Diana huge tumblers full of raspberry cordial. Only it's not zesty raspberry cordial but Marilla's homemade currant wine and Diana stumbles home drunk. Poor Anne is forever banned from seeing her best friend for getting her in such a wicked state. Sipping the fruity drink, I was transported to weeks reading the Anne of Green Gables books as a child and then reliving them with my daughter decades later. Have you ever seen anything that brought you back to your childhood during your travels?