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Airport. Cake.

Minor things of note:

Travelers traveling to Canada via Nova Scotia: the Halifax International Airport has been officially renamed to Robert Stanfield Airport. If I’m not wrong, this is the 3rd Canadian airport named to a popular Canadian politician. Which reminds me of the question of today: why do Canadian airport codes start with a Y?

Earlier this weekend, I felt like making an ‘English cake’ (or pound cake) from scratch. It’s no secret that making these kind of cakes is part of the Dutch curriculum. Well, maybe it isn’t anymore, thanks to cutbacks in the educational system. Better yet, I made one when I was 12 or 13 years old. I have no idea what grade I got for it: I mean, cooking can’t be harder than Math or English, right? The recipe is so simple: 150 grams of flour, 150 grams of sugar, 150 grams of butter, 3 to 4 eggs, a lick of vanilla extract (or lemon juice). I forgot that we had a mixer somewhere, so I ended up mixing the stuff up with a whisk (“the hard way”). Right on. Keep mixing, bro! Cover for 1/2 hour and bake for another 1/2 to 1 hour after that. No baking powder needed.