Saturday 1 August 2020

Heritage Day Long Weekend 2020

Normally on this August long weekend we are at Days of Yore in Didsbury. While we are all missing being there, seeing our old friends, making new ones and talking with our visitors, we are looking ahead to next year with great relish. Until then, below are a couple of recipes that are camp favourites for Days of Yore.

We hope you have a wonderful Heritage Day weekend!

We'll see you at Days of Yore in 2021!

Great-Grandma Coleman's Oatmeal cookies

2 1/2 c oatmeal
2 1/2 c flour
1 c sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 c lard
Sour milk or buttermilk

Mix all dry ingredients. Add lard and sour milk to roll. Roll and cut with a glass (round cookie cutter). Bake on greased cookie sheet until slightly golden (350°F, approx 12 minutes)

Date filling:
1 c chopped, pitted dates
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c water

Cook in a saucepan, spread on a cookie, top with another cookie to make a sandwich.

Old Fashioned Lemonade
(from the Anne of Green Gables cookbook)

1 1/2 c sugar
1 1/2 c water
Finely grated peel of 1 lemon
1 1/2 c lemon juice (best squeezed from lemons)
Ice cubes
Cold water
Lemon slices and fresh mint (optional)

Measure sugar, water and lemon peel into a saucepan, bring to a boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, let cool. Add the 1 1/2 c lemon juice, stir. Pour the lemonade syrup into a jar with a lid. This can be kept in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.

When you're ready for some lemonade, put 2 ice cubes into the bottom of a glass, pour 1/4 c syrup over the cubes, add 3/4 c cold water and stir. Add lemon slices and mint for garnish if desired. Makes enough syrup for 14 glasses of lemonade.

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