A13 - THE MUSKOKA SUN: Thursday, August 27, 2009 Savour your produce — Herbal gift from the garden Cont. from page 12 show and flower show awards. The heat of summer has finally arrived and so has ice cream season. What better way to celebrate them to dry out. It’s not too late Potluck supper at 6 p.m. at bountiful strawberries than by combining with cream and scented rose-geranium leaves? to start a root cellar for this year’s Gravenhurst Seniors Centre. Strawberry Rose-Geranium Ice Cream harvest, you’ll be glad you did. Huntsville 300 g ripe strawberries in a heatproof bowl. Set bowl over saucepan of For more information on keep- Sept. 22 — Potluck dinner 2 to 3 scented rose-geranium leaves simmering water (not boiling), whisking over heat ing your produce to enjoy this and awards night at 6 p.m. Juice of 1/2 lemon until it thickens. If mixture overheats and scram- winter, check out the book Root with Chef Joanne Cunningham 3 to 4 tbsp caster sugar bles, transfer to blender and whiz until smooth. at Sutherland Hall, All Saints Set aside to cool. Fold in whipped cream. Anglican Church. Custard cream: Remove rose-geranium leaves and process ber- Instructions on Rosseau 1-1/4 cups homogenized milk ries and juices to a rough purée. Stir into custard. 4 egg yolks Taste and adjust the flavour, adding more sugar building root cellars Aug. 29 — Rosseau Agricultural Fall Fair and Parade. Float theme 2 tbsp caster sugar and lemon juice if needed. Transfer to ice cream is Lunch in the Garden. Parade 1-1/4 cups whipping cream, lightly whipped maker, following directions or use an empty ice Cellaring, Natural Cold Storage starts at 10 a.m. tray. Freeze until nearly firm. If using an ice of Fruits and Vegetables by Mike Sept. 2 — Marion Thompson Hull the strawberries, put in bowl with scented tray, this will take two to three hours, then beat and Nancy Bubel. It’s full of speaks on Putting your Garden to rose-geranium leaves, lemon juice and sugar. Fold thoroughly to incorporate air. If you do this twice, great harvest-keeping tips along Bed for Winter at 7:15 p.m. at the everything together and leave for up to two hours the cream will double in volume. with instructions on building Rosseau Memorial Community in a cool place to infuse flavours and make juice. Makes a light, delicious and fresh ending to a the various types of root cellars. Hall. Whisk together the milk, egg yolks and sugar perfect summer meal. They even include a few deli- Sprucedale and District cious recipes you can make to Sept. 21 — Lynn MacIntosh savour your produce on those talks about pioneer gardening long, cold winter days. at 7:30 p.m. at Emsdale, mini Kathy Wood is a member of flower show. the Bracebridge Horticultural The Sprucedale and District Society and a regional director Horticultural Society meets the for Region VII of the Garden third Monday of each month, Writers Association. Kathy can be March to November. Meetings reached at rosewoodpk@sympatico. alternate between Emsdale, ELIGIBLE FOR HOME RENOVATION TAX CREDIT ca. Check out Kathy’s garden blog Kearney and Sprucedale. For at kathywoodgardenwriter.blog more info call 636-0922. spot.com. Calendar of events — District 18 horticultural societies Muskoka plant Sept. 26 — District 18 annual fall seminar in North Bay. of the week Baysville Russian sage (Perovskia) — The Baysville Horticultural Masses of billowy purple blooms Society meets on the first are produced in late summer. As Thursday of each month, germination can be erratic, it September to May, at 7:30 p.m. is best to purchase transplants at the Baysville Seniors Centre. which are most at home in poor Bracebridge soil in a sunny spot. Growing Sept. 22 — Dick Marshall with a height and spread of 90 talks on daffodils at 7:30 p.m. at to 120 cm (36 to 48 inches), Bracebridge Seniors Centre. Russian sage with its silvery foli- Gravenhurst age is best planted at the back of Sept. 15 — Members’ garden the border.