Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Continuing Canada

The heavens finally showed their sunshine the day we went to Lunenburg. What a beautiful little town! We expected it to be overcrowded because it is such a tourist destination but it wasn't. And again, people were NICE!

We spent a lot of time at the Fisheries Museum and just enjoyed drying out a bit! Who knew there were so many different kinds of fishing vessels! Each kind was developed for a particular need, and each boatmaker had his own design quirks. So for the knowledgeable, one could read the boats at an instant.

They told us that fishermen were a superstitious lot, so they never have eggs 'over', and they never use the number '13'. Yet at the same time they were largely a deeply religious lot because they truly understood the frailty of human life. It was a very inspiring place!

The kids and I got on bikes and went to do some geocaching. A little bushwacking was in order because we didn't realize there was a path in town! Still, we found the cache. It was a recipe cash! I left 3 and took three. I haven't tried them yet, but here's one of the ones I picked up:

Convent Cookies

1 c white sugar

3 c flour

2 c brown sugar

2 c oatbran

1 ¼ c vegetable oil

1 c quick oatmeal

4 eggs

2 tsp baking soda

12 oz chocolate chips

1 tsp salt

12 oz plain M&M’s

Mix sugars, oil and eggs thoroughly. Mix flour with baking soda and salt. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Add chocolate chips and M&M’s by hand.

Put ice-cream sized scoops on baking sheet (5 to a sheet)

Bake at 375⁰F for 8-10 minutes. Centers will be pale. Cool 5 minutes on sheet then remove to tray to cool completely. Makes 30-36 large cookies.

We spent the night at the Lunenburg municipal campground -- a lovely spot up on the bluff and headed the next day for the Fundy Coast.


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