Jubilee Lake Park is proving very popular with campers. If you are brave and camping in a tent during the winter months it is best to be well prepared. If using an airbed as a mattress, they absorb the cold from the ground below. Top the airbed with a good compressed foam mat or plenty of corrugated cardboard as this is very insulating. A sleeping bag suitable for -5C is also a great idea. It can snow in the park during winter.
During the quieter months, maintenance will be carried out in various areas of the park as it is less disruptive for our guests. The old camp kitchen will be getting an upgrade as will the old amenities block.
The council will be landscaping around the park planting new native plants and fixing up some of the drains.
While in the park, stroll down to the kiosk/cafe for a well deserved coffee or tea and a bite to eat. Breakfasts can be obtained as well as light lunches and evening meals. See kiosk and park managers for details.
It may seem months away yet, but our Christmas Party will be held in the park on Sunday December 3rd.
Christmas is closer than you think.
In and Around Daylesford
1st July at 7.30 pm & 2nd July at 10am. “Hollow” – A drama. Tripwire Theatre Inc presents for the 150th Anniversary of the Three Lost Children. Hollow – a drama Written and Directed by Megan Riedl
Tickets are available from the Daylesford visitors Centre.
U3A French National Day Party
Friday 14th July 7 pm for a 7.30 pm start. Daylesford Town Hall. Traditional French music and songs with soloist Millie Goulthorpe and the Daylesford Community Brass Band. BYO Food and Drinks.
$10 per person. Tickets from the Book Barn or Paradise Books.
St Kilda Film Festival Roadshow, Saturday 8th and Saturday 15th July. Daylesford Community Cinema.
www.stkildafilmfestival.com.au for more details.
Art Exhibition – The Warehouse Clunes. On until 28th July – free viewing Wed-Mon.
Tom Conyers: Dream Vs Reality
Live music at the following venues each weekend
Blue Bean Love Cafe – Hepburn Springs
Spa Bar Daylesford (Formally Horvats Supper Club)
The Old Hepburn Pub – Hepburn Springs
Belvedere Social – Daylesford
Three Lost Children Commemorative Exhibition
Daylesford Museum – Sat & Sun’s in July from 1.30pm – 4.30 pm.
For information on markets on and in the Hepburn Shire: http://visittrentham.com.au/festivals-events/markets
Info on school holiday activities and NAIDOC Week
For those of you who are interested in crafts like knitting, sewing and crochet
The Haberdashery, 6 Howe Street, Daylesford. www.thehaberdashery.com.au
Upon entering this breathtaking store it is like stepping back in time to the 1800’s. Wooden shelving, wooden counters, an absolute delight with yarns, threads, patterns, notions, fabrics and many other goodies. A must see store. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tylden Junction Pub in Tylden. This establishment now contains a wool store “Pick up Stitches” with oodles of patterns, needles, yarns of all types, crochet hooks and knitted and crochet goods. There is also a cafe, couch, tables and chairs. Feel free to drop in with your Knitting or Crochet or even just a book, sit down anywhere, order a coffee and chat with other like minded people. Lunch is also available for purchase. Make a day of it. Husband are also catered for. In the bar area there are armchairs and a heater where they can make themselves comfortable with the daily paper if they so wish. www.tyldenjunction.com.au
Easy Peasy Camp Recipe
Cottage or Shepherds Pie (Seves 6)
1 kg Minced Beef or 1 kg Minced Lamb
250g jar of Rosella Fruit Chutney
1 onion, chopped finely
1 cup frozen peas
1 carrot, grated
6 – 7 Potatoes
1 cup grated tasty cheese (optional)
Heat oven to 180C.
Peel and boil the potatoes until tender or microwave till tender. Mash with some added pepper and salt and a small amount of milk. Add grated Tasty cheese if desired and mix through the potatoes.
In a large bowl mix together the minced meat of choice, onion, fruit chutney, frozen peas and grated carrot together until well mixed. Press mixture into a baking or pie tin.
Dob the mashed potatoes over the top of the mince mix until it can be spread out evenly. Mark lines with a fork.
Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 45mins – 1 hour or until cooked through.
Diabetic Recipe (T2) or for those on a Sugar Free Diet.
225g (1 1/2 cups) Wholemeal Plain Flour
4 teas Baking powder
1/2 cup Xylitol* or 3/4 cup Erythritol*
1 1/2 teas ground cinnamon
125g (1/2 cup) butter, chopped
2 large or 3 small well ripened bananas, mashed
1/3 cup sultanas
1/3 cup currants
2 Eggs, beaten
1 Tbls sugar free Maple Flavoured Syrup (Queen brand)
Pre heat oven 180C. Line a loaf tin 23cm x 13cm x 7cm with Baking Paper.
Into a food processor add the flour, baking powder, xylitol (or erythritol), cinnamon and chopped butter. Blitz until well incorporated, or, rub the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles breadcrumbs.
In a separate bowl mash the well ripened bananas. Mix in the eggs, maple flavoured syrup and the dried fruit.
Mix the dry flour mixture into the mashed banana mixture until well blended.
Spoon mixture into the lined loaf tin. Bake for approx. 45 minutes. Test with a skewer in the centre. If it comes out clean, remove the loaf tin from the oven and allow the banana bread to cool in the tin. Cut bread into slices and freeze until required in a ziploc bag or container. Serve each slice buttered.
*Xylitol and Erythritol can be purchased from www.naturallysweet.com.au Xylitol is as sweet as sugar with no nasty aftertaste and can be used cup for cup like sugar. Erythritol is 75% as sweet as sugar so if a recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar you would need to add 1 1/4 cups erythritol to obtain the same sweetness.
Xylitol can also be purchased from www.sweetlife.com.au
Please Note. Xylitol is harmless to humans but poisonous for dogs. Do not let your pets eat any dropped crumbs. You should not feed anything sweet to your pets as they can’t tell you when they have a toothache.
Pamela (Home Economist)
(Jubilee Lake Board Member)