July at Jubilee Lake and Roundabout.

Park News

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

http://www.hepburn.vic.gov.au/events

 

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.  kerri@thehaberdashery.com.au

 

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)

Method:

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.

Serve.

Diabetic Recipe (T2) or for those on a Sugar Free Diet.

Banana Bread

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)

Method:

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June at Jubilee Lake

Park News

The park has been proving very popular with campers this year. Powered sites are frequently occupied and there were even some tents on the last weekend in May.

Caravan 1 has been completely refurbished, new floors, walls, kitchen, furniture, decking and curtains etc. It looks amazing now.

Caravan 2 will be getting the same treatment so it too will be ready in time for the Queen’s Birthday weekend.

The old camp kitchen will be totally rebuilt this year as well as a refurbishment of the old amenities block. This will be done during the winter months when the park is a little quieter.

Stroll down to the kiosk/cafe for a well deserved coffee or tea and a bite to eat. Light evening meals can also be delivered to your caravan/cabin. You must order in advance in person at the kiosk before closing time 5pm.

We also have a birth announcement. One of our lovely peahens gave birth to 3 lovely little chicks two months ago. That makes a total of 9 adults and 3 chicks. You will see them strutting around the park daily.

June in Daylesford

  • June 3rd – Smoking ceremony and Cultural exhibit. Daylesford Museum. Free from 12 noon.
  • June 3rd, Silver Streak train to Bullarto and back from 5pm. Includes a light meal and drinks. must book online www.dscr.com.au   approx. $60 per head.
  • June 3rd – Farmers Market held first Saturday of every month at the Primary School.
  • June 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th – The great Sunday Market, held every Sunday at the Railway Station in Raglan Street.
  • June 10th, Saturday – Wine tasting festival at the Town Hall. 12 – 5pm Tastings, then music till 9pm. Book tickets online $30 at  www.everythinginitsrightplace.com.au  “Everything in its right place” Wine Festival.
  • June 12th – Queen’s Birthday.
  • 30th June – 2nd July.  “Hollow” Play about the three lost children (150 year anniversary) Tickets are available from the information centre.

Easy Peasy Camp Recipe

Chicken Killara (Serves 4)

4 pieces chicken

2 tbls Butter or olive oil

2 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped

1 can mushroom soup

(extras if desired, 2 rashers bacon, chopped;  1 carrot, sliced and fresh mushrooms. Asparagus in spring)

Method:

Heat oven to 180C. You can fry the chicken in the butter or olive oil to brown beforehand or not. Your choice. Place chicken and other ingredients into casserole dish. Bake for 1 – 1 1/4 hours. This can also be slow cooked or cooked in a pressure cooker. Serve with mashed potato and greens of choice.

Diabetic Recipe (T2)  or  for those on a Sugar Free Diet.

Rock Cakes

2 cups wholemeal S.R. Flour

1/2 teas mixed spice or cinnamon

100g Butter, chopped

1/3 cup Xylitol*

2 Tbls of Currants (less fructose than sultanas)

1 Tbls mixed peel or chopped Walnuts

1 Egg

1/2 cup Lactose free milk, or almond milk

Method

Heat oven to 200C. Line a Baking Sheet with Baking Paper. Into a food processor place the flour, spice, chopped butter and the Xylitol*. Blitz. If you don’t have a food processor, rub the butter into the flour, spice and xylitol using your fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Place dry mixture into a bowl, add the currants and peel or walnuts. Mix the milk and egg together and pour into the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Place 14 spoonfuls of mixture onto the baking sheet. Bake until golden brown 10 – 15 minutes. Cool on a cake cooler.

 

*Xylitol has a low GI of 7.  It has no aftertaste and is used in cooking cup for cup like sugar. You would not pick the difference between sugar and xylitol in food. Read all about it on the following websites.

Available from www.naturallysweet.com.au   or  www.sweetlife.com.au

Just because it does not raise blood sugar levels does not mean that you can eat far too much. One piece of cake is delightful with a cuppa. Freeze the cakes in labelled ziploc bags or a suitable container as Xylitol does not have the keeping properties of sugar. They thaw out quickly, just remove a piece 15 minutes before it is required.

Xylitol is perfectly healthy for humans but deadly poisonous to dogs just like chocolate and grapes. Do not feed sweet treats to your pets as they can’t tell you when they have a toothache.

Pamela

(Board Member)