I’m actually cheating a bit here and starting this post on Friday morning since tomorrow is CRAFTS DAY 😊
          We don’t get started until 1pm tomorrow but that translates into my needing to head over to Isaiah 40 around noon to set up tables and lay out all the supplies (and, of course a snack 😊) so  I thought it prudent to get this week’s post started now especially since when I get home in the late afternoon tomorrow I have a Skype interview arranged with one of our Team Member applicants who lives in Ontario and once that is over I expect it will be dinner time. So much for Saturday 😊.
          I plan to publish a special extra post next Monday showcasing all of the 2018 Day Camps craft samples and will be sending a link to all the local Coordinators, since having samples on line for the past few years has proven popular with helpers in host communities.
          I’ve spent a lot of time this week on the trail of more Team Members as well as trying to fill the 4 gaps, which still remain in the Team Schedule.  Two afternoons and evenings were also devoted to proofreading the complete “One of Us” Program Manual, all 96 pages of it!!! There are two other committee members who are also doing proofing since, having been intimately connected with every page of the manual since this past January, it is hard for my eyes not to just “glaze over” while reading it thus perhaps missing a typo or punctuation problem. We are all hoping to have the final copy completed this coming week at which time it will be immediately emailed out to the 23 host communities already signed up for Day Camps.
        This afternoon Jillian will be joining me for our weekly lunch visit but after that she is staying on to work on the Music Binders. Brenda actually selected all of this year’s music but as she lives in Toronto it is not possible for her to compile the binders and with Jillian just living 1 block away and being a long-time music binder aficionado she kindly volunteered to take on the task. I have promised continuous food bribery throughout the afternoon and we are going to end by viewing some sort of chef’s program on Netflix (she has it, I don’t!!) the way we used to when she was boarding here last autumn. So I think it will be a lovely afternoon. While she works on the binders I shall be altering a dress for a friend, walking Wil, and filling up my pack-basket with all the crafts resources I need to take tomorrow!!
       For lunch today we are going to have Norwegian Fish Burgers so I had better start chopping haddock and parsley but before I do that I’ll share this week’s recipe. There will be a short “coda” piece after the recipe that I will add tomorrow evening before hitting the Publish button just letting you now how the craft-making went….
Norwegian Fish Burgers  
  • 1 ½ lbs. firm white fish (I use haddock)
  • 3 cups fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 1 tsp. coarse sea salt
  • 2 Tbsps. unsalted butter
Caper Sauce
  • 2 Tbsps. capers, well drained
  • ½ cup mayonnaise or veganaise
  • 2 Tbsps. plain yoghurt
  • 2 tsps. cider vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried dill
Combine everything except the butter in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse VERY CARFEULLY to obtain a fine chopped texture NOT a purée!!! With wet hands, form the mixture into 4 patties. Heat the butter at “low” and sauté the fishcakes for 3-4 minutes on each side, until the fish is opaque. Do not overcook or the cakes will be dry. Serve on hamburger buns with a slice of tomato, lettuce and caper sauce. Serves 4.
Here I am back home from Crafts Day! 7 of us met at Isaiah 40 and worked hard for 3 hours making a ton of samples. Jillian put most of the photos on her camera and will be sending them to me super soon so I can make a special post but here are a few sneak peaks of the “crafters”😊
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