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21 2017 Apr

PIE IN THE SKY, BIRTHDAY CAKE WINNER – Friday 21st April 2017

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PIE IN THE SKY

21st April 2017

Winner:  Louise Dowell – Tumut

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21 2017 Apr

WORKFORCE REQUESTS – FRIDAY 21st April 2017 (PHONE NUMBER 6947 9963)

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Friday 21st April 2017

LOTTS FAMILY HOTEL $94.30

Winner – Iain Boynton, David, Gundagai Vineyards – Gundagai

 

COMMERCIAL HOTEL $96.30

Winner – Staff, Snowy Trout Farm – Tumut

 

FRIDAY FUN PACK

Winner – Sophie Day – Tumut

 

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18 2017 Apr

PETER RUSSELL-CLARKE – Friday recipes

April 21, 2017

Roast Rabbit.

1 rabbit; 1/4 cup olive oil; salt and freshly ground black pepper; 6 sprigs of thyme; 2 cloves garlic, crushed; 1/4 cup dry white wine.

Preheat the oven to 160 deg.C. Rub the rabbit all over with oil and sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Put the rabbit into a roasting dish and drop onto it the thyme and garlic, pop it into the oven and roast for 30 minutes. Add the wine to the pan, mix in the juices already in the pan and baste the rabbit with them. Cook the rabbit for another hour, basting every 15 minutes, until the rabbit is golden brown.

Horseradish custard.

300 ml milk; 2 eggs; 1 egg yolk; 1 tablespoon crushed horseradish; 1 teaspoon salt

Whisk together the eggs, extra egg yolk, horseradish and salt. Warm the milk then stir it into the egg mix. Let it stand for 5 minutes. Preheat the oven to 120 deg.C. Strain the custard then pour it into five small oiled moulds. Put them onto a baking tray and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
Serve as an accompaniment to the rabbit, garnished with sliced snowpeas.

April 14, 2017

Marbled Tea Leaf Eggs.

6 eggs; 3 tablespoons strong black tea; 1 tablespoon salt 2 whole Star Anise (you can buy the Star Anise at Chinese grocery stores or the gourmet section of your local supermarket)

Put the eggs in a saucepan, having first made a small hole in the blunt end, and cover them with cold water. Bring the water to a simmer and cook the eggs, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Then run them under the cold water tap so you can handle them without burning your fingers, and also to prevent the grey ring forming around the yolk. Now, tap them gently all over with the back of a spoon so that a fine network of cracks covers the shells. Having got rid of the first lot of water put the eggs back in the saucepan. Pour in 4 cups of cold water, the tea, salt and Star Anise and bring it to simmering point again. Let them simmer for 30 minutes then turn off the heat and leave the eggs in the liquid for about another hour. Shell the eggs carefully and you’ll find the whites will be traced with a fine marbled pattern. Use them as garnish either whole or cut in halves or quarters.

April 07, 2017

To make a fish pie one needs fish of some type. And in this case, pastry. I have chosen frozen puff pastry – the commercial brand. Although I did consider and, right up to writing this, filo. But I remember, last night when making the pie I’m about to describe, I couldn’t find the filo in my freezer. Therefore the puff. I chose two pie dishes, each would hold enough for one person. I sprayed the inside of each dish with a little olive oil. I then cut up a brown onion and peeled and sliced 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 2 ripe red tomatoes and some raw Atlantic Salmon pieces of various bite sizes and heated the lot in a pan wet with olive oil.

Once that lot was warmed through (I wasn’t cooking it for the table, it was for the pie, therefore would continue to cook once in the oven with its lid of pastry to brown and puff). Anyway, I scooped the mixture into the pie dishes, added some cut up green beans (they would be over-cooked had I included them with the fish etc.) I also popped in some chunks of raw plum and apricot and a splash of cream and a spoon of tomato paste and some green spinach leaves.

On with the lid and into a hot oven until the pastry browned.

By the way, you can use any fish which appeals to your palate.

March 17, 2017

Paddy’s Potato

1 potato
1 rasher lean bacon, cut into strips
1 tablespoon butter
pinch of dried basil leaves
freshly ground black pepper
1 spring onion, finely chopped
1 lightly-poached egg
1/4 cup grated tasty cheese
1 tablespoon whipped cream

Bake the potato in its jacket in the oven at 220 deg.C for an hour or so (depending on its size), or cook it in a microwave. Now, lie it on its side and cut a hole in the top. Scoop out the flesh and pop it into a mixing bowl with the bacon, basil, freshly ground black pepper and spring onion and mix it all together. Push it back into the spud you’ve hollowed out and just leave a little hollow. Pop the egg into it, top the egg with cheese to protect it from the heat then put the potato into an ovenproof dish and put it into the oven until the cheese is melted and golden. When it comes out of the oven, put a little blob of cream on it – Paddy’s potato.

March 10, 2017

Quiche Lorraine

185g shortcrust pastry; 60g sliced gruyere cheese; 4 eggs; 1 cup cream; 125g bacon, chopped; 1 tablespoon butter; 1 small onion, cut into fine rings; 1 teaspoon finely chopped parsley; salt; freshly ground black pepper.

Lightly fry the onion rings in butter and set aside. Line a flan tin with shortcrust pastry and lay out the gruyere slices over the bottom of it. Beat the eggs and cream together, add the bacon pieces, onion and parsley and season with pepper. Pour the egg mixture gently onto the cheese and bake in an oven at 200 deg.C for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with a little salt. Allow to cool, then gently take it out of the flan tin. Serve with a fresh French salad.

March 3, 2017

John Howard insisted salads be exempt from GST. Now the ATO is objecting to Uncle Tom Cobley and All demanding EVERYTHING is a salad. Hot. Cold. Green or the colour of the rainbow. Even aunty’s hat decoration. Really, one only has to look up the Oxford definition of ‘salad’.

Anyway, folks, this current hot weather is Salad Days for the gourmand and gourmet.

I make a salad dressing by splashing olive oil and white wine vinegar over whatever. Add garlic juice and a squirt of mirin – sweet sherry if no mirin – and a small slurp of light soy sauce. If my lemons are ripe, I forgo the vinegar for a good wetting of lemon juice – though sometimes I use both, and instead of mirin I dribble in a little honey to counter the acids of the vinegar and lemon.

For your interest, Oxford Dictionary says: salad n. cold dish of various mixtures of raw or cooked vegetables or herbs usu. seasoned with oil, vinegar, etc., and eaten with or including cold meat, fish, hard-boiled eggs, etc.; vegetable or herb suitable for eating raw.

February 17, 2017

Zucchini for when your neighbours give you their home-grown vegetables.

Peel and shave the zucchini lengthways with a vegetable peeler and then blanch them in hot water. (Throw them into the hot water and take out immediately.) Dry, then mix with a little olive oil, lemon zest, shaved Parmesan cheese and some cracked pepper. Toast a slice of sourdough bread on both sides. Brush with olive oil. Top with the zucchini then fold on slices of Prosciutto. Top with a lightly poached egg, salt, pepper and more lemon zest. Easy, eh?

February 10, 2017

BLACK OLIVES – ROASTED. 1 1/4 cups black Spanish olives; 2 tablespoons olive oil; 3 teaspoons finely chopped thyme; 5 cloves garlic, finely sliced.

Preheat the oven to 200 deg.C. Whilst it’s heating, rinse and drain the olives then put them into a bowl with the olive oil, thyme and garlic and stir them around until they’re well coated. Spread the olives out on a baking tray and roast them, shaking the tray occasionally, until they have shriveled and the garlic is golden – about 20 minutes. (Be careful not to burn the garlic.) Serve the olives warm. They’ll keep for 2 weeks covered with olive oil in an airtight container in the fridge.

January 27, 2017
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Thinly slice pepper crusted salami. Evenly spread out on the rack under the grill. Crisp the slices (this gets rid of a lot of the fat). Put aside. Peel a cucumber (discard the pips), quarter it lengthwise. Cut these four strips into chips. Melt olive oil and butter in a pan. Slightly soften the chips. This is a quick process.
Plate the chips with raw, young spinach leaves and the crisp slices of salami. Serve as an entree.

January 20, 2017
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My neighbours Ian and Dianne Rohde filled my mail box with cherries, baby marrows and cucumbers which they’d grown. I skinned the marrows and cucumbers, took the seeds out of the cucumbers, then cut both into little finger-sized shapes and warmed (not cooked) them in a little butter and olive oil, a splash of light soy sauce and sliced garlic (given by another neighbour John Terrell. I had some pre-cooked arborio rice and cubed chicken pieces which I combined with the vegetables. Turning off the gas I threw in the cherries and some cubed orange segments (from my garden). This combination was served in individual Chinese bowls after drizzling honey over each serving.

January 13, 2017
LAMBS’ BRAINS WITH BLACK BUTTER.
Soak, then blanch 500g of lambs’ brains. Dry them on kitchen paper (paper towels) then cut them into slices and season them with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Heat a tablespoon of butter in a frying pan and fry the brains until they’re golden on both sides then take them out and put them onto a warm serving dish. Add another 4 tablespoons of butter to the pan and heat until it starts to smoke then throw in a couple of tablespoons of chopped parsley. Stir then quickly pour over the brains. Warm a tablespoon of cider vinegar in the pan and sprinkle over the top of the brains. Serve straight away. This should be enough for 4 people.
Peter Russell-Clarke

December 30, 2016
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Don’t overcook ANY food! Cold leftovers (from the fridge) can be diced then stirred into a hot sauce made from a good splash of soy sauce and equal amounts of cream.
Remember don’t boil the sauce – just heat it. Stir in the cold leftovers and serve over hot mashed potatoes.
Easy eh?

December 23, 2016

Last week’s recipe for Peter’s ‘Sounds of the Mountains’ radio segment.
EGG NOG.
1 egg; 1 1/4 cups chilled milk; 1 teaspoon honey; nip of brandy (or orange juice; cinnamon.
Into a blender break the egg, pour in the milk honey and brandy (or orange juice). Blend it, pour into a glass, sprinkle with cinnamon and you’re in business. If you like, use brown sugar, or vanilla essence or drinking chocolate or coffee. Instead of brandy try rum or whisky or sherry or fruit cordial or syrup. Even a spoonful of ice-cream or yoghurt is good.
Listen to Peter each and every Friday around 10.00 am on Sounds of the Mountains

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3 2016 Aug

SATURDAY MORNING SPORT – WITH PAT FERGUSON

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WHERE BACK:

Pat Ferguson hosts Saturday Morning Sport, each Saturday from 9am – 12 midday.

 

Pat and Sharni Williams, current caption of Australia Ladies Rugby Sevens.

Sharni is looking forward to competing at the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016.

Pat June 2015

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23 2016 Sep

PHYLLIS DOWLING _ Photos of the High Country

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Francis Dunn's Headstone

Francis Dunn’s Headstone

CWA Yarrangobilly

CWA Yarrangobilly

 

 

Francis Dunn's Grave Peppersorn on Long Plain died there September 1890

Francis Dunn’s Grave Peppersorn on Long Plain died there September 1890

 

 

 

 

 

Car In Spot Of Bother Bullocks Hill 1930's

Car In Spot Of Bother Bullocks Hill 1930’s

 

 

 

Harold Walsh and Phyllis Harris Bluewater Hole 1938

Harold Walsh and Phyllis Harris Bluewater Hole 1938

 

 

 

 

 

Hut built by Hedger and Seers Long Plain about 1950 when they had the lease

Hut built by Hedger and Seers Long Plain about 1950 when they had the lease

 

 

 

 

Built on Long Plain by Campbell Bros. from Ellerslie Station in 1916. Originally called Dr. Campbell’s, later Oddy’s then Col  Ibbotson’s now Long Plain Homestead.  this photo C1937 - 1939

Built on Long Plain by Campbell Bros. from Ellerslie Station in 1916. Originally called Dr. Campbell’s, later Oddy’s then Col Ibbotson’s now Long Plain Homestead. this photo C1937 – 1939

 

 

 

 

George Oddy, Jack Agnew and Alvy Oddy at what is now known as Long Plain Homestead   C 1937 – 1939.  Note rabbit skins hanging to dry

George Oddy, Jack Agnew and Alvy Oddy at what is now known as Long Plain Homestead C 1937 – 1939. Note rabbit skins hanging to dry

 

 

 

Cattle that were snowed in at Coolamine Plains in July 1964 makeing their way out along Long plain

Cattle that were snowed in at Coolamine Plains in July 1964 makeing their way out along Long plain

 

Coolamine Plains Station c.1900

Coolamine Plains Station c.1900

1960 Coolamine

1960 Coolamine

 

Blue Water Hole House c.1940 Harris House for 10 years

Blue Water Hole House c.1940 Harris House for 10 years

Percy Harris and Noel Sephton setting off on droving trip to mountains

Percy Harris and Noel Sephton setting off on droving trip to mountains

 

Spencers first hut 1936 near Blue Water Hole built of sods

Spencers first hut 1936 near Blue Water Hole built of sods

 

Spencer 2nd Hut 1936 walls of malthoid and tin roof

Spencer 2nd Hut 1936 walls of malthoid and tin roof

 

Toilet Spencers Hut 1943 Built with sods and note snow on ground

Toilet Spencers Hut 1943 Built with sods and note snow on ground

 

Spencers family at ruins of their hut 1 May 1980

 

Kiandra Main Street c.1902

Kiandra Main Street c.1902

 

 

Transporting Meat Kiandra c.1900

 

Tourists Into Kiandra c.1900-1910

Tourists Into Kiandra c.1900-1910

 

 

 


Cattle along Long Plain July 1964 Lac Maxwell and Noel Sephton

Cattle along Long Plain July 1964 Lac Maxwell and Noel Sephton

Clyde Miller last of the cattle along Long Plain July 1964

Clyde Miller last of the cattle along Long Plain July 1964


Old Flour Mill

Old Flour Mill

Old Flour Mill where tyre service is now corner of Capper St and the Snowy Mountains Highway

 

 

 

 

 

Old Highway up Rules Hill this side of Rules Point

Old Highway up Rules Hill this side of Rules Point

 

 

Harry Eurells Mail Car on the way to Rules Point

Harry Eurells Mail Car on the way to Rules Point

 

Main street Kiandra looking north

Main street Kiandra looking north

 

 

Main street Kiandra looking south

Main street Kiandra looking south

 

 

Harold Walsh and Bill Harris setting off to Rules Point with a load of rabbit skins. C1940

Harold Walsh and Bill Harris setting off to Rules Point with a load of rabbit skins. C1940

24 2016 Sep

BRAYDEN ELLIOTT

Saturday 24th September 2016

 

Brayden with Pat Ferguson this morning for the Sports Show.

 

We all wish Brayden well for Winton next weekend.

 

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3 2016 Aug

JACK BUNDY AND THE EDM SESSIONS FRIDAY NIGHTS 10PM-11PM

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EDM Sessions Artwork

 

 

 

 

JACK BUNDY AND THE EDM SESSIONS FRIDAY NIGHTS 10PM-11PM

 

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3 2016 Aug

SCHOOL NEWS

Monday 9:45am:     Gundagai South
Monday 10:30am:  Tumut Public School
Monday 11:15am:     Brungle School (Fortnightly2nd & 4th)
Monday 2:15pm:     St Josephs, Adelong

Tuesday 10:45am:   Adelong Public School (Fortnightly 2nd & 4th)
Tuesday 11:40am:   Gundagai High School (Fortnightly 1st & 3rd)
Tuesday 2:15pm:     St Mary’s Batlow
Tuesday 2:30pm:   Gadara School (Last Tuesday each month)

Wednesday 9:30am:     McAuley Catholic
Wednesday 10:30am:  Gundagai Public
Wednesday 10:30am:  Cabramurra (1st Month)
Wednesday 2:15pam:   St Patricks Gundagai
Wednesday 2:15pm:     Talbingo (Fortnightly 2nd & 4th)

Thursday 10:20am:    Franklin Public School
Thursday 11:15am:    Little Possums (1st Thursday)
Thursday 11:15am:    Tumut Preschool (2nd Thursday)  

Thursday 11:15am:    Adelong Preschool (4th Thursday)

Friday 10:45am:        Tumut High School
Friday 11:15am:          Nangus School (Fortnightly 1st & 3rd)

Friday 11:15am              Bongongo School

Friday 1.15pm:              Batlow Technology

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28 2016 Mar

DAVE CLEE – Organisor of the Camaro Firebird & Us Muscle Car Nationals

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Dave Clee (organisor) Camaro-Firebird & US Muscle Cars Nationals held in the Tumut region.
Dave with his Pontiac Turbo V6, which was the Official Pace Car

in the 73rd Indianapolis 500, 28th May 1989.

Dave Clee

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