2 cups oatmeal
1 cup flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup water boiling
Combine dry ingredients and cut in shortening. Disolve baking soda in the boiling water and add, continuing to mix with a knife. Mold with the hands and shape into a long wedge. Slice off and bake in a 400 F oven for 10 minutes. This recipe comes from the county where the Scots first landed in Canada (and where my dad was born.) To quote the author, "Our Scottish ancestors used "real" oatmeal when they made their favorite oatcakes. However sugar did creep in, as indicated bt this 75 year old recipe. (The book was published in 1971 so the recipe would be from the year 1894.)
Notes: Not wearing my glasses, I added 1 cup of boiling water by mistake. I then poured it into a 9x14 baking pan and baked it as squares, 400 for 10 minutes. Good for breakfasts.
Per serving: 253 Calories; 14g Fat (48% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 30g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 257mg Sodium
Page by Page: A Woman's Journal
by Maggie Turner
Canadian Maggie Turner writes and publishes
poetry, photography, and a personal journal online. Her work reflects the current
way of life in Canada, embracing Canada's past, present, and future in a unique
portrayal of everyday life. Maggie's voice is one of the many that
of Canadian culture.
Photography: "a term which comes from the Greek words
photos (light) and graphos (drawing). A photograph is made
with a camera by exposing film to light
in order to create a negative. The negative is then used
in the darkroom to print a photograph (positive) onto light-sensitive
Source: University of Arizona Glossary
Poetry: "a form of speech or writing that harmonizes
the music of its language with its subject. To read a great
poem is to bring out the perfect marriage of
sound and thought in a silent or voiced performance. At
least from the time of Aristotle's Poetics, drama was conceived
of as a species of poetry."
Source: Creative Studios
Journal: " "Though a journal may be many things - a treasury, a storehouse,
a jewelry box, a laboratory, a drafting board, a collector's cabinet, a snapshot
album, a history, a travelogue..., a letter to oneself - it has some definable
characteristics. It is a record, an entry-book, kept regularly, though not necessarily
daily.... Some (entries) will be nearly illegible, written in the dark in the
middle of the night.... Not only is it a record for oneself, but of oneself.
Every memorable journal, any successful journal, is honest. Nothing sham, phony,
false...." (Dorothy Lambert from Ken Macrorie's book,
Writing to be Read )
A journal is a way to keep track of your thoughts about
what you read... as well as what you did on any given day."
Source: Journal Writing
A Blog is an online journal created by server side
software, often hosted by a commercial interest.
"The term "weblog" was coined by Jorn Barger
on 17 December 1997. The short form, "blog," was
coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog
into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog Peterme.com
in April or May 1999. Shortly thereafter, Evan
Williams at Pyra Labs used "blog" as both a noun
and verb ("to blog," meaning "to edit one's
weblog or to post to one's weblog") and devised the
term "blogger" in connection with Pyra Labs' Blogger
product, leading to the popularization of the terms."