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How do you fancy tea on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond at the Cameron House?

“Fàilte, Ceud mìle fàilte”, or in other words, “welcome” to Tea Tuesday, wee lads and lassies.

Each Tuesday I dish on Downton Abbey and other topical issues one might discuss at tea, served up with a recipe with history. You may find my Online Guide to Afternoon Tea helpful in understanding traditions and recipes to serve at your own tea party. Today’s treat is oatcakes in honor of the great Scottish poet Robert Burns.

Dishing Downton

The Dowager’s Advice to Edith

Rabbie Burns Day

Robert Burns

On January 25, Scots around the world celebrate the birth of famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns. You know at least one poem, “Auld Lang Syne’ which we sing on New Year’s Eve, written in 1788. Traditional Burns Suppers are often held the weekend before or after his actual birthday- there is scotch involved. I have been lucky enough to have been invited to a few annual celebrations. This is a very serious event with a set program complete with bag pipes, and speeches in an language which barely resembles English. The main event is the piping in and then address of the haggis (sheep’s stomach stuffed with oatmeal mixed with offals). Toasts with scotch does help some summon the courage to actually eat the haggis. If you could like to try a Scottish dish this week, the Cock-a-Leekie soup (chicken and leeks) is harmless enough. In our home we are making a scottish beef stew (beef, carrots, turnips, oatmeal) and neeps and tatties (mashed turnips and potatoes).

AGA Supper

Tonight I will be joining a small group of food bloggers and writers here in Toronto to cook some Scottish dishes. Our hostess, Valerie Howes, food Editor for Reader’s Digest, has arranged for us to test drive the new AGA Cookers. Cooking facilities and food have been graciously donated by The Grange for this private event. When the AGA was first introduced into the UK market in 1929 it quickly became a prized possession in English country houses. Perhaps Downton will get one in Season 4.

While I am contributing a couple of recipes, I am looking forward to the Chicken Balmoral which is chicken stuffed with haggis. There will also be scotch provided by Glenfiddich. It is a frigid day in Toronto so the scotch will come in handy. Follow our exploits tonight on Twitter at #AGAhaggis.

About Oatcakes

Oats have a long honored tradition in the Scottish diet as it was the only grain which could be successfully grown in the northern climate. Traveling clans used to carry oatmeal in their pockets and mix with hot water to make an instant meal of porridge.

Oatcakes appear to have come into the picture around the 14th century as the oat mixture was fried on shields, which explains while some cooks fry oatcakes on a griddle. In North Staffordshire, the oatcake is more of a pancake made with oats and yeast.

With a favorite treat which is hundreds of years old, there are many variations. See the notes below to help customize the oatcake to create your own “Abbey” house brand.

Oatcakes are a versatile biscuit since it can be used as a sweet or savoury tea treat. You can pair it with jam, or use as the canape base for smoked salmon or served alongside your favorite cheeses.

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Oatcakes are a versatile biscuit since it can be used as a sweet or savoury tea treat. You can pair it with jam, or use as the canape base for smoked salmon or served alongside your favorite cheeses.

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Oatcakes are a versatile biscuit since it can be used as a sweet or savoury tea treat. You can pair it with jam, or use as the canape base for smoked salmon or served alongside your favorite cheeses.

Ingredients

Servings: 2.5" biscuits

Units:

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients into a bowl. Cut the butter or margarine into small portions and rub into the mixture with your fingers. Add the sugar and mix well. Slowly add enough milk (you may not need the full half cup) and mix until you have a stiff but workable dough. If the dough is too wet, simply add a little more flour or oatmeal.
  3. Flour a clean work surface before placing the dough out to roll. Sprinkle a little flour on the top, and roll to 1/2" thickness, 1/4' if you like a more crispy cakes.
  4. Cut into the size of your choice: Use a 2" biscuit cutter make dainty size for tea or cocktails, a 2½" or 3" cutter for a more substantial size.
  5. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes.
  6. Remove and cool.

Recipe Notes

Wee Adjustments:

  • Type of Oats: steelcut or porridge oats work best for oatcakes. You can use large flake oats and pulse in a food processor to break into smaller pieces. Quick oats would work in a pinch. 
  • Savoury Additions: Use less sugar if you want a more savoury biscuit. Also consider adding some dried herbs, sunflower or other seeds to the dough.
  • Make Gluten Free: replace flour with the same measure of oatmeal or a mix two different types of oatmeal together (i.e. porridge and steelcut).
  • Fat Choices: replace lard, bacon fat or 2/3 cups of olive oil for the butter. You could substitute with applesauce with an egg white, but it will leave you with a more chewy biscuit.
  • Shapes: Other shapes include farls (quarters), made by cutting larger circles (trace a side plate) and cutting into quarters. Some cooks press dough into a baking pans and cut into squares after the cakes have baked.

March 8, 2018:
Sublette County Historical Society Annual Meeting and Spring Thaw Party

Thursday
At the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale. Starts at 6:00PM. Brief business meeting to update historical society members, and election of new officers, then history presentation. Special guest speaker will be Jim Hardee talking about Nathaniel Wyeth at the 1834 rendezvous. Clint Gilchrist will give a brief update on the archaeological dig/recovery of the steamship Malta which sank in the Missouri River in 1841. Refreshments will be served.

March 10, 2018:
1st Annual Winter Golf Tournament - Fundraiser for the Children's Discovery Center and Pinedale Lions Club

Saturday
In partnership with the Children's Discovery Center and Pinedale Lions Club. At Rendezvous Meadows Golf Course - fundraiser for both organizations. 4-man team scramble. Registration at 9AM. Shotgun start at 9:30AM. 1:30 Longest Drive and Split the Pot tournament begins. Entry fee $50/person. Still time to register your team! Contact Mindi Crabb at 307-231-0942 or Allison Long 307-367-6272 for more details. More info here

March 12 & 13, 2018:
Pinedale High School Drama production of the play "Arsenic and Old Lace"

Monday & Tuesday
Sheppard Auditorium, 7PM. Tickets $5/person.

March 24, 2018:
Aniel Daniel Chili Cookoff, Dessert Auction and Silent Auction

Saturday
At the historic Daniel Schoolhouse in Daniel, Wyoming. From 4-8PM. For more information call 307-859-8606 or email schoolhouse1920@yahoo.com.

March 31 - April 1, 2018:
Rocky Mountain States Hillclimb Association (RMSHA) Hillclimb at White Pine Ski Resort

Saturday & Sunday
More details TBA. www.rmsha.net

April 12, 2018:
Polaris RANGER Country USA Celebration event
Thursday
6:30PM at the Sublette County Fairgrounds near Big Piney. All Sublette County residents are invited to register for tickets. Tickets are free and will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Go online to polaris.com/rangercountrycelebration. Once requests have been verified and approved, you will receive a confirmation email. Each registrant can opt in for a plus one guest ticket. Space is limited. Register ASAP to make sure you get a ticket.

April 13, 2018:
Science Cafe

Friday
6:00PM at the Pinedale Library. Free food and drinks. There will be three research presentations on current science. This event is hosted by the University of Wyoming, Sublette County Library, and Sublette BOCES.

June 23, 2018:
Kickin' Cancer in Sublette County
Saturday
Sublette County Ice Arena in PInedale. Doors open at 5PM. Drawing/Auction 7PM. Tickets are $100, only 500 tickets will be sold. Grand Prize winner gets choice of 5 difference packages. Need not be present to win. 50 chances at $100. 100 chances at $50. Can win multiple times on the same ticket. Tickets on sale now. www.kickincancer.org

July 12-15, 2018:
Green River Rendezvous Days in Pinedale
Thursday - Sunday
Events all around town. Street fair, rodeos, Trader's Row, Museum living history programs, Rededication of Trappers Point monument, Rendezvous Pageant, Mass at DeSmet Monument, beard cutting, lots more. We strongly advise getting your lodging reservations as soon as possible (now is not too soon... town motels fill up way in advance for this event)

July 20-22, 2018:
Wind River Mountain Festival in Pinedale
Friday through Sunday
3 days of adventure festivities in Pinedale. Live music, entertainment, booths, outdoor activities, more, culminating with the Surly Pika Adventure Race on Sunday.. Stay tuned for calendar. http://www.windrivermtfest.com/ More info 307-367-2440. Laura & Josh Hattan, laura@greatoutdoorshop.com

July 22, 2018:
Surly Pika Adventure Race in Pinedale
Sunday
Part of the Wind River Mountain Festival in Pinedale. Race is on Sunday. Teams of 2-3 will receive maps with pre-plotted checkpoints. Teams will make their way by bike, foot and boat through the course to find checkpoints. Routes are not predetermined. Racers will chose their own way from checkpoint to checkpoint. The race starts at Elkhart Park at 8AM. Brealfast at White Pine at 6:30AM, mandatory pre-race meeting at 7:30AM. Finish by 4PM at Lakeside Lodge. Late racers will get a scoring penalty. Awards ceremony at 5PM. Online registration closes Thursday, July 20. Booth registration at Wind River Mountain Festival. Last chance registration Saturday, July 21 at booth from 3-6PM. There is no race day registration. Put on by the Great Outdoor Shop in Pinedale under a special use permit by the U.S. Forest Service. www.surlypiks.com. More info 307-367-2440. Race Directors Laura & Josh Hattan, laura@greatoutdoorshop.com

Additional contacts for more information:

Sublette County Visitor Center
Sublette County Chamber of Commerce

1-888-285-7282
307-367-2242
sublettechamber@wyoming.com
www.SubletteChamber.com
(Contact: Rachel Grimes, Director)

Town of Pinedale
307-367-4136
www.TownofPinedale.us
www.VisitPinedale.org

Town of Big Piney
307-276-3554
www.townofbigpiney.com

Town of Marbleton
307-276-3815

Sublette County
307-367-4372 (Clerk's Office)
www.sublettewyo.com

www.BigPiney.com
www.Sublette.com

Public Meeting Places List
(reservable places)


 

March- 2018 (Winter)
Average temps range 10-40F
Roads snow-covered, winter snow storms
X-C Skiing and Snowmobiling
Lakes frozen for ice fishing, some thawing
Fremont Lake Big Fish Ice Fishing Derby (always the 1st full weekend in March)
Pinedale VFD Open House & Ball
Caroline Classic Ski Race
St. Patrick's Day Dinner
Ticks can start to appear
38th Aniel Daniel Chili Cook-Off & Dessert Auction
8: Special tour just for ladies of Wind River Brewing beer brewing operations in Pinedale 12:30PM, will last about an hour. Learn more about the beer brewing industry. More than 200 breweries across the nation are participating in this event today. Stop by and enjoy a tour of Pinedale's brew pub! . More info
8: Sublette County Historical Society Annual Meeting and Spring Thaw Party Thursday at the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale. Starts at 6:00PM. Brief business meeting to update historical society members, and election of new officers, then presentation. Special guest speaker will be Jim Hardee talking about Nathaniel Wyeth at the 1834 rendezvous. Clint Gilchrist will give a brief update on the archaeological dig/recovery of the steamship Malta which sank in the Missouri River in 1841. Refreshments will be served.
9: LOBA Memorial Dance Party Fundraiser for animal spay and neuter efforts. Lakeside Lodge. Happy Hour from 6-7PM. Dancing from 7-9ish. DJ - come ready to dance to a great mix of music from the 60s to present. Pay at the door, $20/person. Costume contest! Come dressed in your favorite era costume. Bring your $5 bills - song requests for $5. For more information contact LOBA Memorial Spay & Neuter, 307-439-6522 or email lobamemorial@gmail.com.
9: 'Out of the Wild' free movie night Lovatt Room in the Pinedale Library, 6:00PM. Great movie for anyone who loves horses. Movie is based on Mark Rashid's book inspired by a true story of a wild mustang and a down and out cowboy. Find the movie trailer on YouTube. Free refreshments. Sponsored by Mountain Man Back Country Horsemen.
10: 1st Annual Winter Golf Tournament In partnership with the Pinedale Lions Club. Fundraiser for both organizations. 4-man team scramble. Registration at 9AM. Shotgun start at 9:30AM. 1:30 Longest Drive and Split the Pot tournament begins. Entry fee $50/person. Still time to register your team! Contact Mindi Crabb at 307-231-0942 or Allison Long 307-367-6272 for more details. More info here
10: Sublette County Republican County Convention 1PM in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library. You must be registered as a Republican in Sublette County by February 16th in order to participate and vote in the February 27th precinct caucuses and today's Republican county convention. The Republican state convention will be April 19-21 in Laramie, Wyoming.
10: Eastern Star Card Party 1PM at the Masonic Lodge in Pinedale, 23 N Tyler Ave. Donations to benefit Kickin' Cancer.
11: Daylight Savings Time begins "Spring Forward, Fall Back" Set your clocks ahead one hour
12 & 13: Pinedale High School Drama production of the play "Arsenic and Old Lace" Sheppard Auditorium, 7PM. Tickets $5/person, available at Office Outlet in Pinedale.
13: My Hearing Centers Spring Open House Inside Rendezvous Pointe in Pinedale. They will be offering hearing exams free of charge today, special event pricing on all hearing aids. Call to make an appointment 307-212-5059.
13: Sublette County Recreation Board Budget Request hearing in Pinedale 6:00PM in the Sublette County Courthouse in the Commissioner meeting room. Grant applications can be obtained by contacting Board Clerk, Betty Cheeney at 307-367-6444 or online at the Sublette County website, www.sublettewyo.com, under Recreation Board. A representative of your organization must attend one of the budget hearings and provide 11 copies of the completed grant application, list of items requested in order of priority, profit/loss statement and balance sheet. Request packets should only be four pages or less. There will be another meeting tomorrow night in Marbleton. Grant applications will not be accepted after March 14, 2018. Grant application form (pdf)
14: Sublette County Recreation Board Budget Request hearing in Marbleton 6:00PM in the Marbleton Town Hall. Grant applications can be obtained by contacting Board Clerk, Betty Cheeney at 307-367-6444 or online at the Sublette County website, www.sublettewyo.com, under Recreation Board. A representative of your organization must attend one of the budget hearings and provide 11 copies of the completed grant application, list of items requested in order of priority, profit/loss statement and balance sheet. Request packets should only be four pages or less. Grant applications will not be accepted after March 14, 2018. Grant application form (pdf)
14: Rendezvous Pointe Annual Pie Social and Auction - Order whole pies or come in for a slice. Homemade pies made by the Rendezous Pointe kitchen staff. Choices are peach, cherry, apple, rhubarb, chocolate and coconut cream. There will also be a silent auction for “Dream Pies.” Whole pies must be ordered in advance, watch for order date. Fundraiser, and in celebration and a play off of National Pi Day, which is also Albert Einstein's birthday. Pi is the mathematical ratio between a circle's circumference and its diameter and cannot be divided evenly as a fraction, 3.141592653589793238462....
14: Filing opens for Town of Pinedale Town Council and Mayor candidacy Filing open from today to April 27. Two Town Council and the Mayor positions up for vote this year. Council positions are Matt Murdock and Nylla Kunard, Mayor Bob Jones. Anyone wanting to file should submit an application to the Pinedale Town Clerk. Must be a resident of Pinedale municipal limits and registered to vote in the county, 18 years of age, and a US citizen, and other requirements. Election day is Tuesday, May 8th.
15: Soup Benefit Dinner for the Stott familyThursday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Pinedale, to support Ric and Jeanne Stott to help defray medical costs and other incidentals for their son Richie Stott. The dinner will be from 5:00 to 7:30PM (or until the soup is gone). The dinner is by free-will donation. The Church is at 512 North Tyler Ave in Pinedale..
15: Sublette BOCES Cultural Appreciation NightSpecial guest speaker tonight is Ceca Bennett speaking about Serbia. The talk is free and will be held at BOCES (655 N Tyler Ave., room 122 in Pinedale) from 6-8PM. Light desserts and tea will be served.
15: Deadline to get bids into the Town of Pinedale for those wishing to operate the concessions at the Dudley Key Ball Fields this upcoming seasonSubmit a request to operate the concessions to include all services/goods that will be provided and the dates of operation. Applicants shall provide a proposed rent for the use of the Town facility. A security deposit will be required. Call 307-367-4136 for more information.
16: Farewell gathering for Sublette County Library exiting director Sid Stanfill At the Pinedale Library in the Lovatt Room from 4:30 to 6:00PM. Everyone welcome!
17: Flamingo Cup Ski Race At White Pine Ski Area. More details TBA. Sponsored by the Sublette County Ski & Snowboard Association
21:TIPS Course FREE, BOCES 8:00-1:00, 665 N. Tyler Avenue in Pinedale, RSVP to Ranae Pape at 307-360-6382. Stan Zierlein (307-360-6820) from the VFW and Robyn Blackburn from White Pine are the TIPS instructors for Sublette County. The trainings are free for participants. Please RSVP to Ranae at 307-360-6382 so we can make sure enough are registered to host the course.
22: PAC 7th Annual FREE Underwater Easter Egg Hunt Parents of children under age 8 are expected to join in on the fun. No baskets needed and watch for an Easter Bunny appearance. Event starts at 5:30PM - don't be late! www.pinedaleaquatic.com
22: Shakespeare's The Tempest PFAC Season Ticket event production. www.pinedalefinearts.com
22: Deadline to get food bids into the Town of Pinedale for the June WAM Convention More info
24: End of Season Wild Goose Race At White Pine Ski Area. More details TBA. Sponsored by the Sublette County Ski & Snowboard Association
24: Aniel Daniel Chili Cookoff, Dessert Auction and Silent Auction At the historic Daniel Schoolhouse in Daniel, Wyoming. From 4-8PM. For more information call 307-859-8606 or email schoolhouse1920@yahoo.com.
26-30: Spring Break for Sublette County School District #1 students (Pinedale) www.sub1.org
27: Sublette County Historic Preservation Board (CLG-Certified Local Government) regular board meeting 3:00PM in the board room of the Pinedale Library. Public welcome to attend.
28: Deadline to order daffodils from the Sage & Snow Garden Club This is a fundraiser for Kickin' Cancer in Sublette County. Cost is $15/bunch. Order forms can be found on the Club website at www.sageandsnow.org or pick up forms at the Pinedale Library on the bulletin board in the entry lobby, or here. Daffodils will be delivered April 26th. For more information: 307-859-8606, bat1969@icloud.com or sageandsnow@gmail.com.
31: Rocky Mountain States Hillclimb Association (RMSHA) Hillclimb at White Pine Resort Saturday & Sunday, March 31 - April 1. More details TBA. www.rmsha.net
31: Renaissance Barn Dance: a 2018 Renaissance Faire Fundraiser In the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library from 7-10PM. Enjoy dancing, a costume contest, refreshments, beer, a silent auction, kids' activities. Fun, family-friendly fundraiser. Live music by Wheelhouse. Costumes are encouraged but not required, and are not limited to the Renaissance era. Tickets are available now at the Pinedale and Big Piney libraries. Tickets are $5 more at the door. Money raised from the fundraiser will be used for the Pinedale Renaissance Faire on Sept. 8th, 2018, free at the Pinedale Library.


 

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