Request from Kelly Mosher Crooks

A request from Kelly Mosher Crooks:

Brent has been in contact with Heritage Memorials for the past 18 months or so. Elroy’s stone is in serious need of an adjustment and so is Russell and Violets. The company doesn’t want to travel to Tancook for an entire day for such a small job and have told Brent they are waiting to see if there is another placement/adjustment before they go down. If anyone has a loved one whose stone needs to be reset and the stone is by Heritage Memorial it is usually covered under warranty and will be done at no charge. If the stone is by another company, they will still do the reset, but there will be a charge (I don’t know what that charge would be). Just thought I would put this information out there in case there are others who may be interested. If we can get several “jobs” for them it is more likely that they will come down. Their toll free number is 1-800-565-5032.

Hunting the wild chanterelle

On a recent Sunday afternoon hike led by Bonny and Rosa we were excited to be introduced to the chanterelle mushroom, growing throughout the woods after a day of rain. Chanterelles are especially prized because they only grow in the wild – they cannot be domesticated.

“It is the Chanterelle mushroom which many of the world’s great chefs prize above all others.
Their fragrant aroma, fine flavor and pleasing texture make chanterelles one of the most versatile of all mushrooms and have earned them a well-deserved place in kitchens around the world.”

Source:  http://www.earthy.com/Fresh-US-Chanterelle-Mushrooms-from-Earthy-Delights.aspx

Honourary Tancooker Ceremony

One of the highlights of the weekly lunch provided to the Backroads hikers by the Tancook Rec Centre is  being sworn in as an Honourary Tancooker.

It’s not every day that one gets the opportunity to kiss a lobster and be banded.