This new venture by the Friends of Leith Church
can be yours for $15
Here is a sample recipe to whet your appetite:
As we all know, zucchini are prolific in a summer veggie garden. This is a delicious way to use them up.
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 large pear or apple peeled, cored and chopped.
2 teaspoons curry powder
4 cups low fat chicken stock
1/4 cup uncooked whole wheat rice
3 cups diced unpeeled zucchini
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup plain yogurt or low-fat milk
In medium saucepan, heat oil. Add onion and pear or apple. Sauté over medium heat for 5 minutes; stir frequently. Sprinkle with curry powder. Cook, stirring for a few seconds longer. Add chicken stock and bring to boil over high heat. Add rice, zucchini and salt. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 40 minutes.
Cool slightly before pouring into blender container and blending until smooth. Whisk in yogurt or milk. (Yogurt gives this soup a slight tangy edge). Serve hot.
110 Calories, 6g Protein, 2g Fibre, 13g Carbohydrate, 4g Fat
Music, Dance and the Fiddle
Leith has a reputation for many things but music from the violin has a long history in our hamlet. And today Murray and a group of friends carry on the tradition at the monthly fiddle jams held in the church. In days past, around 1880, Leith had an orchestra. The Thomson family financed the group. Tom played a banjo and George played as well. The band in its orchestra guise even played classical music. The orchestra had eleven members, all men. Wes McKay, violin, Mr. Buzza piano, and Jim Mitchell piano were members. They all played by ear. What fun they had!