The Nuttery : Volume 3 Number 2 June 1984

In this Issue...

Summer Picnic Announcement

Sunday 24 June 1984
Sponsored by the Membership SIG

The June Picnic will be held at the new Gatineau home of Jim Bartley. See the enclosed map for directions. Jim promises to have barbeque facilities, so why not bring your favourite barbeque delicacies, salad nibbles, or dips etc. and make it a potluck picnic! A lawn chair will also ensure your seating comfort. Parking space is limited - how about car pooling with your neighbours if possible?

Arrival time is scheduled for 11:00 AM to get acquainted.

A tour of the farm is on the agenda and since the terrain is moist and rough, Jim suggests solid walking shoes for the ladies. Isabelle Baylay, the speaker at our AGM, will be there to show us first hand some of the effects of acid rain (this problem has been receiving much press in the past few weeks, and deservedly so!)

For all members of your family and your interested friends, come and enjoy a pleasant day in the Gatineau.

Baxter Field Days Report

The Baxter Field days were held as scheduled on the 5th and 13th of May. Both days were well attended and much of the repair work to the trees was done. The nursery area was hedged with 8 or 9 hazels and filberts per the grove plan. The Korean nut pines were moved into the grove proper, but into temporary homes until they are larger and their final places are landscaped for them.

A reminder of forthcoming events

Hold your calendar open for:

  1. The August 24 summer field day at Petawawa
  2. The September 29 fall field day
  3. The January 9, 1985 winter meeting

The planned executive meetings are July 27, August 31, December 14. If you want anything put on the agenda, call the Chair, Hank Jones at 731-5237, or any member of the executive.

Notes from the Chair

Our parent organization, SONG, has asked to hold its 1985 AGM here in Ottawa. Our executive has formed a committee including Alec Jones, Fil Park, and George Joiner to oversee the arrangements.

We now have a contact at the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority, thanks to the efforts of Bill Dickson whose farm is in that jurisdiction. We will investigate possible joint projects with them, along the lines of our cooperation with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority.

Mark Schaefer informs us that the MNR Kemptville Nursery has begun growing Black Walnuts again! Good show!

Arrangements for our summer field day at the Petawawa Forestry Station are progressing. We have a contact at the station and the director's blessing to proceed for the 25 August, a Saturday. The Silviculture/Horticultural Groups will make the final arrangements.

Hazelnut Torte

This month's nut recipe is a simple blender recipe from Homemaker's Magazine.

4 eggs
¾ cup white sugar
2 Tbsp flour
2½ tsp baking powder
1 cup hazelnuts

Mocha Filling:
2 Tbsp soft butter
1 cup icing sugar
2 Tbsp hot strong coffee
1 tsp cocoa
½ tsp vanilla
1 cup whipping cream

In blender, whirl eggs and white sugar until thoroughly mixed. Add flour, baking powder and hazelnuts. Blend at high speed. Pour into 2 8-inch greased layer pans. Bake at 350°F for about 20 minutes. Make filling by creaming together butter and icing sugar. Add coffee, cocoa and vanilla. Spread between layers. Whip cream and spread over top of cake. Serves 8.

Provided by ECSONG. Feel free to copy with a credit.