Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 29, 1993 · Page 6
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? UESDAY, JUNE 29, 1993 Valley Living THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL To r»port kxal newt telephone Maureen Connor-Rice, 468-3526 \ C i Looking about By Carole Hester "A good rule for going 'hrough life is to keep the '• <eart a little softer than the John Graham *** -amp fun Who says chaperoning tlmost 100 kids at summer '-.imp isn't fun? When Pomolita student Kevin King went to camp cveral years ago, his mom, Hlaine, asked him if he had packed his toothbrush. With a look of incredulity, f c replied, "No Mom. I'm going to CAMP." Spending a week in squeeky bunk beds with a • nbin full of energetic girls who consider the week ne long slumber party, makes for one tired old bag. But there were a few hours of excitement — which no one anticipated. The camp is on a Russian River tributary in Sonoma County in the midst of beautiful old redwood uces. One afternoon, John Gilmartin, one of the counselors from Lake County, heard a loud "crack." '• Te knew immediately it was an upper branch break- mg loose. Called "widow makers" in the timber i i idustry, in the few seconds before the branch reach<'d the ground, Gilmartin shoved children out of the way and threw his body down as a covering over three children still there. He received the main brunt of the branch. Within minutes emergency crews from the nearby i own of Cazadero were there. While several of us ministered to the injured, others took the remaining children into the dining hall where they sang camp songs in an attempt to calm down. The three injured children and Gilmartin rode in an ambulance from Cazadero to a hospital in Santa Rosa where the children were pronounced fine. Gilmartin required 14 stitches and is still in danger of infection. All agreed he very possibly saved the lives of the children he sheltered. i tegant and fine Not only was Glenys Simmons voted Republican ; /oman of the Year, she was also the lucky winner in ; Republican Women contest benefitting the scholar- ; hip fund. And what did she win? Dinner at Marilyn ;>nd Gene Butcher's home. Ah, but dinner with a twist. The dinner for eight will be catered by Republican v.-omen bringing gourmet dishes, but the fun starts • .'hen District Attorney Susan Massini and Supervisor 3-'rank McMichael wait on tables. A mystery butler "/ill also be present. The prize dinner also includes entertainment by the winsome threesome, Butcher, ( afoTiGriinW anoT 'myself. That should lie SOME evening.. The drawing brought in more than $300 to the scholarship fund. Republican Women gave a $500 scholarship this year and hope to make it more next year. *** Meed a tax break? If you've wondered about ways to reduce taxes, you might think about creating a trust, or an endowment, that benefits others. A special committee has been formed to help a local agency (Ukiah Senior Center) let people know it's a good idea to name the center in their wills, or in different kinds of trusts, such as the Charitable Remainder Trust. Some of these volunteers are Jerry Massini, Barbara Eversole, Patrick Coyne, Joe Edwards, June Matthews, Virginia Selzer, Steve Switzer, Marilyn Butcher, Fred Iten and Al Norris. For more information, contact Lynn Wood at the Senior Center, 462-4343, and she'll be happy to talk with you. Nostalgia Remember when we had heroes to look up to? Time magazine once called the Lone Ranger "the greatest hero ever created on the air." And there are Mill fans out there who consider driving to a 60th imniversary celebration in Lone Pine, a tiny town on i) ic eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, not too far to go to see their childhood hero. Lone Pine, hi the rocky Alabama hills, has pro- v ided the location for hundreds of Westerns and it was 10 years ago that "The Lone Ranger" debuted on I ctroit radio station WXYZ. It was in Lone Pine that uie 1938 Republic "Lone Ranger" serial was filmed, a; well as numerous episodes of the TV series. Fred Foy, 72, was the announcer on both the radio and TV versions of the show. At the reunion he met Clayton Moore, the 78-year-old actor who played the hero. They joined together in the opening, "A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty 'Hi yo, Silver!'" On hand for the reunion was another Lone Ranger, John Hart, who filmed 52 episodes in 1952 when Moore was off the show during a contract dispute. Moore paid personal tribute to Jay Silverheels, the Lone Ranger's "faithful Indian companion, Tonto," who died in 1980. He was a full-blooded Mohawk Indian from Canada. *** A note from merrie old England Doreen and Arthur Lane wrote that 38 years ago Poreen had a pen friend in Ukiah. They began thinking about Mrs. Beck, the correspondent, when they heard the town mentioned in a TV slot. The couple tiiinks Mrs. Beck's first name was Eva. Though 1 ween was the pen friend, Arthur always wrote the Inters. He's been retired 12 years. Arthur writes, "we've seen 13,870 dawns since that hist letter, cut our toenails 1,976 times, had three divorces among the children. And what about 1980? Henry Miller and Mae West died and I retired" The Lanes are interested in pursuing correspondence and they figure Beck would be about 75 now. Their charming note continued, "If you lived, bitterness could have entered your soul with a wrong partner. You could have become an Amelia Earhart. A Mother Teresa. A bit-part actress with a union card. A prostitute. Perhaps none of these. If you know or knew an Eva Beck, please contact me at the Daily Journal. Light up the 4th with fruit Strawberry almond shortcake torte By The Associated Press Independence Day is the perfect occasion for inviting friends and family for a back yard cookout. And for dessert—make several with fresh fruit and berries. TRIPLE FRUIT CHOCOLATE SHORTCAKE % cup plus 3 Tbl. sugar 2Y< cups all-purpose biscuit baking mix '/3 cup cocoa '/« cup milk V< cup ('/i stick) butter or margarine, melted Yi tsp. vanilla extract 3 cups sliced strawberries 1 cup blueberries 14 cup peaches, chopped Frozen nondairy whipped topping, thawed One recipe Chocolate Sauce (recipe below), if desired Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 15'/a - by lOVi - by 1-inch jellyroll pan. In a large mixer bowl, stir together % cup of the sugar, the baking mix and the cocoa. Add milk, butter and vanilla; beat on low speed of an electric mixer until blended. Spread dough evenly into prepared pan; dough will be stiff. Bake in a 400-degree F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. About 30 minutes before serving, combine strawberries, blueberries, peaches and remaining 3 tablespoons sugar. Cut cake into 24 2/2 -inch squares. To serve, place one square on serving plate, top with L _about. 1 tablespoon whipped topping. Spoon about 14 cup fruit mixture over topi Repeat ItyeringilOi •form three layers, ending with fruit ori top. Drizzle chocolate sauce over top, if desired. Makes 8 servings. Chocolate Sauce % cup sugar '/s cup cocoa 1 Tbl. comstarch 'A cup water 1 Tbl. butter or margarine 1 tsp. vanilla extract In a small saucipan, combine sugar, cocoa and comstarch; stir in water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla, stirring until smooth. Refrigerate until cold. Makes about 1 cup sauce. STRAWBERRY ALMOND SHORTCAKE TORTE '/i cup sugar '/a cup margarine, softened 1 egg 1 tsp. almond extract l'/2 cups all-purpose flour !/2 tsp. baking powder '/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted 16-ounce carton (2 cups) nonfat sour cream '/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. almond extract 1 to 2 cups strawberries, hulled and halved Y< cup strawberry jelly, melted Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixer bowl, beat Yt cup sugar and the '/j cup margarine at medium speed until well mixed, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add 1 egg and 1 teaspoon almond extract. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until creamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Add flour and baking powder. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed, about 1 to 2 minutes. Gently press dough into a greased 9-inch springform pan. Sprinkle almonds over dough; set aside. In a small bowl, combine sour cream, Yi cup sugar, 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon almond extract. Beat with wire whisk until mixture is smooth. Pour mixture over almonds. Bake in a 350-degree F oven for 50 to 65 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Surface of the torte will be cracked. Cool completely on wire rack. Remove sides of pan. Arrange strawberry halves on top of cake. Drizzle melted jelly over strawberries. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Makes 12 servings. Dive into flavorful dips and spreads By The Associated Press Dips are one of the best ways to get guests acquainted and moving at parties. As people serve themselves, they often strike up a conversation with a fellow dipper. Because they don't really require any utensils, dips and dippers can stand alone and away from other types of appetizers. Position several bowls in different locations in your party area to create a center for convivial conversation. While chips and crackers of all flavors are a natural choice for dippers, don't forget about triangles of pita bread, jumbo pretzel sticks, raw or slightly cooked vegetables //such as broccoli flowerets; caulif-' lower - flowerets/ carrot sticks; • strips of pepper, strips of jicama and celery sticks, breadsticks and chunks of pumpernickel bread. Eggplant New Iberia is a vegetable-based dip, packed with a zing. Italian bean dip is a satisfying garlicky dip that is easily made with canned beans. You can use either roasted red peppers or sun- dried tomatoes. The top of the dip could be sprinkled with chopped fresh parsley. It* s great with chunks of pumpernickel and pita bread To make the dips lower in fat, cut down or eliminate the oil called for in the recipes. EGGPLANT NEW IBERIA 1 medium eggplant 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced (about 1 cup) 1 small garlic clove, minced % cup chopped green onions Vt cup chopped fresh parsley 5 Tbl. red-wine vinegar 3 Tbl. olive oil 1 tsp. ground cumin s /4 tsp. hot red pepper sauce '/i tsp. salt Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Trim the ends off the eggplant and cut the eggplant in half lengthwise. Place the halves on a greased baking sheet, cut side down. Bake in a 375-degree F oven for 35 minutes or until tender, then cool, peel and dice. In a large bowl, mix eggplant, tomatoes, garlic, green onions and parsley. In a small bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients. Pour the marinade over the vegetables and mix well. Cover and let stand for several hours to blend fia- See DIPS, Page 7 Berries are perfect for summer Blueberries galore. By NANCY BYAL Berries are the jewels of the produce aisle, and summer is the time to cash in on them. Most varieties are in peak season for just a few short weeks. Selecting the best Berries are generally soft, juicy and highly perishable, although different varieties vary in texture, skin color and sweetness. The sweetness level can determine how berries are used in recipes. Naturally sweet berries, such as strawberries and blueberries, can be eaten just as is. Tart and sour berries, such as gooseberries, are usually sweetened and cooked. Only a few berry varieties are commonly available in supermarkets. You may find a wider selection at local roadside stands and farmer's markets. No matter what the variety, look for berries with strong color. At pick-your-own farms, select berries that separate easily from their stems. Avoid bruised or moldy fruit. The most popular berry varieties should have the following characteristics: Blackberry: purplish black to black seed clusters, soft, juicy and ..mildly sweet. v , Blueberry: purplish ,blue, balls, plump, firm and sweet. Boysenberry: purplish black seed clusters, soft, sweet and tangy. Currant: tiny red, white or black balls, firm, tart and tangy. Elderberry: tiny deep purple to black balls, soft, juicy and sweet. Gooseberry: pale green or purplish red balls, firm, crisp and tart. Huckleberry: blue or black balls, plump, firm and mildly sweet. Loganberry: purplish red seed clusters, soft and tart. Mulberry: bluish purple seed clusters, red, reddish black or nearly white, soft, mildly sweet to slightly sour. Raspberry: red, golden or black seed clusters, soft, mildly sweet and tangy. Strawberry: bright red cone shapes, firm and sweet. Refrigerator and freezer storage how-to Berries are a delicate and perishable fruit. For optimum refrigerator shelf life, chill berries in a single layer on a tray or baking pan that's loosely covered with paper towels. Heaping berries in a bowl or container crushes them. Use most berries within a day or two. Do not wash berries until you're ready to use them. 4 To freeze unsweetened berries for year-round eating, arrange washed and well-drained berries, with stems removed, on a baking sheet. Place them in your freezer until they're frozen solid. Transfer them to plastic freezer containers or bags, leaving about a % -inch headspace. Return them to the freezer. See BERRIES, Page 7 Community news notes Pajama story time Is Wednesday Pajama storytime at Ukiah Library, Main and Perkins streets will be 7 p.m. Wednesday. Children should wear pajamas and bring blankets and special bed friends. RE Lions sponsor free swimming Redwood Empire Lions Club will sponsor free swimming at the Ukiah Municipal Pool in Todd Grove Park for youngsters under 17 years old. Free swimming will be held from noon to 5 p.m. each Saturday in July through July 25. For more information, call the city of Ukiah, 463-6236. Thursday at the home of Pauline Lawson. Summertime music will be the theme. For more information, call 463-0702. Learn about MacKerrlcher family Duncan MacKerricher Homestead Day will be noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Lake Cleone. Hosted by the MacKerricher Park and Docent Council, planned events include an exhibit of oldtime hpmesteading equipment which has been at the Boonville Fair, historic photos and a historic play about the MacKerricher family. There will be foods and fun for all ages. Parking space is limited, so carpooling and walking are encouraged. Summertime Is Allegro Club theme College holds dance classes The Allegro Organ Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. 7^ Mendocino College Dance Club is sponsoring weekly modem dance classes designed for intermediate level dancers. Classes will be held at5:30p.m. July 7 and 14and7 p.m. on July 21 and 28. A Tuesday class will be held at 5 tonight. Instructors are Sandy Metzler and Nori Dolan. Classes cost $5 each. All proceeds will be used by the dance club to sponsor dance workshops taught by visiting dancers. , Instruction will be in room 801 at the college. Black and white drawings featured The Mendocino County Museum and Mendocino Multicultural Development Program are offering local artists and cultural organizations exhibition space in the museums gallery in WiUits. The next show of this ongoing series will be Set NOTES, Page 7

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