Recipe of the week
Ingredients: 4 bacon rashers, chopped 4 sheets ready rolled frozen puff pastry, just thawed 2 tbsp softened butter 1 tbsp olive oil 8 eggs, lightly beaten 1 medium tomato, chopped 3/4 cup Bega Tasty Cheese, grated
Small bunch of chives, finely chopped Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. 2. Grease a 12-hole (1/3 cup capacity) muffin tin with softened butter.
3. Cut 12, 15cm circles out of the pastry and press each individually into the muffin pan. Place the pan in the freezer for 10 minutes while you prepare the filling.
4. Heat the oil in a medium sized fry pan over a medium heat. Add the chopped bacon and cook for 5 minutes or until brown. Remove from the fry pan and drain any excess oil on absorbent paper.
5. In a large bowl combine the eggs, tomato, Bega Tasty Cheese, and bacon. Season with salt and pepper. Remove the pastry from the freezer and evenly divide the mixture between the 12 cases. Bake the pies in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the pasty becomes golden brown and the filling has cooked.
6. Sprinkle with the chives and serve warm or at room temperature.
Makes: 12. Source: Bega.
Can you work out the title of this 1988 movie release from the following clue?
“Unclean Putrid Scamps”.
On New Zealand’s North Island there sits a town called Matamata which until recently was known largely for being where the hobbits shire scenes were filmed for The Lord of the Rings movie franchise. Tourists have been flocking to the area since the movies release and now the town has another claim to fame … a man by the name of Jamie Grainger. A beekeeper by trade, Grainger recently secured himself a place in history by successfully completing a challenge set by one of his colleagues. For $1000, Grainger had to sit his bare posterior on a hive full of angry bees for an entire 30 seconds. And despite being stung numerous times and ending up with a rather sore and swollen rear end, Grainger describes the stunt as the “easiest money (he’s) ever earned.”
The way we were
10 years ago The McIvor Times, September
5, 2007 Reports that Heathcote is one of the most disadvantaged areas in Victoria have been refuted by community members … “I doubt Heathcote is as disadvantaged as some of our metropolitan contemporaries. In fact, we are much richer for our people.” — Trish Ring.
Law enforcers were forced to take orders from someone else when firefighters were called to Heathcote police station on Sunday after an electrical fault sparked a fire … Sergeant Jamie Ward of Heathcote police said an ageing light fitting exploded in the reception area, then ignited in the roof … Sgt Ward said the age and outdated nature of the station was a constant concern.
Phase two of the Victoria Police bans came into force on Monday… Sgt Ward said if Heathcote police had just one more member, a repeat of Friday's events, when Heathcote was left without any police presence due to its members attending the pipeline protest in Colbinabbin, would not have occurred. The McIvor Times, September 6, 1992 Tooborac girls Meg Hagan and Sharyn Zoch were part of a team from Seymour Tech/High which placed second at the recent country finals of Rock Eisteddfod held at Shepparton. The students then went on to win the next round at Broadmeadows … they also won the Best Concept Award.
One man has drowned and two others are missing, believed drowned, in a tragedy at Bonneys Bridge over the Wild Duck Creek on Spring Plains Road last Saturday night.
Heathcote boys, Shane Cunningham and Michael Ring, have taken their Vickick training one step further by being selected to play in the Little League competition representing the West Coast Eagles.
The Saints vote count was held at the Bowling Club premises last Sunday week. Best and fairest winners were: Steven Cox (seniors), Brian Mansbridge (reserves) and Justin Hird (under 17s). The McIvor Times, September
5, 1967 A report provided by the Heathcote Medical Committee in connection with the move to obtain a doctor for the Heathcote practice: “Following election of the Heathcote Medical Committee on 24th August, a brief meeting of the committee was held. At this meeting, it was decided that due to the fact that no suitable housing was available, a site sub-committee be formed to investigate and suggest a suitable site on which to erect a new house, which will be offered to a new doctor on a rental basis ... It