Recipe of the week

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Cheese and Veg­etable Slice In­gre­di­ents: 2 cups firmly packed grated veg­eta­bles (eg. pump­kin, zuc­chini, car­rot, sweet potato) 1 onion, grated 2 rash­ers ba­con, finely chopped (op­tional)

1 and 1/2 cups grated Devon­dale Colby Cheese 2 tbsp SR flour 80g Devon­dale Orig­i­nal But­ter, melted 8 large eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 cup Devon­dale Full Cream Milk 2 tbsp chopped fresh pars­ley salt and freshly ground black pep­per, to taste 8 cherry to­ma­toes, halved Method: 1. Place all in­gre­di­ents in a large bowl and stir to com­bine evenly.

2. Pour mix­ture into a but­tered and bak­ing pa­per lined 20cm x 20cm ceramic bak­ing dish or non­stick cake tin, stud with cherry to­mato halves and bake at 180 de­grees Cel­sius for 50-60 min­utes or un­til golden and set. Rest for 15 min­utes be­fore slic­ing.

Hint: Save time by grat­ing the veg­eta­bles and cheese in a food pro­ces­sor.

Serves: 6. Source: Devon­dale.

Odd spot

A Cana­dian zoo has landed it­self in hot wa­ter after footage emerged on­line of one of its bears — a Ko­diak bear named Berkley — be­ing hand-fed an ice cream by a Dairy Queen drive-thru em­ployee while rid­ing in the pas­sen­ger seat of a pickup truck! The video, posted by the Dis­cov­ery Wildlife Park in Al­berta, was meant to be ed­u­ca­tional, but was taken down after a bar­rage of crit­i­cism from the pub­lic and the own­ers are now fac­ing charges from Cana­dian wildlife au­thor­i­ties for fail­ing to ap­ply for the nec­es­sary per­mit to take the bear out­side of the zoo.

Mys­tery movie

Can you work out the ti­tle of this new re­lease film from the fol­low­ing clue?

Labyrinth sprinter: the rem­edy for the fi­nal hu­man con­di­tion.

The way we were

10 years ago The McIvor Times, May 14, 2008 Heath­cote po­lice sta­tion will ben­e­fit from a $210,000 wind­fall to carry out im­prove­ment works, re­fur­bish­ment and se­cu­rity up­grades. McIvor Neigh­bour­hood House has been given a new lease on life fol­low­ing a re­cent makeover.

The Mia Mia com­mu­nity re­cently played host to Michael and Gwynne Duigan, de­scen­dants of famed home-grown avi­a­tors the Duigan broth­ers. The McIvor Times, May 12,

1993 The Heath­cote Gold Joint Ven­ture Project, which has its mine at Red Hill, has poured over 5,600 ounces of gold since the com­mence­ment of the mine works six months ago … Ac­cord­ing to the Gen­eral Man­ager of the mine, Mr Chris Lee, about 26 peo­ple are work­ing at the mine site to keep the op­er­a­tion go­ing around the clock to process the ore be­ing ex­tracted from the pit which in­cluded the old Hirds Mine.

Progress As­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers Ian Suther­land, Tom Jenk­ins and Brian Wood­bridge were hard at work last week putting up the gazebo in the pic­nic area be­hind the Court House.

Toolleen Ho­tel is un­der the new man­age­ment of own­ers Colin and Suzanne Munro. The cou­ple have been mak­ing many changes to the ho­tel since their ar­rival in late Fe­bru­ary. The ex­te­rior walls have been sand­blasted and re­turned to their orig­i­nal brickwork, while the pressed tin ceil­ings are be­ing un­cov­ered in sev­eral ar­eas to bring back the char­ac­ter to the rooms … “The dining room will be called the Plough Inn. After the ho­tels orig­i­nal name,” Colin says, “and the bar is re­named the Speirs Bar, after the first owner John Speirs.” The cou­ple moved here from Tocumwal…

Good food and good ten­nis (in that or­der?) were the hall­marks of last Wed­nes­day’s so­cial ten­nis day by the Heath­cote Ten­nis Club to raise money for Mar­garet Coch- rane’s trip to the World Trans­plant Games. The McIvor Times, May 14,

1968 Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of all lo­cal churches met in the Pres­by­te­rian Sun­day School Hall on 5th May to join in a wel­come to the Right Rev. Rhys Mil­lar, Mod­er­a­tor of the Pres­by­te­rian Church of Victoria, who made an of­fi­cial visit to St. An­drews … Rev. Rhys Mil­lar ac­cepted an in­vi­ta­tion to ded­i­cate an in­ner door of the build­ing in mem­ory of the late Arthur Knight, of Toob­o­rac.

McIvor Coun­cil de­ci­sions: At last Thurs­day’s meet­ing of the McIvor Shire Coun­cil … The Pres­i­dent re­ported that he had in­quiries from peo­ple re­gard­ing the rub­bish tip at Knowsley, and Cr McLen­nan said they could be in­formed that the new tip area can be used im­me­di­ately … Coun­cil de­cided to pur­chase a new Ford 6-ton truck at the quoted price of $2900 sub­mit­ted by R. Latta of Heath­cote.

The McIvor Times & Rod­ney

Ad­ver­tiser, May 16, 1918 A very suc­cess­ful So­cial in con­nec­tion with St. John's branch of the girls friendly so­ci­ety was held in the Budd Hall on the 21st. inst, Mr Hud­son, who presided apol­o­gised for the ab­sence of the Rev. Rogers who had to go to Mel­bourne. There was a splen­did pro­gramme and com­pe­ti­tion, prizes be­ing won by Miss A. Cooke and Mr Allen.

On Thurs­day evening last, a very large num­ber of friends gath­ered at the res­i­dence of Mrs G. Thom­son, to bid her and fam­ily farewell prior to their de­par­ture from this dis­trict, she, hav­ing dis­posed of her prop­erty at Toob­o­rac Road. Mrs Thom­son, who has resided in th­ese dis­tricts for a great many years, in­tends to take up her res­i­dence at Healesville.

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