Food that will warm your heart

The Riverine Herald - - WHAT’S ON - By Fraser Walker-Pearce

ECHUCA Neigh­bour­hood House is bak­ing from the heart for a good cause. And they’re ask­ing for your help. If you have a tasty morsel you’d like to do­nate to ENH’s drive, you can take it in this morn­ing.

From 8 till 10.30am the com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tion is ac­cept­ing bis­cuits, shortbread, muffins, cup­cakes, cakes and slices.

All of the above re­frig­er­ated or dec­o­rated.

This time around the theme of the day is warm­ing, as in warm colours and com­fort eat­ing.

ENH man­ager Shan­del Keele said you don’t need to fol­low the theme if you don’t want to.

‘‘You are al­ways wel­come to cook can be what­ever your heart de­sires. As long as it is within the guide­lines,’’ she said.

The guide­lines are that the baked goods are not filled or dec­o­rated so that they need con­stant re­frig­er­a­tion.

These are such things as cream, curd, cream cheese, jelly and other per­ish­ables.

Ingredients should be listed with the goods be­cause some of the re­cip­i­ents may have food al­ler­gies or in­tol­er­ances.

‘‘There­fore it would be ap­pre­ci­ated if you could pro­vide a list of ingredients with your do­na­tion.

‘‘You don’t need to go into amounts, just a sim­ple ex­pla­na­tion. For ex­am­ple: stan­dard rais­ing flour, sugar, eggs, milk, vanilla essence,’’ Shan­del said.

How­ever if you are put­ting nuts into your item, ENH asked that be spec­i­fied and what type of nuts they are.

If there is a num­ber of pack­ages or bun­dles one list can be pro­vided and ENH will copy and place with the items for dis­tri­bu­tion.

Bak­ing drop off day is today be­tween 8 and 10.30am at Echuca Neigh­bour­hood House, 261 High Street Echuca.

Af­ter drop off is com­plete, the com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tion fin­ishes pack­ag­ing and box­ing the goods ready to be picked up and de­liv­ered by vol­un­teers from Echuca Re­gional Health.

If you have any ques­tions or queries, please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact Shan­del at Echuca Neigh­bour­hood House on 5482 6914 or email

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