GREAT RECIPES BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON!

Recipe of the Month

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Ingredients for Strawberries & Cream:

6–7 cups quartered strawberries

1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (75g) granulated sugar, divided

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 cup (240ml) heavy cream
 

Ingredients for Homemade Biscuits:

3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour, plus extra for hands and work surface

1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar

2 tablespoons aluminum free baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup (180g) unsalted butter, cold and cubed

1 cup (240ml) cold buttermilk

2 Tablespoons (30ml) heavy cream or buttermilk

coarse sugar, for sprinkling

Instructions:

Start with the strawberries: stir them and 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar together in a large bowl. Cover and set in the refrigerator until ready to use. This time allows the strawberries to release their delicious juices.
 

Make the biscuits: preheat the oven to 425°F (218°C). Mix the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl or in a large food processor. Whisk or pulse until combined. Add the cubed butter and cut into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter or by pulsing several times in the processor. Pulse until coarse crumbs form. If you have used a food processor, pour the mixture into a large bowl.
 

Pour buttermilk on top. Fold everything with a large spoon or rubber spatula until it begins to come together. Do not overwork the dough. The dough will be shaggy and crumbly with some wet spots. Pour the dough and any dough crumbles onto a floured work surface and gently bring it together with generously floured hands. Using floured hands or a floured rolling pin, flatten into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle as best as you can. Cut into 2.75 or 3-inch circles with a biscuit cutter (Tip: do not twist the biscuit cutter when pressing down into the dough - this seals off the edges of the biscuit which prevents them from fully rising). Re-roll any scraps until you have 10-12 biscuits. Note that I skipped re-rolling when photographing these steps.

Arrange in a 10-inch cast iron skillet or close together on a parchment paper or silicone baking mat-lined baking sheet. Make sure the biscuits are touching.

Brush the tops with 2 Tablespoons heavy cream or buttermilk and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before assembling.

Make the whipped cream: using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the heavy cream, 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar, and vanilla on medium-high speed until soft-medium peaks form -  about 3 minutes.

Slice the biscuits in half and layer with strawberries and whipped cream. Serve immediately.

​April 11th, 2021

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

PAWcasso Studio

by Terri Viola-Wilson

Your pet is an important part of your life so why not capture their pawprint on canvas?

An important part of this art project is to decide on your theme. What comes to mind when you think about your relationship with your pet? What are you passionate about? That forms the base of your artwork which is done in permanent marker. Leave a space for your pet's pawprint! Once your canvas is ready, you carefully paint the pads of your pet's paw and press it onto the canvas and voila! Your PAWcasso print is done! 

 

About our Workshop Host: Terri Viola-Wilson is Home Hospice Association’s Hamilton Halton Chapter Champion and Program Manager for C.A.N.D.Y. Café. From the first day Terri joined in on Googler Doodler Day to the many events and many paws she has painted, her love for animals and art has shone through. 

 

​June 24th, 2021

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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As a proud member of the Home Hospice Association, Phylicia will be hosting a workshop on self-expression through collage. 

Collaging is a form of art making that allows the person to choose from already-created words and images from magazines, books, posters, stickers and other memorabilia.  Collaging is a great way for people to freely choose words and imagery that reflect their unconscious thoughts, feelings and emotions. 

 

Materials will be shared upon registering as a participant to the Moonlit Memory Walk.

Expressive Collage Run 

by Phylicia Lafreniere

​August 22nd, 2021

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Legacy Trees 

by Angela Lee

Angela will be hosting a 1 hour online class to lead a group of interested people to making family legacy "trees".  This not only engages interested participants to make their own family tree, but helps to show the legacy in their own blood line that they can be proud of.  It will consist of Angela leading the class through painting family trees on canvas to create their own keepsake legacy piece of art, that they can proudly display on their walls if they choose to.  If you like creating crafts and would like your own take home work of art, please sign up for a spot to participate in this fun activity!

Materials will be shared upon registering as a participant to the Moonlit Memory Walk.