In her letter to the members of the Newfoundland and Labrador WI, President Jane Laite writes:
Spring is a special time of year. Many of the memorable activities that we enjoy in the Women’s Institutes occur at this time of year. Our District AGMs, ACWW Women Walk the World, Earth Day, activities highlighting volunteer activities and the environment, not to mention branch closing activities. This year there is a lot of talk of Conventions, both the FWIC one taking place in Fredericton in June 2015 and the NLWI already taking shape for May 2016 in St. John’s. Connected with the Conventions are the Competitions and the opportunity for NLWI members to display in a tangible way their creative skills.
I’ve extracted a couple of items from the newsletter for this blog post, but if you’d like to read more about what’s going on out on the east coast, you can download the newsletter by clicking on this link: Spr 2015 NLWI
Speaking of baking, Cherry Bran Bread is one of the several recipes in the newsletter.
Cherry Bran Bread INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 cups milk 1 cup All Bran 1/2 cup butter or margarine 1 egg 3/4 cup sugar 4 tsp baking powder 1/2 lb cherries 1/4 lb walnuts 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp flavoring
DIRECTIONS Beat eggs, add milk then add melted butter. Add the dry ingredients and bake in a moderate oven (350 F) for one hour.