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AURORA ON TOUR
What could be cooler than Aurora in Iceland?
2 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 cup arborio white rice
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 cup parmesan
1 cup cold ma shed roasted pumpkin
1 cup plain flour
3 eggs, lightly beaten for egg wash
2 cups breadcrumbs
60g hard feta
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
ARANCINI BALLS WITH FETA
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catering or functions, please P The
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This month I am sharing my recipe for a ver y popular little item known as arancini balls
(pronounced aran- chee- nee). These savoury little balls are ser ved as snack food in bar s all
over Sicily. They make a terrific entree, party finger food or salad wrap for lunch. Kids love
to help make them and then help eat them. Enjoy!
Makes 12 balls.
BY LORETTO LYNCH
"Elder s have a responsibility to speak out
and tell the kids what they have learnt in
their lives." (David Suzuki, Global News BC1
Canada May 2015)
At 79, David Suzuki has come to the
realisation that he is "entering the death
zone" and now consider s himself an Elder.
His latest book, Letters to my Grandchildren,
is filled with anecdotes from his own life.
These are not intended as an autobiogr aphy,
but in the hope that his gr andchildren and
other r eader s "will gain an insight into their
David's grandparents arrived in Canada
in the early 20th century, settled in British
Columbia and never lear ned to speak
English. His parents wanted their children
to be "super Canadians" and so they were
never allowed to lear n Japanese. As a result
he never had a real conversation with his
grandparents. He regrets never having been
able to ask the questions he now tries to
answer for his own gr andchildren.
David deals with issues such as racism, fame
and heroes, ageing and death and writes of
the impor tance of family, humour, values
and change and of course, caring for the
Advice about r acism seems to be woven
through many of David's letter s. "Bigotr y
is an expression of ignorance....the best
ar mour is knowing you are loved by the
impor tant people in your lives ." As his
gr andchildr en are of mixed races -- Japanese ,
Fir st Nation and English - he speaks with
passion about issues sur rounding r acism.
David tells how his experience with racism
began when the Japanese attacked Pearl
Harbour. Although they were Canadians, his
family lost all citizenship rights . When he was
six, he and his family were "ousted" from
British Columbia, put on a tr ain with other
Japanese families and sent east to Ottawa.
Most of the chapter s in his book are
addressed to all his gr andchildren, with
individual letters to each grandchild making
up the final chapters. In these individual
letters, David speaks with such love and
tenderness to each child, highlighting the
streng ths of each and encour aging them to
pur sue their talents and dr eams.
As each chapter stands alone and is filled
with interesting people and thought-
provoking stories, this is a book that can be
read at leisure. The advice it contains could
easily apply to any of us. "You are what you
do, not what you say....Respect family, greet
challenges with gusto and be thoughtful
about the way you live....slow down....be
kind and generous."
Please visit w ww.davidsuzuki.org.
Add stock to a saucepan over high heat
and bring to the boil. Stir in the rice
and butter and season with salt. Cover,
reduce heat and cook until tender (18--20
Transfer the rice to a bowl and stir in the
par mesan; let cool slightly. Stir in pumpkin,
whole egg and egg yolk and leave to cool
to room temperature.
Place flour, egg wash and breadcrumbs in
separate plates or bowls.
Moisten hands, grab a golf ball--size
amount of rice and flatten into a patty.
Inser t some feta into the centre and shape
a ball around it. Set aside and repeat.
Roll each ball in flour, egg wash then
breadcr umbs . Shallow or deep fr y, or
refriger ate until ready to fr y within the day.
Fr y until golden brown and ser ve as you
like, perhaps with some mayonnaise.
SR LOUISE GANNON rsj
You call us to heal....Do not
accept our complacency. Grant
us a holy discontent. Challenge
us to your justice.
Catherine of Siena
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