Sunday, 25 February 2018

Festival du Voyageur week

This past Wednesday we had our Festival du Voyageur dress-up day and enjoyed some voyageur music at chapel.  We also had a taste of pea soup, bannock and maple syrup!  As well, grade 3-8 students visited the Festival du Voyageur on Friday. This week we will feature our Wednesday photos; next week I will post the fieldtrip photos.

Thank you so much to all the parents who contributed bannock. Thank you to all volunteers who helped to serve our voyageur food; merci beaucoup! As well, huge thanks to all our parent and staff drivers who transported students to and from our fieldtrip on Friday; you are all amazing!

Here is the recipe for pea soup that we used:

Pea Soup

2 1/4 cups dried split peas
8 cups water
1 large onion
1 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 tsp pepper
1 smoked pork hock (try Miller's meats!) or 1 ham bone
3 medium carrots, chopped into small pieces
1-2 tablespoons summer savory
salt and maple syrup to taste

Heat peas and water to boiling in stock pot.  Boil uncovered 2 minutes; remove from heat and let stand one hour.

Stir in onion, celery and pepper.  Add pork hock/ham bone.  Heat to boiling; reduce heat and cover and simmer about 1 1/2 hours or until peas are tender.

Remove pork hock/ham bone; trim meat and cut into 1/2" pieces.  Stir ham and carrots into soup.  Heat to boiling.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer until carrots are tender and soup is of desired consistency, about 30 minutes. Add maple syrup and salt to taste.

Bon appétit!

Miam, miam!

Please stay posted for the field trip photos next week!

Bonne semaine!

Mme Christensen

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