Books For Sale!

We have added two books to our marketplace!

The first is Our Roxborough Connection: The Descendants of John and Susannah Montgomery and John Shea and Elizabeth McIntosh by Dr. David Montgomery. Published in 1989, these are original copies.

The second book is the Williamsburg Tweedsmuir Village History, which was compiled and written by the Williamsburg Women’s Institute. Like Our Roxborough Connection, these are original copies from 1984.

Both books are priced at $20.00, plus shipping and handling. To get your copy, email Darlene Fawcett at dmfawcett@ripnet.com

 

St. Lawrence Branch Fall Meeting

The St. Lawrence Branch will be holding their fall meeting on October 3rd at 1:30 pm via Zoom. A link has been sent out to all current members. If you did not receive the link, or you are not a member but are interested in joining the meeting, email Ashley at adrharper@gmail.com

We hope to see you there!

Annual General Meeting

The St. Lawrence Branch will be holding our Annual General Meeting  via Zoom on June 27th at 1:30 pm (Eastern Time).

A meeting link will be sent out to all current members. Anyone who is not currently a member can email the branch’s vice president Ashley Harper to register for the meeting. We hope to see you there

Presentation: Loyalists at Table

Ever heard of Vinegar Pie, Spruce Beer or Moose Meat Salisbury? What about Hasty Puddings or Pocket Soup?

On Wednesday, March 10 at 7:30 pm our friends at the Toronto Branch of the UELAC are hosting a presentation by our secretary, Darlene Montgomery-Fawcett. Darlene and fellow St. Lawrence Branch member, Laurie McDonald, developed a cookbook, Loyalists at Table, a compilation of recipes from our ancestors’ time. She will discuss the history of food preparation around that time and talk about adapting and testing a variety of loyalist recipes including some Indigenous ones.

All are welcome. The meeting room opens at 7:15 p.m. For the meeting coordinates, please email Sally Gustin UE at gustin.deboer@gmail.com

Give the Gift of History This Christmas

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Give the gift of history with the St. Lawrence Branch’s cookbook, Loyalists at Table. Filled with delicious recipes that have been adapted for the modern kitchen, your loved one can immerse themselves in Loyalist cuisine and learn some of the history that goes along with it.

Print books are $20 plus shipping, and digital files are $15. Get your copy in time for Christmas by contacting our branch secretary, Darlene Fawcett, at (613) 989-5489 or dmfawcett@ripnet.com, or by messaging our Facebook page, St. Lawrence Branch UELAC.

Book Review of Loyalists at Table

Have you ever wanted to cook like a Loyalists? Our new cookbook, Loyalists at Table, allows you to do just that! It is filled with old-timey recipes that have been adapted for the modern kitchen. Want to know how to cook mac and cheese from 1786? What about a hearty Cheshire pork pie from 1747? You can find both recipes and many more within this 150 page volume.

Those who have purchased the book have loved it! Christine Manzer, UE, of the Vancouver Branch wrote this lovely review for the Loyalist Trails newsletter (2020-39 edition, October 4, 2020):

“With more time on my hands than in the fall of 2019 and with a renewed interest in cooking and baking at home I was delighted to receive my copy of Loyalists at Table in the mail earlier this week. St. Lawrence Branch members Laurie McDonald and Darlene Montgomery-Fawcett have contributed value time and expertise to the success of this publication.
Huzzah for the mention that photos and recipes were used with permission where that was applicable. The introductory paragraphs for almost all recipes are enlightening and worth reading. Photos from older cookbooks give a wonderful authenticity to the book. I would love to raise a 2-handled posset cup with a hot drink of King William’s Posset with the editors of this book. (see page 14)
I hope many of you will order a copy from the St. Lawrence Branch. Check their Facebook page for details. Expect a reasonable amount to be added for postage and handling. The spiral bound book is 214 pages and a comfortable size to hold. I am pleased to offer my congratulation to the Branch on this fund raising project. Eat well and heartily.”

Copies are still available for purchase – $20 for a paper copy and $15 for a digital file (PDF). Shipping is extra. Get yours today by contacting our branch secretary (and co-author of the book), Darlene Fawcett, at (613) 989-5489 or dmfawcett@ripnet.com. Or, you can message us through our Facebook page: St. Lawrence Branch UELAC

Deadline for Christmas Certificates

Hoping to get a UE certificate for yourself or a family member for Christmas? If the answer is yes, be sure to get your application in by Halloween!

In order for the applications to be processed by Dominion in time for Christmas, applications and fees must be submitted by October 31st at the latest. Any applications submitted after that date will be completed in the new year. Applicants must be current members of the branch where they are applying to.

For more information, visit the Membership & Certificate page of our website.

Book Launch a Success

The launch of our new cookbook, Loyalists at Table, was a success! Thank you to those who joined us for our book launch yesterday, and to MP Eric Duncan for allowing us to host the event at his constituency office in Cornwall!

Copies of the book are still available for purchase from Darlene Montgomery Fawcett. Print copies are $20 and digital copies are $15. Contact Darlene at (613) 989-5489 or email her at dmfawcett@ripnet.com. Books can also be purchased by sending a message to our Facebook page: St. Lawrence Branch UELAC.

Launch of the St. Lawrence Branch UELAC’s new cookbook, Loyalists at Table. Pictured (left to right) are branch secretary Darlene Fawcett and president Lorraine Reoch, along with Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MP Eric Duncan at Duncan’s Constituency Office, 691 Brookdale Ave., Cornwall. 19 September 2020.
Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MP Eric Duncan at Duncan’s Constituency Office, 691 Brookdale Ave., Cornwall. 19 September 2020.
Left to right: St. Lawrence Branch president Lorraine Reoch and Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MP Eric Duncan at Duncan’s Constituency Office, 691 Brookdale Ave., Cornwall. 19 September 2020.
St. Lawrence Branch’s table on display at the book launch, which took place at Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MP Eric Duncan’s Constituency Office, 691 Brookdale Ave., Cornwall. 19 September 2020.
Pictured (left to right) are branch secretary Darlene Fawcett and president Lorraine Reoch, along with Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MP Eric Duncan at Duncan’s Constituency Office, 691 Brookdale Ave., Cornwall. 19 September 2020.

Book Launch

Come celebrate with us! The St. Lawrence Branch of the UELAC is having a book launch to mark the publication of our new cookbook, Loyalists at Table.

Compiled by Darlene Montgomery Fawcett and Laurie McDonald, this volume contains 150 recipes from the 18th century that have been adapted for the modern kitchen. Copies can be purchased by contacting branch secretary Darlene Fawcett at (613) 989-5489 or dmfawcett@ripnet.com. Orders can also be placed by messaging the branch’s Facebook page: St. Lawrence Branch UELAC. Print books at $20.00 and digital copies are $15.00.

Join us at the book launch on Saturday, September 19th, 2020 at MP Eric Duncan’s Constituency Office (691 Brookdale Ave., Unit C) in Cornwall from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

As per the public health directive issued by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit on July 7th, 2020, face masks will be mandatory to attend this event. We also ask that all attendees do their best to maintain a physical distance of two (2) meters.

We hope to see you there!

Hot Off The Press!

St. Lawrence Branch secretary Darlene Montgomery Fawcett (left) and president Lorraine Reoch hold the newly printed Loyalists at Table. September 2020

Have history at your fingertips with our new cookbook, Loyalists at Table. This book contains 150 recipes from the 18th-century adapted for the modern kitchen.

Print copies are $20 (plus shipping) and digital copies are $15. Get yours today! Contact Darlene Montgomery Fawcett at (613) 989-5489 or dmfawcett@ripnet.com, or message us through our Facebook page: St. Lawrence Branch UELAC