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Page 10 Hells Canyon Journal November 9, 1994 Of Cabbages and Kings By Marjc rie Baker More to an Mu I hereby declare that the muffm craze is over! It's not that I don't like muf- fins-- I do, but I like other things, too, and when muf- fins are everywhere before youreyes.., welllrvessen muffins in malls, muffins in vendingmachines, muf- fins in grocery stores and department stores and candy stores and sold on the street by vendors! Where are the popovers, thecrepe the krumcakes? Where are the moist breads? And if you are making them at home for a special evening pick-me-up, where are the waffles cov- ered with warm applesauce or the nut-batter pancakes covered with fruit syrup? Oh, yes, there is a lot to life be- s/des mufrras, and with mixes proliferating everywhere, there are some easy alterna- tive answers to quick break- fasts and snacks. Take popovers. At one time they were tremendously Delicious Popovers Mix dry tn nt= 1 oup flour mixed 1/4 teaspoon salt Mix moi inf, redlents" 1 aup milk 2 extra large eggs " 1 tbsp. melted butter popular: cheese, jam-filled, ham.filled, served with roast beef for Christmas, and just az deeerving as the omnipres- ont muff'm, too. No, they are not difficult to make, they do not require a white thumb and a tall hat; and yes, the batter can be made up ahead and cooked on the spot, like early in the morning when you are only half awake. There are just a few rules to follow. One: relax; two: pre- It's Unlawful To Install or Sell Used Wood Stoves . So'that Oregonians won't be deceived when they buy a wood stove, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is offering a free fact sheet with answers to fre- quently asked questions heat the oven to 425 de- about used wood stoves. grees;three: putyour muf- Under Oregon law, it's H- fin tin (or popover fin if legaltosellorinatallanewor you own such a thing) in used uncertified wood stove. the hot oven while you mix the batter. Follow the recipe, remove tins from oven and brush lightly with margarine, oil or but- ter. Don't forget to brush the rim of the mold, too. Fill the molds half full, place in the hot oven and bake for 20 minutes at 425 degrees. Do not peek. Now turn thetemper ature down ' to 350 degrees and bake another 10 minutes. Eat plain or fill with anything from scrambled eggs to a mixture of fresh fruits. Combine the dry and moist ingredient's only until just mixed together. Now you may put it in a quart jar and screw on a lid to keep in the refrig- erator until you want it, any rime within the next three to four days. Follow above in- structions when you ere ready to serve them. Snow Birds (with Feathers, No Less!) TUNDRA SWANS take flight,, continuing their journey south, All certified wood stoves have a permanent DEQ or Envi- ronmental ProtecrionAgency (EPA) label. Aecordingto DEQ environ- mental specialist David Collier, "Even though the law has been in effect for several years, consumers may not be aware that when they buy an uncerrified stove, they will not be able to get a building permit to install it." Since 1986, all new wood stoves sold in Oregon must meet smoke emission stan- dards adopted under the Or- egon Wood Stove Corfifiea- rion Program. In 1990, EPA adopted these standards na- tionwide. Since September 1991, the sale and installa- rion of new or used uncerrified wood stoves has been prohib- ited and no building permits have been issued for the in- ~otet~mws~ after a couple of days at the Sag Pond,outside Halfway. . stallation of a used non-certi- fied wood stove. If you already have an uncertifiedwood stove inyour home, you can continue us- ing it as long as you comply with any local wood-burning restrictions. You also can sell your home with an uncerrified stove in it, but you cannot sell this type of stove separately. For a copy of the fact sheet about used wood stove regu- larions or for further infor- marion about wood hearing appliances, call DEQ Air Quality Division at 1-800- 452-4011. ThankYou To all my family and friends for the prayers, cards, flowers, calls and continuing "get well wishes" while I am recovering from recent knee surgery. I'm feeling much better, thank you. Thorny Hampton Thank You May we take this method of thanking neighbers friends for their kind expres- sions of sympathy in the re- cent loss of our loved one. These expressions have been deeply appreciated. The family of Georgia Tureman ThankYou We would like to say Thank You to alot of different people who have helped us since our accident. We would like to thank Dave and Marjorie Baker for taking care of our children. They did a really great job, and loved them. We wouldlike to thank the people who were on the am- bulance crew who pulled us from the accident; and the women from the Presbyterian Church for our evening" meals. Plus everyone who has done one thing or another to help us during our time of need. We like living in Halfway -- it is such a nice community and everyone is real nice and helpful. We just hope some day we can pay back some ofthe kind- ness Halfway has shown us. Thank you, Kevin & Bonnie Harvey and family