Flash Back Fridays


jaques and bunny

jaques and bunny

Bunny and Clark met at the Lodge and have been together ever since. They live in Fanny Bay on Vancouver Island. Clark has an oyster lease and Bunny just retired after many years as a trustee with the Courtenay school board. When she was at the Lodge, Bunny was known for her inspired cooking. In Bunny’s own words: “One of my favourite memories as kitchen staff took place as soon as the school groups left the dining room and kitchen and headed off for the afternoon’s activities. We would turn on the music, usually Pied Piper or Peter Gabriel, and dance on the tables before we would begin the final clean-up.” Bunny was a caring, creative and talented character who spent a great deal of time and energy preparing food that was appetizing, appealing, nourishing, and even entertaining for the rest of the community. Along with her co-worker, Lucy Alderson, they collected some favourite recipes, many of which we still use.

Cream of Broccoli Soup the Way Bunny Makes It

  • 4 T butter
  • 2 cups chopped onion 2 stalk chopped celery 4 cloves garlic
  • Sauté together.
  • Add 1⁄2 cup flour, brown lightly.
  • Add 6 cups of milk gradually. Stirring constantly,
  • add:
  • 1 bay leaf
  • pinch of all spice
  • black pepper
  • tamari
  • Worcestershire sauce, to taste basil
  • Add 5 cups chopped, cooked broccoli. Simmer briefly and serve. Nourishes six.

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