The New Adventures of Eddy Champion – told by Grant

The little living spark that is *Eddy Champion is ready for new adventures.

In his first adventure, Eddy Champion (ISBN No. 1 899573 003) make a daring rescue of a drowning snail caught in a torrent of drain water on a stormy night.

In his next adventure, Eddy battles against ‘The Deleator’ whose single aim is to rid the planet of every insect and pest he doesn’t like.

Eddy supports the environmental concerns of millions from his Caster Cave deep below the turf and always champions the  environmental concerns of even the smallest of creatures – those who too often get overlooked and neglected.

We need your help on the next issue of “Eddy Champion”, so if you are good at sketching, writing, drawing cartoons or want to be an editor, we want to hear from you, especially if you are also battling for :

Clean Soil
More Recycling
Better Quality Life Conservation
Clean Fresh Food
Perpetually Sustainable Development
Creating improved Public Transport
The best Future
The Pursuit of Happiness
Straight Communications
Energy Efficiency
Waste Minimalisation
Fresh unpolluted Water for all – including whales and shrimps!

  • Eddy Champion is one of the many characters you’ll find at WoW (Reg.UK Charity No.327188).

    If you enjoy publishing online and offline,  get in touch with us straight away.

People who care make Waves ~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant

Pontiac or Pontack Sauce

IMAGENAMEHEREEach year, the Elder trees produce a rich harvest of Elderberries. I think that since we started scattering a handful into our recipe for Blackberry and Apple pie, usually eaten on ‘Nutcrack Night’ at the end of October, more friends seem to visit the HoBB for Hallowe’en.

One recipe, using Elder Berries, eluded me for ages despite setting up alerts, designing the jar label (above) and searching the internet. It was the recipe for ‘Pontiac or Pontack Sauce’. A sauce that improves, so I’ve read, if you mature it for 7 years.

Happily, I received the recipe in an email from Marlys Coffey and here it is. I hope you enjoy waiting the full seven years – I’m going to be tempted to sample it after six (days).

Recipe for Pontack or Pontiac Sauce
with my thanks to Marlys Coffey

(Makes 1 x 350ml bottle)

> 500g elderberries
> 500ml cider vinegar
> 200g shallots, sliced
> 6 cloves
> 4 allspice berries
> 1 blade of mace
> 1 tbsp black peppercorns
> 15g root ginger bruised

Place elderberries in dish with vinegar put in very low oven for 4-6 hrs or overnight. Remove strain through seive, crush berries to obtain max juice.

Put juice in a pan with sliced shallots, spices and ginger. Bring back to boil and cook for 20-25 mins until slightly reduced. Remove from heat and strain.

Return to pan and bring back to boil then boil for 5 mins. Pour into warm sterilised bottles and seal.

Sterilize in hot water bath

Store in a dark cupboard and enjoy.

Waves ~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant