Saturday, April 10, 2010

Elisabeth Ruffner, Guest Speaker

Elisabeth Ruffner, 2008 Historymaker, was the guest speaker at the Historical League meeting on April 5. She continues to inspire us with her efforts to preserve history and share it with others.

Elisabeth initiated the formation of Arizona Centennial committees for both Prescott and Yavapai County and serves as vice-chair of each. She gave her slide presentation entitled, "Yavapai: Mother of Counties, Cradle of Statehood". This is a State Centennial project for which she is seeking legacy and status as a Historian.
Photo shows Dinny Henze, Elisabeth and Kathleen Fischer.

Lunch is always popular prior to the meeting. Elisabeth and League members enjoyed Tomato, Mozarella and Basil Salad, Fresh Tossed Salad with Strawberries, Cabbage/Beet salad and so many more salads.

Betsy Davis made Berry Salad from Rancho de La Osa found in Tastes & Treasures cookbook.

Berry Fruit
Salad with Mint Sugar page 118

1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint
6 tablespoons sugar
3 cups sliced strawberries
3 cups blackberries
3 cups blueberries

Pulse the mint and sugar in a food processor until finely ground. Sprinkle over the strawberries, blackberries and blueberries in a large bowl and toss gently to combine. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Serves 8.