It's March ALREADY?!?!
Welcome to MARCH!!! This month the Pub will continue to have Prime Rib on Wednesday nights and the fabulous Pasta Night on Thursdays. Congrats to Linda MacNevin, our February trivia winner!!!!
St. Patrick’s Day is on the 17th and the Pub will be having some Irish lunch specials. Try our new Keith’s Tartan Ale, too. Print off the coupon below and get 17% of a large glass of Keith’s Tartan Ale with the purchase of a Pub Menu or Dinner Menu item.
Time to “spring” ahead on the 13th – don’t forget to set your clocks ahead an hour. The 20th is the first day of Spring – have to see that one to believe it!!!! On March 26th, at 8:30 p.m. the Pub will be shutting off the lights to support Earth Hour – turn your lights off too and let’s stop wasting energy!!!! It is a time to think about how we produce and use energy as well as recognizing the need to use more renewable sources of energy like wind and solar power.
The Annual Merchantman Pub Curling Bonspiel is being held March 13th, 2011 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Charlottetown Curling Club. Last year was a hoot and this year will be just as much fun!!! Get a team together or sign up and we’ll put you on a team. Come down to the Pub with your team members and team name or email it to infomerchantmanpub [dot] com to register. The cost is $20 per person. After the curling, join us at the Pub for burgers, dogs and fries!!!
St. Patrick's Day Coupon
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
Present this coupon on St. Patrick's Day (March 17th, 2011) with your Pub Menu or Dinner Menu purchase and receive 17% off a Large Alexander Keith's Tartan Ale drought beer.
Limit 1 coupon per peson.
Local Supplier Spotlight
Our spotlight in March is on Daniel and Beatrice Ficza, the owners of Honeydew Apiaries. Their bee farm is located in Canoe Cove, past Cornwall. They operate 400 to 500 hives. Not only do they produce honey, they use their bees to pollinate different crops, like apples and blueberries. A visit to the farm will allow you to observe the bees in a glass protected display hive, you will see honey extraction, taste the wonderful honey and tour the honey house. The Ficza’s also sell liquid and creamed wildflower and/or blueberry honey, beeswax candles, skin creams and lip balms. Honeydew Apiaries delivers to us natural, sweet, Island honey. You can contact Daniel and Beatrice at 902-675-3690, via email at honeydewpei [dot] sympatico [dot] ca or go visit them in Canoe Cove, on Route 19, civic #6718. Watch for the honey signs!!
Did You Know.....
..... your heart beats 101,000 times a day? During your lifetime it will beat about 3 billion times and pump about 400 million litres (or 800 million pints for the beer drinkers) of blood.
..... that the bee is a remarkable animal? They are the most important pollinators. Bees don’t have ears but they have an excellent sense of smell with chemoreceptors in their antennae.
..... the plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets?
..... that eating bread and/or drinking milk are the two best ways to calm the tongue after eating spicy food? The spices in most hot foods are oily so water just rolls over the oily spices.
The Galley Spotlight
The Galley is an important extension of the Pub, so this month we are shinig our spotlight on Crystal Myers. Crystal has only been working in the Galley for 6 months, but believe us when we say the Galley wouldn’t run without her!! Crystal has a great personality, is outgoing, bubbly and brings fun and laughter to work with her every day. She is focused and keeps the Galley organized and running smoothly. She can whip out sandwiches at lightning speed. Crystal is the backbone of the Galley and can never leave us!!!!
Ficza Honey Cake Recipe
1 cup honey
1 cup sugar
2 2/3 cup flour
1 cup cold coffee
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup oil
3/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix honey, eggs, sugar and oil together. Beat until smooth. Stir in salt and baking powder. Dissolve baking soda in coffee.
Add flour, coffee and vanilla into mixture. Beat until smooth. Pour into 2 greased 8" square or round OR 9 x 13 pan.
Bake at 325 for 50-60 minutes (or until toothpick inserted comes out clean).
Cool and serve with fresh fruit and ice cream!!
This recipe can be easily made into mufins - just pour into a muffin tin and cook for less time.