Cooking with Findlay’s — Christine Armstrong’s Inheritance and Maple Syrup Recipe

This is Carleton Place resident Christine Armstrong. She emailed a picture of her Grandmother’s Findlay’s  frying pan yesterday. If you have any recipes using your Findlay products-tell me. I would love to share them. I am thrilled Christine is going to be sharing more Carleton Place memories with us.
When you mentioned the Findlay foundary I had to send you this picture. This spent many years in my grandma’s kitchen before it got passed on to me. This pan could tell a lot of stories if it could talk! I still use it my kitchen at least once a week and it is better than any new non-stick pan. Wish we could still have them here. I wonder how many kitchens in Carleton Place still have these? 
Money was always tight and buying table syrup was out of the question so this is the family recipe. Grandma would make the syrup on the pan then put it in a mason jar wrapped in a towel to keep it warm. Then she would make a mound of pancakes and we would have a feast.—- Christine Armstrong
I just saw this on Ebay.. (No I do not sell online) and this is something I have never seen before. A Findlay Bros. Carleton Place/ Branch Houses Miniature Cast Iron Advertising
Kathy McAuley
 We found one last summer buried deep when we were digging to repair our foundation. It’s in pretty rough shape and I couldn’t read all the words. Now I know for sure it’s a Findlay. Thanks Linda for posting.
My Grandmother’s Table Syrup
                                                           3 cups white sugar
                                                           1.5 cups warm water
               Boil for 1 minute on high, and then remove from heat. Add 1/2 tsp Maple extract.
Christine Armstrong
                             This is a photo of the actual frying pan Christine sent me today
                                                             Findlay Foundry info
The frying pan is a number 5.
See the Findlay Foundry Memorial plaque across from the town hall on Bridge Street in Carleton Place.

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

5 responses »

  1. Hello Christine,I am married to the little Findlay girl,her name is Laura,she is 56 yrs
    old and is with her big sister Susan.I think
    its wonderful to hear your story about that pan.thank you. Joe

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  2. We have a no. 5 and it gets a lot of use. My cousin worked at the restructured Findlays after the main plant was shut down and he acquired a frying pan for me; produced at that location (somewhere off the town line -industrial park??). The humber is 90 and it has a wood handle.

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