Simcoe was Named for John Graves Simcoe in 1795, the first Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Originally two separate hamlets, the current downtown started as Birdtown, named by William Bird, who settled in the early 1800s. The north end of town, currently known as “the Queensway”, was originally called Theresaville (in honour of Robert Nichol’s wife), as it grew around Aaron Culver’s saw and grist mill in the 1820s. When the post office was established in 1829, Culver’s suggestion of Simcoe was approved.
Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream
1 14 oz
can sweetened condensed milk
chopped strawberries, plus more for topping
chopped pound cake, plus more for topping
In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
Fold in sweetened condensed milk, strawberries, and pound cake. Transfer mixture to a 9"-x-5" loaf pan and smooth top with a spatula. Top with additional strawberries and pound cake and freeze until firm, 5 hours. When ready to serve, remove from freezer to let soften, 10 minutes.