Safe Grocery Shopping I love to cook. I’m considered a good cook by Mr. H and my family and friends. I often have large crowds for lunch and dinner at the cottage. I often host the holidays. But I don’t think I have ever spent so much time thinking about cooking my next meal. Sound […]Read more "Waiting out Covid-19 in Muskoka…Part 2"
A Relief Campaign in Support of the 2019 Muskoka Floods On July 1st, 2019, the community of Muskoka will come together in effort to support those affected by the destructive 2019 Muskoka floods. Long-time Muskoka cottagers, Tamara Bahry and Amanda Petrovic have partnered with local support organizations and Salt Fine Jewelry, to collaborate on custom […]Read more "Friends of Muskoka Flood Hope"
It’s been a long time coming: Victoria Day Weekend 2019 in Muskoka Yes, this is when the optimism that defines cottagers shows up. We are full of anticipation for the season ahead. And although mostly a work weekend getting the cottage and grounds ready for summer fun, there is lots to distract you. Golf Courses […]Read more "Hello, it’s me!"
Canadian celebs come together to end sex trafficking in the GTA with HartCycle in Muskoka. I know there are plenty of cyclists in Muskoka because I see them on Peninsula Road and Hwy 141 all the time. Here’s a great ride for you and a chance to directly support […]Read more "Event listing: HARTCYCLE BIKE RIDE TO END SEX TRAFFICKING RETURNS TO MUSKOKA, JULY 14"
Starting June 15th, you can arrive at the cottage like a rock star…or in Muskoka’s case, like a Hollywood star and skip the loathsome weekend traffic on the roads north from the city. FLYGTA (https://www.flygta.com/) and the Muskoka Airport (https://www.muskokaairport.com/) announce the launch of regularly scheduled air taxi service from Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport to the Muskoka […]Read more "Skip the 400, direct flights from YTZ start next weekend"
I just finished reading Love and Ruin, the Paula McLain book about Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gelhorn’s tremendous and tumultuous relationship, and chic cocktails are very much on my mind. So, I’m planning an opening weekend cocktail party and you’re all invited. In honour of the Royal Wedding this weekend, many of our aperitifs will […]Read more "Opening Cottage Holiday Weekend Cocktails Party"
Just like the first crocuses that pop up in your yar, a sure sign that spring is coming is the Canada Blooms Show and the National Home Show in Toronto at the Enercare Centre. Have you got your gardener lined up for the cottage? Are you laying out your plans? Not matter where your garden […]Read more "Canada Blooms reminds us gardening season around the corner"
We all have so much “stuff.” We’re purging our closets and our homes and cottages to de-clutter so here’s a gift suggestion for the holidays, pay it forward in one of these ways. It also sends a message to your kids that Christmas + Chanukah are not just about receiving but giving as well. And you […]Read more "Here’s how to quickly finish off your holiday shopping: pay it forward this year"
All of the rain this summer has produced a proliferation of bugs. Even Mr. H doesn’t go into the ruff looking for his ball with all the talk of ticks. However, I do not like using chemicals either on my skin or near the bbq or deck. So here are some ways to get rid […]Read more "Bug free/bear free in Muskoka"
Whether you are looking for gooey Chelsea buns, the tastiest sour cherry strudel, the uber-fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, chacuterie or local artisans and crafts, a trek to one of the Farmers Markets in Muskoka should be on your weekly cottage agenda. There is a Farmers Market almost every day in Muskoka. Check these out: Thursdays: Port […]Read more "Farmers Markets in Muskoka: Fresh and Local Finds"
You had us at free yoga and the waterski show at Cleves! Today you’ll find Minett Madness from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and many of the fab retail stores are offering specials and snacks. If you haven’t shopped anywhere in person for a while, now is the time to get “offline!” PowerYogaCanada Muskoka Jen […]Read more "Minett Madness Monday"
Welcome back to Muskoka our best friends and neighbors! Picnics galore today to celebrate Independence Day either beachside like Gov Christie or lakeside like us. Here are some of our favourite recipes. Mom’s Coleslaw (so easy) Ingredients: One head of green cabbage, sliced into ribbons One carrot, peeled into strips 1 cup mayonnaise (I use the […]Read more "Happy Fourth of July to our U.S. Friends!"