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"
Vacationing in Muskoka does mean a lot of barbequing, but sometimes even die-hard cottagers look for a bar or restaurant patio with a lake view and a break from steak. Here are this summer’s hottest patios in Muskoka. Turtle Jacks Muskoka, Port Carling I have to say I’m partial to this patio for brunch. Turtle […]Read more "The essential guide to patios in Muskoka"
Start planning your Canada Day long weekend activities now. There are arts + culture, kid’s events, fitness and fashion events and of course, culminating in fireworks and Canada Day festivities. Your guests will thank you and enjoying all that our local scene has to offer will reinforce how incredible this country is. #blessedtobeinMuskoka Some highlights to help […]Read more "Insider’s Guide to Planning this long weekend in Muskoka"
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!"
This Muskoka weekend calls for cocktails on the dock that speak to our pride in Canada’s 150th Anniversary. Here’s to you, Canada! Cherry Mojito – we are making this for Josh this weekend! INGREDIENTS 4 oz. Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade 1.5 oz. White Rum 10 Mint leaves (plus a few more for garnish) […]Read more "When you are the bartender: Canada Day Cocktails dockside"
You didn’t have time to have a mani /pedi before you left the city and you’re desperate to get into your flipflops. You’re thinking that a good massage will take the kinks out before your big run. Your favourite waxing spot was booked. What are the choices in Muskoka? Body and Soul, Rosseau A pretty […]Read more "Spa in Muskoka"
“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” ― David Mamet, Boston Marriage We could not agree more with the playwright Mamet. Everyone has their favourites of course. And we think we have eaten just about every pie available in Muskoka because that is our go-to dessert (see quote […]Read more "Pie perfect"
One of the next chores on my to-do list, as every cottager, is getting our property ready for the summer months. Mr. H is great at doing property clean up so he has blown away all the winter detritus, raked and removed all of the leaves but our gardens need replenishing and we have a bunch of planters […]Read more "Getting your cottage gardens ready"
The opening of the cottage brings a number of chores. One of my chores this year to get dock season rolling is re-covering our lounge chair cushions. Fortunately CheekyFibre in Rosseau is now open three days a week (Thursday to Saturday) and carries a wide and colourful range of Sunbrella fabrics. If you need cushions recovered […]Read more "Cheeky Rosseau artist find"
For those of us who can’t wait for our cottage area fitness to begin, the golf course are not the only openings this weekend. Here’s a rundown on some of our favourite fitness spots in Muskoka… Tri Lakes Training: Saturday May 20th is the opening for the season at Tri Lakes Training. Our full schedule and […]Read more "Is Minett your fitness hub?"
In the final of our series of Mom Tributes from PowerYogaCanada Muskoka owner and operator, Jenn Dwyer shares how her Mom inspired her journey to yoga and personal happiness. Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Moms and Daughters who have shared their stories with us and to you dear Readers…enjoy your day! “It’s Mother’s […]Read more "Grateful for my Zen Mom who inspired Muskoka Magic"
The second in our series of Mom tributes is from contributor Lindsay Knowlton, Iron Lady Golf. Growing up as an athlete, my mom never missed a game. She taught us that family and supporting each other is number one! She cheered, she caddied, she brought snacks, she was my number one supporter and fan whether […]Read more "Meet the real Iron Lady!"