Family Weekend Challenge #5: Make bannock! 5

By Liann Bobechko, posted Aug 5th 2010

When my baby was a baby (she's now all grown up at 15 months), I went through a phase of baking bannock. It was, of course, partly that I love bannock (a lot), and got accolades for making it. But I also started mixing up double batches of the dry mix and storing half of it in a...

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The Oreo code: American vs. Canadian cookies 2

By Martin Zibauer, posted Aug 4th 2010 The Oreo code: American vs. Canadian cookies

Very important, serious research happens in our offices. It's not all fun and cottages. An American expat I know insists that US Oreos are distinct from Canadian, so I brought two bags in to the office, one from each country, for a tasting. Gary Davidson, art director of...

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New life for old sofas

By Michelle Kelly, posted Aug 4th 2010 New life for old sofas

Today I'll be putting the finishing touches on a fantastic story for our upcoming October issue, about a century-old farmhouse turned cottage. The owner, Viki Mansell, owns two antique shops in Toronto (Absolutely and Absolutely North), so you can imagine that the place is filled...

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Fun on the beach with kids 1

By Liann Bobechko, posted Aug 3rd 2010

I had the pleasure of visiting the cottage of friends (my DH's childhood friend, his fun and lovely wife, their 10-year-old daughter, and Stanley, the 9-week-old-puppy) on Lake Huron this past weekend. (I'm not to say where it was exactly—they don't want the secret getting out...

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Your cottage feast: Debb's mushroom baguette 3

By Martin Zibauer, posted Aug 3rd 2010

Debb e-mailed me about a snack she recreated: I was at a friend's cottage, photographing her daughter's wedding reception. I had the privilege of tasting a delicious hors d'oeuvres while I was on the job. I snuck a piece of this scrumptious tidbit as the server walked by me. I...

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The end of beer

By Martin Zibauer, posted Jul 30th 2010

Today, The Atlantic profiles Scottish brewery BeerDog and its dangerous game of beer brinkmanship, culminating in a beer called The End of History and a skirmish between the "sausage-munchers" (the German brewery Schorschbräu) and a self-sacrificing Scottish stoat.

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Opinion please! 2

By Liann Bobechko, posted Jul 30th 2010

You'll see I've added an opinion poll to this page, over there —> on the right. I want to know what’s your favourite time of day at the cottage. Cast your vote, and you can comment here about why, or let me know if I missed your favourite time of day in the options!

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Your cottage cookbook report: Classic Vegetable Cookbook

By Martin Zibauer, posted Jul 30th 2010

A short cookbook report on Ruth Spear's Classic Vegetable Cookbook, from Katherine Kilpatrick of Elbow Lake. It's a familiar story: The favourite cookbook travels from cottage to home each weekend, until eventually it convinces the owner to buy a second copy. This is not only the...

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Family Weekend Challenge #4: Do a scavenger hunt

By Liann Bobechko, posted Jul 29th 2010

I have a confession to make: I love scavenger hunts. I love doing them, but more than that I love creating them and watching people solve them. And so, I'm delighted to announce that this week's Family Weekend Challenge is: Do (or create) a scavenger hunt! Two of the most...

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Summer Vegetable Frittata recipe

By Martin Zibauer, posted Jul 29th 2010

This is one of the dockside snack recipes Jane Rodmell prepared for our Summer issue. In the end, we didn't have room for it in the magazine, so we put it on line. Sneaky. But very good. Summer Vegetable Frittata by Jane Rodmell A frittata is basically a crust-less quiche that is...

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