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One generation to another

By Liann Bobechko, posted Jul 29th 2010 One generation to another

For many of us, the cottage is an experience first shared with us by our parents, or even our grandparents. As reader Lisa Holt told us when she entered this beautiful photo in theCottage Life photo contest last year."This is a picture of my son Nathan and my father Gino on...

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Canadian-made deckchairs from Gallant & Jones 4

By Michelle Kelly, posted Jul 29th 2010

If you're looking for something other than a Muskoka chair to sit on at the lake, look no further than Gallant & Jones' sytlish deckchairs. Based in Vancouver, Gallant & Jones is founded and operated by two friends who were inspired by the traditional English ...

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Good advice for avoiding bears

By Penny Caldwell, posted Jul 29th 2010 Good advice for avoiding bears

We haven’t seen any bears around our cottage this year, but there was much discussion about the bruins with our guests last week—mostly to assure them that they were safe (the guests, not the bears). Then yesterday, Patrick Walsh, the editor of Outdoor Canada,  forwarded me...

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Disappointed: Corn silk tea, grilled watermelon, grilled radishes 3

By Martin Zibauer, posted Jul 28th 2010

They've been trusted mentors, but this time, they let me down. I'll get over it, eventually, perhaps. Mark Bittman, I love ya, man, but grilled watermelon and grilled radishes are disgusting. Why did you recommend them? Grilling watermelon brings out all the undelicious flavours...

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Huntsville International Film Festival, eh?

By Penny Caldwell, posted Jul 28th 2010

You have to hand it to the folks at Film North, the new Huntsville International Film Festival. They’ve got a sense of humour. Check out the trailer below to see what I mean. How can you not love a festival that includes the “Trading Bay Trout and Grouse Club Golden Antler...

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Artwork by Erin Vincent

By Michelle Kelly, posted Jul 27th 2010 Artwork by Erin Vincent

Thanks to Jaclyn Law, Cottage Life's copy editor, for tipping me off to Erin Vincent and her cottage-themed art. A Toronto-based artist, Erin's work depicts common cottage objects using  found objects, recycled fabric, and hand stitching. Her work is available right now through...

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My favourite cottage ritual 1

By Penny Caldwell, posted Jul 27th 2010 My favourite cottage ritual

We have just returned from a week at the cottage, where one of our favourite rituals is watching the sun set on the bay. Timing is everything: About half an hour before the sun goes down, we pile into the boat and head out into Georgian Bay. Once the big red ball starts to...

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"If you love me, you'll wear sunscreen." 6

By Liann Bobechko, posted Jul 27th 2010

"If you love me, you'll wear sunscreen." This is what Ryan and Simone, a couple I'm friends with, say to each other in as syrupy a voice as they can muster, as a saucy reminder that taking care of yourself is a gift to your loved ones. They've been saying it since before they got...

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Welcome newcomers!

By Liann Bobechko, posted Jul 27th 2010

If you're just joining the blog, welcome! Have a look around. Read previous posts, like the ones on magic at the campfire, hiking, stargazing, and nature, to get ideas for stuff to do at the cottage. Also, it's not too late to join in the fun with our Family Weekend...

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10 tasty toppings for corn-on-the-cob 2

By Martin Zibauer, posted Jul 27th 2010 10 tasty toppings for corn-on-the-cob

It's almost the time of year for one of the most summery of flavours: fresh corn. If you can, pick your own, and get it cooked as soon as possible. The sugars begin to convert into starch soon after the cob's off the stalk. Grilling is great for really fresh corn, because the...

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