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Low water levels in cottage country 6

By Penny Caldwell, posted May 27th 2010 Low water levels in cottage country

Margot Pengelly and Axel Hussel sent this photo taken last weekend of the beach at their cottage on Kennisis Lake. At this time of year, the beach is usually under water, and it doesn’t break the surface until August. But here it is, only May, and they’ve already got out the...

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TGRWT #21: Sage and Peanut Truffle recipe 2

By Martin Zibauer, posted May 27th 2010 TGRWT #21: Sage and Peanut Truffle recipe

The challenge in TGRWT (They Go Really Well Together), a food blogger event created by Martin Lersch at his blog, Khymos, is to create a recipe with a pair of ingredients that aren't a traditional match, but which chemical analysis shows share prominent flavour molecules....

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My tale of Turkish delight 6

By Michelle Kelly, posted May 27th 2010 My tale of Turkish delight

Many thanks to our new editorial intern, Emma Tarswell, for blogging over the last few weeks. I'm hoping that she'll continue to contribute to the blog over the summer (pretty please Emma?). I'm sorry for abandoning you all just as the cottage season opens, but I had a great...

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Your cottage feast 2

By Martin Zibauer, posted May 27th 2010 Your cottage feast

Here's the first reader-submitted "Your Cottage Feast," from Ted. Even though I just introduced this feature last week, I want to tweak something already: Please e-mail your cottage feast photos (the dinner, the prep, the people or the food; humble lunch or special celebration)...

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Real heirloom tomatoes

By Martin Zibauer, posted May 26th 2010

Barry Estabrook, who blogs at Politics of the Plate, writes about the wild ancestors of cultivated tomatoes in Gastronomica: Some plants crept along like thyme. Others climbed until they nearly touched the glass roof and then doubled back toward the floor. Foliage came in all...

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The story behind a Cottage Life illustration

By Penny Caldwell, posted May 25th 2010

We like to have fun here at Cottage Life, even when we’re discussing the serious business of keeping bears out of the cottage. You may have seen the illustration of the bear cheating an electric fence in the new (June 2010) issue of the magazine. It accompanied a story in the...

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The Sandbar in Bon Appetit

By Martin Zibauer, posted May 21st 2010

A little familial bragging here. The latest issue of Bon Appetit arrived in our office yesterday. In the "r.s.v.p." department, the section where readers ask the magazine to root out recipes for favourite dishes from restaurants, one of the requests was for Dark Chocolate Pudding...

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Antique Trends from Design*Sponge

By Michelle Kelly, posted May 21st 2010 Antique Trends from Design*Sponge

The first long-weekend, and for many the first cottage weekend, of unofficial summer is just hours away and with that comes the opportunity to hit up some flea markets and antique stores. The Design*Sponge has compiled a list of the prominent trends at the Brimfield Outdoor...

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Unsaturated S'mores

By Martin Zibauer, posted May 20th 2010

"Like  a s'more you can take in the shower"—Jack Donaghy, on 30 Rock This line from tonight's episode seems a recipe challenge. Any ideas?

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How to make the most of a tiny space 1

By Michelle Kelly, posted May 20th 2010

Is there any cottager that doesn't need more space? Whether your family is continually growing or your collection of boating equipment has taken over the deck, you're probably in need of some extra room at the cottage. Gary Chang, an architect from Hong Kong, has developed a...

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