Drink

Summer Cocktail: The Dandy Lion

David’s Summer Sips, a series of docktail recipes

We all remember blowing the seeds of a dandelion. Where did they go? Off to mystical lands where dreams come true? And I certainly hope you've experienced the crunch of dandelion greens in a summer salad, or puckered up with a fragrant cup of dandelion root tea.  Somehow, even if unknowingly, this herb has touched all ...

Summer Cocktail: The Beekeeper’s Balm

David’s Summer Sips

Let’s celebrate the summer cocktail with a new one called the The Beekeeper's Balm—a soothing, citrusy mix of lemon balm, Muskoka honey, and rum. Lemon balm is an herb with the scent of lemons and the look of basil or mint. It’s tasty in tea, but hey... summer's almost here so let’s improvise a wee bit! Let's ...

Where to buy Takeout in Muskoka

A curbside list

It's National Takeout Day. To give Muskoka's local restaurants some much-deserved love, here's a WHERE TO BUY TAKEOUT list, curated by ExplorersEdge.ca Bracebridge Kitchen’s Pastry and Catering Main St. Delicatessen Momma Bear’s Ice Cream & Sweets Marigold Unique Flavour Momma’s Fish & Chips Muskoka Natural Food Market Seasons Restaurant The Burger Shop The Old Station ...

Stay-At-Home Smoothies

A quick and easy smoothie recipe your kids can make at home.

With kids at home, it's the perfect time to teach them how to make healthy breakfasts all by themselves. A place to start: this easy-peasy, multi-berry Smoothie recipe.     Tip 1: Use frozen berries so that you don't have to add ice. Tip 2: Freeze over-ripe bananas so that you have them on hand when ...

For Your Cottage Table

Trudy Crane’s All-White Dinnerware: Simplicity for Your Table.

Trudy Crane’s art is a runaway hit. Her work — all-white tableware featured on lookslikewhite.com — is simplicity itself. It's a style that reflects the ceramic artist’s dedication to a life filled with beauty, meaning, and purpose. Her debut book, Seasons: The Vegan Table, expands on that theme. The artist collaborated with her daughter — photographer Chloé Crane-Leroux ...

Summer Sips: Fruit Infused Water

Cool Down on the Hot Dock with Fresh ‘n Flavourful Fruit Infused Water

Fruit infused waters provide a hint of sunshine and subtle flavour in every glass. The good news is that it’s incredibly easy to make refreshing infused water at home. Fruit infused waters provide a hint of sunshine and subtle flavour… Start with a large pitcher, mason jar, or pick-up a nifty infusion pitcher. PC Home ...

Cottage Etiquette No.2

Six Ways to be a Good Party Guest

In this running series, MuskokaStyle considers cottage etiquette: the art of practicing common courtesies, good sportsmanship, civility, and respect, both on the lake and off... You've accepted an invitation as a guest at a cottage cocktail party... Here are six ways to behave with style and civility that will also help you get invited back!   ...

For The Cottage Cook

Two Classic Canadian Cookbooks for Weekends at the Cottage

MuskokaStyle means easy, fresh and flavourful entertaining — and these two Canadian classic cookbooks are made for weekends at the cottage. Oh She Glows By Angela Liddon New York Times best-selling author and creator of the wildly popular OhSheGlows.com and cookbook, Angela Liddon, shares a steady stream of inspiring healthy recipes and tips online and ...

Thirsty? Meet Walter

Canada’s Classic Summer Caesar Gets an Upgrade with Walter, The Life of a Muskoka Party
Walter Caesar Mix

Legend has it the Caesar cocktail was invented in Calgary in 1969. While there’s something to be said for enjoying the classic drink vintage-style, we think summer weekends at the cottage call for an upgrade. Meet Walter, a made-in-Canada craft Caesar mixer that does not contain the unpronounceable chemicals, high-fructose corn syrup, and fillers found ...

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