A Cocktail Party Plus A Poem

3 Easy Beer Lemonades I remember the lemonade standBefore I was aware of inflationI thought five-cents was nervyAs I stood by my refreshment station But now things have changedAdding beer to the old mixtureIt’s still coolest wayTo establish a summer fixture — David Bruce Patterson Simple Beer Lemonade Recipe yields 6-8 servings Ingredients 1 (12 …

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How to Make a Beaver Tail

Hungry for a Beaver Tail? No Canadian winter can pass without eating at least one. These sweet, flat, donut-like pastries were a staple among early settlers, who stretched dough into the shape of a beaver’s tail in order to bake them easily over an open fire. Zoom forward to 1978 when BeaverTails Canada Inc. trademarked the treat and began selling them to skaters on Ottawa’s Rideau Canal. They’re now a sold in iconic outdoor stalls at winter destinations across the country, including Muskoka. But you can make your own, too. We’ve got a recipe right here:

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The Time to Shop Local is Now

This is a different kind of holiday season for everyone. Online shopping has soared in popularity with the ease of buying and shipping offered all in one place. However, if you’ve been relying on the big selling engines like AMAZON, please remember that your local businesses are also turning to online selling or phone-in orders with curbside pick up and delivery. Check out what’s available in your own neighbourhood and support those small business operators who’ve relied on walk-in traffic in the past.

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Skip the Holi-daze, Simplify Christmas

Making time to reconnect with loved ones is a wish topping many lists this holiday season, so set aside the chaos and commit to doing more this year. More of what you truly enjoy, that is. These time-saving holiday hacks can help curb your time commitments so you can focus on personal connections and celebrating good cheer with loved ones instead.

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A Few of our Favourite Things

This holiday season we’re having fun re-gramming a few of our favourite things. In the weeks leading up to Christmas 2020, we’re re-posting items that caught our collective eye in Summer 2020. From art and food, to fashion and fun, all items are either made in Muskoka, or add to cottage life in a meaningful way. We’re especially fond of gifts you can shop local, or that support artists and writers endeavouring to stay afloat during these odd times we’re living through. Looking for gift ideas? Catch up with @MuskokaStyleMag on Instagram for ongoing inspo, or check back (regularly!) here.

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Gingerbread Cake with Date Bourbon Sauce

A belly-warming autumn recipe from Nick Sharma in his new book, The Flavour Equation. Serves 12Makes one 9 inch square cake and 2 cups sauce For the date syrup bourbon sauce:2 Tbsp unsalted butter1 cup [240 ml] date syrup1 cup [240 ml] heavy cream2 Tbsp honey bourbon or whiskey¼ tsp fine sea salt  For serving: Lightly …

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