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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Summer Sips: Tart n’ Cool, A Cocktail

Mixing tart tastes with a cool feel comes together nicely in a summer cocktail. This week we’re mixing rhubarb (tart) with cucumber (cool) to produce a Tart n’ Cool: ideal as a docktail. Although rhubarb is a vegetable, it is often put to the same culinary uses as fruits. When someone says rhubarb pie, there …

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Food Trucks! & Where To Find Them

Hungry? There’s little MuskokaStyle loves more than to hit a good food truck. After a day on the water we’re known to seek out a tasty taco or a box of cheesy fries. So, in the spirit of “sharing is caring”, we’re listing the ones we love. The list is small to start but it’s …

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Summer Sips: A Bloody Good Martini

Made with blackberries, vodka, and dark grape juice, the Bloody Good Martini is rich in flavour and so vibrant, it does a jig on your tongue. In season and plentiful in Muskoka, blackberries are full of nutrients, including potassium, magnesium and calcium, as well as vitamins A, C, E and most of our B vitamins. They’re …

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Muskoka Gimlet

Summer Sips: The Muskoka Gimlet

The Gimlet is an old, traditional drink. It can be said that it has enjoyed somewhat of a renaissance recently. Just ask local bartenders! It was once the choice of British sailors in the 19th century. The original cocktail was easier on the mixers, simply one part gin and one part Rose’s Lime Juice Cordial. …

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Farmers’ Markets Open Slowly In Muskoka

June marks the opening of at least two Farmers’ Markets in Muskoka. Gravenhurst Farmers’ Market will open at the Muskoka Wharf on Wednesday, June 3, 9-2, and will run through until October 28. Bracebridge Farmers’ Market opens at Memorial Park on June 6, 8:30-1, and runs through until October 10. These markets run rain or …

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Cheesus Murphy

Cheesus Murphy, Is This Ever A Good Food Truck!

It’s noon on a Sunday and I’m just biting into a gourmet sandwich at a food truck in Baysville. Sticky white cheese is bleeding from its edges, there’s a crunch to the grilled bread and a bite to the tart layers of Granny Smith apples. My eyes are closed, I’m so focused on the food. …

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Dandy Lion Cocktails

Summer Cocktail: The Dandy Lion

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 of our …

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Summer Cocktail: The Beekeeper’s Balm

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 …

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Where to buy Takeout in Muskoka

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 BracebridgeKitchen’s Pastry and CateringMain St. DelicatessenMomma Bear’s Ice Cream & SweetsMarigold Unique FlavourMomma’s Fish & ChipsMuskoka Natural Food MarketSeasons RestaurantThe Burger ShopThe Old Station RestaurantThe Oven  GravenhurstBethune’s BistroBlue Willow Tea ShopCarey’s Irish PubRickshaw …

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