Adaptation: A delicious Canadian version of Manousheh with Canadian Zaatar.

We have fallen in love with Manousheh—a Lebanese breakfast pie—and have adapted a Zaatar recipe to work with our local grocers’ spice aisles, along with a recipe for Manousheh that fits right in with our hectic seasonal business lives this time of year. Our friends from the city say we’ve pretty much nailed the authenticity … More Adaptation: A delicious Canadian version of Manousheh with Canadian Zaatar.

Waterfront Style is Wild: The Hottest Trends in Shoreline Fashion

HOW HAVE YOU FRINGED YOUR SHORELINE? The latest gossip in riparian fashion is all about which shorelines host the bees, and which host…the geese. It is most satisfying to overhear rave reviews regarding one’s waterfront attire such as: “This shoreline has a great blend of colour and texture, what a stunning promenade!” or, “I wish … More Waterfront Style is Wild: The Hottest Trends in Shoreline Fashion

Muskoka Trails Council Blog Project: Ski Through an Historical OMNR Garden BRACEBRIDGE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SKI TRAILS

The Bracebridge Resource Management Centre Cross Country Ski Trails offer 16.5 kilometers of
beautifully groomed ski trails beneath pine plantations and mixed forest along the
shores of the Muskoka River – at no charge.
More Muskoka Trails Council Blog Project: Ski Through an Historical OMNR Garden BRACEBRIDGE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SKI TRAILS

Muskoka Trails Council Blog Project: HUNTSVILLE Hunter’s Bay Trail – Boardwalk Empire

Hunter’s Bay Trail’s first floating boardwalk with its grippy composite decking has been such a pleasure for pedestrians and cyclists that the Town of Huntsville and the District of Muskoka have invested in extending the trail 840 metres to the north side of Highway 11, which includes a new and very impressive floating trail. … More Muskoka Trails Council Blog Project: HUNTSVILLE Hunter’s Bay Trail – Boardwalk Empire

Muskoka Trails Council Blog Project: LAKE OF BAYS TOWNSHIP – The Oxtongue Rapids Trail

The Oxtongue Rapids trail is a fantastic exploration of white-water ecology. White-water ecosystems are special because they take in water, roll it about, and improve the oxygen and mineral content of water as it moves downstream.  They provide specialized niche habitats for countless creatures, and are a vital asset to the planet. Turbulent high-oxygen waterways … More Muskoka Trails Council Blog Project: LAKE OF BAYS TOWNSHIP – The Oxtongue Rapids Trail

Wild Edibles with a Spin: Eat Your Invasives

So many people ask me what the difference is between Native Species, Naturalized Species, and Invasive Species.  Here are my loose definitions from my nutshell. Native Species have originated from an area, like Muksoka and Haliburton, and belong in that particular Ecotype where they are typically found.  They have always grown there, participating with their … More Wild Edibles with a Spin: Eat Your Invasives

An Arsenal of Plants to Boost Your Immunity and Speed Healing

Humans  have needed plants to stay healthy throughout their history.  You are what you eat, they say.   And so it is June, and I let my guard down, after all it is almost summer, and I ALMOST came down with something – some flu type thing, again…  So I went into defence mode and … More An Arsenal of Plants to Boost Your Immunity and Speed Healing

Rapini Demystified

There was once a time when seeing Rapini in the produce section of urban grocery stores made me feel like a bit of a failure.  Here was a vegetable I couldn’t quite grasp.  I’d buy it, bring it home, cook it, and it tasted awfully bitter – time and again.  So I stopped buying it. … More Rapini Demystified