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Top 10 Vegetarian Lunches

April 16, 2014 by Brittney Anyon

Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, part of the global Meatless Mondays movement, or simply want a few plant-based meal ideas for your cottage getaway, we’ve got you covered. These 10 vegetarian lunches are delicious, healthy and, best of all, quick to whip up in a cottage kitchen. 1. Easy Chickpea Coconut Curry Coconut: you either love […]


How To Make Your Own Board Game

March 4, 2014 by Brittney Anyon

One of the wonderful things about cottaging in Fall and Winter is that you can spend all day outdoors in the crisp air, hiking, skiing, icefishing, or snowboarding, without overheating or being swarmed by insects. However, there are days that are too rainy, too snowy, or just plain uninviting to spend outside. Cozy up indoors […]


How To Cook Just-Caught Fish

February 4, 2014 by Brittney Anyon

You’ve spent the day on the ice with your fishing line, and wonder of wonders! You’ve caught enough fish to serve everyone a delicious fresh fish dinner. But wait! How do you cook it? Well, first you need to clean, scale, and gut your fresh fish, then you need to decide how you want to […]


Best Twists on Hot Chocolate

January 22, 2014 by Brittney Anyon

Yes, winter is here. (Technically there are four seasons in each year, but who are we kidding? This is Canada.) While there are many options for making the colder months bearable, such as skiing and snowshoeing during a cottage getaway or buying tickets to The Nutcracker, one of the easiest ways to create happiness in […]


5 Reasons To Go To The Cottage… Now

October 18, 2013 by Brittney Anyon

The hectic, busy, and work-focused culture of Canada today makes it all too easy to keep putting off a trip to the cottage. There’s that deadline you’ve got coming up, or the kids have a piano exam that they should really keep practicing for, or the kitchen walls have needed repainting for years… Let’s face […]


Best Places to Cottage In The Fall

October 8, 2013 by Brittney Anyon

The days are cooler, the nights are crisp, and all around the leaves on trees are changing colour, flaming red and orange as if to farewell summer in a burst of brightness. Here are seven of the best places to cottage in the Fall.


5 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

October 4, 2013 by Brittney Anyon

Fall is the season for great colours, warm scarves, black boots, and everything pumpkin flavoured. Thanksgiving is an amazing opportunity to spoil your pumpkin sweet tooth and be the hit of the family dinner. Pies, cakes, bars…you name it, you can make it with pumpkin. Just don’t be surprised when you’re asked to host the […]


Best Places For Wildlife Spotting

September 30, 2013 by Brittney Anyon

After months on end in the city, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the only wildlife Canada is home to are squirrels, raccoons, and enormous centipedes. But hark! All you need to do is book a cottage getaway in one of the following areas, and you could be spotting majestic native fauna in no time.


Top 10 Easy Cottage Breakfasts

September 19, 2013 by Brittney Anyon

One of the truly lovely things about being on vacation at the cottage is having the time to make (and enjoy!) breakfasts that go beyond dry cereal and toast. These ten cottage breakfasts ideas are easy to make, use basic cottage pantry ingredients (with the occasional fancy extra) and, most importantly, taste delicious while also […]


Apple Picking Says Autumn Has Arrived!

September 16, 2013 by Brittney Anyon

Apple picking is a fall favourite for Canadians across the country. The temperature is cooling down, but the apples are ripe. Get the family together this month and take advantage of the fruit growing in your own backyard. Apple pie, anyone?