Nothing puts a dampener on your cottage getaway quite like knowing your beloved pooch is lonely at home with only an occasional visit from a pet-sitter to break up the day. Or, worse, he or she is moping for you at a kennel. But guess what? Your vacation needn’t be riddled with guilt, for we’ve […]
When mosquitoes bite, it’s their way of acquiring the blood they need to nourish their eggs as they develop thus, only female mosquitoes bite. Unfortunately, they also deposit a protein that’s commonly found in mosquito saliva, which results in a mild allergic reaction in most people. The body responds by releasing histamines, which is what […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.