Author Archives: Cottage Country

Frankincense in jars

Essential Wellness Botanicals

Essential Wellness Botanicals

2018 is the year of botanicals, plants as a main source of dietary nutrition for healthy longevity of the body and mind. So it is fitting that the holistic modality, Aromatherapy is in mass consciousness now.  “Aromatherapy” first originated in 1937 in North America when French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse invented the term. Gattefosee had suffered third

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Working to Reduce Dementia Stigma

The Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) is breaking new ground together, as a united sector, to reduce dementia related stigma. “The development and implementation of ORCA’s Dementia Inclusive Initiative is very near to our hearts,” said ORCA CEO, Laurie Johnston.  “We know that more than 400,000 Canadians aged 65 and older have been diagnosed with

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Dijon Crusted Pork Tenderloin

with Shallot & Garlic Reduction  INGREDIENTS Serves 4-6 2 x 2 lbs pork tenderloin 2 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped 2 large shallots, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tsp paprika 2 tsp garlic powder 2 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 1 cup chicken stock 2 tbsp flour salt

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The Ookpik

On Exhibition The Ookpik alongside ‘Northern Owls’ According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, the Ookpik began as a traditional Inuit handicraft; a small snowy owl, typically made of sealskin became a popular Canadian symbol during the Philadelphia Trade Fair in 1963, where it was used to attract visitors to the federal government’s Department of Northern Affairs

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The Largest Mooring of Houseboats in Ontario

The children are first generation Canadians on their father’s side and they are locals.  Their father was just five years old and hardly spoke any English when his parents immigrated from Germany to Canada in 1967.  With deep European roots, the Quast family history is pretty traditional and similar to many area residents whose parents

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Steps to be aware of when installing repairing or replacing a septic system

A proper working septic system is a must have for many people that live outside the city limits. But what if your system stops working and you need someone to have a look at and possibly have it replaced; or if you are building a brand now house/ cottage and need an entirely new septic

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Fisher Excavating and Grading for Shoreline Work


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Getting Ready for Summer with Easy Dock Installation

The snow is on the ground, the winds are blowing, the temperature feels like we are all living in the Artic. But we start to notice the birds and animals scouring around. They all know spring is on it’s way. It’s that time of year when cottagers are starting to think spring. The warm air,

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