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What happens when a couple sells everything in search of the next adventure…we're still finding out!

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Summer Dinner Idea -Braised Napa Cabbage with Salmon

Great time saving dinner with just 4 ingredients Braised Napa Cabbage with Perfect Salmon. Restaurant worthy!

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Salmon, napa cabbage, white wine vinegar, salt and pepper and wine for your efforts!

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Summer Dinner Idea -Braised Napa Cabbage with Salmon

Summer raft up in cottage country

Raft Up on Boshkung Lake

Still lots of nice days left although the morning temperature is starting to take an Olympic dive.
Don’t waste your time building elaborate menus right now.
There’s still swimming and hiking and general ‘being outside’ stuff to do.

Here’s a recipe that will make you look like a superstar at the end of a fun filled day that you actually got to participate in because you weren’t hanging around the kitchen! Continue reading


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Inspiration, perspiration, love and dirt!

I have to say this has been the best summer ever.
As Canadians we all know too well how quickly the summer comes and goes.
Well we haven’t wasted one minute of it this year!

The work in progress.

Our little friend the orange digger.


We’ve been busy! Continue reading

BBQ Expectations are high on the long weekend

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It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you plate the food!

This summer is screaming past so quickly – is it just me?

Remember the days when summer felt like an entire lifetime and you actually started looking forward to going back to school and seeing your friends?

Incidentally those were the same days that ALL the stores were closed on Sundays and that meant calling someone on the telephone which was attached to the kitchen wall and making plans to GO OUTSIDE and ride bikes or something while you stretched that twirly phone cord around the kitchen into the living room and probably around your body.

Childhood days revisited

Yes – that’s me the bald one on the left (long story).

It’s a generational thing – I may have lost some of you on the whole twirly cord thing! Continue reading


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Cool Breezes and Warm Water

Cause winter is always just around the corner…book your time off now and know that you can look winter in the face and LAUGH cause you have a plan!

walk of shame

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A girl walks into a Tim Horton’s…

Is there anything more Canadian than standing in a Tim Horton’s on Canada Day morning?  I think not.


There I was, picking up a coffee and a cruller for Stevo, just like everyone else in line, except they’re not on a cleanse so there’s that… Continue reading


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I am going to make YOU so popular!

Canada Day and Memorial Day weekend – be it at the cottage,  camping, or your backyard today is not just a today celebration.  It’s a whole weekend filled with smells from the BBQ, laughter from outside and the odd Bloody Caesar or even beer! Continue reading


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Boat Launch – A little help from our friends!

Searching for deals online is fun.
Going to look at all these ‘deals’ is usually not unless that is you luck out! Continue reading


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Burn Barrel Basics


I think everyone knows about burn barrels, you put wood in it and watch it burn – done! Continue reading


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What does the UK and a Cottage Dock Have in Common?


Woke up this morning heard about the UK breaking up with the EU on CBC Radio, stepped out the door to the mini deck Stevo made in 2 minutes the day before and well, noticed the deck. Continue reading


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