How to Get Invited Back to a Cottage

a picture of Lake Muskoka

This year marks the 27th summer that my husband and I will be driving up to Lake Muskoka to spend most weekends with my BFF Michale and her husband Lutz. Weekends with an s not a weekend, as in a one off. Everyone can get invited to a cottage once, the trick is to get […]

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Two Marinades for the BBQ and a side dish

Watermelon BBQ Marinade I got the original idea from and gave it a Mairlyn tweak. For more recipes and everything you ever wanted to know about watermelon, check out their site.       ½ cup (125 mL) watermelon juice ½ cup (125 mL) balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp (15 mL) pure maple syrup or […]

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Wonderful Watermelon

Name the fruit or vegetable with the highest lycopene content. If you answered watermelon, go to the head of the class or give yourself a pat on the back for stating the obvious. Two cups of watermelon contain 18 mg of lycopene. Compare that with 1 medium sized tomato with 4 mg and you do […]

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This non-alcoholic cocktail offers a twist on the traditional piña colada. The sweet, refreshing taste of watermelon pairs magically with pineapple and coconut making it an ideal cocktail for a summer get together.   2 cups (500 mL) watermelon purée 1/2 cup (125 mL) cubed pineapple 1/2 cup (125 mL) vanilla yogurt 3 cups (750 […]

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