August 2019 events

THE ARTFUL GARDEN – FINAL SEASON Until August 11. An outdoor gallery featuring the works of over 40 artists. Sculptures, ironwork, stone carving, jewellery, birdhouses, pottery and wall hangings; all displayed in the gorgeous Muskoka gardens of Jon and Suzann Partridge. Partridge Lane, Bracebridge. www.theartfulgarden.ca DEAN & JERRY: WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN – CREATED BY […]

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A property for all seasons

Watch for this article in the summer-fall edition of Dockside Magazine, being delivered to docks in Muskoka this month. The sunlight gently filters through the tall pines and hemlocks on the point as a gentle breeze ruffles the blooms and leaves of the plants growing below. It’s an idyllic scene, but it’s also one that […]

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Tomato, corn, potato and basil salad

One of the delights of cooking at this time of year is how simple dishes can taste amazing. It’s really just a matter of getting the freshest ingredients you can find and treating them with respect. This simple salad from the Food Network is a perfect example. You could make it at any time of […]

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Toys on the water

Getting a bit bored with lounging in your giant inflatable unicorn? Give a little novel boost to your waterfront with something new: how about a motorized surfboard, a slide that attaches to your boathouse roof, or perhaps an inflatable coffin? There’s always something new being developed for waterfront fun, and it doesn’t take long before […]

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Help the bees

To help the bees, find their homes For bees to thrive, they need food, a summer home, and a place to winter. The flowers we plant are fantastic food sources, but what about their homes? Researchers at York University are asking for help to figure out what we can do to create and protect summer […]

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Summer of herbs: basil

Ah, there’s nothing quite like the smell of fresh basil. Cooks know it as a fantastic addition to salads, lovely ground up into pesto, or used as one of three ingredients in a pizza margherita. Herbalists, on the other hand, have a much more complex understanding of the plant. Any plant this distinctive and pungent […]

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Linguine to be proud of

Linguine with lemon, garlic and thyme mushrooms Nigella Lawson calls this “one of her proudest creations,” which is an interesting thing to say about a dish that only contains ten ingredients and three steps. On the face of it, this is a ridiculously simple dish, the sort of thing you might throw together when you […]

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July events 2019

HARVEST – COMEDY BY KEN CAMERON June 26 – July 19. Hilarity that hits close to home: A retired couple decides to trade in their country life for a condo in the city. When they discover that the “nice young man” leasing their home has been raising a different crop altogether, they are thrown into […]

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Is it time to plant thyme?

You can walk on it and bathe with it, eat it, drink it, or just enjoy its scent. It’s supposed to boost your courage and decrease your melancholy, repel snakes and attract faeries to your garden. It’s a trouble-free garden plant that asks for nothing more than dry feet and a decent amount of sunshine. […]

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Celebrate with a bang

There are some fantastic fireworks displays to be seen in Muskoka this weekend. But with Canada Day falling on a Monday, not everyone can stick around to enjoy the show that night. If that’s you, then perhaps this is a great year to supplement those public displays and do a little show of your own. […]

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