What to do in Cottage Country this Winter

“I’m not going outside, until the temperature is above my age”


Believe it or not, I actually prefer winter cottaging to summer cottaging… GASP – say it ain’t so?! It is “so” my friends, it is VERY so! Contrary to popular opinion, I find there to be so much MORE to do up North during the winter months in comparison to your quintessential hot “Cottage Season” that us Canucks have grown oh so very fond of – but  honestly, it was literally SO freakin’ hard to narrow the below list down to just 10 winter activities I swear to you! So I challenge you all to switch up your mindset just a little bit & embrace all that winter season up North at the cottage has to offer! You won’t regret it…  (more…)

Beet, Carrot, & Ginger Soup

I’ve got a thing for beets. Correction, I’ve always had a thing for beets. You know when you’d go visit your grandmother as a kid & she’d make your absolute favourite dish? Baked apple pie, waffles, cookies… pretty standard stuff. Well my dish of choice was pickled beets. Yes. This week I wanted to pay homage to one of my favourite fall foods so the post is: beet, carrot, & ginger soup. It’s un-BEET-able! Hehe. (more…)

Apple & Cinnamon Smoothie

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”

I love all things fall. Fashion, weather, food, festivities.. I love it all! Call me crazy, but I’m not one to complain when summer comes to an end & the leaves begin to change because fall just so happens to be my absolute favourite season (winter.. now that’s a whole other story). One particularly treasured fall tradition among us Canadians happens to be apple picking, which is why I’ve dedicated this week’s smoothie to apples. (more…)

Ginger & Pear Smoothie

Summer’s coming to an end & as tans & temperatures begin to fade, so does our body’s immune system. Yes fellow health nuts, cold & flu season is fast approaching armed with sniffles, coughs, & various bodily fluids of all different colours, textures, & smells. But just because the weather is taking a turn for the worse doesn’t always mean that our health has to follow suit. (more…)