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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR THE GUYS

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR THE GUYS

Shop Small & Local This Christmas If you read my Holiday Gift Guide for the Ladies, you’ll have read all about why I chose the items that I did. (I suggest heading there first.) I wanted to put together gift guides that were filled with small and local shops and business as well as feature…

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By Alyssa, Nov 24, 2018
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR THE LADIES

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR THE LADIES

Whether you’ll be ready or not, Christmas is coming. So get ahead of the crowds and get your shopping done early so you can relax with a glass of wine and sweet treat and actually enjoy the season this year. All I Want for Christmas My mom has been hounding me for a few weeks…

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By Alyssa, Nov 22, 2018
HARVEST BOWL WITH TURKEY

HARVEST BOWL WITH TURKEY

Whew! It’s been a hot minute. The camp has been closed up and I’ve been sulking here on mainland for about two and a half weeks. I’m not one to fangirl over fall– legit don’t think I’ve ever ordered a Pumpkin Spice Latte. But I do love a good mushroom hunt, and we’ve had a…

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By Alyssa, Oct 18, 2018
MAPLE WHISKY ROASTED ALMONDS

MAPLE WHISKY ROASTED ALMONDS

Since this is the first weekend of Fall and we’ve had our first snowfall, I guess it’s safe to say that Summer is over. Fine. Whatever. I’m always the last to admit it– the final one desperately holding on to the last remnants of summer. But with snow on September 22nd, even I will freely…

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By Alyssa, Sep 23, 2018
BARCHEF PROJECT: A REVIEW

BARCHEF PROJECT: A REVIEW

Let me preface this by saying this review is not sponsored. I picked up the bottle initially because of the absolutely wicked job done by their marketing department, and purchased it because I was thoroughly intrigued. It’s not everyday you find a pre-bottled cocktail of this calibre. Plus, it’s BarChef. Take my money. I had posted the…

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By Alyssa, Sep 18, 2018
SUMMER THYME GIN AND SODA

SUMMER THYME GIN AND SODA

Autumn is comin’ in hot over here on Lake of the Woods. We’ve had an incredibly dry summer, which means the leaves started falling agonizingly early. By the end of August we already had a good coating of leaves on the ground. It’s also gotten pretty quiet. There’s a considerable drop-off in lake traffic after the…

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By Alyssa, Sep 10, 2018
HERB-CRUSTED RACK OF LAMB

HERB-CRUSTED RACK OF LAMB

Ahh. Summer at the lake. Where the beer is cold, the fish are biting, and gas is $1.60 a litre. I wanna do this forever. Let’s quit our jobs and move here and never leave. I don’t want summer to end! Your liver and wallet would probably disagree with you, Becky. But I’m not one to ruin…

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By Alyssa, Aug 24, 2018
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BUTTERY STEAK TOAST

BUTTERY STEAK TOAST

Screw avocado toast. Life’s short. Go for the steak. This summer has been nothing short of insane. Between my dad having a spinal cord stroke, a minor condo fire days later, and hitting a bear with the brand new boat, it’s been a summer to remember. Let’s start with the bear. To set the scene a little,…

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By Alyssa, Aug 21, 2018
About Me
Hey, I'm Alyssa!
When a mysterious illness sidelined my original plans in life, I packed up and moved home to Kenora, Ontario, Canada. With little money, the inability to work, and a whole lot to figure out, I moved into my family’s cabin on Lake of the Woods. So these are the moments, the recipes, the occasional heartache, and the adventures of a life starting over on the little island between Fox and Hare.
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