Thorn bury Harbour

There’s a New Restaurant in Thornbury, by Georgian Bay

The weather was gorgeous for our May 24 weekend! In Canada, we celebrate Victoria Day with a holiday on the Monday prior to May 24, Queen Victoria’s birthday. For most, it’s the unofficial start of summer, being the first long weekend when seasonal businesses reboot, campers bring out their tents and RV’s, and cottagers open up their summer vacation homes.

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The Flying Chestnut Door

The Flying Chestnut Kitchen

One of the things I love about our Hideaway is the selection of fabulous restaurants in the area. Not too far away is The Flying Chestnut Kitchen. Along with some other family, we’ve taken my mother-in-law there for Mother’s Day for three years now. Going again this year was a natural choice. It seems to have become a family tradition! Continue reading

beginner house plans

Beginner House Plans

We spent the weekend at our Hideaway and were naturally drawn into beginner house plans. This is beginner house plans in that we are in the early stages of planning our house. It’s not our “beginner” or “starter” home, although it could be that for someone else. It’s our “empty-nester” home which really is a lot like a starter house because it’s smaller than our current family home.

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Gluten-Free Mango Chicken Salad

Mango Chicken Salad

I love mangoes, so this delicious Mango Chicken Salad is a winner in my books! It’s a simple recipe and is very transportable for picnics or RV travel. Just be sure to follow food safety precautions by keeping it chilled, of course.

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Gluten free crustless mini quiche

Gluten-Free Crustless Mini Quiches

Do you sometimes have overnight guests and wonder what to serve them for a nice breakfast? Or maybe you’re “camping” with friends in an RV resort and it’s your turn to make breakfast. These crustless mini-quiches are the answer! They would also make a nice lunch served with a salad.

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Nitty Gritty on Property Planning

As our Canadian snow has melted away and we turn our thoughts to our warmer season, we have a renewed interest in the plans for developing our Hideaway. I’m so glad that we have lots of time to dream, because I do love the planning process! For a refresher on what’s happening, you can read about the background on our Hideaway here.

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Gluten-free spinach salad

Five Great Recipes for the RV

Depending on where you live, the curtain is rising on that beautiful time of year I’ll call RV Season! For those of us who are in southern Ontario, it extends from late spring until early fall. I look forward to the day when we can follow the sun and extend that season by staying wherever the weather is pleasant at the time. For now, though, we’re thinking about bringing our trailer out of storage soon.

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Lentil Sloppy Joes

Four Easy Lentil Recipes Plus Excellent Paleo Rolls!

Those of you who have been following for a few weeks will recall that I entered the Star of the Show contest by Canadian Lentils. It was a great, fun, learning experience for me! Although I didn’t win the grand prize, I received this lovely package of goodies from Canadian Lentils.

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Gluten-Free, Slow Cooker Shrimp & Chicken Pilaf

Slow Cooker Shrimp and Chicken Pilaf

Here’s a Slow Cooker Shrimp and Chicken Pilaf that you might want to whip up for company! It’s a special, flavourful dish that cooks for a few hours, so you can have most of the work done ahead of time. Add a fresh green salad, and you’ll have a simple but impressive dinner!

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Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal raisin cookies are Charlie’s favourite kind of cookies. Whenever we visit a coffee shop, he’ll get one if they have it. He likes them from the grocery store, the bakery, and especially at home. Sadly, they are apparently rather difficult to find.

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