No weekend at the cottage is complete without good grub and tasty beverages. Cheers to a well fed summer in Muskoka!

Muskoka Summer Food Finds

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*Watch Breakfast Television segment here*

Cool Sips For Hot Days:

Muskoka Brewery

*Cream Ale was Muskoka Breweries first beer brewed in 1996. This flagship Ale has since become a signature beer of the Muskoka region. Unmistakable with its rich amber colour and inviting floral tones, this laid-back English pub-style ale is smooth and easy-going. Now 20 years later to celebrate this significant milestone we’ve created a limited edition version of our signature brew now as an ‘Oak Aged Cream Ale’.  This special occasion brew has been aged in Oak Barrels and has been created especially for the celebration of our 20th Anniversary!

Muskoka Dry Ginger Ale  

*established in Muskoka in 1915 – known for its unique flavour.

Totem Juice Company

*1st 100% Raw, Organic Cold Pressed juice company in Muskoka.

*2.5 lbs. Of organic fruits & veggies per bottle – no water added.

A Night Out:

Griffin Gastropub

*Gathering place for great people, music and craft beer.

*Located on historic Chancery Lane in Bracebridge (the heart of Muskoka).

*Griffin also hosts Muskoka’s largest craft beer festival: Sessions Muskoka      

Grand Electric

*Mexican Beach Inspired Cuisine located in Duke’s Boutique Boat Shop on Lake Muskoka – in Port Carling.

How Sweet It Is:

Don’s Bakery

*SCRATCH baking since 1947.

*Best known for their scones, Chelsea buns and Cinnamon Buns.

*Located at Portage Landing, Bala.

Belly Ice Cream

*Handcrafted in Huntsville, Ontaio – made with 100% Local Jersey Cream sourced from a farm in Creemore.

Muskoka Natural Food Market 

*Grand Opening July 1st!!

 *offers locals and cottagers a huge variety of good-for-you (and the environment) eats and products – Death By Chocolate Tofu Pie is a must try!!

Farmers Market Finds:

Mark’s Maple Syrup

Muskoka Four Season Greens

Milford Bay Smoked Trout

*a family run business since 1973

*Retail store and public fishing available on their property.  Fresh caught fish retail for $5.75/lb.


Muskoka Cottage Trays

*Original, custom, hand crafted serving trays made with kiln dried laminated pine.

Creative Cook

*rainy day at the cottage?  Creative Cook offers a variety of cooking classes!

What’s Cooking Bracebridge

*the Great Muskoka Cook book adventure taking place Sept 30th – Oct 2nd, 2016

Charmaine is a regular guest on Rogers Daytime York Region, CHCH Morning Live, Canada AM & Breakfast Television and food writer for Running Room Magazine sharing DSC_1081her love and enthusiasm for all things food, cooking and running.

Join Charmaine in beautiful Muskoka on Friday, September 30th, 2016 for What’s Cooking Bracebridge.  Click here for more information.

Most importantly; Charmaine is the mother of two active boys, Tyler & Colgan.

Charmaine understands the importance of preparing healthy, wholesome dishes all while keeping budget and time in mind. For more tasty recipes visit www.charmainebroughton.com

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