Monday, March 12, 2018

Four Fantastic Dad Approved Soups

My wonderful friends Sylvia and Mark from Grandma's Airport Cafe have hit it out of the ballpark with their frozen soups to go.  I recently picked up 4 different kinds (ok...3 soups and 1 chili) to test on my Dad who is a new member of our household.  I'm always looking for delicious but quick and easy dining options to feed Sir Walter David (aka picky eater).

Beef Vegetable Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Cream of Mushroom

Chili with a sprinkle of Cheddar

So...hats of to Grandma's Airport Cafe and their wonderful soups!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tourism Mini Conference

This is a great opportunity for anyone that wants to reach the tourism market for their business.

Click here to register for your FREE tickets

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Vigil at the Marsh Street Centre with Araby Lockhart and Dean Hollin

The Marsh Street Centre and Loft Gallery present the hysterically dark Canadian comedy, Vigil. The production will include 5 performances over a two-week period in April including one matinee.
‘Vigil’ is a brilliant story about an unexpected, extended visit between the character of Kemp (Dean Hollin) and his bedridden elderly aunt (Araby Lockhart) with a twist you’ll have to see to believe! The outrageous dialogue is both comically offensive; yet somehow endearing as these two characters struggle to reach some common ground within the most awkward of situations.
Local actors - Dean Hollin and Araby Lockhart join together to produce Araby’s ‘swan song’ performance, Vigil by Morris Panych. Panych’s wit, wisdom and achingly beautiful humour find life in this story. One of Canada’s best-loved comedies, Vigil is about a man returning-after thirty years-to sit with an aunt on her deathbed. Kemp’s problem is: she’s not dying fast enough. Vigil is a quirky play about death and then life.
For this production, accomplished actors Dean and Araby will be directed by their long time friend actor/director, Paul Brown.

"Fact is, I've wanted to perform this particular piece with Araby for a number of years now. To have it come to fruition as an event that will support the Marsh Street Centre -- with Paul in the director's chair -- makes it a pretty darn perfect affair!" exclaims Dean Hollin.
April 6th – April 15th, 2018 | Marsh Street Centre | 187 Marsh St, Clarksburg
Evening performances 7:30pm - Matinee at 2:00pm - Tickets $20
Dean Hollin: Kemp
Araby Lockhart: Grace
Directed by Paul Brown

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Three Great Whiskylicious Events - Reserve your spot today!

Whiskylicious Cooking Experience with Executive Chef Jeff Anderson

Thursday, Feb 8, 2 pm
Location: Gustav Chophouse & Bar
Join us for a hand-on interactive cooking class with Executive Chef Jeff Anderson and Chef Matt Herbert as this outgoing and dynamic team guide you through a culinary learning experience. Learn how and why they’ve chosen to pair specific foods with Collingwood Whisky, how using Collingwood Whisky enhances the flavours, and then sit down, relax and indulge in your 3-Course Collingwood Whisky creation served with a dram of Collingwood Whisky.
Menu: Seared Scallops with a burnt orange Collingwood Whisky buerre blanc sauce, Whisky Barrel Smoked Braised Beef Rib with Collingwood Whisky glaze, roasted fingerling potato, roasted brussel sprouts with cranberry and smoked bacon, Collingwood Whisky Maple Crème Brulee.
Cost: $90pp plus taxes. Limited class size to 16 people. PURCHASE TICKETS

A Carnivorous Delight with Smoked Whisky and Accompaniments

Thursday, Feb 8, 6 – 9 PM
Location: TheSmoke, 498 First Street, Collingwood

A 3 Course Prix Fix Menu for $42
Whisky Beef Burnt Ends – 10 or Smoked Whisky Balls in Whisky BBQ Sauce – 9
Smoked Whisky Injected Braised Beef Short Ribs – 32
Smoked Cheddar/Garlic Smashed Potatoes with Brisket Gravy and Whisky BBQ Sauce
Choice of Salad (Garden, Caesar or Coleslaw)
Collingwood Whisky Maple Syrup over Madagascar Vanilla Ice Cream – 7 or Espresso Gelato with a Ginger Snap – 7
Limited Seating for First 25 People. Seating times are between 6:00pm and 6:30pm, and will be based on first come first seated, for a price of $42 per person. Gratuities will be charged at 18%. Taxes Extra
Tickets: Call 705-293- 5522 to purchase your tickets, or drop in.

Whisky Dinner Party

Thursday, Feb 8, 6:30 PM
Location: Crow Bar & Variety, 18 Huron Street, Collingwood
Price: $75.00 plus tax and gratuity

Crow Bar & Variety is having a party and you’re invited! Come celebrate Collingwood’s Whiskylicious with us on February 8th at 6pm. Chef Shaun Edmonstone and his team will be serving a 4 course dinner each paired with Collingwood Whisky cocktails created especially for the meal Taylor Corrigan from Collingwood Whisky will be on hand.
Soup: Roasted squash caramelized onion & thyme puree, Collingwood Whisky & maple toasted pecans, apple shallot relish. Sustainable Fish: Collingwood Whisky & honey cured Wild Sockeye Salmon tartare smoked paprika hickory stick & watercress. Local Meat: Rosemary Cured duck leg, bacon, root vegetable & white bean cassoulet, chard onion & red wine Jus. Sweet: Collingwood Whisky toasted almond tart with brown butter pastry, house made vanilla cream & salted caramel
Call the restaurant to reserve your spot for this one of a kind event. 705-445-0509

Monday, January 8, 2018

Winterfest 2018

The Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society (NLPS) is dedicated to restoring this important part of Collingwood's history. As part of our ongoing fundraising efforts, we invite you and your family to join us in a fun filled day at Devil's Glen Ski Resort on January 26. Winterfest 2018 is our inaugural event.


We have put together a very diverse list of activities for every member of a family to enjoy. Downhill Skiing on 25 runs, Cross Country Skiing on 24 km of groomed trails, Snowshoeing, "Fat Bike" riding, Ski Demos and more. Along with breakfast, lunch and apres, we will feature the "Birds of Prey" exhibit (always a crowd pleaser from the University of Guelph), a commemorative photo booth, along with a silent and live auction featuring a trip for two to Big White (courtesy of Squire Johns).   

Click the link to find out more information about the event

Click the link to purchase tickets

Monday, December 11, 2017

Where will you ring in 2018?

We've got lots of options for ringing in 2018.  Here are some of our favourites with more options being loaded shortly:

With Gustav and the Georgian Bay Hotel


Blue Mountain Village Conference Centre - Celebrate Winter Solstice - Great Family Fun


The Tremont Cafe is offering a 5-Course Tasting Menu for $75pp + Tax.  Send E-MAIL for tickets or call 705.293.6000.


Crow Bar and Variety will have live music with Jane's Party
Two seatings; Early Seating 6pm. 5 courses, bubbles and live dinner music. 80$
Late Seating 830. 5 courses. Bubbles and live dinner and dance music. 95$
Call 705-445-0509 to reserve now.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Twinkle Bulb Season has begun again!

It's that time of year again and Twinkle Bulb production is in full swing!  My little craft project, turned big craft project, turned side business is off to a running start this season and I've lined up a booth at a few local shows where you can find Twinkle Bulbs.  

Greentree Annual Christmas Open House - November 18 & 19

A Stand for All Things Local - Night Market at the Beaver Valley Community Centre - December 1st

Collingwood Artisan Holiday Market at the Georgian Bay Hotel - December 15th

I'll be adding more markets and retail locations as plans firm up.

Dan has given up his position with the company as Chief Executive Ribbon Cutter and has passed the scissors to our new Dad, Sir Walter David and the production has moved off the dining room table to a little studio on the second floor.  A great new space that helps with the sanity at dinner time.

If you're interested in purchasing Twinkle Bulbs directly from me, send me a note to or give me a shout at 705.444.3453.