Announcements, Events & Happenings

Here’s how to have fun this Canada Day!

To commemorate Canada‘s 150th birthday, I’m sharing a few links so that you can celebrate from home!

Canada Day is tomorrow! Are you ready to celebrate? Wow, is it ever different this year still, we can enjoy it!!

Starting tomorrow evening at 8 PM- 10 PM EST on CBC you’ll be able to watch Musical performances from previous years and a virtual fireworks display! Seriously, it’s virtual!!

Want to see and do more from home?

1) Here’s the virtual Celebration Kit. BTW. You should really share this with your friends!!

2) Check out the Culinary Pack for Canadian inspired fun food ideas.

3) Get outside, stay socially responsible and listen to Canada Day music on the Stingray platform at Canada: Together in Music on your TV or you can sign up on their website. 

Stay healthy & Happy Canada Day!!

xo Clara

Recipes

Cool down with a cold-brew

Cold-Brew Iced Tea:  The cold brew method takes longer but yields a lighter and crisper flavour than the traditional boiling water method. Give this method a try if you’re not in a rush.

Use 1 headed teaspoon of tea leaves per 8 ounces of cold water.
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Infuse the leaves for about 1 to 3 hours in the refrigerator, depending on the blend.

It’s best if you can taste the tea every 15 mins or so to make sure the tea infusion doesn’t become bitter. If you’ve steeped too long, strain leaves immediately and you can add some sugar.

You’ll want to experiment with different tea varieties and with each variety the steeping time will also vary according to your taste.

What kind of tea is good for cold-brew?

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 Herbal

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Oolong

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Chamomile

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Green Tea

Let me know what’s your favorite tea hot or cold! 

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Gift Guide LOOK Book

Top 10 ways to make Dad’s day special

1) Look through old photos together & reminisce
2) Go for an easy stroll around the neighbourhood
3) Help him in the garden
4) Share a vintage bottle of wine 
5) Host a picnic and make an epic brunch with all his favourite breakfast & lunch foods (my personal favourite) 
6) Organize his workbench (though that gift could be touchy depending on the Dad LOL)
7) Buy take-out and enjoy a simple meal together 
8) Tell him you love him
9) Call him and let him know that you’re thinking of him
10) Send him diner if you can’t be there to bring it to him

PS. If you haven’t signed up for my email list, now is great time! Why? You get an instant 20% off coupon to use whenever you’d like and I’m soon releasing another new collection!

That’s where you’ll find out first about my new releases and get first dibbs on getting your hands on new stuff before everyone else. Also, you’ll have a chance to tell me what you’d like me to make and maybe I’ll be able to do that for you!

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Here’s where you subscribe in case you missed it earlier: 20% off HERE

Keep in touch!

xo Clara

Announcements

Get cottage ready, even if it’s in your backyard!

For the first time, I’ve created a mini product collection featuring three of your favorite sea salts and spices for the summer grilling season!

Ready to take on the grill with a little extra help? Feel like a gourmet chef while serving easy meals and enjoying the simple pleasures of summer living.

Each sea salt and spice is available in reusable tins and comes prepackaged in a convenient gift box for easy gift giving. Tins are easily stored in kitchen cupboards and are the perfect size for cottagers, campers, and yachtsmen and women alike.  

The collection includes: easy to follow recipe card, Alderwood smoked sea salt, Merlot sea salt, Garlic infused sea salt, Grill Spice, Coffee Rub and seasoning and a Zesty seafood spice.

I’m excited to welcome you to explore the Cottage Collection that I’ve created with you in mind.

The Cottage Collection is exclusively available in the Muskoka Pantry shop on Etsy.

The collection includes: easy to follow recipe card, Alderwood smoked sea salt, Merlot sea salt, Garlic infused sea salt, Grill Spice, Coffee Rub and seasoning and a Zesty seafood spice.

The collection ranges in price from $7-$45.

Shop the Cottage Collection here: The Cottage Collection

Preview the shop here: The Muskoka Pantry

Announcements

COVID-19 Update

With growing concerns around COVID-19, I  wanted to provide you with an update on the measures I’m taking to keep our team and customers safe and well.

We already follow strict food safety, sanitation and cleaning protocols and are following all advice given by Canada Public Health.

I will continue to fulfill orders as long as I am able to conduct business in line with government recommendations.

My commitment to you is that I will continue to supply you with safe and high-quality products and will keep you updated of any changes in service. I wish you all a safe, healthy and peaceful time as we all work together in flattening the curve. A special thank you to all of our customers who are providing essential services during this trying time.

Wishing you good health now and always.

Recipes

Running out of ideas for dinner tonight?

Here’s an easy recipe for a nourishing and comforting soup.

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 Look no further! 

Comfort in a bowl or a cup.
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Now is a good time to use those of veggies sitting in the back of your veggie crisper tray. Turnips, peppers, tomatoes, green onion etc add a lot of flavour to the base of your chicken broth.

Cook vegetables along with onions, garlic, sea salt, black peppercorns & bones for 4-6 hours at a simmer.

Strain the broth. Remove meat from bones, discard bones and any vegetables you won’t add to finished soup.

Sauté 2 chopped carrots until you see a bit of the carrot 🥕 colour seeps into the olive or avocado oil.

Add a chopped parsnip,celery, 🥔 2 chopped potatoes, 1/4 cup rice or barley and any veggies you’d like to enjoy in your soup.

Add strained broth + meat to veggies pot.

Cool until veggies are tender. About 20 minutes.

Finish with chopped parsley, and adjust the seasoning with garlic sea salt, thyme, and a black pepper as desired.

TIP: Are you thinking of adding pasta to your soup? Add cooked noodles to your bowl if desired, not the pot of soup! This prevents soggy noodles. 

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Chicken Soup with Gluten Free shaped pasta

Want a helping hand? Send me a DM and we’ll cook together. It’ll be fun!

PS. Remember to take advantage of that 20% off coupon for those items you’d like to buy in the ETSY shop. As always local pickup is Free. 🙂

Here’s the link: 20% off for MP Bestie Insiders

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Announcements

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

Reduce // Reuse // Recycle

I’m always looking at ways to limit the amount of garbage I put out into the world. All Muskoka Pantry Gourmet Sea Salt and Spice Collections, teas and tea blends, and accessories are shipped using recycled materials whenever possible.

All my packaging is also reusable and depending on your local regulations, recyclable!! I hope when you receive one a spice set or tea from one of my collections, that you find a way to reuse the packaging or even re-gift it! 

So, what I hope is that you don`t mind that you will probably get something from me that might not be brand new wrapping. Just a happy fyi. 🙂

xo

Clara


Product Info

5 good reasons. #5 is my favourite!

5 good reasons to use a double-walled loose leaf tea bottle, because 1 reason is just not enough!

The Take with you Tea Tumbler
  1. Take your favorite tea with you wherever you go
  2. The Muskoka Pantry double-walled bottle fits brilliantly in most car drinker holders 
  3. Holds the temperature just right because it’s made of borosilicate glass. 
  4. Comes with a protective sleeve
  5. You can use it for coffee with no weird taste when you switch back to water or tea

If you haven’t had a chance to use a double-walled glass tumbler, now is a good time. 

They’re available in the Muskoka Pantry shop.

You’ll also find them locally at the Artisan Boutique in Barrie, and the Makers Market in Orilla. 

Or send a message.

Want to save 20% on your tea tumbler ? Sign up on this website to receive a coupon. Can`t see the sign up ? Let me know and I will take care of you! I’ll send you updates and product announcements, and occasional recipes too! and get you your 20% off anything of your choice!


xo

clara

Product Info

Matcha Madness! :-)

 Not just for your tea drinking pleasure! Are you hooked on Matcha yet?  I was hooked on Matcha at first sip. I totally had Matcha fever. I feel in love with the beautiful deep green colour, how smooth it went down and it’s vegetal flavor. What could be better? 

Then, my amazing find. Matcha infused sea salt. I don’t recommend adding it to your cooked foods. 

If you’re ready to add a gourmet flair, sprinkle Matcha Sea Sea on top of steamed or baked fish, and vegetable dishes and of course Tempura.  I love adding chopped parsley and Matcha to rice dishes to give it a bright green finish. Some of my Besties tell me they can’t eat eggs without it! 

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Announcements

Good news! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Sea Salt and Spice Gift Boxes are back in stock!

Featured: Elements Sea Salt Collection Volume 2

Ready to glam up boring winter meals? The Elements Sea Salt series of gift boxes and Gourmet Spice Collection will help your dinners, appies and even salads taste new and fresh again. Who doesn’t like that idea?!!!

Fresh figs, goat cheese and a sprinkle of Lime Sea Salt top a luscious salad.

Here are some quick links to help you get started on your culinary journey or refill, depending on where you’re at! 🙂

Visit The Muskoka Pantry shop to explore what’s in store.

Global Grillers Kit – perfect for the BBQ King or Queen

Elements Sea Salt Collection Volume 2 – Level UP & take those culinary skills to the next level with this Sea Salt Collection. Fanatical foodies rejoice!

Have any questions? Let me know!

PS. I’m working on a new Spice Collection for you! I may need some taste testers. Let me know if you’re interested!!

xo

Clara