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


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.


Running out of ideas for dinner tonight?

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


 Look no further! 

Comfort in a bowl or a cup.

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. 

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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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. 🙂



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!



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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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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!!




Product Update

Just an update regarding the Global Grillers Kit and the Artisan Baking Sea Salts Collection.

There is a back order. Yup, you know it, I make everything by hand but, one key ingredient isn’t available.

I’ll let you know ASAP when I can start shipping those collections ok?! 

There is currently 1 Elements Sea Salt Collection box available . If you`d like it, please follow this link to my Etsy shop to complete your order.

Here is the link for the Elements Sea Salt collection.

Thank you!

Have a great day!



Elements Sea Salt Collection – perfect gift for the Gourmet Foodie


Sea Salt, Sugar and Spice

Happy 2020!

How has the start of the new year been for you? I hope that you’ve had a great start and that it continues to be a beautiful year!

You know how much I love baking and cooking, and I especially love trialling new recipes. There’s a new goodie coming out early spring (can’t say yet – don’t want to spoil the surprise)!! However, I would love some help to create the next collection! If you`d like to be on my feedback team, let me know! I have a small Facebook group, check us out! I invite you to check it out!

It`s The Muskoka Pantry Group.

I would love your thoughts on what to make, and what kind of tea and spice collections you`d like me to try next! Thanks for your help!

Big hugs! Clara


Happy New Year Besties!

Hello over there! I’m interrupting your holiday programming to wish you a Happy New Year … and to share a photo of a gift that my In-Laws made for me this year.  🙂

I hope that you were able to enjoy some special moments with your special people over the holidays, and if you couldn’t be together maybe you were able to Skype, Facetime or text.  

For 2020 I wish that everyone can get what they need. Good health and happiness most of all.

They’re ready!

Okay, so I had to share this photo of my pressie because I thought it was so weird … Leading up to the holidays I seemed to have had a little saying that kept coming out of my mouth.. It was “It’s not what’s under your Christmas tree that matters, it’s who is around your tree.”  Though having said that it can be who’s around your table, your campfire, or who’s around in your life. So, when I opened this gift I was blown away. What do you think? Coincidence or I just didn’t know that I was a HUGE Charlie Brown fan?!

I’m a big fan of Charlie Brown!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Hope you are surrounded by love, light and happiness!!

xo Clara