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COTTAGE CHILI DIP — A COZY COTTAGE COMFORT

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This is the perfect “sharing” dip for a family game or movie night! INGREDIENTS • 6 large 9” (23 cm) whole wheat tortillas • 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) olive oil • 1 can 19 oz (540 ml) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained • 1 ½ Tablespoons (23 ml) Gourmet du Village Chipotle Burger Seasoning • 1 plum tomato, diced and drained • ¼ cup (50 ml) chopped green pepper • ½ cup (125 ml) corn kernels • ¾ cup (175 ml) shredded sharp Cheddar • ¾ cup (175 ml) shredded Monterey Jack To prepare the chips: preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Brush the olive oil on both sides of each tortilla and cut them into 8 wedges each. Place the wedges in a single layer on an...

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THE TRADITION CONTINUES — HISTORY OF THE MUSKOKA STORE

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HOW THE TRADITION BEGAN. PART I The history of The Muskoka Store is steeped in tradition. It was founded in 1979 by cottager and windsurfing fanatic Bruce Clark, thanks to a clever tip from his mother Barb. During a typical Friday drive from the city Barb spotted a small gourmet food shop for rent on Highway 11 and told Bruce it would be a perfect fixed location for his van based windsurfing sales business. Without hesitation, Bruce and Nancy took his mothers advice and moved the contents of his van into the shop. The Muskoka Store, originally named Muskoka Windsurfing, was born. Since the gourmet food shop transformation in ’79, The Muskoka Store has evolved into a true cottage outfitter...

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