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Here’s How to ‘Hygge’ This Fall

How Will You Hygge This Year? Last year hygge took the social world by storm – everyone was all about it, how best to hygge, why you should hygge and where you should hygge. Now that fall has arrived and cooler temps are back in the air, it’s time to bring hygge back (because it […]

The Newest Craft Beer to Hit Muskoka

Deerhurst Creates Its Own Craft Beer It’s all about craft beer these days and we at Deerhurst Resort are totally on board with this! With a popularity expanding from big production beer to craft breweries, locally brewed beer has been brought back into the spotlight – and it’s about time! In Partnership with Muskoka Brewery  “The […]

Muskoka-Style Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Cozy Up with Red Wine Hot Chocolate with a Muskoka Twist Picture yourself on a cold winter day with a cup of velvety smooth homemade hot chocolate, feeling cozy right? Now picture yourself on a cold winter day with a cup of velvety smooth homemade hot chocolate with red wine…wait what? Things just got interesting.  […]

Upscale Your Eggnog (and Add a Muskoka Twist)

3 Ways to Upscale Your Holiday Eggnog It’s officially holiday season and what better way to get in the spirit than sipping on good old’ eggnog! While regular eggnog is already a holiday favourite, Deerhurst Resort’s Executive Chef, David Bakker is sharing his favourite ways to upscale your eggnog.  “Eggnog is one of my favourite […]

Winning Gold at the Culinary Olympics

Deerhurst Resort’s Executive Chef, David Bakker, has just returned from the IKA/Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany where he captained the culinary team from Humber College, where he teaches, earning Gold in the regional team competition. The IKA/Culinary Olympics have taken place every four years since 1900, and now attracts 2,000 chefs from 50 countries, who […]

Fall Foodie Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin and Vanilla Bisque

Roasted Pumpkin and Vanilla Bisque Fall = The Perfect Time for Hearty Soups! Foodies, cooks, home chefs you’re going to want to make this a staple in your fall cooking! Roasted Pumpkin and Vanilla Bisque 1 tbsp Vegetable oil 1 cup Roughly chopped onion 1 cup Roughly chopped carrot 1 cup Roughly chopped celery 2 […]

Best Recipes to Use Muskoka Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup Recipes You’re Going to Want to Try! It’s that time of the year again when Muskoka’s forests are filled with all that liquid gold and maple syrup producers are busy collecting, boiling and bottling up what has become a Canadian household staple. “It’s a labour of love” says Brian O’Donoghue, operator of Sweet […]

How to Upscale Your Mac’n Cheese with Lobster

It’s time to upscale winter’s ultimate comfort food. Is there anything better than some good old mac’n cheese? We didn’t think so either, but then Deerhurst’s Executive Chef David Bakker added lobster and the whole world got turned upside down! BEST IDEA EVER. What you’ll need: 2 Tbsp vegetable oil – 2 tbsp. 1 clove […]

Deconstructing Your Holiday Turkey

How to Roast an Entire Holiday Turkey in an Hour Deconstructed Turkey … It’s A Thing! Looking to do your holiday dinner a little differently this year? Trying to figure out a way to have the traditional turkey dinner, but without all the mess and pressure of carving the perfect bird in front of all […]

Here’s How to Make Maple Whiskey French Onion Soup

[Originally published March 2018; some information has been updated.] It’s Maple Syrup time at Deerhurst Resort and we couldn’t be more excited! The sap is starting to run and the good old Canadian tradition of harvesting the syrup has begun. Maple syrup is no longer just for pancakes, there are so many creative ways to […]