Strawberry-Kiwi Frozen Mojitos

Summer has returned to Muskoka!!!!!

 

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Strawberry-Kiwi Frozen Mojitos

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups chopped strawberries, frozen
  • 1 ½ cups chopped kiwi, frozen
  • 3 tablespoons simple syrup, divided
  • 8 fresh mint leaves, divided
  • 3 ounces rum, divided
  • 3 ½ cups crushed ice, divided
  • Strawberry and kiwi slices, to garnish
  • Mint leaves, to garnish

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine the 1½ cups frozen strawberries, 1½ tablespoons simple syrup, 4 mint leaves, one shot of rum, and 1¾ cups of crushed ice (if you have whole cubes, crush them in the blender first). Blend until well combined and slushy-like.
  2. Pour the strawberry mojito into 3 (8 oz) glasses, filling half-way.
  3. Rinse out the blender jug and combine the remaining 1½ cups chopped kiwi, 1½ tablespoons simple syrup, 4 mint leaves, shot of rum, and 1¾ cups crushed ice. Blend to desired consistency.
  4. Pour the kiwi mojito over the strawberry mojito.
  5. Garnish with kiwi, strawberry, and mint.
  6. Serve immediately.

recipe “stolen” from host the toast 😀

 

Happy Friday!!!

≈Laugh loudly, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly≈

You know the snow is deep when…..

According to Environment Canada as of January 28th
Muskoka has received 375.4 centimetres of snow so far this winter.
Muskoka usually averages 333.9 cm!!!!!

Which equals almost 12ft , 4inches!!!!

For some of my spectacularly grainy  Muskoka winter photos check out
Look at the Schnee!!!

A great friend of mine, Paula, shared this on Facebook today, this pretty much sums up the winter in Muskoka!!!!

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Baby its cold outside!

Good Friday Morning!

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It is another frosty morning in Muskoka -33 degrees F!!!  That’s before the windchill has been factored in which then makes it around -40 something!!  School buses were cancelled once already this week due to the extreme cold.  Daughter #2 is in the middle of exams and luckily wrote her Science exam yesterday and has today off because… I’m thinking buses may be cancelled again today.  (which they were not)

We have had Bentley with us this week, which means not too many blog posts.  When Bentley is visiting I need to put the cats food up on the dining room table where I have my laptop, the cats love to torment him from up high which upsets Scampie which in turn upsets Sims which means I don’t get much peace and quiet.

This morning is unusually quiet so I’ve been able to post what I think is a fantastic recipe for a Hot Obama!!

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“I created the Hot Obama cocktail at JoeDoe to satisfy the hot toddy drinkers during the wintertime. It’s hot (temperature), tart, and a little sweet, and is the perfect start to a meal at JoeDoe. The dust of cinnamon gives it a little spice.  And the name, well, whether Obama is ‘hot’ or ‘not’ to you right now, you’ll still like the drink.”

Recipe courtesy of JoeDoe, New York, NY. Created by Jill Schulster.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounce(s) English harbour rum
  • 1 ounce(s) fresh lemon juice
  • 3 ounce(s) hot apple cider
  • 1 ounce(s) hot water
  • 1 teaspoon(s) cinnamon

Mix together all ingredients. Grate fresh cinnamon over top. Garnish with cinnamon stick. Serve in a heat-resistant glass mug.

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I will be taking some time out on Sunday to respond to some fantastic comments you guys have made and catching up on all my blog reading!!!

Have a wonderful weekend

and

≈Laugh loudly, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly≈

Summer Slow Down

Summer has arrived in Muskoka!!

  The small town I live in is all of a sudden alive after many months of sleep…slightly poetic non? Oooooo French too.. 😀

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Port Carling at the end of Summer

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aerial view – Hub of the Lakes

Three times in two weeks I have narrowly missed being T-boned, hit head on and left questioning why some people have a driver’s licence at all!!

On my way home from work the other day I was waiting to make a left hand turn onto my road,  when the person waiting to make a left off my road decided  she’d just put the pedal to the metal and maybe push me out of the way? she missed me by mere inches!!

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Yesterday coming home some guy in a huge black SUV decided it was a brilliant idea to pass on a double line and on a corner….again scared the cheese right out of us, all of a sudden there he was!!!

And then again today!  I had just pulled out onto the road and was coming up the small hill near the “Corner Store” when BANG there was another unsafe idiot driver, she was making an extremely wide turn I mean wide she was in my lane!!! This time scared the cheese whiz out of me!!

There was actually and accident in a parking lot on the weekend!!!!  A head on collision???? Really??? in a parking lot!!!!  People must slow down and pay attention!!

Many people come to Muskoka to unwind, slow down and enjoy time with their families….why is everyone in such a hurry????  or maybe that’s it, everyone is so relaxed and breathing in the Northern air that they just aren’t paying attention? hmmm.

on a happier note and to change the subject

Daughter #2 is having a wonderful time in Alberta, so much so, that I received a text from her last night saying “Can we move here, I love it , I don’t want to leave”  so much for “Mummy I miss you , and I just want to come home and give you a huge hug 😀

I am so happy we were able to send her out “West” again, she was there in May for an exchange trip with her class, and was invited back along with one of her friends from school.

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With views like this I wouldn’t want to come home either! Will post some of her photos when she’s back

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Daughter #3 is having a great time with Grandma swimming, shopping, gossiping and trying to keep Grandma out of trouble. 😀

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Daughter #1 enjoys spending time with me now that her busy weekend is over and has nothing else to do… 😀

Son #1 is busy working so we don’t see too much of him 😀

Happy Monday!!

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sorry couldn’t resist

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Floating Yogis in Muskoka!!

Daughter #3 sent this info on a new yoga studio in my area called Muskoka Yoga Studio ,  as usual had to share!

This is a newly opened Yoga Studio in Muskoka, they have only 86 members at the moment but I think it will grow to many more.

They’ve joined forces with the Muskoka Store and Boga Yoga to create the “Boga Yoga Floating Studio”

This is what their website says:

What is SUP Yoga?

SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Yoga ~ Curious as to what SUP Yoga is? Have never been on a paddleboard before? Looking to challenge your regular Yoga practice than SUP Yoga is just what you might be looking for.  Spice up your regular Yoga routine, build amazing core strength, and give yourself the freedom to glide your practice to the next level.  Even if you are new to Yoga or have never tried Yoga before SUP Yoga is a great way to challenge any fitness enthusiast.  Engaging stabilizer muscles, working on your balance and becoming more mindfully focused on your movements as well as your entire body, you will be amazed at how great you can feel once you have had the chance to experience a class.  If you want to burn some calories, shred off excess weight and look fantastic come shape your body and mind in a Muskoka Yoga Studio SUP Yoga class

Take your practice to the water. imagine yourself floating on the Lake quiet and peaceful. Flowing gently from pose to pose and allowing yourself to completely relax and surrender to your Boga Yoga board! Pure BLISS. –

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Stand Up Paddle Vancouver will be travelling to Muskoka to put together The ONLY SUP Yoga Teacher Training in Ontario!

Well at least at this exact moment.

I will be definitely signing up for this course!!!

April Month

April is turning into one of my favorite months of the year, my daughter Meghan # 3 child 😀 was born on April 7th, she’s turning 14!!!!!

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April is also Poetry Month 

Today April 2 is National Autisim Day

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and April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

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It is/was also my grandmothers birth month

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….lots of great things are happening in April…..

April Fools day also takes place in April 😀 😀

April is commonly associated with the season of spring but not this year in Muskoka…..

FYI

April starts on the same day of the week as July in all years, and January in leap years. April ends on the same day of the week as December every year.

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Buddha’s Birthday is celebrated in April!!!!

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Summer under Snow

It is a chilly -23 ish this morning and that’s without the windchill….So I took my trusty little Fuji camera outside and braved the cold to take some photos

“Because I am a Canadian Girl” 😀

So not me

We Canadian Girls are Tough 😀

Yes that’s me for those of you who are wondering…

Pffffftttt I am so not telling you the truth right now!

This girl is actually from Wisconsin Crazy American Girls  😀

You’ll see by the photos we were a little late putting some things away before the snow, must have been busy filling the cooler 😀

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Ahhh I love winter

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Which way to the beach ?

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Our old wooden swing

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Zip Line stand and Tire swing

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Trampoline, at least we put the bouncy part away 😀

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Poor Pink Hammock

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My Beloved Chimnea

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Dogs wading pool

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Oh Dear !

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No hummingbirds today ?? 🙂

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Our Garden Guardian

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Summer home

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Waiting for Spring and Fall…

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Just a Little droopy

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Mr. Face is always happy!

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Morning in our side yard

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The man and his Bolens 😀

I hope you’ve enjoy my photos from the 45th parallel

side note 😀 -(I do know how to spell but some of my picture folders I like to title Picchas or Miskelanius just for fun)

Have a happy Sunday

Laugh loudly, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly