Beer, wine and spirits: Lost Penny Pub

Penny, Canadian — Passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2013, when the Royal Canadian Mint stopped distributing the copper-coloured coin (which was actually zinc coated). From May 2006 to October 2008, all circulation Canadian pennies from 1942 to 1996 had a melt value of over $0.02 CAD based on the increasing spot price of copper in […]

Beer, Wine and Spirits: Wines of Arizona

In early May I spent a week in Phoenix, Arizona, to see that part of the American Southwest. The Sedona Desert near Scottsdale just north of Phoenix was spectacular with all the spring flowers and colours and seeing the famous big Saguaro cactus in full bloom (their State flower) was quite special. The day drive […]

Beer, Wine and Spirits: King’s Lock Craft Distillery

Rob and Laura Bradley are the founders of King’s Lock Craft Distillery, named after King’s Lock built near the rapids at Johnstown enabling early travel along the St Lawrence. They are located in Johnstown near Prescott and Fort Wellington just along the river from the Battle of the Windmill historic site at a narrow stretch […]

Yellow Canoe Café Merrickville; you don’t need a special reason to visit, but it will be extraordinary

The Yellow Canoe Café, located at the entrance to Merrickville’s storied main street shopping area, isn’t new, having been around for over 15 years, but it recently changed owners with a former life-time (as she puts it) employee having taken over the reins in 2014. And while Danielle Moizer may be young, her dishes demonstrate […]

Kick off maple syrup season at the annual Tapping Out Party, Saturday, March 9

Maple syrup season is right around the corner, and the Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (LDMSPA) is getting ready to kick the season off right, with a Tapping Out Party on Saturday, March 9, 2019. This annual event is hosted each year at a Lanark & District sugarbush, and this year’s event will […]

Boulton House; Reinventing and reinvigorating an historic locale to create a new dining oasis

If you check out the Facebook page of Carleton Place’s newest dining establishment, Boulton House (35 Mill St), you can be excused for thinking it came from humble roots when you look at the historic photo of its exterior taken in the horse and buggy era.  This structure on the Mississippi River, just next door […]