Happy Birthday Canada

There is so much to do in Almonte this weekend to celebrate Canada’s Birthday!


Saturday on Mill street 


  • Canada Day Car show come and see antique cars
  • Shopping most shops are open
  • Etsy Market – this is a 60 sellers Marketplace

3 – dusk

Family Picnic, Gemmill Park

  • Legion BBQ & Refreshment Garden
  • Wraps & Stuff Food Truck
  • T-Shirt making with JB Arts
  • Face painting with Mississilli Faces
  • Inflatable games and more

Performance lineup at Gemmill Park includes:

  • The Legion Colour Party
  • Hosts Kris & Rob Riendeau
  • George Turcotte
  • Delaney Grant
  • The Barley Shakers
  • Bluefest Be-in-the-Band
  • The Ramblin’ Valley Band
  • Rock Star Live
  • with Special Guests Sir John A. MacDonald and Queen Victoria

Dusk FireWorks


Please take note of our Opening hours for the Canada Day weekend

  • Saturday 10-4 ish
  • Sunday 11- 4
  • Monday 11-4

We hope you will hop into the store to say hello.

Happy Canada Day!




Happy Easter



Easter is a sign that spring has finally arrived! Yay!

Please take note of our Opening hours for the Easter weekend:

  • Good Friday 11-4
  • Saturday 10-5
  • Sunday CLOSED
  • Easter Monday 11-4

If your are looking for recipes for your Easter diner check our Easter Made Easy: Menu, shopping list and recipes

We hope you will hop into the store to say hello.

Happy Easter!naturally-dyed-easter-eggs-onion-skins-tradition-orange-colo



Fall Recipes

Fall is one of my favourite seasons – the weather is getting cooler, and the produce choices are ramping up.  Amazing, tasty products are either hitting their peak in your garden or can easily be found in local farmer’s markets. Just visit the Almonte or Carleton Place farmers’ markets to be convinced.

It’s the time of year when you can easily find apples, pears, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and winter squash, to name just a few.  They’re the perfect excuse to get cooking on cool nights!

What better way to warm a crisp autumn day than with soups, pot pies, roasts, and casseroles. Here are some recipes, easy to make, and that your friends and family would love.  Enjoy!

Heirloom tomatoes

Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes

‘Tis the season where we wonder what the heck will I do with all these tomatoes?

If your garden is like ours, come late August, we end up with a dozen or two heirloom tomatoes ripening on our kitchen counter, with dozens more cherry, and countless other tomato varieties ripening on the vine.

And, if you are like us, we hate to waste those tasty beauties, but there is a limit to the number of tomato sandwiches we can eat or tomato sauce to be frozen for those winter months!  What to do?