Author: Escarpment Magazine

Après Spirit

As temperatures drop, our favourite way to warm our bellies and lift our spirits is with a locally produced cocktail (or three). Whether you prefer gin, vodka, brandy, or Earl Grey tea, these cozy concoctions are guaranteed to keep you toasty this winter. Forget the fire, warm up with one of these cold weather libations.

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Needle In A Haystack

If you’ve ever spent ten minutes describing in detail that you’re looking for a ‘thingamabob’ that fits onto a ‘widget’, you’ve probably been advised to go to Hindle’s Clarksburg Hardware. If you’ve taken that advice you’ve probably been told, quite authoritatively, that what you want is a self-locking deck cleat—and you’ve probably asked if you wanted it in black or galvanized.

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Anything & Everything – Artist Feature Jon Houghton

Growing up in Thornbury, Jonathan Houghton had dreams of becoming an illustrator/ cartoonist. Years later however, after studying fine art in New Brunswick, Greece and Italy, Jon returned home as an accomplished painter, having honed his own distinctively, identifiable style.

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Snow Scapes

Weather has settled in, but that doesn’t mean we have to. Join Escarpment on a scenic journey and discover incredible winter views from Owen Sound up through the Bruce Peninsula.

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Winter Bucket List

When powder accumulates on the trails and ice forms on the lakes and ponds, it’s time to bundle up and head off on an adventure.This winter will be unlike any we have experienced and while skiing and snowboarding vie for most of the attention, Escarpment has compiled a boundless assortment of additional adventures to get you outdoors and into the fresh air all season long.

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RICOTTA GNOCCHI By Chef Mark McEwan

Celebrity Chef Mark McEwan is perhaps best known for being a judge on Top Chef Canada. Inspired by the freshest ingredients, Chef McEwan’s gastronomic prowess reaches every corner of the culinary universe with two best-selling cookbooks, three boutique grocery stores, and six extraordinary restaurants, including Thornbury’s own Fabbrica.

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Aftershot

Our Autumn/Early Winter Aftershot was submitted by photographer Mark Zelinski and features Anishnaabe dancer Keira Chianne facing the American Falls at the bottom of the Niagara Gorge.

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Shifting Gears (Due to COVID)

While the global pandemic has injected an air of the unknown into our society of late, it’s also served as a reminder of the many benefits of outdoor recreation like cycling—it connects us, improves our health, reduces our stress levels in times of uncertainty and allows us to see the world in new and unexpected ways.

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TOMATO & ZUCCHINI GRATIN

This summery take on a traditional gratin is fresh and light with ripe seasonal produce. It’s quick to make, and easy to pop in the oven for an hour while you head outside to BBQ the rest of your meal.

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SPRING VEGETABLE BOWLS WITH TANGY PEANUT DRESSING

This take on the classic Buddha Bowl focuses on fresh spring vegetables like crisp green onions and hot peppery radishes. Bowls like this are a fantastic way to enjoy seasonal vegetables, and any combination of grains, vegetables, and protein works well to create your own.

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