Author: Escarpment Magazine

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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Chasing Waterfalls

We are talking waterfalls baby! Specifically, how to visit four of Owen Sound’s best in a single day. Indian, Jones, Weavers Creek, and the big guy; Inglis.

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Sole Sisters

The Collingwood Women’s Hike Crew, open to all women and female-identifying people, hosts group hikes at least once a month on a Saturday or Sunday morning…

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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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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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CHEF MARK MCEWAN’S CLASSIC TOMATO SAUCE WITH VEAL & RICOTTA MEATBALLS

A staple in Italian cuisine is a classic tomato sauce. A truly simple and delicious sauce takes patience and good ingredients. It’s difficult to get really flavoursome tomatoes outside the Mediterranean, especially during the colder months, so our tip is: don’t be afraid to make sauces using canned tomatoes instead!

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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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Market Watch

What a rollercoaster 2020 has been. The year started strong, crashed to a halt in the second quarter and then bounced like a ball into the third quarter. Since then, record after record has been set. It has been a great market for sellers, but has been tough on buyers and their REALTORS®. Is there an end in sight?

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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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