December 2016 Arowhon Pines, Algonquin
Thank you for being guests at Arowhon Pines last summer. We appreciate that a large number of you have already booked for next year! Perhaps it was the glorious weather, Friday night’s venison with risotto or the renovated rooms and new décor that are bringing you back. Or was it just that small yellow post-it note (handwritten with Sharpie pen stuck on the front counter) with the simple message “Have you booked for 2017?” If it was, kudos to our marketing department for that brilliancy! Whatever the reason, thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back in 20171 In January, we’ll be contacting you to say hello and ask that you confirm your booking for next year with a deposit. For those of you who have not yet picked some dates, we hope to hear from you soon. The suites and the rooms along the lakeshore seem to be going fast, especially during the peak times of the season! Until then, the best of the holidays to you and your family. Although the summer may seem a long way off, think about Arowhon as your family gathers for the season. Our 8 and 12 Room Cabins are ideal for small family gatherings like a special birthday or anniversary.
Peace and Joy Sincerely Theresa, David, Adam And all of us at Arowhon Pines
H A P P Y H O L I D A Y S !!
Bridgewood, our large 12 Room cabin on the lake, is the favourite of many guests. You’ll like it a whole lot better after this winter! As we speak, our carpenters are tearing down the last of the paneling (cause for celebration!), renovating the lounge with a new and brighter design including large front windows, hardwood floor, fans that will help cool in the summer and warm in the fall, and much more. It will still feel cozy with comfortable couches and good lighting for the bookworms.
But…now…brace yourselves… We’ve taken out the bridge from Sherwood to Bridgewood. Although our original plan was to replace it, after seeing the beautiful, unobstructed view of the lake and thinking about all sorts of future possibilities, we’ve decided to postpone that decision for a season. After studying the practicalities of having just one bridge and listening to your feedback, we’ll make our decision. Let’s just say we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it! In the meanwhile, it’s time to say goodbye…..
From The Chef As many of you know, last year we rebuilt our kitchen from top to bottom and replaced it with a new layout and design. We’re very happy with the results and very glad that it’s over. We can laugh now about the stresses of such a massive renovation project, like waiting for new fridges to arrive…on opening day! I’ll admit that on occasion, I still turn right instead of left to find the vegetable fridge! Canadians celebrate the harvest season by preserving fruits and vegetables for later use. Canning is always best when they are at their peak flavor. In the fall, our kitchen cans our plum sauce, mango chutney, smokey peach BBQ sauce, spicy chili sauce, tomatillo chutney, and finally cranberries, all of which will be used up next season. We buy cranberries in bulk from the famous Johnson Cranberry Marsh in Bala, Ontario. Cranberries are a versatile condiment that go well with any poultry – whether it’s roast chicken for two or a traditional Christmas turkey for the family. I’ll be cooking goose as usual at my house for the holidays! For Arowhon’s cranberry sauce recipe, click here. It’s an easy recipe as the cranberries have all the pectin needed to set the sauce. Enjoy!