Wonderful Side Dish – Fondant Potatoes

Fondant potatoes, or pommes fondant, is a method of preparing potatoes that traditionally involves cutting them into cylinders, browning the ends, and then slowly roasting them in butter and stock.

The process is easy and the results are amazing. Crispy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside. A nice light taste of rosemary. A great side dish for any special occasion. Try it yourself. Recipe

Love my cast iron pan

Welcome to Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm

Maple Shop

Sugarbush Hill is a “State of the Art” sugaring operation in the heart of Muskoka, district of 1,600 lakes and endless forests. Situated just 10 minutes south of the picturesque Town of Huntsville, gateway to Algonquin Park and home of the 2010 G8 Summit. Sugarbush Hill is family owned and operated by Tom Stehr, family and friends.  We use the most sustainable fuel, “solid wood” to produce our excellent tasting maple syrup and maple value-added products.  How products are produced and the carbon footprint we leave behind is important, when choosing maple…choose wood-fired. www.sugarbushhill.com

2389 Muskoka Rd. #10, Huntsville, ON P1H 2J3
705-787-9787 | 705-78-SYRUP

Sugarbush Hill

Sugarbush Hill Flyer
Some Information
Buckets that use to bring in the sap is now being done with modern pipes strung throughout the Maple Forest.
Boiling Fact
Storage Tank
This was used to carry the sap in from the forest in the early days
Enjoying some Maple Syrup Soft Icecream

We enjoyed our trip up to Muskoka and The Sugarbush Hill Farm. If you get a chance, go and see this amazing part of Ontario, Canada in the fall time or any time.

Freezing Citrus Fruit

Freezing Citrus Fruit For Usage The Whole Year Round.

Dry pack your citrus fruit by laying the slices out on a cookie sheet. Place in the freezer until the fruit is completely frozen. Drop the frozen citrus slices into a freezer-safe zip-top bag. Enjoy

No more waste

Limes, Lemons and Oranges
Sliced Citrus Fruit

Kombucha – 2nd Batch

Black Berry / Ginger
Lemon / Orange / Ginger
Strawberry / Ginger
2nd Batch, with fizz

This my second attempt at Kombucha. This batch has more fizz compared to the first batch. As well I have 3 litres of fluid to make vinegar. Will update the progress with the vinegar. My goal is to make, blueberry, strawberry and a herbal mixes.

” Kombucha is a fermented, slightly alcoholic, lightly effervescent, sweetened black or green tea drink commonly intended as a functional beverage for its supposed health benefits. Sometimes the beverage is called kombucha tea to distinguish it from the culture of bacteria and yeast.


Thank you July 11th to August 3

Thank you all who came to my show from July 11th to August 3rd at the Lee Contemporary Art Gallery in Orillia. I hope you enjoyed inspiring art works by me. I really enjoyed meeting with friends and getting to know new people. Thanks to Tanya of the Lee Contemporary Art Gallery for your help and support, you are amazing. Thank you Greg James Thomson for the great photography. Thank you Clayton A. Johnson for being there. And a special shout out to Donna Howlett.  Here are some of the photos…

When I Reflect And Emerge

This interest in art is not new for me: but a gradual fascination of different inspirations all around me and the journey I have taken throughout my life.
When I reflect on my life, I see how it has shaped me through the choices I have made and directions I have taken. From the time I could think, I have always had an infatuation with art and my chosen profession, both existing as one. Each of them very different but defining me today as that person.  For nearly 30 years I have only made art through a predefined set of ‘rules’ that related directly to my profession.  I have used art to create for my clients, to fulfill student expectations (completing Fine Arts major) or to create content for work required projects.  For me art & work are a place where questions are asked, goals are set, and lines are blurred.  This has required me to follow the rules and try to figure out what is expected of me.  While this type of formal training builds valuable skills, it has confined my creativity.  I need art – but I also want to work and support individuals with special needs – both strong callings.  How do I connect the two while setting boundaries?  In not wanting to lose myself in the ‘rules’ and without ever really understanding my role as an individual when it comes to creating art that reflects my personal mantra, I have begun to emerge as a ‘new’ artist.  Only when I made the transition to create pieces of art with paper and glue, have I begun to understand what it means to truly feel like an artist, creating as an outlet instead of a means.  (Thank you Amanda for your help)

Images of Ron Regamey at a very young age.