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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Yummie Christmas Open House

John and Lynn Murden live near Baysville.  He is an artist and a photographer.  She is the driving force behind Yummies in a Jar -- wonderful sauces, dips, jams, jellies, candles...

Together they host an amazing art gallery and shopping experience. Glorious for the eyes and the tastebuds both.

And this week, they hosted an Open House Fundraiser for the local Animal Shelters. The Animal Shelter for Huntsville, and the newly opened Muskoka Animal Shelter in Bracebridge were beneficiaries.

Moon Shadows Estate Winery -- featuring maple syrup.
Not as sweet as you might fear -- the Rhubarb wine was
my favourite!
 Naturally, Napster wanted to donate one of his prints for the Silent Auction. The cat is a staunch supporter of Animal Shelters everywhere. (One of his prints is going up for auction at Sechelt, B.C. early next year!)

Helping to spice up the occasion, Savour Muskoka was on hand -- the culinary experience is always enhanced with the use of regional specialties, and Muskoka is truly rich in opportunities.  Chef Randy  and Karen from Tall Trees were on hand --  roast duck was part of the sampling on offer, along with a to-die-for pumpkin mousse...  Randy, by the by, was the winner of Napster's print -- we can't wait to find out if it is going to hang in the restaurant, or at home.   Tall Trees has long been one of our favourite restaurants -- long before the Russian Prime Minister made an unexpected stop there while here for the G8.

The Lake of Bays Brewery, which calls Baysville home, was on hand with samples. So, too, the Moon Shadows Estate Winery.   There was a sampling of pumpkin soup and wild game terrine from Black River Food Co.; gluten free pasta from Beat the Wheat; a great selection of Yummies in a Jar dips and sweets...  and so much more! I can't believe we got out of there without gaining ten pounds!

The day raised just over $2100 for the animal shelters.  Of which $50 came from Napster...  not bad for a cat!

Thank you Lynn and John and family for organizing and hosting this event! The place was -- dare we say? -- Jam Packed!

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