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Cecily Ross

Former pony clubber and lifelong horse lover, Cecily Ross is a freelance
writer who lives in Creemore.

Off the Shelf

Off the shelf

Aug 19, 2011

Our roundup of fabulous quality items produced by local artisans.

Can she make an apple pie?

Aug 19, 2011

Pie judging is a complex, dirty job, but someone has to do it!

“This is the country so we’re always casual. I usually put a buffet out on the centre island and let everyone help themselves.” Photo MK Lynde

Islands of Calm

Aug 19, 2011

A Mulmur country kitchen embodies order and serenity in the midst of a young family’s busy life


The Potato Index

Aug 19, 2011

In 2009 there were 5,430 acres of potatoes in Dufferin County, yielding 15,200 pounds per acre.

The South Mulmur Shakespeare Study Group: back row, Gordon Morton, Anne Corkett, Huntly Christie, Jo Harrison, Cecily Ross, Maureen Bixley, Brian Bixley. front row, seated Nancy Woods, John Harrison, Shelagh Roberts, Jane Cooper, Gary Corlett, Eleanor Corlett, Penny Lewis. Photo by Pete Paterson

Reading Shakespeare in Mulmur

Jun 16, 2011

“Shakespeare is hard,” said Brian (quoting the Irish critic Fintan O’Toole) “but so is life.”

Food In The Hills Spring 2011

Welcome to Food In The Hills

May 15, 2011

In between issues, you can keep up to date with local food news, events and recipes all here, online at

Off the Shelf

Off the shelf

May 14, 2011

Our roundup of fabulous quality items produced by local artisans.


The Rhubarb Index

May 14, 2011

Rheum rhabarbarum, Rhubarb is a close relative of garden sorrel. It is high in vitamin C and dietary fibre.

Olympic Fever Comes to Orangeville

Nov 15, 2009

Roland Kirouac choreographs the excitement as Orangeville prepares to welcome the Olympic Flame.

Creemore Rocks the Mocks

Sep 15, 2008

An amateur film festival of five-minute mock documentaries comes complete with secret scripts, product placements, corporate sponsorships, even a gala awards presentation of the coveted “Mocksie” statuettes.

No Ordinary Swimming Pool, No Ordinary Pond

Mar 23, 2008

If you get the plants right, everything else pretty much falls into place.

Riding High

Jun 21, 2007

International riders get good traction on their home turf.

Basil Guinane and Cecily Ross cook together in their Mulmur kitchen. Photo by Tom Partlett.

Hoisin-Black Bean Flank Steak

Mar 21, 2006

Remember, the amounts given here are guidelines. Taste the marinade as you make it and adjust the ingredients until you get a balance of flavours that pleases you.

Blueberry Muffins

Oat and Wheat Bran Muffins with Blueberries and Flax

Mar 21, 2006

Even Becky would approve of these healthy high-fibre muffins loaded with her favourite grains. The oat bran reduces LDL (bad) cholesterol and the wheat bran makes you regular. The blueberries and flax are high in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. (Raspberries are also very good in these muffins.)

How a Horse Helped Mend a Broken Heart

Mar 21, 2006

For some reason, Basil, who is a naturally cautious if not fearful person, is not afraid of horses.

In The Hills is an independent, locally owned print and online magazine that has earned its reputation as the best-read, best-loved magazine in Headwaters.

The magazine is delivered to more than 40,000 homes and farms throughout Caledon, Erin, Dufferin, Orangeville and Creemore – up to double the circulation of any other local publication. And it is available to visitors at local inns, restaurants, specialty retail stores and other tourist locations.