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Cecily Ross

Cecily Ross is an author and freelance writer who lives in Creemore.

Canada’s chefs enter the quarry fray

Aug 19, 2011

“We want people to taste the bounty of the land that is threatened by the quarry,” says Stadtländer.

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!

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.

Reading Shakespeare in Mulmur

Jun 16, 2011

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

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

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.

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.

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…

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.