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Janice Quirt

Janice Quirt is a freelance writer who lives in Orangeville.

Field Notes for Autumn 2020

Sep 18, 2020

Garden sharing, “minimonies”, and the show must go on this fall.

Food + Drink Autumn 2020

Sep 18, 2020

Appetite for adventure: Moveable feasts and sweet diversions.

Local Buys: Autumn 2020

Sep 18, 2020

What we’re shopping for this autumn in Headwaters.

Ketchum House, a landmark off-the-grid dwelling caught its new owner’s eye and captured his heart. Photo by Erin Fitzgibbon.

Falling for Ketchum House

Sep 18, 2020

Bill Dandie is the enthusiastic new owner of this off-the-grid Hockley Valley home, which was built in 1998 by Anthony and Mary Ketchum.

Field Notes for Summer 2020

Jun 25, 2020

What to buy, watch, grow this summer.

Food + Drink Summer 2020

Jun 25, 2020

Summer’s new normal: Shopping shifts, beer pie – and the rise of the takeout menu.

Local Buys: Summer 2020

Jun 25, 2020

What we’re shopping for this summer in Headwaters.

A family finds both continuity with the past and dreams fulfilled in a historic log house in Caledon. Photo by Erin Fitzgibbon.

Safe Haven in a Log Cabin

Jun 25, 2020

A family finds both continuity with the past and dreams fulfilled in a historic log house in Caledon.

Jonathan McCausland in the grow area of Mansfield’s Big Thunder Farms with a brassica blend microgreens crop. Photo by Joseph McCausland.

Microgreens Go Macro

Mar 24, 2020

How local growers are tapping a surging demand for the tiny, tasty stems that pack a nutritional punch.

Sesame Maple Brussels Sprouts with Microgreens

Mar 24, 2020

Diets high in plant foods like microgreens have been shown to reduce certain heart disease markers.

Field Notes for Spring 2020

Mar 24, 2020

What to see, hike, write this spring.

Food + Drink Spring 2020

Mar 24, 2020

Spring’s seductions: Sweet treats, bounteous brunches, and Easter feasts.

Local Buys: Spring 2020

Mar 24, 2020

What we’re shopping for this spring in Headwaters.

Tidy hedges and hostas frame the storybook Erin home Lia and Alex chose as their new nest. Photo by Erin Fitzgibbon.

Making Magic at Home

Mar 24, 2020

A couple spruces up an Erin house, creating a dreamy space for their two daughters to grow up in.

Brine Dining with Sauerkraut

Nov 22, 2019

Sauerkraut, kefir, kimchi and other tangy fermented foods have gone from traditional to trendy.

Field Notes for Winter 2019

Nov 22, 2019

What to see, do, try this winter.

Local Buys: Winter 2019

Nov 22, 2019

Shop local for cozy woolens, gifts that sparkle and DIY stamps.

Food + Drink Winter 2019

Nov 22, 2019

Winter’s savoury side: mobile sushi, chic tipples and go-to gourmet gifts.

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.