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Northern Lights in Ontario

Northern Lights

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Having the opportunity to see one of Northern Ontario's most beautiful spectacle is something most people can only dream of. In Northern Ontario, we are so lucky to catch a glimpse of the not so frequent Northern Lights. During September, October and throughout the winter months, you have a higher chance of catching the sun’s charged particles. During this time of year, there is a shortage of sunlight, and the darkness is the ideal time to see the colorful array of the Aurora Borealis. You can spot just about every color in the spectrum when the Northern sky is perfectly clear.

Here is a link to increase your odds of viewing these magical moments in Northern Ontario

View the Northern Lights

Fried Fish: Pan

 

Fried Fish: Pan

 

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A Northern Ontario classic. I’m sure at least one member of each family in this province has their own special fried fish recipe. Here’s mine!

4-6 fish filets of your choosing
Vegetable oil
½ cup flour
2 tbsp cornstarch
¼ cup cornmeal
¼ cup bread crumbs
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp chili powder
2 eggs

First step to fried fish, mix your flour and cornstarch. Season generously with salt and pepper
Next, mix cornmeal and bread crumbs with seasonings and salt and pepper
Whisk eggs, add a splash of water to thin. 
Heat your pan over medium heat with ¼ inch of oil

 

This will be a three step breading process.
Start with the flour, then dip in eggs, finally coat with cornmeal mixture. 
Place fish in frying pan, cook until golden brown on both sides.

Put your own spin on the Fried Fish classic, and enjoy!

Cleaning Fish

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Cleaning fish

 

For the most part, all edible sought after fish in the North Channel is considered a “Round fish”. This means they have two whole filets on either side of their rib cage. Unlike their counterpart, the “Flat fish” which has 4 filets, two on either side of their top spine, and two on either side of their belly. Different, commonly known species of round fish include bass, tuna, salmon and trout. The prime species of flat fish include flounder, sole and halibut. At Lake Lauzon Resort we have set up an ideal area for cleaning fish right near the lake. This ensures that as you're cleaning fish, you'll have all necessary amenities right near by. A large industrial sink, and 4 feet of stainless steel fastened with a laminated wood cutting board. With this type of set up, all you need is the right tools and guidelines and you'll be a fish cleaning master!  Cleaning fish is certainly not rocket science, but round fish is much easier to clean and filet. All it takes is a sharp blade, insert it just underneath the top of the tail, and follow along the ribs til you hit the gills. This will ensure you get the most amount of meat from the body, and you get to avoid the mess of opening the belly. Now, if you have the gusto to clean the belly out, you will be left with the gift of the fish bones & head. May sound gross, but with this “trim” you can make the tastiest fish stock. Recipe for a standard, yet amazing stock is to follow! Keep fishing my friends! Hoping to see you by Lake Lauzon Resort this summer!

Cleaning fish can be quick and easy with the right information.

For more information on cleaning fish visit link below

 Cleaning Fish

 

My Favourite Things #7

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One thing that I feel many love about Lake Lauzon is the chance to visit with new and old friends. You quickly become part of the Lake Lauzon Resort family after spending a short time with us. There is always a friendly face nearby who is willing to stop a chat. Conversations with strangers in the lake or on the dock quickly lead to late night bon fires and drinks on the lawn. Pop-up music jam sessions are a great way to gather people and enjoy the sunset. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

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Friend Reunion

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Excited to get on the Lake

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If you are interested in getting out on the lake this summer Lake Lauzon Resort offers all of the equipment rentals one needs for a day out on the lake. This writer's toy of choice is a kayak, a recreational touring kayak is a quick way to get out on the open water. With plenty of storage space, it is a great choice for anything from shorts jaunts to longer paddling day-trips. Circling the island just west of the resort is a popular route, but as Lake Lauzon is no small lake, the possibilities for longer trips are endless. The more adventurous may organize a multi-day camping trip down Lake Lauzon and back along the North Shore of Lake Huron. This is a great way to spend a warm spring or summer day at Lake Lauzon. 

Getting Back to Basics

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Getting away from it all is a great way to recharge the batteries, and it has never been so easy. The Lake Lauzon Resort is in the perfect location for a weekend getaway. Whether you are heading East from Sault Ste Marie, or West from Sudbury, we are just a few hours away. You will leave the city and the rat race far behind. Go for a swim in the lake, enjoy a bonfire, take a soak in the softtub, or enjoy the sauna. Sometimes there is live music around, if you are lucky. Whether you are in one of the many rustic cabins, in a trailer, in the beautiful bed and breakfast, or just tenting out on the grass, you will be back in top shape for the start of the new week

Cabin Cooking

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If you are planning a trip to a remote cabin, whatever the season, recipe selection requires a little bit of thought and planning. Especially if you are hiking, boating, skiing, or traveling by any other human powered means, the weight of your meals is something to consider, as there likely won’t be a grocery store nearby. The website below offers a few suggestions for tasty and energy-loaded recipes for your next cabin retreat. A few tips: prepare as much as you can ahead of time (e.g., spice mixes, soup mixes, bread dough) and if you will have a wood oven at your disposal, base your recipes around that.

Check out this link to see what TheKitchn.com recommends to cook at the cabin. 

My Favourite Things #5

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Another of my favourite things to do at Lake Lauzon Resort is to stroll past the trailer park and head to the edge of the resort’s property to enjoy the view of the white water. The dam at Lake Lauzon leads to a quick moving brook that flows to Lake Huron. At different times in the year there are different sights to be seen. The salmon run is a fantastic sight in the fall and the spring water is high and exciting. Watching the brook at any time of the year is a great way to spend an afternoon.

Winter Hiking Hacks

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Cottage Life has posted a video about 5 great winter hiking hacks.

“From frozen toes to frosty fingers, there are a lot of excuses to sit by the fire instead of heading out for a winter hike. But since time in nature is the best form of therapy—even in the middle of a crisp Canadian February—we’ve compiled a list of simple tips to help you lace up your boots and stay toasty while enjoying the great outdoors.”

Check out the video here.

My Favourite Things #4

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Of all my favourite things at Lake Lauzon Resort, this one is the most relaxing. There is nothing like jumping off the dock and swimming out to Lake Lauzon Resort's large floating raft. When you're out there it feels like you are miles away, even though you're just a short swim to shore. If you're not alone, it's a great place for chatting, games and cannon balls off the dock. Being out on the raft is a great way to spend a sunny summer afternoon. 

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