Canada For Christmas: A Dispatch From Jonathan Duffy Davis

Jonathan Duffy Davis Wrestling with a freshly cut Christmas tree.
Jonathan Duffy Davis Wrestling with a freshly cut Christmas tree.

I’m back home for a Christmas visit with my family in Muskoka, Ontario. We are definitely a family that likes to eat and stocking the Christmas larder began the moment after I cleared baggage claim.

Our inevitable first stop was the Cheese Boutique in Toronto where we grabbed 7 – 8 amazing cheeses, after sampling 20. Continue reading “Canada For Christmas: A Dispatch From Jonathan Duffy Davis”

Home for a Holiday – A Dispatch from Jonathan Duffy Davis in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada

 A Muskoka SupperJonathan Duffy Davis here. I am home for a bit of a holiday and a visit with my family. Though I grew up in Toronto, Muskoka is where my family and I spend our time when I come back for a visit. Muskoka isn’t exactly the Great White North but it is rural (two deer just ran across the driveway when I began to type this paragraph– scout’s honour) and parts of it are quite untamed. A quick drive lands us in Algonquin Provincial Park, a 3,000 square-mile preserve of wilderness where the hardwood forests of the south yield to the conifers that dominate the near and far north. Muskoka is a place that I love: a place where the canoe is an icon and a true conveyance, where there are more lakes and rivers than a person could visit or know, a place where the air is crisp on August evenings and definitely smells like home. Continue reading “Home for a Holiday – A Dispatch from Jonathan Duffy Davis in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada”