February NewsletterNewsletter | January 31, 2017 | Nik Manojlovich
Did everyone have a great January? Ours was certainly action-packed, stepping out of our comfort zone with the RESOLVE 2017 campaign – thanks to everyone who signed up and made it a success! We had a great time and hope the spontaneous variation of content helped get us thinking about all we can do to support an active, healthy lifestyle.
We also appreciated all the likes, comments and shares from those of you who kept up with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as well as the emails – loved hearing from you! A special thanks to Matthew Pauderis for sharing his expert fitness advice. Our muscles may be aching, but we’re all the better for it, right? Yay, we did it!
Now, back to our regularly scheduled program!
We’re committed to helping you get through the February blues. Here are a few things you can look forward to, including something sweet – a champagne truffle giveaway!
MORE IS MORE – We’re really pumped about the way everyone enjoyed the smoothie and City Slicker recipes we posted in January. It is some of the most viewed content to date, so if you’re hoping to get more, we’re on it!
SUPER BOWL SUNDAY – All of you football and sports fans are going to love two of our upcoming recipes: a creamy, make-ahead Blue Cheese Dip and ultra-messy Sloppy Joes. These recipes, plus the ones featured in the Super Bowl recipe playlist on our YouTube channel, are perfect for entertaining crowds.
VALENTINE’S DAY – On February 10 we’ll be posting the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert recipe, giving you four days to prepare – so no excuses! We’re also posting a video tutorial on the big day about champagne glassware. If you’ve ever wondered about the best glass from which to enjoy this ultimate bubbly libation, make sure to tune in.
COMFORT FOOD – Many of our recipes this month will answer your requests for more comfort food. You can expect some serious good eats like homemade Tomato Soup, Chicken Sausage Casserole and a tender Pork Shoulder Roast, perfect for your next get together with family or friends. Whether you’re entertaining in the city or up in cottage country this month, fear not – delicious, comforting food ideas are great no matter where you enjoy them.
CHAMPAGNE TRUFFLE GIVEAWAY! – Our dear friends at William Ashley China are celebrating the move to their new Toronto location at 131 Bloor Street West. To mark the occasion, they are offering a box of 24 Teuscher champagne truffles to one of our subscribers.
Here’s what you need to do for a chance to win:
First, SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel. Then SHARE one of our YouTube videos on your favourite social media platform. Each time you share a different video, your name will go into our raffle drum. We’ll be drawing the name of one lucky winner on February 28. Good luck comes to those who SHARE!
Finally, we really want to thank you for your ongoing support. Please remember to tell one and all about us. Share links to your favourite recipes and invite friends and colleagues to discover Weekend at the Cottage; after all, when it comes to good food, good friends and good times, the more the merrier!
That’s it for now. Here’s to a month filled with delicious things!
Nik & Carol