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April 2018 Newsletter

April 2018 Newsletter

Newsletter | April 01, 2018 | Nik Manojlovich
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April 2018 Newsletter

Let’s begin by welcoming spring and the many new subscribers – Yay! – we’re so happy to have you along for the ride!

With the warmer months fast approaching, we know everyone’s getting excited about what’s new, so let’s get straight to our APRIL 2018 NEWSLETTER!


We love seeing the fantastic response to our SMOOTH OPERATOR VITAMIX S50 CONTEST, compliments of our friends at HUDSONS BAY. But let’s face it – who wouldn’t want to win a VITAMIX S50? If you haven’t already, click HERE to view all of the important details. Don’t worry, you still have a bit of time, the contest closes on April 12! Good luck to each and all!


Mark your calendars and plan to tune into our Facebook page on Friday, April 13 at noon EDT. We’ll be going live to draw the name of our SMOOTH OPERATOR CONTEST winner. Stay tuned, we’ll also share some additional good news at the same time!


We’re heading back to CHCH MORNING LIVE on Thursday, April 26 to share tips and ideas about this year’s hottest finds, perfect for an OUTDOOR MAKEOVER. So if your backyard, deck or dock is looking a bit tired, maybe rundown, slightly worse for wear, fear not! We’ll help turn it into a hip and happening urban oasis, or a warm and inviting country retreat.


A quick shout out to our friends at THE CHEESE TABLE and DI LISO’S FINE MEATS, two stellar purveyors who helped us pull together some extra special ideas about entertaining this past month. Click HERE to see how we set up a beautiful CHEESE STATION for an afternoon get-together using items from THE CHEESE TABLE.

Then click HERE to read about the tender, juicy leg of lamb we roasted using a superior cut of meat from DI LISO’S FINE MEATS.


We’re really amazed at the response we received on last month’s posts. With so many wonderful things to prepare and try, it looks like you enjoyed every one! In case you missed it, make sure to try our PASTA PRIMAVERA, a wondrous vegetarian main course made with fresh asparagus, peas, and pea shoots, and read about a gift that turned into LENJA PITA, or Serbian Friendship cake. Finally, please check out our City Slicker Playlist on YouTube where you’ll find two of our most popular 1-minute videos ever, LEMON CURD and GREEN BEANS ALMONDINE. Who knew delicious could be so simple?


April showers bring tons of time to hang out indoors with friends and family as we patiently wait for those May flowers! Need some surefire ideas on what to serve? Stay tuned for an easy-peasy BEEF AND VEGETABLE STIR FRY, a kid-friendly TURKEY TACO dinner idea, plus a classic STRAWBERRY RHUBARB CRISP. Now if that wasn’t enough, wait until you see our post about GRILLED GRAPEFRUIT – yes, that’s GRILLED grapefruit!


As always, we’d love to hear from you. Post a comment or send a message directly and also look for us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Who’s ready to make every day feel like it’s the weekend?!

Nik and Carol


Nik Manojlovich

Nik is the creator, host and brains behind Weekend at the Cottage. He loves sharing his wisdom and experience about the things that interest him most.



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