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Cottage season is here and the Guthrie family is prepping for another fantastic summer on the lake.  Cooking at our cottage can be a challenge depending on the size of the crowd. As I would rather spend more time on the dock than in the kitchen, I’ve created some easy cottage recipes that save time without sacrificing taste.

Beckett vs The Fish

Beckett vs the fish

We have been testing two separate dishes using the very adaptable Demptster’s  Ancient Grain Tortillas for our first cottage weekend.  The first recipe is one that the kids can and the second can be created completely on the BBQ.


Dempster Ancient Grain Tortilla

Yummy, easy to make on the BBQ.


I prep everything we need to create the perfect hassle free cottage pizza including slicing the peppers & mushrooms, shredding the cheese and pre making our homemade pizza sauce. The kids then chose their own toppings and place everything onto a Demptster’s  Ancient Grain Tortilla. Beckett gives this two thumbs up!



Cottage Hack Pizza

Good Pizza = Happy Kids

Sherrie-Mae’s Home Pizza Sauce

250 ml of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 small can of tomato paste ( low salt option is best)

1 roasted garlic clove (medium)

1/4 tsp Nutmeg

1/2 tbsp dried Oregano, Basil & Rosemary

Salt & Pepper to taste

There is no cooking needed for this recipe. I mix everything in a mason jar the night before we go to the cottage & we spread it on the tortillas just before we pop the cottage hack pizza into the oven or on the BBQ. Just perfect.


The next cottage hack recipe is a family favourite. In order to make my time at the cottage less about working & more about enjoying our time together as a family I prep everything at home. I prep the pork roast the evening before by removing any excess fat & salt and pepper to taste and place in a sealed container in the fridge for a transport to the cottage.

Cottage Crowd Pleaser!

BBQ Pork Loin with Maple Syrup Marinade on a bed of Mexican rice & spring mix on a toasted Ancient Grain Tortilla

 Sherrie-Mae’s Maple Dijon Marinade 

125 ml Canadian Maple Syrup (dark)

25 ml Apple Cider Vinegar

10 ml Yellow Mustard 

10 ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Pinch of Brown Sugar

Salt & Pepper to taste

I simply combine all the ingredients in a mason jar and shake until well mixed. Once the pork loin is on the BBQ I brush on the marinade onto each side of the pork loin. I also slightly toast the tortilla on the BBQ to give it a crunchy texture. The unused marinade can be mixed with balsamic vinegar for a light salad dressing.

If you are interested in finding out more about the versatile tortillas I used in my cottage hack recipes, follow along on the Dempster’s social media channels. You can follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

Enjoy and let me know if you tried these recipes at our cottage!



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