BLONDIN THE HERO OF NIAGARA

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By day and by night, frontward and back, his feet in baskets, his head in a sack, he crossed the torrent on a cable—190 feet up By LLOYD GRAHAM On Thursday, June 30, 1859, the atmosphere at Niagara Falls was charged with excitement. A slightly built Frenchman, dressed in tights and carrying a long balancing pole, […]

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Duck With Turnips And Peas Stewed Recipe

Duck With Turnips And Peas Stewed Recipe

Turnips and peas give duck stew a subtly sweet and refreshing flavor and pleasant texture. This simple recipe for duck stew makes a great weekend meal that is best enjoyed with family or friends. For a real excellent time, serve this duck stew with a bottle of Syrah from Rhone or a good bottle of […]

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The Legend of the Maid of the Mist

Long ago, the peaceful tribe of the Ongiaras lived beside the Niagara River. For an unknown reason, Indians were dying, and it was believed that the tribe must appease the Thunder God Hinum, who lived with his two sons in a cave behind the Falls. At first, the Indians sent canoes laden with fruit, flowers […]

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Top 10 Niagara on the Lake Bed and Breakfasts

The Butler House B&B | Niagara on the Lake

Over two hundred years after it was founded, Niagara-on-the-Lake hums to a different tune. Its many attractions include historic sites, the Shaw Festival with its three theatres, the marina, our heritage business district for shopping, golf courses, parks and beautiful farmland, agricultural markets and our world famous Niagara wineries. It’s a short journey back to […]

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Wine Making For Beginners

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If you are interested in wine making then you need to do a little homework before you get started. Wine making is not something that you can just plunge into and learn along the way, you need to do some research so that you know that you are not missing any vital wine making steps […]

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10 Wineries You Should Visit on your Trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake

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1. Peller Estates Winery Peller Estates Winery is arguably one of the most beautiful wineries in the area, offering stunning views of the Niagara Escarpment and surrounding countryside. Reminiscent of an Old World French chateau, this impressive winery is set majestically amongst 25-acres of lush vineyards. The winery is beautifully constructed, and features a grand foyer […]

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Pear With Wine, Vanilla Ice-Cream And Pepper

Pear With Wine, Vanilla Ice-Cream And Pepper

Poached in red wine, pears look like a rare jewel from another dimension. Serve it with vanilla ice cream lightly flavored with freshly ground pepper and you have a dessert that is out of this world. Although commonly served in French restaurants, pears poached in red wine and vanilla ice cream flavored with black pepper […]

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