Powder Cowboy

We headed up to Powder Cowboy for some sled skiing today. Typically the area is used as a cat skiing operation, but this year the operator at Island Lake Lodge has decided to keep their guests closer to home. Which means free use of the area for recreational sledders and skiers. Last time we were…

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Rise and Shine Quinoa

After years of making oatmeal to start my day on the ski hill, I need a break. The relationship has become a bit redundant, so I am trying a breakfast Quinoa (pronounced kin-wa). Similar to oats, quinoa has a balanced set of amino acids and is packed with protein and fiber. I used this recipe…

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Got Gold?

I’m preparing for a long weekend of sled skiing- for those of you unsure of what this is, it is using snowmobiles to access backcountry areas for the purpose of powder skiing. As much fun as it is, the smell of gasoline, the obnoxious high pitched whine of the engines and potential avalanche hazards does…

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La Maison Simons

When I worked in Quebec there was always one store that I couldn’t resist visiting and exporting vast quantities of goods back to Western Canada. Simons is a department store that set up shop in Quebec City in 1840 and has flourished since but mysteriously enough did not expand out of province, until I discovered…

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Bachelor Ménage à Trois

I know you are reading the title of this post thinking, “she’s gone a little too far with watching the Bachelor”, but no I am not as obsessive as our reality friend Michelle, I just picked a wine that  I could share with two men tonight since it is Valentine’s day- Gary and Brad (but…

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Mi Amore

I know it’s commercialized and somewhat cheesy but I decided to dedicate this post to Saint Valentine’s Day and all loveliness associated with it. Of course there had to be pink (and lots of it), cinnamon hearts, cute cards, love poems and flowers. To balance it out I also had to incorporate a book on…

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