Lemon Meringue Pie Energy Bars

I’ve never been a big fan of packaged energy bars. I see them in a utilitarian kind of way, useful and convenient when there is absolutely nothing else to eat. I always pack them when I’m hiking, but I do my very best to avoid eating them. Example: there is a Cliff Bar in my pack right now that is …

Mount St. Piran

  Location: Banff National Park – Alberta, Canada Destination: Mount St. Piran Distance: 8.0 Miles / 13.0 Kilometers Round-trip from Chateau Lake Louise without taking the alternate route down the backside. Elevation Gain: 2,700 Feet / 823 Meters Difficulty: Moderate Day Hike | Class 1 – Hiking with a low chance of injuryTrail Overview MapThe trail for Mount St. Piran …

How To Maintain Living Herbs

I started buying living herbs from the grocery store about a year ago. They’re a great way to have more fresh herbs available without so much waste. It seems every time I buy a package of basil, it turns brown within a couple of days, (maybe it’s because we live up north and our produce isn’t always the freshest – …

Fresh Vietnamese Salad Bowls

We make many variations of these salad bowls because we love them so much! They’re great with rice or rice noodles, and in the summer, I like to make them with extra lettuce and no rice for a lighter meal. These salad bowls are a great way to add lots of fresh flavor in the middle of the winter because …

Saucy Italian Baked Eggs

Baked eggs are so easy, I mean you can make them with your eyes closed/barely peeled open on a Saturday morning! You can throw them together in 5 minutes flat – no exaggeration, and they taste like you’ve slaved away to make this amazing brunch! There are so many variations of this dish floating around – every country seems to …

Lake Minnewanka – Banff

Lake Minnewanka is a glacial lake located just 3 miles from the Banff townsite, and it’s the longest lake in the Canadian Rockies parks system! There are guided boat tours which can take you across the lake, or you can rent a canoe as well. Lake Minnewanka is located next to Two Jack and Johnson Lakes, and they’re all accessible …

Egg White Firming Facelift

“This mask can dramatically tone your skin and visibly shrink your pores!” This was said by the author of this recipe, Stephanie Tourles, and I’ll admit I thought it might be a bit dramatic. You see… I can be a bit of a skeptic about these kinds of claims. However, the results are dramatic – it really works wonders on …

Wild Blueberry Pie Smoothie

Wild blueberries make the best pie – (scratch that, they make the best EVERYTHING) – because they’re so much zestier than regular blueberries. In our case, the wild blueberries are local huckleberries, which are without a doubt my favorite berry! If huckleberries aren’t available, look for frozen wild blueberries in the grocery store because they’re really similar in flavor.

Banff National Park

  Location: Banff, Alberta – Cananda Aprrox. 129 Kilometers / 80 Miles or 1.5 Hours Drive From Downtown Calgary Overview Map Of BanffBanff National Park is more beautiful every time I see it! This trip, we spent 6 days in and around the Banff area, and it was a total blast. There’s endless hiking, and not just any hiking – …