Miner’s Peak

Miner's Peak

It was a phenomenal day in the mountains just west of Calgary in a town called Canmore. Canmore is situated in a corridor created by two mountain ranges running along either side. Overlooking the town are two peaks that are connected by a ridge, Ha Ling Peak and Miner’s Peak.  If you get started in the morning it is pretty easy to do both in a day.

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Raspberry Almond Ice Cream

Raspberry Almond Ice Cream

The sun is shining and I’m eating raspberry ice cream in the late afternoon, this day just couldn’t be better. This recipe evolved almost on it’s own. I opened the fridge and there was the Raspberry Sauce I had just made sitting next to the cream, and what could I do? I just had to make ice cream, no two ways about it! (The recipe is formulated to start from scratch, so you don’t have to begin with the raspberry sauce it’s just how this recipe came about.)

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Mountain Mexican Adventure

Pescado Blanco

We went out for dinner last night at Pescado Blanco, Mountain Mexican Cuisine in Whitefish, Montana.  If you ever come to ski Whitefish Mountain Resort (Big Mountain), you should check it out.  I almost always get the fish special, (pictured above) because they are just so good.  Tyler’s favorite is the Super Burrito.  One time we got the burrito for take-out and it weighed in at 4 pounds!

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DIY Linen Spray

DIY Linen Spray | Get Inspired Everyday!

I have never bought linen spray, the price tag has always been a little high.  Not too long ago a good friend bought a bottle for me, (extravagant, spoiling presents are great), but now I’m hooked on the stuff because it just smells so good.  So…, I set out to make my own.  Instead of costing somewhere around $18 it only costs only $2.58 to make your own (prices based off of a 4oz bottle of lavender essential oil).

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Lean Green Smoothie

Lean Green Smoothie

I was a latecomer to the green smoothie world. Every time I would see a recipe I couldn’t help but think: how could that be good? I finally took the plunge and put some fruit and greens in the blender. In full disclosure, there have been a few combinations that were not to be repeated. However, perseverance pays off because this one is really good.

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Apgar Winter Hike

Apgar Winter Hike

Glacier National Park – Apgar Winter Hike

In the winter you start by hiking a couple of miles in to reach the trailhead for Apgar Lookout. This makes it a bit of an endeavor in the winter, so today we just went for a few miles, more just to get out than anything else. I love tromping through the glittering snow with the crisp air and the sound of water in the background.

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5 Minute Raspberry Sauce

5 MInute Raspberry Sauce

I have found this recipe to be really adaptable, from breakfast to dessert.  It is really good cold, out of the fridge for breakfast, and absolutely delectable when spooned over Greek yogurt or a cashew cream.  I have made it to serve alongside my chocolate tart, and don’t even get me started on how good it is over coconut ice cream.  If there happens to be any around after a few days I add the rest to a smoothie for breakfast.

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Basil Vinaigrette

Basil Vinaigrette

This dressing is like summer in a jar.  It is zesty, bright and perks up anything I have put it on. Mostly we use this dressing for green salads, but it is also really good tossed together with new potatoes in the Spring.  You can even put it to use for breakfast.  Take about ten cherry tomatoes cut in half, toss them with a little dressing and serve over an omelet.

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Winter Sunset

Winter Sunset

We didn’t get out to the mountains this week, (insert a sigh).  We have been fortunate enough to get out to the mountains most every week for a couple of years now and I have gotten terribly spoiled.

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