Highwood Ridge

Location: Kananaskis Country – Alberta, Canada Destination: Highwood Ridge Difficulty: Easy Day Hike | Class 1 and some Class 2. Brief periods of exposureTrail Overview MapHighwood Ridge is located in the Kananaskis area which is about an hour from Calgary. We spent a good amount of time in Kananaskis country when we lived in Calgary because it was so much … Read More

Apple Varieties 101

I thought with the arrival of fall, it might be a good time to review the different varieties of apples. There are so many kinds to choose from, it can be overwhelming. Hopefully, this short lesson will help you navigate your way to the best variety of apple for what you’re doing.

Lake Agnes Teahouse Hike

Location: Banff National Park – Alberta, Canada Destination: Lake Agnes Teahouse Distance: 4.5 Miles / 7.2 Kilometers Round-trip from Chateau Lake Louise Elevation Gain: 1,250 Feet / 381 Meters Difficulty: Easy Day Hike | Class 1 – Hiking with a low chance of injuryTrail Overview Map Lake Agnes Teahouse Hike is located in the Lake Louise area of Banff National … Read More

Natural Sweeteners – Honey

I like to use three different natural sweeteners – honey, maple syrup, and coconut sugar. I’d like to take a few minutes today to talk about honey. I’ll be following up with posts about maple syrup and coconut sugar and the reasons why I use each one. The primary reason I use natural sweeteners is for the nutritional health benefits. … Read More