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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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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