Forget Love, I’d Rather Fall in Chocolate

When I was young, I distinctly remember mom spending hours trying to figure out how to properly temper chocolate.  There seemed to be some sort of magic to it that eluded her despite the numerous attempts.  When it comes to baking and frankly any cooking, this woman can figure out anything, so the enigma that is tempering has plagued…

A Brief Stay in Summerland

The Okanagan Valley is home to many well known communities, far too many to visit in one trip.  On this trip through the valley we decided to stay in the small town of Summerland.  On the southeast shores of Okanagan Lake, Summerland is a beautiful little spot with great food, amazing views and great lodging.  In…

Light Up Okotoks!

To close out the day we headed to Okotoks to take in the Light Up Okotoks festival.  Like true tacticians, we had previously scouted a route and spot to park that allowed us to access the downtown with very little effort.  We found the parking was organized and well marked near the core but it is  safe to…

Good Eats and Great Spirits

Wanting to make the most of the time we had with family, we decided to share some of our favorite places so we started our adventure with a plan to grab something to eat at the Chuckwagon Cafe!  The drive to Turner Valley could not have offered a better view of the foothills as the snow and…

Free pancakes and sausage you say ?

I’m not sure we will ever fully understand the Calgary Stampede phenomena of the pancake breakfast but we sure can grow to appreciate it!  Our Community is one of countless others that host pancake breakfast during the Stampede and realizing that this was one of those rare opportunities to directly enjoy the fruits of our annual fees…breakfast it is. We…

Discovery of a Distillery

During one of our trips through Turner Valley on our way to go fishing, we noticed the storefront of the Eau Claire Distillery.  In fact we noticed that there was a patio and upon further inspection it even had a bar!  We just had to stop and check it out. It turns out that the Eau…