Glaciers, lakes and waterfalls! Hiking the Iceline Trail and ratatouille at Takkakaw Falls

Glaciers, lakes and waterfalls! Hiking the Iceline Trail and ratatouille at Takkakaw Falls

  In Yoho National Park, BC, there is a hike that has it all. The Iceline Trail is a switch-back climb to glaciers, water features spreading across glacier scraped rocks, lakes and views of Takkakaw Falls, Canada’s highest waterfall, pouring off the Daly Glacier. We hiked the Iceline last weekend, on a spectacular blue sky fall day. We’ll repeat this fantastic getaway next summer, on August 23-25, 2013. It will be a lodge based...

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The Best Salsa recipe in the world!

The Best Salsa recipe in the world!

Yes, this is in fact, the best salsa recipe on the planet. My husband Keith made this salsa for a Mexican themed dinner party we hosted at our place a few weeks ago. I walked into the house after a full day hiking in the Rockies, dunked a tortilla in the salsa and was blown away by subtle flavours of roasted garlic, loud and clear tangy cilantro and smooth Italian parsley. All this wrapped in an rich addictive sweetness. I have named the salsa,...

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Peach Pie and Roasted Beets, the abundance of Fall and the quest for health!

Peach Pie and Roasted Beets, the abundance of Fall and the quest for health!

Along with hiking and being outdoors, I am also passionate about creating really, really tasty food. I spend much of my non-walking (and walking) time accumulating ingredients and converting them into into scrumptious meals. And then I HAVE to go for a walk. And of course, the more I hike, the more top notch food I need to consume! It’s a catch 22 but a good one I think.       It is peach, apple, pear, tomato, carrot,...

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