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Weed a little each day to stay on top of your garden... As Santo, Our Head Gardener says, "I make a deal with my weeds every year. If you stay under the soil, I will never bother you, but once you poke above, then I can't make the same promise!" ... See MoreSee Less

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We just had the best 5 days at Hockley Valley Resort for our wedding on May 23rd. Our guests are still calling and messaging us about how much of an amazing time they had this past weekend, the most beautiful venue, very kind, considerate and professional staff, absolutely DEVINE Adamo wine, coffee, and of utmost importance, impeccable food and service! We have been told (and agree!!) that our guests had the best food ever, it was a fine dining experience - fresh, unique and creative menu, such flavour and this can be experienced in every plate! We not only recommend a weekend stay to enjoy all of the gorgeous grounds, restaurants and rooms, but the overall service of your staff, attention to detail, stunning tent for our ceremony and beautifully renovated Montclair foyer, really helped make our wedding day more than perfect! Thank you for making me and my new hubby feel like royalty! It was like a destination wedding, we all had the time of our lives! We recommend breakfast in Restaurant 85, lunch at Babbo, dinner at Cabin, your events in the Montclair ballroom - we will be back! Looking forward to the Yuk Yuk event, and enjoying some Pizza in the Garden!

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Happy to have Hockley Valley Resort on board and being part of their garden-to-table philosophy. Thanks to John Paul Adamo, President & Owner of Hockley Valley.

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Dreamy blossoms on Kerri & Jeff's Wedding Day at Hockley Valley Resort - Congratulations to both of you! xoxo Love Note from the Couple: "Corina, thank you soooo much for yesterday. You made us all so comfortable, you helped, suggested and guided us and we have so much respect for you! We're so happy you were there to capture our special day!!" xoxo Kerri & Jeff corinavphotography.com/

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Be warned: Frost likely tonight. Plants at risk include: Peppers, Tomatoes, Basil, Squash, cucumbers, beans, impatiens, coleus, begonias, potato vine and more: Bring plants indoors, or cover with a sheet of fabric, insure there is space between the sheet and plants so the sheet is not touching leaves:

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House-made Caramel Sauce

We bet you didn’t know how easy it is to make your own caramel sauce from scratch… Try this easy recipe from our kitchen – soon you’ll be adding to caramel to just about everything!

Ingredients:
1L granulated white sugar

1L whipping cream

2 tbsp. butter, softened

Directions:
Add the sugar to a large pot on the stove, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until it becomes liquefied and turns a light caramel colour.

Whisk in the butter.

Add the cream in small amounts very slowly, whisking constantly.

Once it’s all blended, remove the pot from the stove. Strain the liquid to separate any sugar lumps.

Serve and enjoy over ice cream, pie, cupcakes, or anything else! Mmmm… Caramel can be stored in the fridge for up to a month.

Looking for more delicious recipes from our kitchen? Try here: http://www.hockley.com/?s=recipe

The Pedi Pledge

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With summer just around the corner and our open-toe shoes calling out to us from the backs of our closets… We should be getting ready to flaunt our feet loudly and proudly! Are you wondering how to get – and stay – open-toe ready?  Well, our Spa Director, Katie Gilligan, has come up with her own Pedicure Pledge, so that we may wear our open-toe shoes with pride. Please raise your right foot and repeat after her:

“I promise to do my best to keep my toenails properly filed and never to have chipped polish. I will do whatever it takes to avoid having dry, cracked skin. I pledge to my peep-toes, strappy sandals, and even to my flip flops, that if I cannot personally keep my feet in their summer best, then I will place them in the hands of the professionals.”

Cheers to summer, and to summer-ready feet! Check out more of our blogs, tips and recipes at hockley.com

Getting Your Kids Into Golf: Why and How

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Starting with toddler toys, golf is catching on for kids of all ages – and encouraging a young interest could lead to a life-long love of the game. According to our Golf Pro, Carl Penfold, here’s what you need to know before you hit the green:

What are the benefits?
• Golf encourages active living, a healthy lifestyle and an appreciation for the great outdoors.
• It teaches kids about self-regulation: not having a referee or a judge involved, and learning to play by the rules is something that all kids should learn.
• It also helps to develop strengths like: discipline, patience, focus, confidence and humility, among others.
• With golf being so commonly used for business, networking and deal-making, being proficient could be a great advantage in the career world.
• Getting to spend extra one-on-one bonding time together is just a bonus!

How do I get started?
• Keeping it simple and fun will encourage kids to stay interested.
• Test the waters by getting them out on the course or driving range with you, watching golf on tv together or even trying it out on your home game system.
• Once you’ve got ‘em hooked, invest in some lessons or a camp to get them clear on the fundamentals and to set them up for success.

Junior Golf Camps are the perfect way to get your kids playing a game they will enjoy with friends and family for the rest of their lives. Our Junior Golf Camps are run by certified PGA of Canada Professionals and follow the curriculum of the CN Future Links program, in line with Golf Canada’s Long Term Player Development Model.

Want to learn more about our junior camps? Find all the info here: http://www.hockley.com/events/junior-golf-clinics/

2015 Superfoods: Are You on Trend?

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Step aside, acai berry, quinoa and ancient grains! While you’re still considered superfoods, there’s a new gang in town… Looking for the who’s who of superfoods for 2015? Check out our top 5 to see if you’re on trend:

Kalettes: If kale and brussel sprouts had a baby… then they made the kalette! Kalettes are a hybrid mix of these two power greens. With a milder taste and all the vitamins and minerals kale provides (Vitamin C, K, folate and carotenoids) this one might just be the perfect addition to your morning smoothies.

Cauliflower: Now starring in recipes from Alfredo sauce to pizza crust, cauliflower boasts tons of health benefits… It’s full of vitamins and minerals (including 77% of the daily recommended dose of Vitamin C), and detoxifying, with anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits. Looks like it’s time to get creative with cauliflower!

Matcha tea powder: Make room in your pantry for matcha green tea powder. With all the health properties of green tea, the powder form allows you to ingest the entire leaf, rather than just the brewed water. In fact, it contains 10 times the nutritional value and antioxidants of regular green tea. It’s matcha tea time…

Pistachios: If you’re a health nut, pistachios should be on your list – they’re high in protein, fibre and healthy monounsaturated fat. Eaten in moderation, salt-free pistachios can help raise your levels of good cholesterol, so go nuts!

Coconut flour: If you’re baking up a storm, give (gluten-free) coconut flour a try. Not only does it add a very subtle coconut flavour, but it also contains the highest amounts of protein and fibre of any other type of flour. Give your baking a boost with this healthier option!

Looking for more info on health and wellness? Check out our blog: http://www.hockley.com/blog/

Sources: stylemagazines.com, mercola.com, matchasource.com, fitnessmagazine.com, besthealthmag.com

House-made Frittata

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Are you looking for a quick and easy breakfast for your family? Need to bring a dish to brunch? Try our delicious house-made frittata recipe, guaranteed to impress!

Ingredients:

¼ lb. ham
6 eggs
¼ L cream
Veggies of your choice (about a handful each)
Grated cheese to top

Directions:

Line your tray or deep pan with parchment paper. Mix ingredients together. Spread over onto try or pan. Top with grated cheese. Bake at 300° for 25 minutes and enjoy!

Looking for other recipes from our kitchen? Check out our blog: http://www.hockley.com/?s=recipes

Spring at Hockley Valley Resort

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Ahhh, it’s May and spring has arrived! Warmer weather, enjoying the outdoors and getting ready for summer – it’s a time that makes most Canadians rejoice, so spring into action and get busy! Here’s just some of the fun you can have at Hockley Valley Resort this month:

Mom-entous occasion: Is yours the ‘mom who has everything?’ Treat your mom to a brunch unlike any other! We’ve got the classics, an omelette bar, carving stations, entrees, and much more. Make this Mother’s Day delicious! For reservation info, click here: http://www.hockley.com/?p=5397

Swing into spring: Our course is open fore business! If you’ve been waiting all winter to get back out there, now’s your chance… Take advantage of our ‘free replay rounds’ offer until May 15 and get back into the swing of things. Looking to book your tee time? Here’s the link: http://www.hockley.com/golf/#bookttime

Treat yourself: This month’s spa features are champagne and roses. Literally. Try our Caviar and Champagne package for complete rejuvenation, or our Rose Petal Manicure and Pedicure to make sure you’re summer ready! Check out the details here: http://www.hockley.com/?p=5480

Looking for our complete events calendar? Here it is: http://www.hockley.com/events-calendar/

Mini Pumpkin Tarts

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Pumpkin tarts…  not just for the fall!  Impress your guests with this mini version of  a classic:

Ingredients:

Mini tart shells (from scratch or pre-made)
1 can pumpkin purée
1 can condensed milk
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp. nutmeg
¼ tsp. ginger
1 egg

Directions:

Combine all ingredients. Pipe or spoon filling into tart shells. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!

Looking for more recipes from our kitchen? Try our blog: http://www.hockley.com/?s=recipe

April: What’s Happening at Hockley Valley Resort

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April showers bring May flowers, but there’s still tons of fun stuff to do this month! Celebrate spring despite the wet weather by making the most of warmer temps and taking part in spring-themed events. Here’s what we have going on in April and early May:

Now Trending: Join us for a fashion-forward evening for a great cause! Our annual spring charity fashion show is complete with a silent auction, a 3-course farm-to-table dinner and spring’s latest looks. Don’t miss this year’s event, get your tickets here: https://shop.hockley.com/special-event-passes/2nd-annual-charity-spring-fashion-show

Sweet Treatment: Visit our spa this month and experience a Canadian classic in a whole new way! Enjoy a custom made maple body scrub and wrap, brightening and improving the texture of your skin, followed by a maple-infused relaxation massage to relieve stress and tense muscles. Check out the details here: http://www.hockley.com/?p=5474

Mum’s the Word: Mother’s Day is fast approaching, have you bought a gift yet? Treat your mother – and the whole family – to our amazing brunch! From the classics to omelette bar, carving stations and entrees, we’ve got everything you need to make your family time delicious! For reservation info, click here: http://www.hockley.com/?p=5666

Looking for our complete events calendar? Here it is: http://www.hockley.com/events-calendar/

Chocolate Sable Cookies

Tired of your tried and true cookie recipes? If you’re looking for a new cookie recipe to add to your favourites, try our Chocolate Sable Cookies!

Ingredients:
5 oz. choc chips, chopped
1 ¼ cup flour
⅓ cup cocoa powder
¼ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. sea salt
5 ¼ oz. softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg yolk

Directions:
In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
In a stand mixer with a paddle, whip the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add in egg yolk and mix until smooth.
Add chocolate and then dry ingredients.
Roll into 1 ½” log and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Cut into ½” thick slices and bake at 325° for 10 minutes.
Enjoy!

Looking for more recipes from our kitchen? Try here: http://www.hockley.com/?s=recipe

Restaurant 85’s House-made Granola

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Looking to spruce up your breakfast? If you’re tired of the ‘same old’ granola, try our house-made version and impress your friends and family with this tasty, healthy treat:

Directions:
Mix 1.5 kg of granola, ¼ lb of brown sugar and ½ lb of butter together and bake at 300° for 12 minutes.

Separately, mix ½ lb of apple butter and your choice of nuts and seeds together and bake at 300° for 20 minutes.

Once cooled, combine mixtures and add raisins, cranberries or any dried fruit of your choice. If stored in an airtight, cool, dry place, this granola can be stored for up to 2 months.

Looking for more of our recipes? Try these: http://www.hockley.com/?s=recipe