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Exfoliating: Get the Facts!

A young woman relaxing at a health spa.
Still trying to rejuvenate your skin after all that summer sun? Exfoliation may be the key. According to our Head Esthetician, Jenny Chambers, “this is a skincare step you should not be skipping.” Here’s what you need to know about exfoliating:

What is exfoliation? Exfoliation is the proce

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Grilled Cheese with Apple Butter and House-Made Tomato Soup

Do you long for the comforting food from your youth?  Our Head Chef, Renato, has come up with this delicious adult take on a kids’ classic, complete with fancy house-made apple butter spread and tomato bisque:

Here’s what you need to pull off our Adult Grilled Cheese:

-          2 pieces thick sliced brioche

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Planting Bulbs: 5 Things You Need to Know

Planting bulbs in the fall is a great way to celebrate the warmer weather when they bloom in early spring! Here are 5 things to take into consideration when doing your planting:

1. It’s (almost) never too late. Most bulbs (like Tulips, Hyacinths and Crocuses) can be planted well into the fall as lon

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Scrumptious Side Dish: Root Veggies!

Searching for a scrumptious side dish for your next family meal? Our cabin kitchen recommends root vegetables!
(Think baby heirloom carrots, baby red and white turnip, baby radishes.)
Blanch veggies until tender. Heat a pan with oil, unsalted butter, crushed garlic and thyme. Add the veggies and heat gently. Transfer to a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.


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Enjoy The Taste of Summer In The Winter!

Basket of Tomatoes
How can you extend the fruits of your labour into the winter months? With a few simple steps, it’s a snap to freeze and save some of your freshest harvests from the summer and fall:

Berries: Looking to make fresh pies, smoothies or even jam into the winter months? It’s easy! Simply remove stems, g

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A Beautiful Day in Our Neighbourhood

At Hockley Valley Resort, we’re so lucky to be situated in an amazing and beautiful area, filled with expansive rolling hills, great local culture and a ton of things to see and do! Here are just some of the fun things you can explore while visiting our beautiful area:

Island Lake Conservation Area:

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