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  • What's New On Our Farm This Year?
    June 2, 2017
    Our farm provides 80% of the fruit and vegetables for the kitchen in the summer months. Spanning four acres, the farm helps to reduce our carbon footprint, increases our...
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  • June: What's Happening
    May 18, 2017
    It’s almost June and we’re celebrating the warmer weather! Relaxing poolside, getting pampered, experiencing fine dining or enjoying the scenic views, Hockley Valley Resort has it all… Located just...
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  • Weddings: Getting High Tech
    May 9, 2017
    Have you been to weddings recently where technology has played a large part? Are you planning your wedding? Well, if you’re planning to incorporate technology into your special day,...
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  • May: What's Happening
    April 28, 2017
    April showers bring May flowers, warmer weather and the chance to really enjoy spring! Planning for a fun month? So are we! Here’s just some of the fun we...
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  • Weddings: What’s Hot for 2017?
    April 17, 2017
    It’s wedding season! Are you choosing colours, deciding on themes, finalizing guest lists? Amid all that planning, have you wondered about this year’s trends? Well, whether you want to...
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  • April: What's Happening
    March 22, 2017
    Spring is officially here and that means the arrival of warmer weather, longer days and some exciting events at the resort! Getting ready to plan your April? Here’s just...
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  • Facials: A Helpful Guide
    March 10, 2017
    Man, the winter weather sure dries out our skin! We moisturize, we hydrate and we exfoliate, but sometimes that just isn’t enough… Why not get a facial, performed by...
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  • Winter Fun and Sore Muscles
    February 27, 2017
    Have you been taking advantage of our Canadian winter weather? Skating, skiing, snowshoeing – it’s so great to be able to enjoy enjoying the fresh air and exercise… Finding...
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  • March: What's Happening
    February 22, 2017
    Though spring hasn’t sprung yet, it’s definitely around the corner! Lots to do outside and inside this month, with plenty of fun for couples and families alike… Here are...
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  • Planning Your Wedding: The Venue
    February 6, 2017
    So much to do, so much to do! Wedding planning is not for the faint of heart – but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare either... When choosing...
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  • February: What's Happening
    January 25, 2017
    Wow, is it almost February already? Winter is speeding along and spring will be here before you know it! Well, whether you like your fun indoor or out, with...
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  • Just Got Engaged? 5 Things You Need To Know
    January 11, 2017
    Well, you’ve met ‘the one,’ fallen in love, have gotten engaged, and want to start planning your special day… but where to start? “Planning a wedding is such a...
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  • January: What's Happening
    December 29, 2016
    With the holidays over, it’s a new year with a new agenda! Now spared from the holiday hustle and bustle, it’s time to get back to business, to relax...
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  • Ski 2016/2017: What's New?
    December 15, 2016
    We're so excited for the 2016/2017 season! Our ski team is constantly upgrading and improving our systems and equipment. What's new for this year? Here are some of the new...
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  • December: What's Happening
    November 29, 2016
    The magic of the holidays is right around the corner! Escape with your friends, family or all on your own and embrace the season… From Christmas Break to a...
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  • Snowmaking: What You Need To Know
    November 22, 2016
    At Hockley Valley Resort, this time of year brings thoughts of cold weather and winter on the hill! We’re getting ready for another great ski season and a large...
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  • Butternut Squash Soup
    November 21, 2016
    Looking to warm up this season? Give our butternut squash recipe a try: Ingredients 1 tbsp. grapeseed oil 1 onion, diced 1 carrot, diced 1 celery stalk, diced 1 shallot, finely diced 6 cloves garlic, diced 2...
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  • Skincare: The Facts on Facials
    November 9, 2016
    Did you know that skin is considered the human body’s largest organ? Taking good care of it is just what the doctor ordered! “Scheduling monthly facials is the best...
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  • November: What's Happening
    October 31, 2016
    As the beauty of fall surrounds us and thoughts of the holiday season begin, this time of year brings tons of fun at the resort. From scenic fall golf...
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  • Fall 2016: Get Your Beauty Routine Back on Track
    October 6, 2016
    For some, the start of a school year signals the start of a new beauty routine - or maybe just a return to a pre-summer program? The carefree days of...
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  • Fall Weddings: Are You On Trend?
    September 13, 2016
    Are fall weddings on your mind? Whether you’re still in the planning stages or your big day is almost here, we’ve taken note of some of the hottest trends!...
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  • Blow Drying: Tips and Tricks
    September 13, 2016
    The seasons are changing and the days when you can run out of the house with damp hair will soon be behind us! “Mastering a faster and more efficient...
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  • September: What's Happening
    August 25, 2016
    Fall is officially right around the corner… With summer ending, the kiddies going back to school and cold weather in the foreseeable future, it’s time for some fun! We’ve...
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  • Organics in the Garden: The Basics
    June 28, 2016
    At Hockley Valley Resort, we believe in sustainability, reducing our carbon footprint and making our farm-to-table philosophy a priority. Our 2-acre on-site farm supplies our kitchens with fresh, seasonal...
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  • Oh, Canada: 10 Facts You Didn’t Know
    June 27, 2016
    Celebrate Canada Day this year by learning something about this great nation! We’ve got so much to be proud of, eh? Here are 10 things we bet you didn’t...
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  • July: What's Happening
    June 21, 2016
    Summer’s here and it’s hot, hot, hot! At Hockley Valley Resort, we’re your home away from home, just 45 minutes north of the city… From poolside to pampered, we’ve...
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  • Getting Your Kids Into Golf: Why and How
    June 2, 2016
    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...
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  • June: What's Happening
    May 25, 2016
    With the weather getting warmer and everything starting to bloom, we love this time of year. We’ve got lots going on at the resort! Here are just a few...
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  • Farm to Table: How To Get It Right
    May 16, 2016
    Farm to table is a movement that’s been growing in recent years, from restaurants to grocery stores to your dining room table. Many of us are prioritizing what our...
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  • Wedding Favours: The DIY Approach
    May 11, 2016
    Wedding themes come and go, but it looks like the rustic, homemade feel is here to stay. Along with burlap, lace and mason jars, giving out unique wedding favours...
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  • Cabin's Dry Rub Recipe
    April 28, 2016
    The season for barcebues and patios has arrived! Looking for a new recipe? Give this dry rub a try, it's straight from our cabin kitchen: 3 Parts Chile Powder 3 Parts...
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  • Organic Gardening: Getting Started
    April 15, 2016
    So you’ve decided that you want to start an organic garden… Now what? Well, the old saying “measure twice, cut once” is the way to go. Give it some...
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  • April: What's Happening
    March 31, 2016
    Spring has sprung! Get ready to enjoy spring flowers, warmer weather, and all the fun we’ve got planned at the resort… From girls’ get-togethers to tons of laughs to...
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  • Your Home: Pre-Spring Cleaning
    March 8, 2016
    Yes, it’s still winter (barely) but you can beat those winter blahs with a home that sparkles and shines! Looking to do a little pre-spring cleaning? No problem! Our...
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  • March: What's Happening
    February 29, 2016
    It’s March and spring is right around the corner… The days will get longer and the weather will continue to warm up, so enjoy! We’re jam-packed with fun at...
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  • New Year, New Budget?
    February 24, 2016
    It’s a new year, do you need a new budget? Now that the holidays have passed - along with the financial burden that comes with holiday season, are you...
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  • Cinnamon: 5 Things You Didn’t Know
    February 19, 2016
    Cinnamon, most commonly used in baking, boasts a whole host of exciting possibilities! Are you selling cinnamon short? Add some spice to your life – in moderation, of course....
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  • February: What's Happening
    February 1, 2016
    Wow, is it February already? So much to do, so little time… Be sure you squeeze in the great outdoors with the important people in your life and schedule...
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  • January: What's Happening
    December 30, 2015
    Now that the holidays have passed, we can get down to enjoying our good ole Canadian winter! Sledding, skating, isn’t that what this season is all about? Well, we’ve...
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  • Oatmeal Lace Cookies
    December 22, 2015
    Want to try something a little different over the holidays? These delicate oatmeal lace cookies are unique and delicious – we dare you to eat just one! Ingredients: 1 cup butter 2...
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  • Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze
    December 15, 2015
    Looking to treat your guests to something a little less sweet, but just as delicious? Try our recipe for lemon ricotta cookies with a lemon glaze! Ingredients: 2 ½ cups flour 1...
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  • Travelling with Kids: A How-To
    December 4, 2015
    Planning a winter getaway with your family? What starts off in your mind as relaxing time away can quickly get away from you.... We’ve found there are some things...
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  • Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies
    December 1, 2015
    Are you participating in a cookie exchange for the holidays? Try our recipe for Peanut Butter Bacon cookies, it's a unique twist on a definite winner! Ingredients: 1 cup creamy peanut...
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  • December: What's Happening
    November 25, 2015
    December brings wintery temps and holiday excitement! As we get into the spirit of the season, we’ve got lots planned at the resort… From a week of family fun to celebrating...
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  • Pumpkin Spiced White Russian
    November 24, 2015
    Fill your fall with all things pumpkin, including our Pumpkin Spiced White Russian! With only a few ingredients, this super simple recipe is sure to impress… Directions: Fill a shaker with...
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  • Apple Cider Sangria
    November 17, 2015
    Looking for a signature drink for your next gathering? Give our Apple Cider Sangria a try! Directions: Fill a wine glass with ice. Add 1 oz. Grand Marnier. Add 3 oz. white wine...
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  • Pumpkin Brownies
    November 11, 2015
    If you just can’t get enough of fall’s favourite flavour, give our pumpkin brownie recipe a try! Ingredients: ¾ cup all-purpose flour ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt ¾ cup butter, melted 1 ½...
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  • November: What's Happening
    November 4, 2015
    As we enjoy the beauty of fall and start gearing up for the holidays, we’ve got tons of fun going on at the resort. From fall golf to spa...
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  • Pumpkin Mousse
    October 30, 2015
    Looking for a lighter take on a seasonal flavour? Try our recipe for pumpkin mousse! Ingredients: 15 oz. pumpkin puree 1 cup plus 2 cups heavy cream (35%) ¾ cups icing sugar ½ tsp. pumpkin...
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  • Pickling Series: The Basics
    October 27, 2015
    Looking for a dill-icious new hobby? You might try pickling! What exactly is pickling, you ask? Well, pickling is the process of preserving or expanding the lifespan of food...
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  • Honey Bees: 5 Facts You Didn’t Know
    October 15, 2015
    There’s been a bit of a buzz in the news lately concerning bees and their dwindling population. Most of us were taught that bees help pollinate and spread flowers,...
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  • Pumpkin Loaf
    October 7, 2015
    Looking for a different twist on fall’s favourite flavour? Take pumpkin to the next level with this delicious recipe from our kitchen: Ingredients: 2 cups pumpkin puree 2 cups white sugar 1 cup...
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  • October: What's Happening
    September 15, 2015
    The time for cooler nights, crisp mornings and cozy sweaters has arrived – it’s officially fall! Celebrate the season and take part in the fun at Hockley Valley Resort....
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  • Vitamin C: Did You Know…
    August 28, 2015
    Are you getting enough Vitamin C? Though largely toted as an immunity booster in orange juice, it turns out that it actually can have a huge impact on the...
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  • Cheesy Triangle Bites
    August 21, 2015
    Looking for a new appetizer recipe to add to your roster? Delight your friends and family with this Cheesy Triangle Bites recipe, right from our kitchen! Ingredients: Phyllo dough 2 bricks of...
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  • Golf Tip: Getting Accurate Yardage
    August 5, 2015
    Do you struggle with club selection? Could it be that your yardage is off? According to Carl Penfold, our Head Golf Professional, “Yardage is key in choosing the right...
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  • August: What's Happening
    July 16, 2015
    As summer continues into August, so does the fun at Hockley Valley Resort! Gather your family, friends or colleagues and get away close to home. Enjoy the spectacular views,...
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  • Sunscreen: Chemical or Physical?
    July 16, 2015
    In Canada, we wait all year for the summer heat; for pools, gardens and outside fun! Thankfully, most of us have embraced the need to protect ourselves from the...
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  • Cabin Barbecue Sauce
    June 30, 2015
    This Canada Day, celebrate our country’s awesomeness in a delicious way! Whether it’s ribs, wings, chicken - or anything else, for that matter – our ‘cabin barbecue sauce’ is...
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  • Wedding Centrepieces: Flower Power or Green Thumb?
    June 23, 2015
    Are you planning your wedding? Have you thought about your centrepieces? Bridal centrepieces are a huge reception focal point; often they’re an extension of your colour choices, style and...
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  • Household Tips We Bet You Didn’t Know
    June 16, 2015
    At Hockley Valley Resort, we’ve got the inside scoop on a lot of home remedies you’ve never heard of, so we asked some of our departments to share some...
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  • Babbo's Spiked Lemonade
    June 12, 2015
    Looking to serve your friends something new? Take your get together to a new level with Babbo’s Spiked Lemonade! Here’s how we make it: Fill a mason jar with ice. Add...
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  • H2Oooooh!
    June 8, 2015
    With the temps heating up and our days getting longer, staying hydrated should be top priority for kids and adults alike. According to the Mayo Clinic, men should be...
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  • June: What's Happening
    June 2, 2015
    The temps are heating up and so is the fun at Hockley Valley Resort! It’s June, so bring on summer... We’ve got tons to do, inside and out, so...
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  • House-made Caramel Sauce
    May 25, 2015
    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...
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  • The Pedi Pledge
    May 15, 2015
    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...
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  • 2015 Superfoods: Are You on Trend?
    May 5, 2015
    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...
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  • House-made Frittata
    May 1, 2015
    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....
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  • Spring at Hockley Valley Resort
    April 27, 2015
    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...
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  • Mini Pumpkin Tarts
    April 13, 2015
    It's pumpkin season!  Impress your guests with this mini version of  the classic pumpkin pie: Ingredients: Mini tart shells (from scratch or pre-made) 1 can pumpkin purée 1 can condensed milk 1 tsp cinnamon ¼...
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  • April: What's Happening at Hockley Valley Resort
    April 2, 2015
    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...
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  • Chocolate Sable Cookies
    March 31, 2015
    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,...
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  • Restaurant 85’s House-made Granola
    March 26, 2015
    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...
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  • Top Trends: Spring 2015
    March 24, 2015
    Soon we will finally put away the layers of knits and focus on warmer temps, but what are the top fashion trends for spring? Well, one era really stands...
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  • Lemons: 10 surprising uses!
    March 19, 2015
    We all know that lemons smell nice in a room and add a refreshing element to your water, but according to trueactivist.com, lemons are made for more than that!...
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  • Is all ski cafe food created equal?
    March 6, 2015
    Picture it: you’ve just come in to warm up from a fun morning on the slopes, the wind on your face, fresh air filling your lungs… and you need...
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  • Cabin's Mascarpone Butter
    March 3, 2015
    Cabin’s Mascarpone Butter Dress up your bread and impress your friends! Here’s cabin’s super simple recipe for our delicious mascarpone butter: Ingredients: 454 g mascarpone cheese 150 ml whipping cream 1 tbsp. icing sugar Directions: Mix...
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  • March Fun!
    March 2, 2015
    Spring is in the air, but it hasn’t arrived yet, so get out there and make the most of what’s left of winter! We’ve still got lots going on,...
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  • Creamy Parsnip Soup
    February 25, 2015
    Looking for a warm-up on a cold winter day? Try this delicious recipe for creamy parsnip soup, recommended by our cabin kitchen: Ingredients 1 L vegetable stock 1 lbs. parsnips, peeled and...
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  • Say Goodbye to ‘Winter Face’
    February 24, 2015
    The harsh winter months and dry air can sure make it difficult to keep your skin hydrated! Get rid of dry winter skin with this simple homemade shower scrub: Ingredients: ½...
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  • Just got engaged? This is a must-read!
    February 20, 2015
    Eeee, you’re engaged - such an exciting and life-changing time! Many brides get overwhelmed, but not you… Take a little time to breathe, come up with a plan of...
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  • What to look for in your corporate meeting space
    February 12, 2015
    Planning a meeting can be a daunting task, so choosing the right venue is key. Here are some questions to ask when planning your next off-site meeting: Does location matter? Holding...
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  • Cabin’s “Green Goddess” Salad Dressing
    February 10, 2015
    Ingredients 1 fl. oz. Champagne vinegar 5 egg yolks 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard Herbs: half bunch parsley, half bunch mint, hand full of dill, pack of watercress, half bunch of coriander 1/2 cup yogurt 1...
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  • February Fun!
    February 4, 2015
    It’s already February, but there’s still lots of winter fun to be had! Keep those Canadian winter blues away by keeping busy. Spend time with your loved ones to...
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  • Love is in the air...
    February 2, 2015
    February is all about romance! Treat your valentine – and yourself – to a relaxing, romantic experience like no other. In our 8,000 sq. ft. spa, we have everything...
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  • Ice, Ice Baby: A Simple Guide to Building Your Own Rink
    January 27, 2015
    It’s winter in Canada, so that means rosy cheeks, hot chocolate and family fun! Have you always wanted to build a rink in your backyard? According to instructables.com, it’s...
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  • Shushing, Family-style
    January 19, 2015
    Hittin’ the hills this winter? Why not take on the slopes as a family? From physical activity to fresh air… The family that plays together, stays together! Here’s what...
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  • Delicious Sprout Salad
    January 2, 2015
    Want to take a lighter approach to the New Year?  Or just craving a fresh, delicious meal? Try our sprout salad!  Though Brussels sprouts are not traditionally a hit...
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  • A New Year, A Fresh Start
    December 31, 2014
    For many of us, January is a turning point. We make new resolutions, we take a look at the past 12 months and we plan for success in the...
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  • Sleep: Why Your Kids Need It!
    December 31, 2014
    Are your kids giving you grief at bedtime? Getting munchkins to go to bed isn’t always easy, but some information might help! According to the experts, getting regular healthy...
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  • Pumpkin Creme Brulee
    December 31, 2014
    Looking to serve your guests a sweet treat this holiday season? Give our Pumpkin Crème Brulée a try! Ingredients: 24 fl. oz. heavy cream 8 oz. pumpkin purée 6 oz. sugar A pinch of...
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  • Feeling Thirsty? Time to Caesar the Day!
    December 22, 2014
    The Caesar, invented by Walter Chell in 1969, is a Canadian tradition! At Hockley Valley resort, we serve one of the best there is… Why is our Caesar so...
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  • Mac and Cheese: The Perfect Comfort Food
    December 22, 2014
    This is the time of year where a little comfort food can turn a cold winter night into a delicious trip down memory lane… Visit us and give our...
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  • How to Make the Most of Your Ski/Snowboard Season
    December 15, 2014
    Calling all skiers and snowboarders! Have you been waiting all year to get back on the hill? Here are a few tricks to help you get the biggest bang...
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  • December: Our Events
    December 11, 2014
    It’s snow time! Winter weather has arrived, and it’s the busiest time of the year for a lot of us… Getting geared up for the holiday season? Don’t forget...
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  • Exfoliating: Get the Facts!
    November 24, 2014
    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...
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  • Grilled Cheese with Apple Butter and House-Made Tomato Soup
    November 10, 2014
    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...
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  • Planting Bulbs: 5 Things You Need to Know
    October 27, 2014
    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...
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  • Halloween: Some Spooktacular Stats
    October 22, 2014
    While Halloween in North America has turned into a mostly commercial tradition, it wasn’t always that way. Here are some things you may not already know about Halloween’s haunting...
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  • Why Your Skin Needs A Serum!
    October 20, 2014
    In this video, Julie Adamo (VP and Owner) and Jenny Chambers (Lead Esthetician) discuss what serums do and why you should be using one on your skin.
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  • Scrumptious Side Dish: Root Veggies!
    October 14, 2014
    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...
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  • Fall Golf: What You Need To Know!
    October 1, 2014
    Ahhh, the beauty of fall! Not much is more beautiful than being on a golf course in the cool fresh air, admiring all the beautiful colours around you… We...
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  • 3 Reasons Why Fall Planting Might Be Even Better!
    September 22, 2014
    Was your summer so busy that you put off planting? Not to worry, procrastination can pay off! According to canadiangardening.com, fall is a hearty time of year to plant...
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  • Enjoy The Taste of Summer In The Winter!
    September 12, 2014
    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...
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  • A Beautiful Day in Our Neighbourhood
    September 5, 2014
    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...
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  • Coffee: Some of the Percs!
    September 2, 2014
    If you enjoy a good cup o’ joe (or 2), we have great news! According to the Mayo Clinic, java may not just be for caffeine junkies anymore. Still...
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  • How to Drive Your Ball Further
    August 18, 2014
    In this short video, Carl Penfold (Golf Pro) shows Julie Adamo (VP and Owner) how to drive her golf ball further.
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  • Rosemary: 5 Things You Need to Know
    August 15, 2014
    Rosemary is an herb with some surprising health benefits! Here is a list of 5 facts you might not already know about this tasty herb:* 1. It’s a great source...
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  • Chilled Garden Pea Soup
    July 31, 2014
    Looking for a great summer soup recipe?  Try ours! Ingredients: 12 oz. fresh shucked garden peas 2 cups fresh garden spinach 1/3 cup fresh chopped garden mint 1/4 cup fresh garden basil leaves 1 small...
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  • Is Your Golf Style Fashion Fore-ward?
    July 19, 2014
    Never mind your game… Is your golf wardrobe up to par? Here are some suggestions for upping your (style) game on the course this season: On the dot: Update your...
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  • Video Blog: Summer Eyeshadow
    July 11, 2014
    Jenna, from our spa, demonstrates how to get a quick and easy hot summer look with eyeshadow... - See more at:
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  • Your Wedding: Technical Issues
    July 7, 2014
    Weddings and tech talk don't traditionally go hand in hand, but there is some social media subject matter you might want to review for a match made in heaven!...
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  • Video Blog: How To Drive Your Ball Further
    June 5, 2014
    In this short video, Carl Penfold (Golf Pro) shows Julie Adamo (VP and Owner) how to drive her golf ball further.
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  • Eat Fresh!
    May 26, 2014
    Summer’s coming, and farmers’ markets are opening up throughout Ontario!  Here’s why it’s important to eat local produce. Less travel = fresher, tastier produce. Shorter travel times usually mean less pesticides...
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  • Organic Gardening: Fruits and Veggies 101
    May 19, 2014
    If you’ve decided to give organic gardening a go this year, start off by planting some sure-fire, low maintenance picks… Here’s a list of just some of the many...
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  • Get Into Shape for Golf Season!
    May 12, 2014
    In this short video, our Golf Pro, Carl Penfold, shows you how to get back into golf-ready condition with 4 simple exercises, just as golf season is getting into...
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  • Mother's Day Brunch? Try this!
    May 9, 2014
    Are you hosting brunch this Mother’s Day?  Why not try something a little different? Check out this recipe from John-Paul Adamo, our President and Chef: Zucchini Frittelle (Serves 8-10)  Ingredients: 4 organic...
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  • Organic Gardening: Keeping Pests Out!
    May 5, 2014
    We know organic gardening brings fresh, pesticide-free produce and a healthier diet, but how do you save your bounty from hungry local wildlife? Here is a list of some...
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  • Give Mom What She Wants
    April 30, 2014
    It’s almost Mother’s Day, and if you’re like most of us, you’re wondering ‘what can I give the woman who has everything?’ The truth is, most moms want the...
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  • Clean Up Your Act for Earth Day!
    April 22, 2014
    Why not celebrate this Earth Day by reducing your carbon footprint (and likely saving some money)? Brushing your teeth with the tap off, turning off the lights, and buying...
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  • Video Blog: Making Your Own Cheese & Salumi Board
    April 20, 2014
    Entertaining at home? Hockley Valley Resort's President and Chef, John-Paul Adamo, shows you how to make your own cheese and salumi board, step by step, in this tutorial!  
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  • Quick and Easy Side Dish: Roasted Shallot & Truffle Vinaigrette
    April 17, 2014
    Roasted Shallot & Truffle Vinaigrette Looking for a quick and easy side dish recipe? Try this fresh idea from John-Paul Adamo, our President and Chef – it’s great on asparagus,...
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  • Organic Gardening: Fruits and Veggies 101
    April 11, 2014
    If you’ve decided to give organic gardening a go this year, start off by planting some sure-fire, low maintenance picks… Here’s a list of just some of the many...
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  • Is Your Golf Gear as Ready as You Are?
    April 7, 2014
    Dust off your clubs, it’s almost tee time! Carl Penfold, our Golf Pro, gives us a quick list of gear to assess for repair or replacement, before you can...
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  • Getting Your Kids Into Golf: Why and How?
    April 2, 2014
    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...
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  • Organic Gardening Series: Getting Started
    March 27, 2014
    So you’ve decided that you want to start an organic garden… Now what? Well, the old saying “measure twice, cut once” is the way to go. Give it some...
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  • 3 Health Benefits You Didn’t Know About Maple Syrup
    March 20, 2014
    We canucks tend to love anything home-grown, and pure maple syrup tops that list! Although it’s still calorie-packed and should be used in moderation, this Canadian classic shows that...
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  • Storing Your Ski/Boarding Gear For Next Year
    March 14, 2014
    While a lot of us are now tired of winter and wishing for spring, if you listen closely, you can hear the tears of those mourning the end of...
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  • Organic Gardening: A Series
    March 11, 2014
    What is organic gardening? Well, essentially, it means gardening without the use of synthetic soil or pesticides, in a natural, balanced environment. A key component in this process is the...
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  • Treating Teen Acne: 7 Steps to Clearer Skin
    March 5, 2014
    Some types of teen acne can be controlled with a few simple tricks you may not have tried. Here are some hints that might help: Sleep on your pillow only...
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  • Engaged? Read This Before Booking Your Venue!
    February 26, 2014
    You’re engaged! Along with inserting the word fiancé into your conversations, you now have the rather daunting – but amazing – responsibility of planning the most exciting day of...
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  • 5 Things You May Not Know About Lentils
    February 24, 2014
    Lentils are a healthy diet must, so add a little legume to your life! According to lentils.ca, here are just some of the facts you need to know: Widely used...
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  • 5 Reasons You Need to Laugh More
    February 21, 2014
    Is laughter a daily priority for you? (No, don’t laugh, that’s a serious question.) Most of us live such stressful lives that laughter doesn’t even appear on our radar....
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  • 5 Must-Have Essential Oils
    February 19, 2014
    Essential oils (emphasis on the word essential) are an amazing way to help treat a wide variety of symptoms and ailments. Keep in mind that some oils are so...
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  • Is Your Romance Making Scents?
    February 7, 2014
    You don’t always have to travel to warmer climates to feel hot, hot, hot! Rekindling a little romance (at any time of year) just makes scents. Smell is something...
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  • Is Your Spark Still Burning?
    February 5, 2014
    Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and l’amour is in the air! Though February 14th is a great reminder, keeping the spark burning all year long is something that...
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  • Get The Most Out Of Family Day
    January 28, 2014
    It’s so great to be able to get out and embrace winter – as a family! Connect with your kids, enjoy the fresh air, and relive your youth, all...
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  • Ski Like A Pro
    January 23, 2014
    Ahhh, Canadian winters. Now’s the time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, take in some beautiful snowy scenery and… go skiing! Young or old, beginner or expert,...
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  • Concentrate on Kale
    January 21, 2014
    Are you looking to boost your immune system, cut back on calories and add variety to your diet? Consider kale: it’s nutrient-packed, tasty and can be used in a...
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  • Holiday Entertaining
    December 6, 2013
    Get your canapés on! can·a·pé a small, prepared and usually decorative food, held in the fingers and often eaten in one bite. Whether it’s a quick drop-in informal party or...
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  • Get Festive Without The Stress
    November 21, 2013
    I know we say it every year, but this year the holiday season has approached faster than ever! It’s easy to get caught up in all of the festive...
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  • For The Love of Garlic
    October 10, 2013
    Those of you familiar with our restaurants are probably aware that our chef’s top priorities include supporting local farmers and eating local. What you may not know is that...
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  • Seeing RED!
    September 13, 2013
    Did you know there are over 300 varieties of tomatoes grown in Ontario? Those varieties fall into one of three groups; Round, Roma/Plum or Beefsteak. Round tomatoes are exactly...
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  • All Hail! The Bloody Caesar
    August 27, 2013
    Virtually unknown outside of Canada, the Bloody Caesar is the nation’s pick for the most popular cocktail. With over 350 million Caesar’s consumed every year, it deserves some attention!...
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