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Cabin’s Dry Rub Recipe

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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 Dried Basil
3 Parts Dried Thyme
2 Parts Dried Oregano
2 Parts Cayenne
2 Parts Paprika
2 Parts Cumin
.5 Parts Garlic Powder
.5 Parts Mustard Powder
.5 Parts Celery Salt
.5 Parts White Pepper
1 Part Brown Sugar

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

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Organic Gardening: Getting Started

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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 thought, make a plan, and consider these tips before you really dig in:

Stake it out
You want to be able to physically see where your garden will be. Consider how much room you might need (depending on what you are planning on growing), how much light that area gets, and whether you have room to expand in the years to come, if you need to.

Build it
Decide whether you are going to dig a “garden-variety,” build a raised bed or plant in pots. If you are using a large area, be sure to include a walkway of some sort so that you can get to all areas when harvesting or weeding. Organic gardens come in all shapes and sizes – even if you only have a little space, with careful planning and planting, you can still get a great yield!

Planting
Here comes the fun part! Once you have put your organic soil down, it’s time to plant… You can grow from seed or plants, but if you are using plants, be sure that they have been organically grown, or you may be introducing chemicals into your organic space. Once you’ve planted, give your garden a good watering and add mulch or compost, which will increase moisture absorption and decrease weed growth. Label your rows, too, so you don’t have to guess what’s sprouting! (A quick, hard-learned hint: use weather-proof materials for labeling or it will be a guessing game at harvest time!)

A few last tips for getting started:
- Choose to plant what your family likes to eat
- Make friends with your neighbours so you can trade at harvest time
- Stagger your planting to have a harvest throughout the season

Organic gardening is important to us too! Our 4-acre organic garden is a testament to our farm-to-table philosophy, providing 80% of all menu ingredients (offering house-made pickles and preserves in the winter). Enjoy an amazing culinary experience at cabin, Babbo or 85 today! www.hockley.com

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Cinnamon: 5 Things You Didn’t Know

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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. Here are 5 facts you might not know about cinnamon:

1. Snack Attack: Cinnamon makes a delicious addition to a variety of snacks! Mix it with oil, sugar, cayenne and salt to taste. Drizzle or spray onto your popcorn for a delicious twist!

2. Breathe Easy: Cinnamon essential oil, in combination with lemon, clove, eucalyptus, rosemary and tea tree, kills 99% of airborne bacteria within minutes. To reap these benefits, add 4 drops of each essential oil to a vaporizer and enjoy!

3. Pest Control: Did you know that cinnamon is a deterrent for ants? Keep these pests out by sprinkling cinnamon at the entryways. Have a sandbox? Mix cinnamon in with the sand to enjoy an ant-free play zone!

4. Tea Time: Ceylon cinnamon can be used in tea, and boasts some amazing health benefits! Cinnamon has been known to have an effect on some common ailments: relieves a sore throat, aides with digestion, reduces sore joints and lowers blood pressure. Give it a try and see if it helps!

5. A Cut Above: Cinnamon has been used as an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent for many years. To help heal an open cut or wound more effectively, dust some cinnamon overtop and let it work its magic.

*sources: oilhealthbenefits.com, gardeningknowhow.com, organicfacts.net, benefitsfromcinnamon.com

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February: What’s Happening

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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 some fun along the way! Whether you like your fun indoors or out, we’ve got something to suit everyone at the resort this month – here are some of the activities we’ve got planned:

All Weekend Long: Family Day weekend is the perfect excuse to book a staycation and spend time with your loved ones. We’ve got movie nights, kids’ activities, skiing and snowboarding, an indoor saltwater pool and live entertainment! Everything you need for a long weekend filled with family fun… For our full list of Family Day weekend events, visit us here: http://www.hockley.com/?p=6026

Be Mine: Looking to hang out with your honey? Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a romantic dinner for 2 in cabin! Or, show off your moves at our Valentine’s dinner and dance. Making it a family affair? We’ve also got a Valentine’s dinner buffet in our ballroom… Love is definitely in the air at the resort this month! For a link to our Valentine’s events, click here: http://www.hockley.com/?p=6026

Comedy Central: On February 27th, get ready to yuk it up at our Yuk Yuk’s Dinner and Show Event. Great friends, terrific food and huge laughs – all the makings of a memorable night out! For all the details, visit our website here: http://www.hockley.com/?p=6082

The Hills Are Alive: And the fun continues into February on the hill… Join us for dress up days, fun races, slope-style events, ball drops and keep your eyes peeled for our Hockley Bear! Bring your family and friends to take part in all the activities we’ve got planned – you won’t want to miss out on any of the fun! For our complete calendar of events, visit us here: http://www.hockley.com/?p=5997

For our full event calendar, visit our website here: http://www.hockley.com/events-calendar/

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Oatmeal Lace Cookies

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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 ¼ cups light brown sugar

2 ¼ cups rolled oats

3 tbsp. all-purpose flour

1 tsp. salt

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Heat butter and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently until butter has melted and mixture is smooth. Sir in oats, flour, salt and vanilla.

Drop cookie batter by the teaspoon onto baking sheets, about 2” apart.

Bake for 5-7 minutes. Remove from oven when golden brown.

Allow to cool for 30 minutes.

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

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Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

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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 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 (15 oz.) container whole milk ricotta cheese
3 tbsp. lemon juice
1 lemon, zested

Glaze:

1 ½ cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp. lemon juice
1 lemon, zested

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 375°.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the butter and the sugar. Mix with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time until incorporated.
Add the ricotta, lemon juice and lemon zest until combines.
Stir in the dry ingredients.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spoon the dough onto the baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Let cool about 20 minutes before frosting.

Glaze:

Combine the ingredients and stir until smooth.
Spoon the glaze on top of each cooled cookie, smoothing the glaze as you go.
Let the glaze harden for about 2 hours… and enjoy!

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

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Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

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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 butter

½ cup white sugar

½ cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. baking soda

7 slices cooked and diced bacon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°.

Beat peanut butter, white sugar and brown sugar in a bowl until well combined.

Add egg and baking soda, beat until smooth, about 1 minute. Fold in bacon.

Form dough into walnut-sized balls and arrange on a baking sheet.

Bake in preheated oven until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack and enjoy!

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

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December: What’s Happening

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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 the New Year, 3 different ways! Here’s just some of what we’ve got planned for this month:

Be Our Guest: Why not plan a stay-cation and spend your Christmas break with us? Take advantage of our 8,000 sq. ft. spa, 15 ski hills and 2 terrain parks, ice rink, riglet park and so much more! From movie nights with s’mores to parent/child yoga, we’re taking family fun to the next level… For our full events calendar, visit us here: http://www.hockley.com/?p=5971
New Year’s Your Way: Ring in the New Year, just the way you like it! Get dressed up and for our New Year’s Eve Gala, make it a family affair with our buffet and dance party, or celebrate just the two of you with dinner in cabin. No matter which you choose, you’ll be celebrating in style… For full details, visit our website: http://www.hockley.com/?p=5951

For our full event calendar, visit our website here: http://www.hockley.com/events-calendar/

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Pumpkin Spiced White Russian

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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 ice

Add 1 oz. vodka, ½ oz. Kahlua, 1 oz. cream, 1 oz. pumpkin syrup

Shake and pour over fresh ice

Top with pumpkin spice and whipped cream

Garnish with pumpkin seeds and enjoy!

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Apple Cider Sangria

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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 and apple cider.
Stir and garnish with an apple slice.

Need some more recipes for your holiday entertaining? Visit us here: http://www.hockley.com/?s=recipe

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