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September: What’s Happening

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 got tons of exciting events and lots of amenities, guaranteed to provide an experience you won’t forget. Here is just a sample of some of the things happening at the resort …

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Organics in the Garden: The Basics

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 produce you will see on our menu! Interested in adopting some of our practices? Here are some tips from our farm to get you started: – Rather than a traditional fertiliser, …

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July: What’s Happening

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 got something for everyone. Here are just a few of the things we’ve got planned for July: Mini Golf: Looking to get your kids into golf? Try our July and August …

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Cabin’s Dry Rub Recipe

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 ...
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Organic Gardening: Getting Started

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 ...
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Cinnamon: 5 Things You Didn’t Know

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 ...
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February: What’s Happening

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 ...
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Oatmeal Lace Cookies

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 ...

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

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, ...