Chef Mario’s Top 5 Barbecue Tips

Whether you barbecue weekly, daily or you’re hosting a crowd, there’s a definite knack to mastering the grill… Looking to up your game? Chef Mario shares 5 simple tips to help you impress your guests this summer: 1. Pre-heat your grill: Crank the temperature up on your barbecue up to get the grill nice and hot and then you can ...

Summer Salads: Tips from the Kitchen

What’s the secret to a delicious summer salad? The chefs in our kitchen say that 2 things are key: keep it raw and keep it seasonal. How do you decide what to add to your plate? At this time of year, some of the best strawberries, asparagus and radishes are available. Add any kind of vinegar, salt and greens to ...

Butternut Squash Soup

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 tbsp. fresh thyme, chopped ½ tbsp. fresh sage, chopped 1 butternut squash, diced in 1” cubes 2 Yukon Gold potatoes, diced in 1” ...

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 …

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 ...

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, ...

Pumpkin Brownies

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 cups white sugar 2 tsp. vanilla extract ¼ cup cocoa powder ½ cup pumpkin puree ¾ tsp. ground cinnamon ½ tsp. each ground nutmeg and ...