Babbo’s August Feature: Tropical Swizzle

August is here and we hope you’ve been busy spending time on patios, soaking up the summer sun and indulging in all the things you love! Have you tried our featured cocktail yet? Babbo features a special cocktail each month, and this month it’s the Tropical Swizzle. Here’s how we make it: Add the following to a shaker: 1.5oz Malibu ...

Roasted Brussels Sprouts: Our Recipe

Are you searching for a side dish to impress your guests? Give our super simple roasted Brussels sprouts recipe a try! Here’s how we make in in our cabin kitchen: We cook our double smoked bacon nice and crispy. We add (pre-chopped and blanched) Brussels and brown them. We then add fava beans, a little vegetable stock and we season ...

Rhubarb Jam: A How-To

Have you been wondering what to do with your harvested rhubarb? Take it from us, rhubarb jam is one delicious option! How is it made? Here’s the recipe we use, right from our cabin kitchen: Ingredients 1 lb. rhubarb 50 g brown sugar 100 mL sherry vinegar 1 cinnamon stick 2 cloves star anise 1 fresh bay leaf Directions Add ...

Cabin Risotto: How It’s Made

If you’re lovin’ spring and all things green, you need give our cabin risotto a try! This delicious dish features pan seared scallops, kale crema, mascarpone cheese and toasted pine nuts. How do we make it? We start by sautéing white onion, thyme and bay leaves in olive oil. We then add carnaroli rice raw and slowly add vegetable stock ...

Our House-Made Lentil Soup Recipe

Is there anything more satisfying and delicious at this time of year that a bowl of delicious comfort food? We love our lentil soup, made in-house by our cabin kitchen team. Want to know how we make it? Here’s the recipe for you to try at home, modified to serve 6 about people: Ingredients: 500g washed green lentils Parmigiano rinds ...

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 ...