Lemon Loaf with Red Currants

Banana bread is a staple in my home. However, for a lighter alternative with that sweet and tart flavour, I turn to this lemon loaf recipe. It’s moist, delicious and full of flavour. I make it with the red currant berries I freeze in the […]

Savoury mushroom strudel recipe

Savoury Mushroom Strudel Recipe

I have always liked strudels. With snow flurries in the air and temperatures dropping, I’m craving hot, hearty food straight from the oven. If it involves puff pasty and mushrooms, even better! This savoury mushroom strudel recipe is scrumptious mushroom perfection wrapped in golden puff pastry. […]

Chagrin: noun; distress or embarrassment at having failed or been humuliated

Words to Know: Chagrin

How many times have you come across the expression, “Much to his/her/my chagrin…”? If you are a fan of period literature (or did your assigned readings in high school English), you would have come across this more than once. While you likely figured out more […]

Atlas Coal Mine, Alberta

The abandoned Atlas Coal Mine on the Hoodoo Trail in the Drumheller Valley turned out to be unexpectedly cool. I’m not usually one for tours but this site is pretty unique and we couldn’t quite pass it up, especially once we learned that these tours […]

Dinosaur Trail, Alberta

Alberta’s Dinosaur Trail is known around the world. You can’t come to Alberta without getting in on some dinosaur action and this driving tour of the Drumheller Valley is a great introduction to the Canadian Badlands that hits all the major points of interest on […]