Drinks and Smoothies

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Hot Apple Chai

Traditional Chai spices infused in organic unfiltered apple juice creates a warming holiday drink. My favorite apple juice is Santa Cruz and comes in a gallon jug. 4 one-inch slices of fresh ginger 2 two-inch cinnamon sticks 6 whole cloves 1 tsp. freshly ground cardamom 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract dash of ground nutmeg 1 tsp. whole fennel 6 whole…

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Measuring The Element of Risk

In his last post, our resident adrenaline junkie, Kurtis Kristianson, gave us his thoughts on “The Gut Feeling.” Since then, a scary incident shook him up enough to get him thinking about fear and how we decide whether the risks involved in a life of adventure are worth it. – Highline Recently I had the good fortune (if you want…

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Do It Up, Butternut!

Does fresh snow and cold weather have you craving something warm and cozy? This recipe’s a winner! Just to be safe, better make an extra big pot of this soup to last you all week…more powder in the forecast! -Highline Butternut squash is one of my all time fall faves!!! This delightful butternut squash and red lentil soup is all…

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Two Biologists and A Boy: Running the Elk

Dylan and his cousin, Drew, watch from the front step as Geoff grabs the “elk stick”  - a hockey stick with multi-coloured plastic strips taped to the blade – and confidently moves toward the ornery bull elk. A member of Parks Canada’s wildlife conflict team, Geoff has a lot of experience with this sort of thing. It’’s the fall rut,…

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Mighty Neighbourly

Know Your Neighbour Night, Round Deux was a blast! Check out the photo gallery here. Films “The Freedom Chair” and “All.I.Can.” blew everyone away and inspired some interesting conversations, and The Eerie Green and Her and Us kept the party flowin’ all night long. Kudos to Sabrina Harper and Stefan Grecu for the impromptu Flash Mob! Thanks a million to all our sponsors, volunteers, and…

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Super Recovery Smoothie

We love to push our bodies hard, but are we taking the right steps in recovering after exercise? Nutritionist Samantha Peris takes us through the steps to making sure we’re adequately recovering (and offers a great recipe, too!).  She introduces some funky ingredients, but explains each of their benefits. It might be worth a trip to the health food store…

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Mmmm…Additives. My Favourite!

What the Monoisopropyl Citrate is Polyvinylpyrrolidone? And are you really going to eat something that you can’’t even pronounce? The Challenge Go into your pantry or refrigerator and pull out any boxed item, dessert item, or any other item that is flavoured (i.e. salad dressing, sauces, etc.) Now look at the label and see how many ingredients you either can’’t pronounce…

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October Landscapes in the Rockies

October has always been my favourite month in the Rockies. Landscapes go from green to yellow to white all in one short month.  Larches turn gold in the alpine reaches and leaves in the valleys are draped white with snow before they have a chance to fall.  The light changes as quickly as the colours.  Days become shorter and the mornings and afternoons…

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Bunny Bliss or Bunny Blitzkreig?

When it comes to a stance on the Canmore rabbit issue, there are plenty of lovers and haters but most just toe the line, unsure of a right course of action. Yet the majority of people change camps regularly depending on the cuteness of the last baby bunny they saw, or how long it has been since they raked up…

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