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    Cooking classes

    So tonight marks the start of the roster of cooking classes we are doing this year in conjunction with Crowsnest Pass Adult Education. Boy does Toni have me doing lots of them.  They are all new ones and its going to be fun and of course will reflect this years travels.

    Tonight – Viva Vegetarian   [...]

    Overall Small Business Award 2012

    Wow did we get a nice surprise a couple of  weeks ago. We are  thrilled to be chosen as the winners of the Overall Small Business Award for 2012 at the Crowsnest Pass Chamber of Commerce AGM.  Congratulations to  all the nominees and other winners who represent small business here in the Crowsnest Pass.  Thank you to [...]

    My new smartphone

    I just discovered I can write posts from my new galaxy3 phone and had try it out.
    Too cool !

    Is This the Service Industry? By: Brian Duffy

    This made it’s way to me via my daughter Erika and her F&B director Jim Brown at The Lethbridge Lodge.  Good stuff and a great reminder to all of us in the industry – Our Guests are the reason we do this. 


    Is This the Service Industry?

    March 28, 2012 By: Brian Duffy

    Editor’s Note: The following is [...]

    Small Town Saturday Night Contest

    The Crowsnest Pass  has entered the contest hosted by Big Valley Jamboree and Travel Alberta.  We have made the cut to Top 10 and now need your vote.

    The prize is great – a “mini” Jamboree on the April 28 week end – the same day as The Kananaskis Indoor Rodeo  here in the Pass.

    You can see the [...]

    Wow ! Things are coming together

    After many months the new website is finally coming together. We got a new format, lots of new pictures and even got the blog moved over.

    I even added a plug in that should post a blog post to Facebook.  Now we see if it works.


    Technology isn’t it grand.

    Some New Pictures

    Mark and I have been involved in building a new website. Well Mark builds and I just help.  It is a long process and at times creatively draining. I have no idea how people do it full time. Anyways part of the process is acquiring new pictures and we have been running around brushing up on skills and taking [...]

    Country Encounters and Slow Food Southern Alberta: Slow Food- Mountain Freedom

    We have recently teamed up with Slow Food Southern Alberta to help promote the whole slow food/buy local movement.  Among other things we will be hosting a gala dinner March 10 2012 in conjunction with our new partners.A fabulous menu:

    Big Rock Cider and Apple braised Pork Belly
    Roasted NewOxley Garlic, Naturally!’  Garlic Chowder
    Beet Root and Soft Goat Cheese Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
    Chicken “Hunter Style”
    Inspired [...]

    What We’ve Been Making Lately

    A few photo’s of stuff we have been up to:

    Wedding Cakes

    Every so often I am asked to make a wedding cake. I like doing it once or twice a year. It’s fun.  Now if I had to do it everyday I’m not sure it would still be fun but as it is it’s a lot of fun. Last month I made the cake for Becky’s [...]