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WINTER FUN!

 

Heritage Hills Winter Fun!

It’s that time of year: winter has just settled in, the holidays have passed, and though the days are getting longer, the sun still sets just a little too soon.

 

It might be tempting to spend the next few months hibernating under the blankets, but that can lead to cabin fever – a common malady in January and February in Alberta.

We are Canadians, we are Albertans! We do not hide from the cold, we embrace it. So, get out there and enjoy winter! Afterwards, of course, warm up with a hot chocolate.

 

Living in Heritage Hills means you are surrounded by family winter activities. Take advantage of the Cochrane Cross Country Ski Club. This club has been around for four decades, and is dedicated to helping you and your family enjoy winter snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails.

To find out more about the club, visit them at http://cochranecrosscountryskiclub.com/.

 

If you’re in the mood for a stunning weekend drive, just pop over to Bragg Creek. For information on trails in the hamlet, visit http://www.bckor.ca/west-bragg-creek-nordic-trails.html.

 

And, if you want to wander a little further afield, there’s always Canmore, Kananaskis, and the Rocky Mountains, just around the bend.  Check out winter activities at https://kananaskis.com/things-to-do/winter-activities/cross-country-skiing.

 

After you’ve hit the trails, head home to Heritage Hills and try this hot chocolate recipe:

 


 

Heritage Hills Pinches and Drops Hot Chocolate


 

Step 1 Ingredients:

 

2 cups milk (whole works best)

Several drops (1 teaspoon) Vanilla Extract

1 pinch ground cardamom

1 pinch ginger

1 pinch cinnamon

1 pinch cayenne pepper (be brave!)

Step 2 Ingredients: 

1 high-quality chocolate bar chopped small enough to melt easily

4 teaspoons cocoa powder

Drops of sugar to taste

 

Step 1:

Combine step 1 ingredients in a sauce pan, bring to a low boil and then simmer on low heat.

Step 2:

Stir in chocolate and cocoa power until melted.

Step 3:

Serve in your Heritage Hills home!