There are 4 blog entries for May 2012.
Friday, May 25th, 2012 at 8:47am. 1886 Views, 1 Comments.
Oh, summer, how we’ve missed you! While it very much still feels like spring, it’s undeniable that the warmer months are on their way. So what will you do to make the most of summer? When June 20th rolls around, what’s going to be on your summer to-do list? Whether it’s mountain biking, hiking, rafting down the Bow, or simply soaking up some sun on your favourite patio, there’s no shortage of things to do in and around Calgary.
This month’s contest at Smart Calgary Homes will help one lucky person out with his or her summer to-do list, with a $200 gift certificate for Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts!
Photo: Deer Lodge, CRMR
The gift certificate can be used at any of the following:
CALGARY RESTAURANTS: Cilantro, Divino, The Ranche
Friday, May 18th, 2012 at 8:54am. 2186 Views, 0 Comments.
Gardening in Calgary isn’t always an easy task. After all, our weather can be harsh – stiflingly hot one day, snow the next – you need to make sure that you’re planting the right things (in the right places!).
First and foremost, it’s important for you to know that there are different plant hardiness zones in Calgary (due to microclimates, wind protection, sun exposure, etc.); but, for the most part the city falls in 3A. This will affect what plant varieties you intend to grow, and where you grow them.
Next, you must choose a space. If you’ve already got a garden, great! If you have a small space (or if you live in a condo or apartment), you will need to create a space. Kevin Kossowan’s site is a great resource for those who are looking to…
Friday, May 11th, 2012 at 9:01am. 390 Views, 0 Comments.
It’s spring in Calgary, it’s Friday, and the weekend is forecasted to be a gorgeous one (plus, it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday!). What more could you ask for?
Photo Credit: River Cafe
For one lucky Calgarian, this day just got even better! Congratulations, Alastair G, you won the $150 River Café gift card! Please send your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alastair was chosen via Random.org, the random number generator.
For those of you who entered and didn’t win, there is a new contest coming up next week! Stay tuned for details.
Friday, May 4th, 2012 at 8:35am. 1387 Views, 0 Comments.
When seasons change, so does the menu. Heavy comfort food is replaced by lighter dishes using in-season ingredients. Drinks are no longer made to warm you up, but to cool you down. Here are a few spring-inspired recipes to help you cook for the season:
Photo: S’Mores Cookies – Stephanie Arsenault, globaldish.ca
Non-Alcoholic Sangria: from The Kitchn
Tomato Basil Tarts: from Food Network Canada
Spring Vegetable Lasagna: from My Recipes
Asparagus Gruyere Tart: from Martha Stewart
S’Mores Cookies: from Global Dish
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