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Tuesday, 2 September 2014


          With a couple of half-hour rest stops, it was an 8 hour drive to Christina Lake – too long for an ordinary weekend camping trip, but we had 4 days. 

Highway # 3 from Hope offers lots of spectacular scenery . . . and hairpin turns.   
Note to Self:  If you have lots of time, stay for a couple of nights in Keremeos and check out the antique stores and wineries.  Then, for another couple of nights, stay in Osoyoos:  a lake, fun playground stuff for kids, more wineries.   Greenwood (Boundary Creek) also looked like fun – a Western style town with a saloon and ghost town connections.  Next up:  Grand Forks where at least 2 restaurants offer Russian food!!!

Christina Lake itself is big, beautiful, and BUG-FREE!  Well, a couple of wasps did check us out but then buzzed right off J.   And it was warm enough at night so the flap on  the green tent stayed up. 

After setting up camp right by the water (pre-booked campsite, of course – the campground was completely full-up), it was time for dinner.

DINNER MENU:  day one
          Leafy Citrus Salad
Garlic Sausage:  steamed
                    Fried Perogies and Sour Cream

                    Hot Chocolate Topped with Marshmallow

1 tangerine:  peel and cut sections in half
Lots of radishes, sliced
Diced cucumber
1 leek:  finely slice the white bottom

Juice of 1 lemon
¼ cup oil
1 tsp liquid honey
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 tbsp poppy seeds   
Our bodies absorb only 2 to 20 % of iron from beans, cereals, and leafy greens.”

Recommended:  pair leafy greens with Vitamin C rich foods:   tomatoes, peppers, or citrus fruits and juices

And this salad is a wonderful way to do just that!