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Thursday, 22 February 2018

Holiday at Sechelt . . . and Wicked Hot Chocolate

We were delighted to find many walking trails in the Sechelt area.



The seawalk in Sechelt itself is very pretty.  

Hidden Grove is very short, but pretty and also wheelchair accessible.

St. Francis Point Park is beautiful, but a tricky hike.


Refueled afterwards at Halfmoon Bay Café.  Their signature Amaretti cookies are really great.

Porpoise Bay is another short trail but has a pretty salmon creek leading to the estuary.

Cliff Gilker Park has several lovely waterfalls. 


 


Afterwards, we visited nearby Robert’s Creek and the Gumshoe Café.   
Their homemade bars are big and yummy!



 We loved the swamp and long boardwalks leading to Smuggler’s Cove.

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DINNER MENUS

DAY ONE


Delicious!
Modern Beef & Bacon Pie: p. 73, Game of Thrones: A FEAST OF ICE & FIRE
Leafy green salad

DAY two
Wow!
Chicken with Eggplant:  Lucy Waverman: Globe & Mail, Nov. 7, 2015
Orzo with Dill

DAY three
Yummy!
 Lamb Indad:  A TASTE OF INDIA, p. 71
Basmati Rice
Oven-Roasted Turnips 

DAY four
Unbeatable!
 Oxtail Stew
Kelp Scones:  Hello Magazine

day five
Family Favourite!
 Chicken Chasseur:  THE NEW PURITY COOKBOOK, p. 44
Spaghetti
Green Beans

day six
BBQ!
 Steak
Baked potatoes with Sour Cream
Broccoli

day seven
Fantastic!
 Pork Loin Chops with Cumin & Orange:  SUNSET magazine
Couscous

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We loved the huge, covered deck on our rented cabin.  Perfect for listening to the soft rain pattering on the leaves all around while sipping Mulled Wine or the most decadent hot chocolate ever.

MINTY IRISH HOT CHOCOLATE  (4 servings)
     (based on Southern Living magazine, Jan. 2017)

4 cups whole milk
1 cup whipping cream
100 g minty dark chocolate (I used Lindt Excellence Intense Mint Dark Chocolate)
8 ounces grated white chocolate
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur
Small marshmallows

Stir milk, cream, and chocolate together over medium heat until hot. 
Add vanilla and liqueur.
Pour into large mugs and top with lots of marshmallows.

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P. S. One of our awesome breakfasts . . .