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Poached Eggs on Swiss Chard and Quinoa Pilaf

Since I arrived home from Whistler I’ve been rather lazy in the kitchen, pretty much avoiding anything requiring more prep time than my beloved stove-top oatmeal.  However today, with a fridge full of fresh veggies beckoning, I found the motivation to try something new: Swiss chard + quinoa pilaf on poached eggs.

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Whistler Day 9 – Hard To Leave

We don’t want to leave but it is now time.  We had a wonderful week in Whistler with the perfect mix of snow and sun – a real treat for April!  The storm from the day before kept up into the night and left a beautiful blanket of snow over the mountains and the village.

But I don't wanna leave!

But I don’t wanna leave!

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Whistler Day 8 – The Mushroom House

We awoke on our final ski day in Whistler to yet another snow storm.  The white stuff began to fall mid-morning and continued all day and overnight.  We were admittedly quite tired from the five previous days of skiing heavy snow on skinny park skis so our plan was to have a very light final ski day and then head over to check out our friend from Manotick’s famous Whistler home, The Mushroom House.

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Whistler Day 7 – More Sun and Butt Rub

Today was another beautiful day in Whistler.  The sun was out and the snow at the top of the mountain was still very awesome and fluffy.

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Whistler Day 6 – Snow, Sun, and the Hemloft

Today was a good day.  We had a bit of everything: snow, sun, and an adventure through the woods.

The Hemloft.

The Hemloft.

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