Churros & Johnston Canyon

After fianlly finishing all 3 of my spring semester classes, I took a deep sigh of relief and started baking and went on a nice relaxing hike…

I was also exceptionally lucky to receive the Calgary Cooks Cookbook for Christmas a couple of years back from some very good friends at the time from Una Pizza + Wine, and got to play with the Anejo recipe for their churros. Now I had never had the experience of eating a churro prior to being diagnosed celiac, but my boyfriend sure had and he LOVED them.

Now of course, the original recipe was not gluten-friendly as it was made with wheat flour but with a little ingenuity and some help from Cup 4 Cup flour, they became a absolute hit. The only modification Scott said would be made next time was to use granulated sugar over the powdered sugar which the recipe calls for.

I forsee churro’s being a household favorite from here, all that is next is to perfect a mini donut!

 

20160624_130121I was also able to go on a beautiful hike through Johnston Canyon, and up to the ink pots, which was super rad to see because I had never had the chance before to see them.

This was a stunning walk, and a fabulous day to connect with nature and decompress after a long week of final exams from my spring classes. The hike round trip took my boyfriend, Scott and myself about 3.5 hours in total, which included a short rest and snack break at the ink 20160624_132844pots.

 

We concluded our fabulous day of hiking with a stop at my favourite and most celiac friendly restarurant, The Wild Orchid Bistro, if you have not already heard of it, believe me when I say that you NEED to! Everything that is made is 100% gluten-free, yes thats right 100%, and the ginger beef is to die for. Be sure to read my restaurant review for more information on this fabulous restaurant.

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