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Feb01

Happy Hour and Live Music at Grizzli Winery Every Friday!

Location: Grizzli Winery – 2550 Boucherie Rd, Kelowna, BC V1Z 2E6 Canada

Dates: Every Friday 3pm-close

Every Friday from 3pm to closing for Happy Hour priced wine and live music from 4:30pm – 6:30pm! Reservations are available and walk ins welcome upon availability. Enjoy deliciously local wine, live music and characterize board and cheese platters are available to purchase.

View the calendar to see what live music is schedule for each Friday here https://www.grizzliwinery.com/calendar

Morning yoga in a winery barrel room with live jazz music!

Location: The View Winery – The View Winery 2287 Ward Road Kelowna, BC, V1W 4R5 Canada

Date: Saturday February 25th, 2023 10AM-11:30AM

Start your Saturday morning off with a guided yoga practice – all levels are welcome! Lead by Aleena McKinnon with relaxing Buddha beats yoga and R.G Peever with his musical talents! “Allow yourself to let go of your thoughts and let the music float you into your tranquil meditative state. This class is about relaxing and letting go” Following the class everyone can enjoy mimosas and a variety of wines and ciders.

Don’t forget your yoga mat, if you do not have one be sure to let Aleena know prior to the event. Tickets are $45.00 For more information, please contact Aleena McKinnon
Email: buddhabeatsyoga@hotmail.com
Telephone: 1-250-808-1764

More information about the event here!

Valentines Restorative Yoga in a Wine Barrel Room!

Location: 2287 Ward Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4R5 Canada

Dates: Febuary 12, 2023 10AM-11:30AM

Leading up to Valentines day theres no better way to say “I love myself” then signing up for a relaxing yoga session focused on self love, self care and focusing on hear openers through guided movements. The class will also begin with aromatherapy to allow yourself to relax, settle in and be present with you and your self love.
Presented by Buddha Beats, For tickets email transfer Aleena at Email: buddhabeatsyoga@hotmail.com or Telephone: 1-250-808-1764. Tickets are $40 per person more information can be found on her website linked here! Note from Aleena: “Please include the event date and the full names of the people coming and you email in case I need to get a hold of you. Upon your arrival to the event, you just tell them your name at the door. Please bring warm clothing or a blanket the barrel room does get cold.”
Don’t forget your yoga mat!
Jan25

Nothing is better then the smell of a freshly brewed coffee, birds chirping, bacon sizzling and family laughter dancing through the cottage. During your stay with us we want you to be as comfortable as possible, skip the meal planning we have already done that for you. Giving you extra time to enjoy that coffee and time with your loved ones.

Clementine Sunshine Smoothie

This deliciously fresh, citrus smoothie will kick start your day and energize you for the adventures to come around the beautiful land surrounding La Casa!

  • 4 clementines, preferably chilled
  • ½ cup ice
  • ¼ cup yogurt or almond milk (plain or vanilla flavors work)
  • Tiny dash sea salt

Savoury Breakfast Bowl

Bring your favourite breakfast bowl from the cafe of your dreams to reality with this delicious recipe.

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups spinach
  • ½ cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
  • ¼ avocado, sliced
  • ½ cup Everything Bagel Potatoes
  • 1 to 2 eggs (fried, scrambled, soft boiled, whatever your preference)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Sprinkle of feta cheese or nutritional yeast, optional
  • Fresh herbs such as parsley, chives, or basil, if desired
  • Hot sauce or salsa, optional

Baked Sweet Potato Egg Cups

  • Olive oil spray
  • 2 1/2 cups peeled and grated, on large holes sweet potatoes (about 1 8-ounce potato)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, plus more to taste,
  • 1 ounce finely grated Pecorino cheese, 2 teaspoons reserved
  • 6 large eggs

Apple Dutch Baby

  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons salted butterdivided
  • 1 applepeeled and thinly sliced
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamonoptional
  • powdered sugarfor serving, optional
Jan11

Word Squares

How to Play:

  • Draw as many grids as possible and conceal them from the opponent players.
  • Take turns in naming a letter.
  • As a letter is called, write it immediately on one of the grid cells.
  • When the grid is complete, the players count up the number of words they have made – reading across, down, or diagonally. The one with the highest score wins.

Charades

How to Play:

  • Divide yourselves into two teams.
  • Prepare a set of chits with phrases written on them.
  • One team member has to enact the term to their respective team. And they have to make the right guess.
  • Set a timer and make sure there are no words or lip movements.
  • Use a pen and paper to keep track of the scores.

Pictionary

How to Play:

  • Set up a Pictionary board and keep a marker or chalk handy.
  • Make a set of cards/chits to write what is to be drawn and shuffle them.
  • Designate one person from each team to be the first picturist.
  • Let them choose a card. Give them five seconds to analyze what they have to draw.
  • Set a timer of a minute.
  • As they draw, keep guessing, and the team that makes the fastest, correct guess wins.

Hang Man

How to Play:

  • Think of a word or phrase.
  • The player draws dashes equivalent to the number of letters in the word on a board or paper.
  • The others will start guessing one letter at a time.
  • If they guess the wrong letter, the player draws one element of a hangman’s gallows.
  • A segment of the gallows and a victim is added for every wrong letter.
  • Completing the gallows allows a minimum of six wrong answers until the game ends.
Hot Potato
How to Play:
  • Gather three or more people and stand or sit in a circle.
  • Play some music and pass the potato around.
  • Stop the music and see who got eliminated.
  • Repeat until only one person is left with the potato.
We loved the options that Style Craze shared so we had to leave a few here for you to try during your stay with us.
All information sourced and credited by https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/family-games/
Dec31

As we close the chapter on 2022 we wanted to take a moment to thank you all for the memories that were made in our cozy cottages whether your stay was short or long term. We reminiscence on another fabulous year of laughter, weekends full of fun and a few heat waves in between.

We hope you enjoyed your 2022 season at La Casa Cottages as much as we enjoyed your company and we are looking forward to the 2023 season to come.

The beautiful views that lake Okangan offers, paddle boards, kayaks and golf carts are waiting for you to enjoy this season.

Book now for the 2023

Thank you from everyone at La Casa Cottages

Dec25

You have arrived at your destination and packed your bags inside your cozy cottage, the lake views are gorgeous and your vacation has begun your stomach begins to grumble and at last it comes time to utilize your large kitchen that is equipped with most the supplies you need, now what to cook? You are reading the perfect blog for you with some of our favourite home cooked meals to make your stay extra memorable from the kitchen outwards.

Turkey Biscuit Stew – a delicious dish to keep your warm and utilize that leftover turkey

  • ⅓ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup butter, cubed
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (10-½ ounces) condensed chicken broth, undiluted
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 1 cup cooked peas
  • 1 cup cooked, sliced carrots
  • 1 tube (10 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits, not flaky

Creamy Chicken Piccata

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 5 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ cups chicken stock
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • ¼ cup capers, drained

Easy Red Lentil Dal Recipe – super simple and ingredients you will have in your pantry

  • red lentils- which are cost effective, shelf stable, and a staple in our pantry
  • Spices – curry powder, turmeric, garam masala, cumin, ground coriander and salt
  • Aromatics – finely chopped onion, minced garlic and finely grated ginger
  • tomatoes- one 15 oz can (juices included)
  • stock- vegetable stock for vegetarians, homemade bone broth if you are not. Using stock infuses even more flavor into the lentils as they cook!