Introduction to Cabot Shores' Blog:

Enjoy a series of blogs by the Cabot Shores team featuring recipes, do it yourself tips, stories and guides to outdoor adventure and what is new on Cape Breton.

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Cape Breton Island is a special place and we want to know what adventures, events, wildlife, art, music, even which stories around the camp fire engage you the most. Write to us to tell us what interests you most at info@cabotshores.com.

Suzanne’s Roasted Sesame Tofu

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Suzanne’s Roasted Sesame Tofu – serves 8-10 Ingredients: 2 lbs extra firm tofu, pressed for 2 hours, then cut into thin 1 x 2 inch pieces Marinade: ½ cup soy sauce 2 inch piece of ginger, grated 3 cloves of garlic, pressed 4 Teaspoon Sesame oil 2 Teaspoon Rice vinegar 1 cup sesame seeds Method: […]

Vegan, Gluten & Sugar-free Chocolate Truffles

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Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles – Vegan, Gluten & Sugar-free   Ingredients: 1 ½ cup Chopped dates, softened in a small bowl of 1/2c hot water (30 min) 1 cup Tahini (sesame paste) or Almond butter ¼ – ½ cup Cocoa powder (add more or less depending on how bitter you want the truffles) 1 cup Unsweetened dried shredded coconut […]

Winter Yoga: March 21-22, 2015

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NANCY CHIASSON: YOGA & DETOX RETREAT A renewing staycation. Enjoy Nancy’s rejuvenating style of yoga, sample from the finest detox smoothies and excellent cuisine, win great prizes, meet new yoga friends, fireside yoga classes and wilderness snowshoeing. This package includes a two day retreat, shared accommodations and meals. Click here to book your weekend yoga […]

Weekly Winter Hikes/Snowshoeing near the Cabot Trail

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Every Saturday are weekly hikes, led by members of the St Ann’s community,  just off the Cabot Trail. They are open to local folks, guests and other visitors. Often the number of people just barely outnumber the dogs along for the adventure (our dog, Cosmo, is delighted by the ratio.) Sometimes we hike, other times […]

Top 3 Cape Breton Waterfalls

Indian Brook Great Falls

 

Okay, I have a bias towards waterfalls, spectacular trail-side views of water, and old growth forests. Duration: 25 minutes to 5 hours. So here they are: #1 Indian Brook Falls; # 2 North River Falls, #3 Black Brook/Falls.
1. Indian Brook Falls Hike (challenging)
 
 
The Cabot Trail goes along the coast on the east (Atlantic) side of Cape Breton Island.
Take the Cabot Trail to the village of Indian Brook. A landmark the bridge over Indian Brook. The Trail starts on the northwest side of the Brook.
During the heat of summer, you can do the hike in and alongside the Brook. In early […]

Morning Qi Gong

Qi Gong

At Cabot Shores, the Healing Arts are interspersed into many of the activities available to our guests. Morning Qi Gong is one of these. Our experience is that when we begin our day with even a short set of contemplative movement, we are more available to the other activities we engage in throughout the day […]

Attention, birders: A surprise gathering

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One evening this past December, just after sunset I was stacking wood by one of our chalets when I heard strange noises overhead – rustlings, flapping, scraping.  Looking up I saw largish, dark bird shapes gathering in a treetop nearby – swish, here comes another one!  Apart from the flapping, not a sound,  just a […]