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Silicone Use in Skin Care Products

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Every day many of us use a number of products on our skin, ranging from deodorant to powder, cleanser to moisturizer - the list goes on. We've been brought up in an era of mass production of cosmetics by industry giants. We trust that research has been done to provide products which are not harmful to us. For those of us who suspect that this is not always reality we may take the time to review the odd ingredient list, but soon find that none of the ingredients are familiar (or pronounceable). While working with an herbalist on the development of our own skin care line at Ste. Anne's Spa, we chose our ingredient list carefully. Over the coming months, through blog posts, we will be sharing some of the information we have learned. We hope you find this useful in making informed purchasing decisions. Read more

Saying Goodbye to The Dorset

Thursday, December 20, 2012

After nearly two incredible years, we have made the difficult decision this December to close the doors of our sister property in Port Hope, The Dorset Manor Spa. This was not an easy decision for Ste. Anne’s Spa owner, Jim Corcoran, as the property was very well received by guests and was favoured with rave reviews on Trip Advisor.  
 
“With the popularity our new Ste. Anne’s Skin Care line and the opening of our new Gluten-Free Bakery, we have made the decision to refocus all of our efforts here at our Grafton property to ensure that we can meet the demand of these two new ventures” says Jim. “We have numerous renovation and expansion plans that we want to realize here at the Grafton property, and with the future needs of The Dorset Manor Spa property in mind, we feel that now is the time to redirect our efforts.” Read more

Simple Ways to Spruce up Your Holiday Potatoes

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Potatoes are often a staple in holiday meals; but don’t worry about serving the same old bland potatoes this year. Chef Christopher has some simple tips which will have your family and friends asking you to bring potatoes to every occasion!  

Country Potatoes
Potatoes, bacon and caramelized onions, what's not to like? Add them together to make one delicious side dish. For a country taste, Chef Christopher suggests adding two slices of chopped bacon and 2 tablespoons of caramelized onions for every 6 potatoes. This addictive side dish is great for mashed or fingerling potatoes. Read more

Journey to Jinja, Africa: The Beginning

Friday, December 14, 2012

Ste. Anne's Spa is sending two of their employees to Jinja, Uganda this February as part of a GIVE International trip to Africa. Tina Abernethy (from the General Manager's Office), and Kyle Hylton (from the Marketing Department) will be travelling to Jinja for two weeks in February 2013. Read more

Welcome to Ste. Anne's Blog

Thursday, December 06, 2012

For years, our guests have been asking us to share more of the Ste. Anne's experience with them at home. In response, we have created a blog where we will feature wellness advice, culinary tips, recipes, news and events, musings from Jim, as well as personal staff stories. Read more

Recipe: Vanilla Poppy Vinaigrette

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Spice up your salad with Ste. Anne's Vanilla Poppy Seed Vinaigrette, prepared by Chef Christopher. This vinaigrette compliments the natural peppery taste of baby arugula. Read more

We're Proud of our Ironmen!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Recipe: Lemon & Chive Yoghurt

Monday, August 20, 2012

Whip up a quick and delicious yoghurt dish this week using Chef Christopher's Lemon and Chive Yoghurt Recipe! This recipe is great to serve with fresh vegetables and fruits from the store or your own garden! Read more

Recipe: Creole Sauce

Monday, June 18, 2012

Want to add a kick to your tomato sauce? Prepared by Chef Christopher, Ste. Anne's Creole Sauce is easy to make and goes great with grilled vegetables, fish and chicken. Read more

Recipe: Assorted Mushroom Salad

Monday, June 04, 2012

Ste. Anne's Assorted Mushroom Salad is a must try for all mushroom lovers! Read more