Roasted Blueberry Basil Margarita Recipe

Here is the recipe from this years Margarita walk:

Roasted blueberry basil margarita

recipe is for one margarita


2 ounces Grand Marnier
1 1/2 ounces Tequila
2 ounces lime juice
2 1/2 ounces blueberry basil simple syrup

sliced lime + fresh blueberries and basil leaves for garnish
salt + sugar for the rim


Rim the ridge of your glass with a lime wedge and dip in a mix of margarita salt + sugar [I used about 3 tablespoons salt to 2 teaspoons sugar]. Fill the glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, grand marnier, simple syrup and lime juice with ice, and shake for about 30 seconds. Pour over ice and squeeze in lime slices, then drop in blueberries and more fresh basil leaves.

For roasted blueberry basil simple syrup:

Preheat oven 400 degrees F. Place 1 cup of blueberries on a nonstick baking sheet with a pinch of salt. Place in the oven and roast for 15-20 minutes, or until berries start to burst.

While blueberries are roasting, combine equal parts sugar and water (such as 1/2 cup of each) in a small saucepan and add 6-8 fresh basil leaves, bring to a boil and let sugar dissolve, then turn off heat and let cool completely, about 20 minutes. Combine 1/2 cup simple syrup + roasted blueberries in a blender/food processor and blend until combined. Feel free to strain if you don’t want small blueberries chunks. I love them!

This recipe can be easily doubled, quadrupled, etc. Since everyone’s tastes differ, add simple syrup 1/4 cup at a time and go from taste. I also suggest buying the lime juice if you plan on making a pitcher (or 2) considering you’d have to squeeze a billion limes to get enough juice.

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February Moonlight Snowshoe

The next snowshoe event for Winter 2016 will take place February 20th at 6PM at Angel Creek Campground, in Wells.  The last one was so much fun we are excited to expand this event to the Ruby Mountains.  Remember this event is for all ages and abilities, and will be guided so beginners are welcome! Call and reserve your snowshoes now!!  See attached Flyer for details!

Feb Snowshoe




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Summer Events Calendar with Cedar Creek Clothing

It’s officially Summer!

Here are some events Cedar Creek is participating in this summer:

June 27th  Waterfall Hike (meeting at Thomas Creek Campground in Lamoille Canyon                                                           at 9am)

  • Items to bring would be good hiking boots, a hiking stick, sun hat, water and snacks. This hike is for all ages and skill levels.

July 11th Wine walk (Downtown) Click here for details

July TBD Wildflower Hike (place TBD)

July 31-August 1 Ruby Mountain Relay  

August 8th Wine Walk (Downtown) Click here for details

August TBD Star Gazing Hike (TBD)

September 12th Wine Walk (Downtown) Click here for details

October 10th Wine Walk (Downtown) Click here for details

Let us go have some fun this summer!!!

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Spring Fashion Tips

 As we transition out of the dreary days of winter into spring; your wardrobe should reflex this change too. Spring is the season of renewal and rebirth. Plants begin to awaken from their winter slumber, and color comes back to world. As the season changes so does our style. Here are a few ideas on how to dress yourself for spring!

First you can start by packing away those heavy dark fabrics and add a little color and light back into your wardrobe. One way is to add fun colorful tops.


Let the flowers of spring inspire your color choices. Think of the pastels and soft hues of tulips and hyacinth, they just embody the warmer weather of spring. This is also the time of year to bring out your dresses and skirts. Neutrals are also a good choice for spring because they match with everything and can carry over into other seasons. Layering is key to dressing for springtime. A lightweight blouse over a tank top is an easy comfortable outfit. It also provides sun protection, plus as the temperature changes during the day you can add or remove layers.


Spring is also the time for getting outdoors, the new technologies in fabrics from Columbia sportswear make it easier.  Omni-Wick, Omni-Freeze, and Omni -Shade technologies keep you dry, cool and protected during your adventures. It is also a good idea to have a nice waterproof windbreaker jacket for when cool weather blows in, cause we all know that in Nevada the weather likes to change and you never know when a chilly breeze will come through.

Now for accessories and shoes, these should follow the same idea as your clothes light weight and colorful! Flats and sandals are ideal, they should be comfortable and allow your feet to breath after being stuck in boots all winter.


Once the sun makes her appearance, a nice pair of sunglasses will keep you looking trendy while protecting your eyes from harmful rays. It’s also time to switch from beanies to sunhats. A straw or lightweight hat will keep your face shaded and add a cute style.  For more ways to liven up your style come check out what Cedar Creek Clothing has to offer!

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How to Choose Women’s Clothing

In a woman’s wardrobe, basics are timeless.

Finding a flattering style of clothing for your shape can be such a challenge. It is important to find your “ideal fit” in dressing rooms bysampling various brands and silhouettes from a variety of stores.  Once you’ve found your “ideal fit,” you’ll need to consider your lifestyle; casual or career. Clothing reflects your identity. Age-appropriate clothing conveys confidence and professionalism. It is best to take an aspect of contemporary fashion and make it your own so that it fits your lifestyle and personality. Always go with your instinct.

Start with a few basic colors like black, khaki and denim. These will become the foundation pieces that you reach for when standing in front of your closet. Pick basics that fit well and help you to achieve the look you are striving for. Basics provide versatility to take you from weekend to work place. Watch your hemline, and tailor the length of your garment to what suits your proportions. Pay attention to the quality of fabric and construction of these garments, because these basic pieces should wear well and continue to look great over time.


A classic black outfit should include slacks, jacket, skirt, dress, shoes, heels, stockings and one or two white tops. Black and white present a dramatic impact and are always elegant.

Keep your neutral palette simple by adding a pair of khaki slacks, skirt, jacket or sweater with coordinating tops that are also denim-friendly. The khaki shade flatters every skin tone and pairs well with neutrals, brights, blacks and whites.

The denim basics include a pair of jeans that fit well, skirt, shorts, and jacket. Pair denim basics with colorful tops that also work with your khaki basics. Then, add fun socks, sneakers or sandals to complete your outfit.

You can vary the amount of basics based on your budget, space, needs and desired appearance.  Once you’ve collected your basics, you will want to experiment with adding color and prints into your outfit. Adding a rich jewel tone piece is a fantastic way to tip toe in with confidence. A bold print in vibrant color may become the star of your outfits. If you are uncomfortable about mixing patterns, just pair them with black or white. If a garment feels “right” for you, don’t be afraid to wear it often. Own your look with confidence!

Another wonderful way to revamp your wardrobe is to add accessories like necklaces, scarfs, earrings, bracelets, and smart-looking handbags. The accessories you choose, along with the way you style your hair, will dress these outfits up or down based on the occasion.

Just for fun, consider buying some inexpensive, current fashion pieces. Mix these pieces with your basics to keep your outfits looking fresh and fashionable so that you are ready for every occasion.

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2013 Color Run

2013 Color Run

Cedar Creek sponsored a color station for this years Color Run 5k. We would like to thank everyone who came out and and enjoyed the glorious colorful fun!


Cedar Creek Painting the town Green!!


Even Duane got in on the FUN!!!

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Sleeping Bags how to choose the right one for you!

In the market for a new sleeping bag? Well, here is some food for thought when selecting a sleeping bag.  What are you going to use your sleeping bag for camping or backpacking?  This is important because weight becomes an issue if you are going to carry it on your back all day.  What type of climates are you going to use your bag in? Humid climates can affect the effectiveness of your bag depending on the fill.  What time of year are you going to be using your bag? If you plan to camp in just the summer or year round you will need to consider what temperature rating will be right for your camping excursions. To make it easy I will break it down->

Sleeping bags come in two fills: down and synthetic. 

Down bags are filled with goose down (the soft light fluffy feathers).The benefit of a down bag is you get good loft, and great insulation. I’ll take a moment to discuss loft and how it’s related to insulation.  Insulation is an idea of trapping area around your self as a buffer to cold conditions.  The loft is the amount of stuff, in this case feathers, that traps the air. The more air that is trapped around something the bigger the buffer to the cold.  Now back to down sleeping bags… Besides trapping a lot of air down is also very compressible and lightweight, two factors that make down bags perfect for backpackers. The down side of down (hehehe) is that if it gets wet it loses it’s insulating qualities, this also makes cleaning it a little bit more difficult.

Synthetic sleeping bags are your other option.  Unlike down, they retain their insulative factors when wet and are easy to clean.  Synthetic bags don’t have as high of a loft and don’t compress as well as down bags.  Plus, depending on the temperature rating synthetic can be heavier.  To break it down; if you are going to be in wet areas with high humidity get a synthetic bag, otherwise down is still a tried and true favorite of the outdoor community.

Once you have decided what kind of fill you are looking for, here are some other things to you should know about sleeping bags.  Newer sleeping bags have their seams welded instead of sewn, thus making them warmer and more waterproof.   Ratings for bags are what temperature they are insulated for, so a 15-degree bag is good down to 15 degrees.   The shape of the bag is also something to consider. The mummy bag is the most efficient shape because it helps prevent loss of warm air. 



Rectangle bags give you more legroom but the air isn’t trapped around your body so they are a great warm weather bag.


Well, there is the break down on sleeping bags, if you have further questions hit us up on Facebook or visit us in downtown Elko Nevada.



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