Thistle Lane Strawberry Cream Pie


At Thistle Lane, strawberry season is one of our most favourite times of the year! There is nothing more delicious than a fresh strawberry cream pie. This recipe is amazing and definitely the most popular for our family!



  • 4 cups strawberries,
  • 1 pkg. strawberry glaze
  • 1 pkg. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (9 inch) baked pie crust


Stir the strawberries with the glaze in a bowl and place in the refrigerator to chill. Stir the cream cheese, icing sugar cinnamon and vanilla in a bowl (if your cream cheese is cold warm up in microwave for easy mixing).
Beat whipping cream with electric mixer until thick and then add the cream cheese mixture to whipping cream; continue to mix. Pour the cream cheese mixture into baked pie crust and top with strawberry mixture. Chill for at least one hour before serving. Enjoy!

Photos By Gerik Parmele |
Photos By Gerik Parmele |

Jammin’ in the Heartland



Are you looking for the perfect country getaway?

If so, Jammin’ in the Heartland is a getaway package which was created to bring the guest a unique prairie experience! This little country vacation is a collaboration between Thistle Lane Guesthouse, Grunthal Berries and promoted by Eastman Tourism.

The weekend package is a two night stay which includes 2 breakfasts, feeding the chickens and picking eggs, feeding sheep and brushing the horses. All of this with added tips on animal care and tidbits about our favourite animals. The cats and resident dog Daisy will be lazing nearby while also waiting their turn for affection. Our miniature donkey Maria is always ready for a brushing, as it is to be accompanied by a treat! The animals are available throughout your stay or if preferred, you are welcome to relax underneath the veranda at the horse barn.


The morning starts with a full country breakfast of your choice, as a hearty breakfast is much needed for the day ahead! The berry picking and farm tour at Grunthal Berries will be available on the second day of the package which will take about an hour and a half. After the tour, you will be returning to the guesthouse accompanied by Colleen (owner of Grunthal Berries) and she will be teaching an “all you need to know” class in a jam making. This of course will be hands on! After the jam is completed, the best part is to come! Taste testing on locally made fresh bread with a cup of coffee or iced tea. Yum! The taste of fresh jam truly does create a yearning in us for simpler times of days gone by.


The Guesthouse has a fully equipped kitchen that you may use to prepare your evening meals. Please relax and enjoy the beautiful country atmosphere by making a bonfire and gaze at the stars or even settle down to watch a movie inside. In the morning, you will be again greeted with a country breakfast of your choice. You will have the opportunity to once again feed the animals and say our goodbyes until the next time!

Jammin 1

To see the full video clip click here.  We hope to see you soon!