Winter is Coming! Winter is Coming!

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October is here. We are planning for winter and there is talk of skis and bindings in the staff dining room, and we woke to snow in the Zirkels. It’s officially fall here in Clark with the aspens changing, but for most part, it means one thing is truly coming soon…Continued

Why We Work at The Home Ranch- Tim

Executive Chef Clyde Nelson and Chef Tim with Samoa Badge of Courage

Tim Fox has been our intern chef at the ranch since this past winter season and decided to stay to enjoy the summer and learn under our chefs even more. Tim is from Cleveland, Ohio and goes to school at the New England Culinary Institute and is earning a degree in Culinary Arts….Continued

Why We Work at The Home Ranch- Maria

Why We love to work at The Home Ranch

Maria is one of our housekeeping staff that keeps the Ranch going. From the South Side of Chicago (which she is very proud of), this past May she graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in finance and accounting. She studied abroad in Florence, Italy for a semester…Continued

Sutcliffe Vineyards Wine Dinner at The Farm Kitchen

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A couple weeks ago we had our first wine dinner down at our new farm kitchen. We have a wine dinner each week, sometimes focusing on a region or vineyard, this time around we had owner and founder John Sutcliffe of Sutcliffe Vineyards to join us….Continued

Inside the Kitchen- Grilled Cauliflower Salad

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Chef Clyde said, “This salad will turn Cauliflower haters into Cauliflower lovers.” If you love Cauliflower already, then this is another great salad to add to your recipe “box” The Grilled Cauliflower salad is a perfect fall favorite with not only fall colors but taste as well….Continued

Inside the Kitchen- Lamb Kefta Kabobs

Lamb Kefta Kabobs

For lunch today we had Lamb Kefta Kabobs, which made me want to share them with the world. If you have stayed with us at least a couple time, I’m sure you would agree with me, that they are tasty! . …Continued

Odell Beer Pairing Dinner at The Farm

The 5 beers we paired with dinner

This past week we not only had our first ever beer pairing event but also our first 5-course dinner down at our new farm kitchen. We normally have a wine pairing dinner each week, in honor of our Harvest Weeks, with Bikes and Brews we switched it up, to match our beer from Odell’s Brewery…Continued

Inside the Kitchen- Peach Jam

Cutting the peaches

Thanks to the Colorado State University Extension office of Routt Country, we had Master Food Safety Advisors that came to show guests and staff how to can peach jam…Continued

“Hey, this is Home Ranch, And this is Crazy…”

One of our families came up with this song based off “Call Me Maybe” and performed it for the staff and guests during our all Ranch campfire. Thank you- Thomas family we love it!

“Hey, this is Home Ranch; And this is crazy; We live like cowboys; With gastronomy”
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Why We Work at The Home Ranch- Tiffany

Tiffany Trees

Tiffany Lappinga is a Home Ranch triple-threat employee: Horticulturalist, Arborist, and Master Trail Maker, and we feel very fortunate to have her on our team.

Originally from southern California (she graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Forestry and Natural Resources), she also spent a year in the Washington Conservation Corps in Seattle doing environmental work…Continued