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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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”
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