Fire Up the Grill ~ Harvest Highlights

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A Glance Back Over Our Harvest and Weanling Weeks Each year, at summer’s end, when the kids have gone back to school and the garden is at its peak, we dedicate a vacation season to the glories of the harvest, and the tastes and inclinations of adults, sans children. This year was a true culinary celebration of Colorado’s rich brewing, wine, spirits and farm to table movement and, of course, a celebration of the beauty and charm of young horses. The many and varied activities of the season were applauded by guests. Here is a brief look back at the … 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

“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”

Why We Work at The Home Ranch- Tiffany

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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

The Farm Kitchen is “Cooking with Fire”

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The Farm Kitchen is “Cooking with Fire”

The Farm Kitchen is all fired up. Our inaugural event was a luncheon featuring legs of lamb and shoulder of ranch-raised pork. Our guests loved the setting, which is outdoors in the midst of our new raised vegetable beds at the farm…Continued

Inside the Kitchen- Chilled Peach Soup with Riesling

When Colorado mountain peaches are abundant, this is a wonderfully refreshing, hot-weather soup. Garnish with toasted almonds or blackberry puree for an added touch.   2 Bottles Riesling, Californian or Alsatian 8 whole cloves 1 cinnamon stick 2 bay leaves ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar 12 peaches 1 orange sliced 1 lemon sliced 1-1 ½ cups heavy cream Splash of lemon juice   In a 6-quart heavy bottomed sauce pan combine the Riesling, cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, and brown sugar. Bring to a rapid boil. Add the Peaches, reduce the heat, and let simmer for 20-25 minutes. Add … Continued