Clafoutis: A Classic Summer Dessert from our Farm Kitchen Oven

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The clafouti is traditional in the Limousin region of France during cherry season, about a simple a dessert to make as you can imagine. A custard poured over fruit in a fireproof dish and then baked in the oven. It looks like a tart and is usually eaten warm. This is a perfect choice for our Farm Kitchen where our emphasis is cooking in it’s most elemental and fundamental form. Here we bake it in a wood-fired oven as the peasants would have. Use cherries if available, but you may substitute plums, peaches, pears or apples or a combination. Bon … Continued

Kari Forseth ~ Wrangler

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It’s time for us to introduce you to some of the amazing staff that we have at the ranch this summer.  First up is Kari Froseth who is one of our wranglers.  I asked Kari to tell everyone how she found herself at The Home Ranch this summer and what her favorite part of the ranch is, so far.  Here is what she wrote:   Who would have thought a girl from the outskirts of Milwaukee, Wisconsin would find her way to the mountains of Colorado to work with horses and give guests of The Home Ranch an unforgettable experience. … Continued

Spring in The Rocky Mountains

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Our horse herd has just moved (stampeded) to greener pastures. A sure sign on The Ranch that Spring is here. We are busy gearing up to welcome you to a season of fun, exciting, and rewarding activities; great food; good friends; relaxation and enjoyment of this beautiful and special Elk River Valley…

Good Bye Winter, Hello Spring!

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After a sun filled winter The Home Ranch has closed for the 2015 winter season. Guests enjoyed warmer temperatures while they skate skied around Lodwick Loop, explored the backcountry and trekked to the top of Home Mountain on snowshoes.. …..Continued

Fire Up the Grill ~ Winter 2015 Update

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Dear Friends,

March came in like a lion. Almost daily snow has us excited about one more month of great skiing, snowshoeing, tubing and just fun in the snow to offer to our guests.

We’ve enjoyed our busiest January and February period ever so it’s been a pleasure meeting our many new guests and greeting our loyal returnees. …..Continued

Vintner Weekend- DoubleBack & Leonetti

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Earlier this month we had the honor of getting to enjoy two amazing Walla Walla Valley Wine Makers, and their wines, for a weekend for our guests from a far and Steamboat locals. The weekend featured Leonetti Cellar and DoubleBack wines. …..Continued

Winter Sutcliffe Wine Pairing Dinner

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Sutcliffe Vineyards is well known in the Colorado wine market and is gaining a fellowship around the world. In Food and Wine Magazine 2015 Wine Guide, it was named America’s 500 Best Wine Producers…..Continued

Inside the Kitchen- Huevos Rancheros

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The morning of Huevors Rancheros at breakfast everyone wishes they were in the kitchen, its one of our favorites! Not only staff, but past guests will ask for them, to make sure they get them at least once during their stay….Continued

Yoga + Horses = Amazing

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For the past 9 seasons we have been offering a week filled with yoga and horses to women. I was able to participate in a day and it became one of my favorite memories from the summer. After a delicious breakfast, we began our day with a yoga session led by Janice Baxter…Continued