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
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
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
This week’s profile in “Why We Work at The Home Ranch” is our master gardener Adele Carson. A cattle rancher and pillar of the local Clark community for over 30 years, Adele has lived, worked, and raised her family in the Elk River Valley. She and her husband Doug also operate one of the cornerstones of the Home Ranch farm to table operation: our sister company, the Sand Mountain Cattle Company. Although Adele has been associated with the Stranahan family and the Home Ranch for many years, she was hired in 2011 as our Master Gardener. Right away, she started … Continued
We will be kicking off our inaugural Harvest Weeks August 24! We are excited to have guests work side by side with the chefs and gardeners as we begin our fall harvest. This is recipe showcases our farm to table philosophy. We harvest carrots, asparagus, broccoli, peppers, and snow peas from our gardens. Come join one of our harvest events, enjoy delicious lunch salads, and also meet local vintners, brewers, distillers and food artisans. Asian Noodle Salad with Pan-Roasted Scallops or Shrimp ½ lb. Soba Noodles (buckwheat vermicelli) 1 each carrot, julienne cut or Asian cut, blanched 30 … Continued
Guests always have a hard time even picking a favorite meal let alone entree, but I’ve heard many times- Lunch. Why? Chef Clyde’s homemade soups and salads. This week’s Inside The Home Ranch Kitchen is a new salad favorite that is perfect for a hot summer day. When you come for your dude ranch vacation you get to not only enjoy our local Elk River Valley beef but even more local greens right out of our greenhouse & gardens. Traditionally a Cobb Salad is made with chicken, but we use our own grass fed beef tenderloin raised on our sister ranch (Sand … Continued
I first met Sarah Parry after her continuous liking of Instagram and Facebook posts of the Ranch and her horse Cowboy. I was finally able to meet Sarah face-to-face and enjoy a week with her at the Ranch earlier this summer. Sarah grew up coming to the Ranch as her grandparents are Ann & Steve Stranahan. During the years she has not only been a guest but a staff member for three summers. This past month she came back to the Ranch for a stay and wrote a blog piece for us about her “last” Saturday here. ~Andrea The sun filters … Continued
Shea Wright is one of our housekeepers – and one of the great “behind the scenes” people that make our Colorado dude ranch run. Guests experience her perfectly made beds, and the cookies and cheeses she stocks in guest rooms, but our staff loves her because she is full of energy and fun – and she and Maggie do an amazing job of keeping their housekeeping team going during the dog days of summer (and the winter.) Shea came to The Home Ranch last winter and decided to come back for another season. She came here to experience a real … Continued