Welcome to the Ranch Kitchen
We are a three-square-meals-a-day kind of family, plus snacks. And we make virtually everything from scratch, so needless to say we spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Well, two kitchens actually, because in the summer we open up the house in the hills. Tyler and I both come from families with robust prairie food cultures. Food is not only the thread that ties our family together, but it shapes our days and our seasons. We are either growing food, preparing food, selling food, reading and dreaming about food, or eating food together, around the table that anchors us to this place. We hope that you and your family will get pleasure from the recipes that have come out of our ranch kitchen.
The heart of our home.
This homemade recipe is so good that it will ruin take-out pizza forever (sorry about that). And the easy yogurt dough means you can literally just mix it up with no forethought necessary. The kids made the dough in the pizzas pictured here. I jotted the recipe down for them and they whipped it up on their [...]
Give me a cast iron-cooked steak, kale salad, and a glass of red wine and you make me a happy girl. Add a piece of good white bread and you have my version of suppertime perfection. This combination is one of the staple meals in our ranch kitchen. It is simple, fast, and in the summer we can source almost [...]
At this time of the year, nearing the end of a long, lingering winter, our Grassfed Beef reserves are beginning to run low. In the retail freezer we have---ground beef, and BEEF HEART! "Beef Heart?" you ask. "Ummm, I still have some of that in my freezer too. What do I do with it?" There are a multitude [...]
There is nothing more nourishing and necessary in a ranch kitchen, or any kitchen, than Beef Bone Broth. Steaming away in pots for centuries, it is the starter for soups, the liquid for pot roasts, the flavour for vegetables, and the base for sauces. Bone Broth contains the life giving nutrients that our bodies need from pasture-raised meats. And it [...]
The end of summer has meant a major transition for our family--Two kids in school! That means that this mama has spent every school day on the back of a horse doing cattle-work in the hills. Sanity, freedom, Hallelujah! I mean the little darlings are thrilled to be at school with their friends, right? Why not relish in the fact [...]
Around here we feel that good food is the reward for hard-work. There is nothing more satisfying than a hearty meal after a day of physical labor. However, after a day of working outside that meal better be easy to cook and I better be able to whip it up with whatever ingredients we have on hand. Tenderloin is something [...]