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Masquerading Cheese

It seems that every year the dates of the annual round up come earlier and earlier – or is that a sign of age?? Actually, this year the date has come earlier, as we moved our spring gather forward. Consequently we will be branding calves a month sooner than usual, and then, later in the year, selling them a month sooner also, hoping to beat the rush to market by the rest of the ranching community. Continue reading

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If You Have a Wedding In Mind, Give Us a Call!

We had an exciting time on the ranch last week, beginning with a cattle round up on Sunday, and followed by corral work and pregnancy testing on Monday. (Check it out on YouTube, on the Grapevine Canyon Ranch channel, and see my step daughter, Sally, who is an obstetrician, taking her turn at pregnancy checking cows!! You will see this is quite a different approach to a human… Continue reading

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Butterscotch Panna Cotta with Curried Caramel

Butterscotch Panna Cotta with Curried Caramel
Serves 6

Ingredients:
2 ¼ – 2 ½ teaspoons Knox powdered gelatin
2 cups heavy cream
1 ¾ cups heavy cream
8 ounces butterscotch candies, crushed
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
In a bowl, add powdered gelatin to the 2 cups of cold heavy cream. Set aside.

In a pot, combine the 1 ¾ cups heavy cream, candies and vanilla extract and slowly bring to a boil, so as to infuse the cream with Continue reading

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Carrot Cake

2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 cup oil
2 ¾ cups flour
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
½ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp cloves
1 ½ cups crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 ½ cups grated carrots

Frosting
1 cup butter
1 lb cream cheese
4 cups powdered sugar
Carrot Cake RecipeGrate carrots in food processor. Change to a chopping blade, measure 2 ½ carrots back into Continue reading

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