LET IT RAIN!

A lot is going on around the ranch.  New mama sheep and their babies have arrived and now call the pen in our guest garden home.  Our mamas goats are pregnant.  Our community garden is up and running. 

And IT'S RAINING! 

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Finally the rain has come and it looks like it is staying for the next two weeks.  On and off, of course, but we will take what we can get!

April 20th through the 24th is still available for Spring Break bookings!

 winter recipe: Creamed Kale

Click Kale image to learn more about the vegetable

Click Kale image to learn more about the vegetable

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 tbsp butter
  2. 1/4 cup onion, minced
  3. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  4. 2 tbsp flour
  5. 1.5 cup nonfat milk
  6. 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  7. Salt and pepper
  8. 1/16 tsp. nutmeg
  9. 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese
  10. 16 oz kale

Directions

  1. Microwave, steam, or saute the kale until tender. Drain any excess liquid. You can also use frozen defrosted kale.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Preheat a skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and when melted, add the onion and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes until fragrant and translucent.
  4. Whisk in the flour and cook for one minute until it begins to brown. Whisk the milk in slowly.
  5. Add 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cream cheese. Stir gently until melted.
  6. Add the kale and stir together.
  7. Pour into a baking dish coated with cooking spray and sprinkle remaining Parmesan on topTop with buttered toasted bread crumbs. Bake for 10 minutes.

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SPRING BREAK AT RANCHO DOS AMANTES

 

Join us for Spring Break at Rancho Dos Amantes.  A unique place where we invite you to disconnect in order to reconnect to a simpler way of being. Our farm stay bed & breakfast is a scenic drive away from downtown Paso Robles, California. We are hidden away from the hustle and bustle of urban life surrounded by open fields and ancient oak trees. This adventure all started with a desire to live a healthier and more sustainable life and we are excited to share our adventure with you. We invite you to stay with us, enjoy the calm and relaxing environment, unwind on the patios, wander the garden, and learn about our farm.

Famous for its 165 miles of pristine shoreline, Lake Nacimiento Resort is a top destination near California’s central coast.  Located at the mid-way point between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the resort offers fun and adventure for the entire family. Guests enjoy multiple activities at the lake and its surrounding oak and pine forests including water sports, fishing, hiking, camping, wildlife viewing and seasonal dining at The Dragon Lake Grill, and more.  The lake is currently full~ Click here to view boat and pontoon rentals!

Schedule a tour of Redwings Horse Sanctuary during your stay at Rancho Dos Amantes and learn about what you can do to help. They welcome visitors to the Sanctuary Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. They will be happy to give you a tour, showing you the horses and burros of Redwings and telling you their stories. Please call ahead to check the availability and weather. Please call the ranch office at 831-386-0135 to schedule a tour.  To order the above calendar and make a donation click here.

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Fresh Tastes From The Garden- carrot top pesto

Carrot Top Pesto

Pesto is a sauce with many uses and different methods to make it.  Did you know you can make it with the greens from carrots?  Minimal waste, maximum taste!  Heres how:

  1. Add carrot tops, walnut halves, garlic, and salt to the food processor.  Turn food processor on high.  Add Parmesan cheese and continue to process until smooth.
  • 2 cups carrot tops, washed with stems removed
  • 1/3 cup walnut halves, toasted
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

This pesto was made to serve with our farm fresh carrots that were picked from the garden just this morning.  We drizzled a little homemade olive oil, salt, and pepper over the carrots and roasted them at 425 for 20 minutes.  Then toss with pesto and serve!  

Stay tuned to our next blog to learn about our olive orchard and the making of our fresh olive oil!

 

New Years at Rancho Dos Amantes

Come celebrate the New Year at Rancho Dos Amantes!

 ENJOY COOKING, DANCING OR JUST KICKING BACK iN OUR SPACIOUS RENTAL ESTATE while counting down to 2017!  WE INVITE YOU TO STAY WITH US, ENJOY THE CALM AND RELAXING ENVIRONMENT, UNWIND ON THE PATIOS, WANDER THE GARDENs AND FEEL LIKE A CHEF IN OUR COMMERCIAL QUALITY KITCHEN.  Our three Casitas sleep up to 12 guests and are each equipped with a complimentary bottle of champagne! 

RANCHO DOS AMANTES IS A BEAUTIFUL CALIFORNIA-COUNTRY FARM STAY BED & BREAKFAST LOCATED ON A 40 ACRE RANCH TUCKED AWAY IN THE HEART OF THE CENTRAL COAST WINE COUNTRY.

A unique place where we invite you to disconnect in order to reconnect to a simpler way of being. Our farm stay bed & breakfast is a scenic 25 mile drive away from downtown Paso Robles, California. We are hidden away from the hustle and bustle of urban life surrounded by open fields and ancient oak trees. 

We are a little out of the way, a lot out of the ordinary.