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Spring Herbs at Brenham Texas B&B Ranch

March 15th, 2011 by Pamela Murski

Spring at our Ranch B&B in Brenham is just around the corner and after this crazy, wild winter we are planning on a bumper crop of spring herbs. Some of our favorites include Aussie Sweetie basil, African Blue basil, Lemon thyme, Italian parsley, Tuscan Blue rosemary, Rose Scented geranium and cilantro. The Antique Rose Emporium is one of our favorite places to shop for them. It is also a great place for inspiration and reflection. We look forward to blogging about some of our incredible recipes from our spring classes using those great herbs!

Cranberry Lemon Martini Recipe

December 14th, 2010 by Pamela Murski

5 Tablespoons (2.5 oz) Cranberry Syrup Base

3 Tablespoons (1.5 oz) Citrus Flavored Vodka

Fresh or Frozen Cranberries

Lemon Wedges


For each cocktail, fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add Cranberry Syrup and vodka. Cover; shake. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with cranberries and lemon wedge. Makes 1 drink. (I like to frost the rim with sugar before pouring drink into glass).

Cranberry Syrup Base:

In large saucepan combine one 12 oz. package fresh or frozen cranberries, 2 cups sugar, 2 cups water. Bring to boil; reduce heat. Simmer 20 minutes uncovered. Remove from heat, cool. Blend mixture in food processor or blender. Strain, discarding seed and skin. Stir in 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup lime juice, 1/4 cup Limoncello and 2 dashes bitters. Mixture will be slightly thick. Cover and chill to store.

Holiday & Crystal Wine Glass Trail

November 14th, 2010 by Pamela Murski

Wine & Holiday Tours

The fun and delicious Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail hosts their holiday trail this year in December, first and second weekend!  Don’t miss getting to enjoy each winery, find out the history behind the properties and experience some first class Texas wine and holiday food.  Included in the ticket is a holiday food and wine pairing at each winery with a Texas Bluebonnet Wine  Trail Crystal Wine Glass gift at the 4th winery you visit!  Be sure to stay at the ranch which is conveniently located on  the Trail!

Tortilla Soup with Chicken, Tomatoes & Avocado Recipe

November 3rd, 2010 by Pamela Murski

 

Tortilla Soup with Chicken, Avocado & White Mexican Cheese

Nothing says “Fall” better than a really good bowl of delicious soup!  Earthy, slightly spicy, sublime, down home good is how I describe really good homemade tortilla soup.  The soup is simple to make and is even better the day after it is made.  Serve it with chunks of hearth style bread for soaking up all the delicious juices while savoring every bite.  Fresh avocado and Mexican white cheese is a must!  Pair it with a spicy red wine, such as the  “Saucy Red” from our local “Windy Winery” located just a few miles down  from the B&B.

Chicken Tortilla Soup:

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2011 Cooking Class Schedule Now Available!

October 27th, 2010 by Pamela Murski

It’s that time of year again!  The 2011 Ranch Cooking Class Schedule is now available.  This is the perfect time to plan a fantastic Texas Ranch Culinary Vacation to one of our  Cooking classes or Foodie Events.    Even if you have attended a cooking class before don’t let that detour you.

Foodie Weekends,  are for those who  like to cook, for  Foodies and for Spectators who love food in all forms!  Guests determine the depth of their involvement, with options ranging from a visit to an area farmer’s market, local winery, garden harvest, cooking with me or just enjoying the great food!  Whether you are a Foodie, avid cook, spectator or wannabe cook,  these events are all about creating memorable experiences in a relaxing atmosphere involving food, spontaneous cooking and creating ways to take the everyday recipe to the next level.

Every class and event  is chock full of new recipes that you can duplicate at home!   This is a great gift idea for that home cook you know.  Itinerary and dates…

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