80,000 Bars of Goat Milk Soap!

We just sold our 80,000th bar of goat milk soap! To our loyal customers and goat-milk-soap-lovers, thank you!

Next to our barn balm, our goat milk soap bars are our best selling product.

And we're not surprised: Each of our handcrafted, individually-wrapped bars are triple-milled, meaning that they are ultra-smooth and long-lasting. Made with real goat's milk and organic shea butter, our creamy soaps really lather up for an extra-nourishing shower or bath. 

Choose your favorite scent, now available in basin ($8), tub ($10), and combo ($18) sizes.

 

 

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Tortilla Soup

From south of the border comes this spicy and hearty soup ladled over crisp tortilla strips and grated cheddar. The soup is chunky with chicken and avocado, but it's the tortillas that give it a slight thickness and a special flavor. Serves 4.

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 8 6-inch corn tortillas, halved and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 large cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 1/2 quarts canned low-sodium chicken broth or homemade stock
  • 3 cups canned crushed tomatoes in thick puree (one 28-ounce can)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup lightly-packed cilantro leaves plus 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro (optional)
  • 1 3/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 avocado, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1/4 pound cheddar, grated
  • Lime wedges, for serving

How to make this recipe

    1. In a large heavy pot, heat the oil over moderately high heat. Add half the tortilla strips and cook, stirring, until pale golden, about 1 minute. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining tortilla strips.

  1. Reduce the heat to moderately low. Add the onion, garlic, and spices; cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add the broth, tomatoes, bay leaves, salt, cilantro leaves, if using, and one-third of the tortilla strips. Bring to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes; remove the bay leaves.

  2. In a blender, puree the soup in batches; pour it back into the pot. Add the chicken, bring the soup back to a simmer, and simmer until just cooked through, about 1 minute. Stir in the avocado.

  3. To serve, put the remaining tortilla strips in bowls, top with the cheese, and pour in the soup. Sprinkle with the chopped cilantro, if using, and serve with the lime wedges.

Suggested Pairing

A Rioja Reserva, with its complex combination of spicy, earthy, and fruity flavors, will echo the taste of the soup beautifully.

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[Recipe] Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Pumpkin Spice..and everything nice!  Everyone (okay, almost everyone) loves PSL season.  We're taking it up a notch with this Pumpkin Spice Waffle Recipe (YUM).

Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Serves: 8 5-in waffles

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 15 ounces pure pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs (separated)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice Extract*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat waffle iron according to directions.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the coconut oil (in liquid form), both kinds of sugar, pumpkin puree, egg yolks, and milk together until smooth.
  3. Add the pumpkin pie spice extract and vanilla extract and stir.
  4. In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking powder, and salt together.
  5. Stir the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture, just until combined.
  6. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whisk egg whites until they are white and fluffy with soft peaks.
  7. Carefully and gently fold the egg whites into the batter.
  8. Scoop about 3/4 cup of batter onto the waffle iron and cook (batter will be thick). My KitchenAid Waffle Baker timer was set for 3 minutes.
  9. Top with butter, syrup, whipped cream, and/or cinnamon if desired.
Notes:
*If you can not find Pumpkin Pie Spice Extract, you can use the following substitution
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
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Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe

It's September - officially Pumpkin Spice season! If you love it like we do, you - and your skin - will love this nourishing DIY Pumpkin Sugar Scrub from The Idea Room. (Also - great for the upcoming holidays, both as a hostess gift and to help you relax amidst the bustle.)

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar (or Raw Sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup Almond Oil or Coconut Oil (add more if needed)

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl combine the sugars and spices.
  2. Mix together with a wooden spoon.
  3. Slowly pour in the Oil and stir until well blended.
  4. You may add more if your scrub is too dry.
  5. You don’t want it to be runny, just a nice damp texture.
  6. Cover in a tight container.
  7. Store in the refrigerator up to 8 weeks.

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Al Fresco Dining: Recipes

Nothing says summer like dining outdoors. And here on the ranch, we like to do it as often as possible. Sometimes simple (just take the plated food out and go), sometimes more festive (hung lights, decked out table, set bar) - either way, it makes summer meals with friends and family so much more memorable.

The following recipes are from Food Network, and are a perfect way to kick off your summer nights.

Grilled Vegetables

Total Time:
40 min

Yield:
6 servings


Ingredients

3 red bell peppers, seeded and halved
3 yellow squash (about 1 pound total), sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles
3 zucchini (about 12 ounces total), sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles
3 Japanese eggplant (12 ounces total), sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles
12 cremini mushrooms
1 bunch (1-pound) asparagus, trimmed
12 green onions, roots cut off
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves

Directions

Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or prepare the barbecue (medium-high heat). Brush the vegetables with 1/4 cup of the oil to coat lightly. Sprinkle the vegetables with salt and pepper. Working in batches, grill the vegetables until tender and lightly charred all over, about 8 to 10 minutes for the bell peppers; 7 minutes for the yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, and mushrooms; 4 minutes for the asparagus and green onions. Arrange the vegetables on a platter. The key to getting those great grill marks is to not shift the vegetables too frequently once they've been placed on the hot grill.

Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, parsley, basil, and rosemary in a small bowl to blend. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle the herb mixture over the vegetables. Serve the vegetables, warm or at room temperature.

Steak Florentine

Total Time:
1 hr 25 min
Yield:
6 servings


Ingredients

2 large garlic cloves, halved
3 T-bone steaks (each about 1 1/2 pounds, and 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 inches thick)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 lemon, halved
2 teaspoons olive oil
Grilled Vegetables, recipe follows

Directions

Rub the garlic cloves over the meat and the bone of the steaks. Sprinkle the steaks with salt and pepper. Place in the refrigerator and allow seasoning to permeate the meat, for about 1 hour. Remove from the refrigerator at least 20 minutes before grilling, allowing the meat to come to room temperature.

Place a grill pan over high heat or prepare the barbecue (medium-high heat). Grill the steaks until cooked to desired doneness, turning once, about 5 minutes per side for rare, 7 minutes per side for medium-rare. The key to getting those great grill marks is to place the steak down and not move them. After you flip them, do not shift the steaks.

Allow the steaks to rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing, otherwise all the juices will be run all over your cutting board. Run your knife along the bone and carve the meat off the bone. Slice the meat into 1-inch slices. Transfer the slices to a platter. Squeeze the lemon over the steaks. Drizzle with the oil and serve immediately with Grilled Vegetables.

Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone Cheese

Total Time:
35 min
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

Olive oil
3 firm but ripe peaches, pitted, quartered
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons brandy
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese, room temperature
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup dry white wine


Directions

Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or prepare the barbecue (medium-high heat). Lightly brush the grill pan or rack with oil. Place the peaches on the grill pan and do not move the peaches, otherwise you will not have those great grill marks. It takes about 2 to 3 minutes per side to get those grill marks. Grill the peaches until the grill marks are formed, slightly softened and heated through, about 5 to 6 minutes total.

Meanwhile, stir the sugar, brandy, and lemon juice in a medium bowl to blend. Set the brandy mixture aside.

As the peaches are ready, remove them from the grill and place them in a shallow baking dish. Top them with the brandy mixture, and toss to coat. Set aside for 15 minutes and allow to marinate, tossing occasionally.

Meanwhile, stir the mascarpone and vanilla in a small bowl to blend.

Divide the grilled peach mixture equally among 6 coupe dishes. Pour the wine over the peaches. Dollop the mascarpone mixture atop the peaches, and serve.


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The perfect day for Mom

She gave birth to you. She put up with everything from your Terrible Two's to your less-than-stellar rebellious teen years. 

She deserves a day to be spoiled.

Make this Mother's Day extra indulgent for Mom with these tips.

1. Start with this breakfast (here are the recipes) - Serve it in bed? Even better!

 

  • Blood Peach Bellini
  • Crêpes with Strawberries and Muscat-Yogurt Sauce
  • Soft-Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Sablefish and Trout Roe Total

 

2. Gift her.  Something that she'll enjoy - and that she can keep treating herself with.

This Happy Trails gift set is a Mom-favorite: a luxurious cowhide purse filled with indulgent lotion, wash, and two of our triple-milled goat milk soaps. Get mom one in her favorite scent here.

 

3. Dine al fresco.

Treat mom to her favorite meal (don't forget her favorite wine!) in the fresh air - and don't you dare let her clean up after.

 

3. Pamper her one more time.

If you still have young children, take over bed time duties and send mom straight to the bath tub for some quiet "me time" (something she probably rarely gets). Better yet, have this amazing brown sugar and shea body scrub there waiting for her.

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Mother's Day Brunch Menu

Crêpes with Strawberries and Muscat-Yogurt Sauce

Active: 40 MIN Total Time: 1 HR Servings: 4

The Good News Nichole Birdsall tops these crepes with strawberries, a superfruit high in vitamin C and potent antioxidants, and a creamy, orangey sauce sweetened with a splash of Bonterra Muscat dessert wine instead of sugar.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 large egg
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon Muscat dessert wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 24 strawberries, sliced
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Directions

In a small bowl, whisk the flour with the salt. Add the milk, egg and 1 tablespoon of oil and whisk until smooth. Cover and let rest for 20 minutes. In another small bowl, whisk the yogurt, honey, Muscat and zest.

Preheat the oven to 350°. Heat an 8-inch nonstick skillet. Rub the pan with an oiled paper towel. Add about 3 tablespoons of the crêpe batter, swirling the pan to coat evenly; pour off any excess. Cook the crêpe over moderate heat until the bottom is brown in spots and the sides are crisp, about 2 minutes. Flip the crêpe and cook for 1 minute longer. Transfer to a baking sheet; repeat to make 7 more crêpes.

Fold the crêpes into quarters and bake until hot, 4 minutes. Place 2 crêpes on each plate. Top with the yogurt sauce and garnish with the strawberries. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve immediately.

Soft-Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Sablefish and Trout Roe Total

Time: 20 MIN Servings: 2

Andrew Carmellini's luxurious, creamy eggs are heavenly on their own, but serving them with smoky sable, briny roe and rich sour cream puts them over the top.

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 ounces smoked sablefish, sliced 1/4 inch thick (see Note)
  • Trout roe (see Note), thinly sliced scallions and sour cream, for garnish
  • Toasted sesame, everything or plain bagels, for serving

Directions

In a medium nonstick skillet, combine the beaten eggs with the heavy cream and 1/2 tablespoon of the butter. Cook the eggs over moderately low heat, whisking them constantly, until small curds form and the eggs are creamy, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat.

Gently stir the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of butter into the eggs and season them lightly with salt. Spoon the eggs into 2 serving bowls and top with the sliced sablefish. Garnish with trout roe, sliced scallions and a dollop of sour cream. Serve right away with toasted bagels.

Notes If smoked sablefish and trout roe are unavailable, smoked salmon and salmon roe can be substituted.

Suggested Pairing Fragrant, vivid Chardonnay-based Champagne: NV Pierre Moncuit Hugues de Coulmet Blanc de Blancs Brut.

Peach Bellini

Blood Peach Bellini

Servings: makes 1 drink

The Blood Peach Bellini was originally made using super-seasonal summer blood peaches. This variation combines Campari, grenadine and white peach puree to approximate the rare fruit's flavor and color.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces chilled Prosecco
  • 1/2 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce white peach puree (see Note)
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine, preferably EO (see Note) or homemade

Directions

In a pint glass, gently stir all of the ingredients. Pour the drink into a chilled flute.

Notes Les Vergers Boiron and the Perfect Puree of Napa Valley (perfectpuree.com) both make high-quality fruit purees, including white peach. They're available online and at specialty food stores.

EO grenadine, made by the team at Employees Only, is available at employeesonlybrands.com.

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Spring Brunch: Open-Face Bacon-and-Egg Sandwiches with Arugula

Ingredients

Servings: Makes 2
  • 5 bacon slices, halved crosswise
  • 1 4-inch square ciabatta or focaccia bread, halved horizontally
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 large thin tomato slices
  • 1 small shallot, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup (packed) arugula
  • 2 large eggs
  • Parmesan cheese shavings

Preparation

prep: 30 min total: 30 min
    Cook bacon in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat until brown and crisp; transfer to paper towels to drain.
    Wipe out skillet. Brush cut sides of bread with 1 tablespoon oil. Place bread, cut sides down, in skillet. Cook over medium heat until golden, about 3 minutes. Place 1 bread square, golden side up, on each of 2 plates. Top each with half of bacon, then 2 tomato slices.
      Whisk 1 tablespoon oil, shallot, and vinegar in medium bowl to blend. Season dressing with salt and pepper. Add arugula and toss to coat.
        Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in same skillet over medium heat. Crack eggs into skillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until whites are set and yolks are cooked as desired. Top each bread stack with egg, then arugula and cheese.
          Recipe by Nick Vidargas
          Photograph by Brian Leatart
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            In store only! End-of-Winter SALE

            We're gearing up for spring (and are SO ready for some green grass and sunshine) - but need to make room in the store. This weekend only (Thursday - Saturday) we have sales through out our Steamboat Springs store, up to 50% OFF EVERYTHING, including:

            30% OFF robes & pajamas
            20% OFF all seasonal scents

             

             

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            Valentine's Day Dinner: Linguine with Shrimp Scampi




            Total Time:
            25 min
            Prep:
            10 min
            Cook:
            15 min

            Yield:
            3 servings

            Level:
            Easy

            Ingredients

            Vegetable oil
            1 tablespoon kosher salt plus 1 1/2 teaspoons
            3/4 pound linguine
            3 tablespoons unsalted butter
            2 1/2 tablespoons good olive oil
            1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic (4 cloves)
            1 pound large shrimp (about 16 shrimp), peeled and deveined
            1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
            1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
            1/2 lemon, zest grated
            1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
            1/4 lemon, thinly sliced in half-rounds
            1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes

            Directions

            Drizzle some oil in a large pot of boiling salted water, add 1 tablespoon of salt and the linguine, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or according to the directions on the package.

            Meanwhile, in another large (12-inch), heavy-bottomed pan, melt the butter and olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the garlic. Saute for 1 minute. Be careful, the garlic burns easily! Add the shrimp, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, and the pepper and saute until the shrimp have just turned pink, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from the heat, add the parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, lemon slices, and red pepper flakes. Toss to combine.

            When the pasta is done, drain the cooked linguine and then put it back in the pot. Immediately add the shrimp and sauce, toss well, and serve.

            Copyright 2002, Barefoot Contessa Family Style, All Rights Reserved
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            Ways to treat mom (or yourself) this Mother's Day

            Sunday is Mother's Day - a day all about treating mom. Spoiling her, because she does so much for everyone else on those other 364 days of the year.  Here are some great ways to make mom's day special this year.

            Breakfast in Bed
            Whether you have young kids or older, get them involved in making Mom breakfast in bed. Don't let her get up and check!  Either instruct her to sleep in, or bring her a book or her iPad.  And don't forget the fresh coffee!

            Mimosa? Yes, please.
            It's only one day a year - let her enjoy a late morning/early afternoon with brunch at her favorite restaurant.  And let her enjoy it - Dad can chase the 3 year old around this time.

            Me Time.
            Sure, mom wants to spend Mother's Day with her family, but she might also enjoy a little "me time." Let her indulge in her favorite activity - a yoga class, a spa facial, or maybe just a quiet (no interruptions!) bubble bath at home. Whatever it is, give mom some time to herself.

            Girls Night or Date Night.
            Does mom want a date with dad? Or a night with the girls (because you know that never happens)? Or maybe both? Whatever it is, indulge her! Let her enjoy a happy hour with her friends, or set a reservation at her favorite restaurant (or that new place she's been wanting to try, but you guys can never get away to...).

            Bottom Line: Treat Mom!
            You know your mom/wife better than we do, so treat her to a day you know SHE will enjoy. 

            Gift Idea for Mom: Happy Trails Pouch in Rose Geranium (to enjoy during that bubble bath...)

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