Author: Kurt Winner

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Like The French: Gougeres

Fireworks exploding, people cheering, champagne corks popping; the familiar sounds of New Year’s Eve around the world! On a recent trip to the Burgundy region of France while Michelle was out looking for horses to ride, I learned how to make a delicious French treat known as gougere. A kind of French cheese puff that pairs extremely well with chardonnay wine from the Chablis region, this is one treat you absolutely want to share with your guests while waiting for that clock to tick down to midnight. Katherine Frelon of Frelons Fabulous France, a gracious hostess and chef, rents...

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Double Fudge Brownies With Chipotle Cream

Looking to wake up the faithful but dull trail ride or camp favorite chocolate brownie? Try this recipe using Fischer & Wieser’s Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce, a great discovery we made from Texas. Go to www.jelly.com. to find it. Double Fudge Brownies with Chipotle Cream – makes 16 1 box , 1 lb. 2.4 oz Duncan Hines Double Fudge Brownie mix water , oil and egg as per recipe on box 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips or broken pieces of 75% of a chocolate bar For the cream layer: 4 oz. of softened cream cheese 1 egg 1/3...

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Celebrating Mom At Blomidon Inn, Nova Scotia

Not all mom’s like to trail ride so take a few hours away from the saddle and rustle up some yummy crêpes for Mom on her special day. In our too-fast world, it’s heartwarming to see children with a genuine affection for their mother. Not the Hallmark card kind of celebrating but the keen daily awareness that she has made you who you are. The little college town of Wolfville , Nova Scotia, is home to the lovingly preserved Blomidon Inn, built in the 19th century by a local sea captain. Strikingly detailed, the Victorian manor house dominates four...

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Salmon With Creamed Leeks: From The Olympic Museum In Lausanne Switzerland

This fabulous salmon with creamed leeks is inspired by the International Olympic Museum Restaurant in Lausanne, Switzerland. The museum, perched on a bluff overlooking Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) and dedicated to the spirit of international competition in the Olympic venue, is visually stunning. The Olympic flame burns continually, flanked by bronze sculptures of runners and a heroic horse at the top of a manicured garden. Switzerland is the headquarters of the I.O.C.(www.olympic.org/museum) In October 2008 at the dedication of this very special statue of the horse named Jappeloup de Luze, created by Dutch artist Gabriel Sterk, rider Pierre Durand...

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Fondue For Winter From Lausanne, Switzerland

Since only those that snow camp venture out on the trail right now here in the Pacific Northwest, some of us are banished to armchair travel. During these darkest of winter days I thought to have you come along with me to Lausanne, Switzerland and offer you a traditional fondue you really could make on the trail if you get a break in the weather. But it is just as fabulous eaten on the table with family at the ranch.   Lausanne is a city of stairs. On the side of a steep hill, this city was built and...

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