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Equestrian Wine Tour

Posted by on 4:30 pm in Blog, Cowgirl, Equestrian Wine Tours, Horses | 5 comments

Equestrian Wine Tour

 

 

 

 

 

Hey all!

Just wanted to share a few shots from a cowgirl at work.

Yes, you read that right… Wine Tours by horseback!!

Ok, we use the term “work” loosely here and “staff meetings” are on the porch with an adult beverage…

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Now saddle up and lets go round up some wine!

This is Charm, one of our amazingly smooth Tennessee Walking Horses, modeling the saddle and “Wine Tour” breast collar. The breast collar is the strap that goes across the shoulder and around the chest to both sides of the saddle to help the saddle stay in place better, especially up hills!

And you can see we are equipped with saddle bags for your favorite gluten free snack to take on the trail and your favorite bottle of wine you bought by horseback!

Guests off to find another watering hole! Or a winery...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The herd is off to find the next watering hole… or winery…

You can tell we are not a follow-the-leader-nose-to-tail operation. One of the biggest compliments we get is how responsive our horses are and how guests actually get to ride- instead of just being along for the ride.

Here we are crossing through Winter’s Hill Winery property on our way to Stoller Vineyard.

 

 

Horses tied around the corral while guests have a taste.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back at the corral… horses have a rest while the guests are in having a taste of famous Dundee Hills Pinot Noir at Winter’s Hill Winery!

Yes, that’s me having a rest too…

Beautiful guide horse Birdie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View from the back of my horse.

This is Birdie who is a young horse learning the ropes of the wine tours. She is quickly becoming a favorite among the guides. Her favorite place is being out front.

Thanks for stopping by! Leave a comment or question about horses if you have one!

Happy Wine Trails,

Your Cowgirl

Cowgirl Legend- The Best is Yet to Come!

Posted by on 4:19 pm in Blog, Cowgirl, Cowgirl Legend, Horses | 0 comments

Cowgirl Legend- The Best is Yet to Come!

Words and pictures to inspire you- cowgirl style!

The Best is Yet to Come

Keep your chin up and enjoy the ride!

SarahAnn

Cowgirl Legend- Success and Saddles!

Posted by on 7:19 pm in Blog, Cowgirl, Cowgirl Legend, Horses | 0 comments

Cowgirl Legend- Success and Saddles!

Words and pictures to inspire you- cowgirl style!

Success is getting back in the saddle.

What are you waiting for?

 

Mount up Cowgirl!

SarahAnn

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies Gluten Free!

Posted by on 7:10 pm in Blog, Cookies, Desserts, Recipes, Uncategorized | 3 comments

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies Gluten Free!

Simple and ready in a flash! Crowd pleasin’ and horse pleasin’! Pack these in your saddle bag for work or play!

 

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies Gluten Free

1 cup natural peanut butter

1 cup coconut nectar crystals or brown sugar

1 farm egg

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. vanilla extract, gluten free

1/4 tsp. sea salt or less if your nut butter has salt

optional 2 Tbsp. cold butter cut in small bits*

*the butter is not needed, but adds a great bit of flavor and can make the dough hold up nicely!

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Mix all ingredients well. Roll dough into balls about 1 generous tablespoon in size and arrange on baking sheets roughly 2 inches apart.

Bake cookies 12 to 14 minutes until puffed, golden on bottom and still soft to touch in center. Cool on sheets 5 minutes. Transfer to racks and cool completely.

Feel free to make this recipe your own! Add bits of nuts, coconut, chocolate chips or dried fruit! Shape them as a thumbprint cookies and add an all fruit preserve!

Makes about 24 cookies.

Flouless Peanut Butter Cookies Gluten Free

Happy trails with peanut butter love!

SarahAnn

Cowgirl Love- Friendship

Posted by on 3:00 pm in Blog, Cowgirl, Cowgirl Legend, Horses | 0 comments

Cowgirl Love- Friendship

Words and pictures to inspire you- cowgirl style!

 Horse and her little cowgirl

Horses love their cowgirls,

SarahAnn

Gluten Free Healthy Cacao Hearts!

Posted by on 2:35 am in Blog, Chocolate, Desserts, Recipes | 1 comment

Gluten Free Healthy Cacao Hearts!

With these healthy, honey-sweetened chocolates everyday can be a celebration of love!  These happy, healthy treats are made with raw cacao full of antioxidants, sweetened with raw honey and spiced with cinnamon which is great for balancing blood sugar! The delicious rich flavor is highlighted by the raw coconut oil base and the fresh ground almond butter or peanut butter! Raw, virgin coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acid that gets burned as energy, not stored as fat and the nuts provide great protein! These little chocolates are a mini energy snack! Happy body, happy heart!

Gluten Free Healthy Cacao Hearts

1/2 cup raw, virgin coconut oil

1/2 cup to 3/4 cup sifted raw cacao powder

1/2 cup almond butter (or nut butter of your choice!)

1/2 cup honey

1 tsp. vanilla extract, gluten free

1/4 tsp. sea salt or less if your nut butter has salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

In medium sauce pan liquify coconut oil over low heat. Coconut oil usually melts at warmer room temperatures, so your heat can be very low.  Whisk in sifted cacao powder until combine. Use more cacao if you would like a darker chocolate. Add in the rest of ingredients, whisking til they are all one happy family! Transfer to a bowl with a spout for easy pouring. I use a liquid measuring cup with spout. Pour chocolate into molds. I use ice cube trays, heart shaped ice cube trays and also mini muffin cups set in mini muffin pan.  Place chocolates in freezer til hard. Pop out of traGluten Free Cacao Heartsys and enjoy! (Keep these little Cacao Hearts cool, they will melt at room temperature!)

Feel free to make this recipe your own! Try peanut butter or cashew butter! Add different spices like ginger or cardamom! Throw in chopped fruit or nuts! Make little peanut butter fillings! Go wild!! Make your heart happy!

Makes about 36 chocolates if filling the paper cups of a mini muffin pan.

With love, cowgirls and chocolates!

SarahAnn

Cowgirl Legend- Really Love!

Posted by on 6:05 pm in Blog, Cowgirl, Cowgirl Legend, Horses | 0 comments

Cowgirl Legend- Really Love!

Words and pictures to inspire you- cowgirl style!

 

awn by what you Truly Love

Follow your heart and follow your horse,

SarahAnn

Classic Creme Brulee Gluten Free

Posted by on 9:06 pm in Custards, Desserts, Recipes, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Classic Creme Brulee Gluten Free

Naturally gluten free, delicious, decadent and so simple! Silky, smooth custard full of vanilla flavor sealed with a nice caramelized crunch on top that cracks perfectly with the first tap of your spoon! Of course I love to use eggs and cream straight from the farm and one of my favorite vanilla’s produced locally in Salem, OR!

Classic Creme Brulee

1 cup heavy creamClassic Creme Brulee Gluten Free

2 egg yolks

1/3 cup cane sugar

pinch of fine sea salt

1/2 tsp. high quality vanilla, gluten free

6 to 8 Tbsp. cane sugar reserved for caramelizing

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Place rack in center of oven. Place four 4 oz. ramekins in large baking dish. This is for the hot water bath during baking. (If your fresh out of ramekins, you can also use short, wide mouth half pint canning jars!)

Pour cream in saucepan over medium heat and bring just to the point of boiling where little tiny bubbles show on the surface. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together yolks, cane sugar, sea salt and vanilla. Add the cream mixture a little at a time into the egg mixture, whisking as you go taking care not to scramble the eggs with the hot cream, until all is combined. (Yes, this is tempering!) Strain this mixture through a fine sieve and fill the ramekins evenly. Pour an even half inch of warm or hot water into the baking dish without getting any into your custards. Carefully place the hot water bath with custards in the oven to bake for 35 min until they are set and the centers jiggle slightly. Remove custards from oven and water bath, cool on counter. When they are cool to the touch, cover with plastic wrap (I like to use wax paper and a rubber band around the rim) and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least two hours or overnight.

When ready to serve, sprinkle a few teaspoons of cane sugar evenly on the top of each custard and torch until beautifully caramelized. You can also use the broiler in your oven taking care to rotate the custards for even caramelizing.

Makes about four 4 oz. ramekins.

Happy baking with boots, belt buckles and Creme Brulee!

SarahAnn

Cowgirl Legend- be truly you!

Posted by on 6:12 pm in Blog, Cowgirl, Cowgirl Legend, Horses | 0 comments

Cowgirl Legend- be truly you!

Words and pictures to inspire you- cowgirl style!

Plus a shout out to Clare and Brian of Big Table Farm since their riding and plow horse, Houston, stars in this picture!

Cowgirl Legend being truly you

With cowgirl love and plow horse hugs,

SarahAnn

Cowgirl Legend

Posted by on 6:28 pm in Cowgirl, Cowgirl Legend, Horses | 0 comments

Cowgirl Legend

Every week I will be posting Cowgirl Legend! Pictures and quotes to bring on the inspiration- cowgirl style!Cowgirl Legend Quote, Gluten Free Cowgirl

Here’s to wild cowgirls and the horses they ride!

SarahAnn