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January 21, 2016

Detox Month

The last two weeks I have diligently focused on small, meaningful adjustments in my daily life. For example, increasing my water intake, getting up and move around, stretching and breathing mindfully.  But perhaps the most important thing we can do for our bodies and mind is massage.

There are a plethora of benefits from simply lying on a table, clearing your mind, and letting a LICENSED massage therapist work their magic. 

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January 21, 2016

Egg White Frittata

Ok I’ll admit it. As I write this I’m dunking my breakfast burrito into hollandaise and desperately trying to keep it from dripping into my keyboard. Seriously, you don’t want to have to try and clean that up. Aside from how messy it is, some folks are worried about cholesterol, extra fat, and various other health concerns associated with whole eggs. While the debate has been going on for about a century, most health advocates agree that egg whites are probably healthier than whole eggs.

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January 20, 2016

Time for a Massage

The last two weeks I have diligently focused on small, meaningful adjustments in my daily life.  Every minute remembering to increase my water intake, get up and move around, stretch and even to breathe mindfully.  It is INCREDIBLY stressful.  Time for a massage.

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January 13, 2016

Drop and Give Me Zen

Welcome back to Wellness Wednesday!  I hope that the New Year has started off on the right foot for all of our Ranch Readers.  If my first week in 2016 is any indication as to how the rest of the year will pan out, I am in for one wild ride.  It seems as though all of my good intentions of balancing relaxation and staying active are falling to the wayside with impromptu meetings, travel, family and Netflix releases.  Perhaps the second week of January should be re-named to the week of RE-resolving.  Resolutions that are smaller, more feasible goals.  Eating sma

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January 6, 2016

Wellness Wednesday

During the month of January Wednesday posts will focus on the yin and yang of New Year’s wellness resolutions.  Most of us are trying to be more active and relaxed all at the same time.  Looking at beverages, food and everyday activities we will update you on our favorite tips to bring these two life forces into balance.

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December 25, 2015

Harvest Fashion

Season’s greetings Ranchers! This is Brandon, The bartender from Ben’s Pantry. I was asked to feature one of my favorite drinks for the season and it’s the Harvest Fashion, which is currently featured on our winter season cocktail menu. The Harvest Fashion joins my love of apple cider with my favorite bourbon cocktail, the Old Fashioned. The Old Fashioned highlights the oaky, caramel and vanilla notes of bourbon through the use of aromatic bitters and orange oil.

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December 18, 2015

Chef Woods Country Ham

My favorite gift every year is a prized country ham sent by my mother from Harper’s Country Hams in her home town in Western Kentucky. This is no ordinary ham. It is a true Country Ham!

What’s the difference? A southern favorite, these hams are dry-cured like prosciutto, rubbed with salt and seasonings, smoked, then aged anywhere from 4 months to 3 years. Salty and chewy, it’s uncooked, and mostly bone-in. This is a centuries old method of preservation that doesn’t even need to be refrigerated.

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November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving always comes with great leftovers. Here’s a recipe that can use almost all of them. It’s great on a cool evening and super easy, because you’ve already worked hard this week in the kitchen.

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November 20, 2015

Top 10 Tips for Golfers

Want to know our pro's top 10 tips for golfers?  Take a peek and then put it all in practice anytime here at The Ranch.

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November 19, 2015

Top Turkey Tips

1. Buy a Great Bird
Quality ingredients are the cornerstone to all cooking and especially turkey. Fresh is always better than frozen. When meat freezes it ruptures the cell walls in all of the meat. This is what causes all the moisture to run out when it thaws. Think about leaving a soda can in the freezer. What happens? It swells, breaks the can and it goes everywhere. The same happens when you freeze meat or poultry, except instead of soda, all the good juices go out and you’re left with a dry bird.

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