Super Bowl Goat Cheese Dip
- 4-6 oz of Fresh Goat Fromage Blanc(of course we recommend Barn Goddess Goat Cheese)
- 1 Sweet onion chopped finely
- sea salt –to taste
- ground chipotle –to taste
- 4 tablespoons of olive oil
- Saute onion in olive oil until onions are carmelized.
- Add all remaning ingredients along with the oil and onions to a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Enjoy on bagel chips, crackers, toast, or pita chips!
Goat Milk Pudding
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 cups of goat milk
- 1 tablespoon each of lemon and vanilla
- 3 eggs whisked
- 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup of honey or sugar
- Bring milk to a slow boil while stirring in the flour and whisked eggs.
- Add honey or sugar and continue to stir until a low boil is reached and pudding is thick.
- Add lemon and vanilla and remove from heat.
- Chill completely.
Bubbles prefers that you use fresh fruit as a garnish. She also says that if you use Key Lime juice instead of the lemon and the vanilla it ain’t baaaaaaaaaaaaaaad!
The Goats of Chile Acres Salute Barn Goddess Goat Cheese
A joint venture between Chile Acres Farm and Rising Sun Ranch, two sisters have officially launched a Goat Cheese business, “Barn Goddess Goat Cheese”. Pam and Celia have been producing great food for 3 decades together but have dreamed of having a specialized food company for people of discerning tastes and for those with allergies or special digestive needs. This month they have realized their dream and are sharing a kitchen with Gluten Free Creations in Phoenix, AZ to prepare their delicious cheeses.
The Central Farmer’s Market will be their initial site and they will feature the cheese on the first and third Saturday of each month. The cheese will be fresh and will contain only vegetable rennets and fresh herbs. Special herbs imported from France will be used in one of the varieties offered. Milk used in production is from dairies that use no antibiotics or hormones and treat their goats humanely. The recipes for the cheeses are heirloom recipes passed down through the family by word of mouth and hands on teaching.
Plans to branch out into making other products with goat cheese are in the works. Both gals have used the cheese exclusively in their homes to make musaka, fresh mexican recipes, and italian delicacies for 3 decades. They hope to share this with others in the future as they expand the business.
Both the farm and the ranch have pet goats. Celia has been making goat milk soap for over 15 years and raises her pets and orphan animals with the milk from her own goats. Two such orphans are pictured here with her husband Jimmie. Pam has pigmy goats for pets. However, without a dairy license the sisters will be using the special purchased milk to make their products. One day perhaps they will have a creamery of their own. One dream at a time…
“Red”–So we get settled into our new digs and start chatting with our neighbors and mom and dad just up and left us while we weren’t even looking! Last thing we saw of them was dust and tail lights!
Dulcie has a big crush on a white Arabian Stallion in the next stall. I think he is into me–she’ll figure it out!
Just when we got use to the piece and quiet some whistling and yelling cowboys pushed a bunch of critters they called “cattle”, “cows”, and a few things I won’t say in polite society, into the corrals. Talk about dust! The noise is horrible and they stink. I hope they are just passing through.
One of the cowboys, they call him a “trainer”, tried to win our affections with horse treats. Tomorrow we will see who trains who! I watched that movie “Spirit” through the window of the farm house and I got some moves for him…
Dulcie–Red always thinks it is all about her. I can’t help it if I am beautiful. Mom always liked me best! She said I am “gaited” and a Paso Fino. Not sure what all that is about but the way she says it I just know I am awesome.
I was a little cranky that last month and maybe that is why she dumped me in this strange place with all of these creepy, smelly, creatures. Some of them have horns. I miss our goats. I especially miss the melodic voice of Bubbles at breakfast time.
What is up with this Wes guy and the horse treats? He thinks he can buy my attention? Well, maybe…the treats are pretty good. Bye for now, that stallion is over by the water tank…
Today we went to cowboy camp–well cowgirl camp–after all we are mares!
So here I was the other day, standing around in my pen, nibbling some straw, talking with Thing 2 about how great it would be if us goats had our own blog. Well, wouldn’t you know it, up the driveway comes these two geeks, they’re easy to spot. I jumped up on the fence acting friendly and then whispered in their ear, hey, I need a blog, I want to be famous, ain’t nobody out there seen a more beautiful goat than me, Bubbles the Goat! Now looky here, I’m on the internet for all the world to admire – take that you noisy dachshunds. Hey, can we get some fresh hay over here?