Holiday Gift Guide

Whether you’re shopping for that person who is notoriously difficult or you just put off your holiday shopping for too long, I’ve put together a list of gifts that almost anyone would love to receive. The list includes top quality items for the kitchen, some staples for the home bar, inspirational books, gear for hiking and camping, and a few gifts that are sure to get a laugh.In the Kitchen Nicolas Alziari Olive Oil — My favorite olive oil, I use it for everything. It’s made in Nice, France, at the Moulin Alziari which is an ancient mill.  Miyabi Mizu SG2 16 Piece Knife Block Set — Japanese knives made using the same process that was used over 1000 years ago to make...

Holiday Gift Guide

Whether you’re shopping for that person who is notoriously difficult or you just put off your holiday shopping for too long, I’ve put together a list of gifts that almost anyone would love to receive. The list includes top quality items for the kitchen, some staples for the home bar, inspirational books, gear for hiking and camping, and a few gifts that are sure to get a laugh.In the Kitchen Nicolas Alziari Olive Oil — My favorite olive oil, I use it for everything. It’s made in Nice, France, at the Moulin Alziari which is an ancient mill.  Miyabi Mizu SG2 16 Piece Knife Block Set — Japanese knives made using the same process that was used over 1000 years ago to make...

Beyond

DAILY

As much as I love to work, I also love to have fun. We could all be a little less serious sometimes! Here is where I share glimpses of my personal life and some of the projects and daily activities that occupy my time when I’m not working. I always hope to spread some positivity as I share the wonders of nature, recount stories of my travels and experiences, and make a mess in the kitchen.

BUILDING BUTTERCUP RANCH

Every building and every place has a story, a history. The history evolves as buildings and places are built, transformed, lived in, sold, bought, torn down, rebuilt, and everything that happens in between.  Buttercup Ranch is one of those places whose history Jane and I, and our family, are thrilled to be part of.

Buttercup Ranch is down the road from Rosebud Ranch—our current Colorado home in Old Snowmass. It belonged to Pulitzer Prize journalist, war correspondent, and my personal friend Loren Jenkins (who also happens to be full of great stories). Jenkins made history as a foreign correspondent, spending 25 years overseas reporting for UPI, Newsweek, and The Washington Post. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting of the 1982 Israeli Invasion of Lebanon. After serving as Editor for The Aspen Times, he joined NPR, tripling the number of foreign desk offices around the world and helping NPR’s foreign coverage win nearly every award possible. 

My favorite of all his stories is the one he recounts about being the last American, along with the Ambassador, his secretary, and the Ambassador’s toy poodle, to be helicoptered out of Saigon when the U.S. finally pulled the plug on its presence in Vietnam. He was even in the last photograph out of Vietnam! 

The next chapter in the life of Buttercup Ranch is to be transformed as we turn it into our new family ranch. We have plans to expand the property and to relocate and restore historical log cabins, each with their own story, onto the property. Stay tuned for a video cam and regular updates on the progress of Buttercup Ranch that we will post here!

Cooking with Bob

This is a special quiche because it’s one that everybody likes. Even if you say you don’t eat quiche, you are about to love this one! It’s my favorite and it’s really easy to make. Basically, all you have to do is pre-bake a pie crust, cook some onions, scallions, and a little bit of garlic, and then throw it in the pie crust with feta, cheddar cheese, spinach, eggs, and milk. It takes about 45-55 minutes in total to cook and then voilà — you have a perfect quiche.

DAILY

As much as I love to work, I also love to have fun. We could all be a little less serious sometimes! Here is where I share glimpses of my personal life and some of the projects and daily activities that occupy my time when I’m not working. I always hope to spread some positivity as I share the wonders of nature, recount stories of my travels and experiences, and make a mess in the kitchen.

BUILDING BUTTERCUP RANCH

Every building and every place has a story, a history. The history evolves as buildings and places are built, transformed, lived in, sold, bought, torn down, rebuilt, and everything that happens in between.  Buttercup Ranch is one of those places whose history Jane and I, and our family, are thrilled to be part of.

Buttercup Ranch is down the road from Rosebud Ranch—our current Colorado home in Old Snowmass. It belonged to Pulitzer Prize journalist, war correspondent, and my personal friend Loren Jenkins (who also happens to be full of great stories). Jenkins made history as a foreign correspondent, spending 25 years overseas reporting for UPI, Newsweek, and The Washington Post. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting of the 1982 Israeli Invasion of Lebanon. After serving as Editor for The Aspen Times, he joined NPR, tripling the number of foreign desk offices around the world and helping NPR’s foreign coverage win nearly every award possible. 

My favorite of all his stories is the one he recounts about being the last American, along with the Ambassador, his secretary, and the Ambassador’s toy poodle, to be helicoptered out of Saigon when the U.S. finally pulled the plug on its presence in Vietnam. He was even in the last photograph out of Vietnam! 

The next chapter in the life of Buttercup Ranch is to be transformed as we turn it into our new family ranch. We have plans to expand the property and to relocate and restore historical log cabins, each with their own story, onto the property. Stay tuned for a video cam and regular updates on the progress of Buttercup Ranch that we will post here!

Cooking with Bob

This is a special quiche because it’s one that everybody likes. Even if you say you don’t eat quiche, you are about to love this one! It’s my favorite and it’s really easy to make. Basically, all you have to do is pre-bake a pie crust, cook some onions, scallions, and a little bit of garlic, and then throw it in the pie crust with feta, cheddar cheese, spinach, eggs, and milk. It takes about 45-55 minutes in total to cook and then voilà — you have a perfect quiche.

Daily

As much as I love to work, I also love to have fun. We could all be a little less serious sometimes! Here is where I share glimpses of my personal life and some of the projects and daily activities that occupy my time when I’m not working. I always hope to spread some positivity as I share the wonders of nature, recount stories of my travels and experiences, and make a mess in the kitchen.

BUILDING BUTTERCUP RANCH

Every building and every place has a story, a history. The history evolves as buildings and places are built, transformed, lived in, sold, bought, torn down, rebuilt, and everything that happens in between.  Buttercup Ranch is one of those places whose history Jane and I, and our family, are thrilled to be part of.

Buttercup Ranch is down the road from Rosebud Ranch—our current Colorado home in Old Snowmass. It belonged to Pulitzer Prize journalist, war correspondent, and my personal friend Loren Jenkins (who also happens to be full of great stories). Jenkins made history as a foreign correspondent, spending 25 years overseas reporting for UPI, Newsweek, and The Washington Post. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting of the 1982 Israeli Invasion of Lebanon. After serving as Editor for The Aspen Times, he joined NPR, tripling the number of foreign desk offices around the world and helping NPR’s foreign coverage win nearly every award possible. 

My favorite of all his stories is the one he recounts about being the last American, along with the Ambassador, his secretary, and the Ambassador’s toy poodle, to be helicoptered out of Saigon when the U.S. finally pulled the plug on its presence in Vietnam. He was even in the last photograph out of Vietnam! 

The next chapter in the life of Buttercup Ranch is to be transformed as we turn it into our new family ranch. We have plans to expand the property and to relocate and restore historical log cabins, each with their own story, onto the property. Stay tuned for a video cam and regular updates on the progress of Buttercup Ranch that we will post here!

Cooking with Bob

This is a special quiche because it’s one that everybody likes. Even if you say you don’t eat quiche, you are about to love this one! It’s my favorite and it’s really easy to make. Basically, all you have to do is pre-bake a pie crust, cook some onions, scallions, and a little bit of garlic, and then throw it in the pie crust with feta, cheddar cheese, spinach, eggs, and milk. It takes about 45-55 minutes in total to cook and then voilà — you have a perfect quiche.