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A Day of Culinary Delight, Cooking, and Laughter at Dogwood Hills Guest Farm



Nestled in the serene foothills of the Boston Mountains near the Buffalo River lies a hidden gem: Dogwood Hills Guest Farm in Harriet, Arkansas. It's a place where time seems to slow down, and the air is filled with warmth, laughter, and roosters crowing.

Recently, I had the pleasure of spending a day there with some wonderful friends, including Robin Ralston of Ralston Family Farms, author Kat Robinson of Tie DyeTravels, the gracious farm owners Grace & Ruth Pepler, and our dear friend Mary Rose, with her Irish charm.

One of the highlights of our visit was experiencing the farm's micro-dairy, which produces the most delicious milk. There's something truly special about savoring milk that's fresh from the source, and it adds an extra layer of richness to our culinary creations.

Our day was spent immersed in the joy of cooking together. We gathered around the kitchen's warmth and shared stories, laughter, and our love for good food. It was a reminder of the simple pleasures in life – the warmth of friendship, the comfort of a shared meal, and the satisfaction of creating something delicious from scratch.

Together, we whipped up various mouthwatering dishes that we can't wait to share with the world on the Dogwood Hill Guest Farm, Arkansas YouTube page. Among them is a creamy chai vanilla rice pudding that essence comfort food at its finest. The blend of our Winter Chai Teas's aromatic spices, the creamy texture of Ralston Farms Jasmine Rice, the milk fresh off the farm, farm-fresh eggs, and homemade vanilla extract is simply irresistible – a true hug in a bowl.

We also experimented with a quick and easy pork belly and rice recipe that promises to impress even the most discerning guests. The combination of tender pork belly, Fennel and Fire Rub a Pig seasoning, Baucum Farms pecans, and a nutty purple rice from Ralston Farm is a delightful fusion of flavors and textures that will leave you craving more.

For those seeking a healthier plant-based option, we crafted a quick and easy roasted vegetable dish featuring

our Herbes De Provence & Pink & Pink Shake, Ralston Farms Nature Blend rice, vibrant beets, and carrots. It tantalizes the taste buds and delights the eyes with its bright colors—reminiscent of the beautiful quilt adorning the farmhouse's wall.

Throughout the day, a sense of warmth and tranquility enveloped us. Surrounded by the picturesque beauty of the Boston Mountains and the company of dear friends, we found solace in the simple joys of life. Moments like these – spent in good company, sharing good food, and creating lasting memories – remind us of what truly matters.

As the day came to an end over the rolling hills of Dogwood Hills Guest Farm, we gathered around the table to savor the fruits of our labor. Each bite was a testament to the love and camaraderie that filled the kitchen earlier that day. As we toasted to friendship and laughter, I couldn't help but feel grateful for the unforgettable cooking experience and sharing moments of joy with cherished friends at Dogwood Hills Guest Farm.

If you ever find yourself with the opportunity to visit Ruth and Grace's farm, seize it without hesitation. It's not just a visit; it's an immersion into the heart and soul of farm life and an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. From milking the cow in the morning to savoring the most exquisite farm-to-table meals prepared with love and care, every moment is a testament to the beauty of simplicity and the richness of rural living.

Go to the Dogwood Hill Guest Farm YouTube page for recipes from this fun day.



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