Sunday, November 29, 2015

New Page: High Value Dishes

Good Morning my fellow Gourmet Ranchers!  I have added under the pages a spreadsheet of all the top dishes in Gourmet Ranch.  You can find the dish name, the cook time, the price, as well as all three ingredients needed. 

It is a great tool to have when you want to know what to cook or grow.  

Have a great day!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

*New* Thanksgiving Mini Quest

Good Morning all my fellow ranchers! And Happy Thanksgiving for those of you celebrating. We have our turkey and fixings ready to go here.

Anyway, Gourmet Ranch released a NEW Thanksgiving Mini Quest this morning. It should be 5-7 Steps and at the end will be 10 GR Cash. I will update the steps as I finish.








Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Christmas Ebooks Now Available!

See them before they hit the blog!  The Gourmet Ranch Christmas Quest E-books have everything you need to know about the upcoming Christmas Quests.

There are currently THREE quests that they can pick, 12 Days of Christmas which is the 2011 Quest, A Christmas Carol which is from 2012 and  A Missing Elf which is from 2013 and 2014.

These books will be FREE from Thanksgiving November 26 until Monday November 30th.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Master of Grains

Master of the Grains was introduced in the Fall of 2014.  It like many of the other mastery quests, enables you to earn coins, experience, speedups and GR Cash. 

Harvest 100, Cook 25 Yak Tea
Prize 5000 Coins

Harvest 100, Cook 25 Fiery Tuna Burgers
Prize 500 XP

Harvest 100, Cook 25 Beef and Stout Pie
Prize 1000 XP 

Harvest 200,  Cook 50 Chocolate Coffees
Prize 100 Speedups

Harvest 200, Cook 50 Lemon Pancakes
Prize 3 GR Cash

Harvest 200, Cook 50 Scorpion Liquor
Prize 10000 coins

Green Tea
Harvest 300, Cook 75 Thai Wisdom Cordial
Prize 1500 XP 

Harvest 300, Cook 75 Water Spinach Adobo
Prize 2000 XP

Harvest 300, Cook 75 Hummus with Toasted Pitas
Prize 125 Speedups

Harvest 400, Cook 100 Milk Chocolate Egg
Prize 6 GR Cash

Harvest 400, Cook 100 Wake up Granola
Prize  20000 Coins

Harvest 400, Cook 100 Hare with Mustard Sauce
Prize 2500 XP

Harvest 500, Cook 125 Wasabi Wagyu Steaks
Prize 3000 XP 

Harvest 500,  Cook 125 Plain Veggie Burgers
Prize 150 Speedups

Harvest 500, Cook 125 Dry Roasted Peanuts
Prize  8 GR Cash

Harvest 600, Cook 150 Rhubarb and Custard
Prize 30000 coins

Harvest 600, Cook 150 Shrimp Dijon
Prize 3500 XP 

Sugar Cane
Harvest 600, Cook 150 Sugar Fried Walleye
Prize 4000 XP

Harvest 750, Cook 175 Roast Jicama
Prize 175 Speedups

Harvest 750, Cook 175 Slimmer's tea
Prize 10 GR Cash

Pine Nut
Harvest 750, Cook 175 Purple Broccoli with Pesto
Prize 50000 Coins

Harvest 900, Cook 200 Champagne Loaf
Prize 4500 XP

Harvest 900, Cook 200 Salmon with Horseradish Sauce
Prize 5000 XP

Harvest 900, Cook 200 Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Prize 5500 XP

Wild Rice
Harvest 1000, Cook 250 Wild Rice and Quinoa Salad
Prize 200 Speedups

Harvest 1000, , Cook 250 Lemon Chia Scones
Prize 13 Gr Cash

Pearl Millet
Harvest 1000, Cook 250 Millet and Cheese Ladoo
Prize Mastery Functional Trophy

Master of the Salad and Beans

If you look on the right side of your screen you will see a column of icons. The first icon is the salad and beans icon.  If you click on it, it will bring up a mini mastery quest.  You can get coins, experience, speedups and GR cash as prizes for each step of the quest you finish.  The final prize is a functional trophy that will give you coins and XP each day. It also increases your heart meter so you sell more dishes. 

Harvest 100, Cook 25 Cucumber Salad 
Prize: 5000 Coins

Harvest 100, Cook 25 Skate Risotto
Prize: 500 XP

Lima Bean
Harvest 100, Cook 25 Succotash
Prize: 1000 XP

Harvest 200, Cook 50 Squash with Radishes
Prize: 100 Speedups

Harvest 200, Cook 50 Carp with Endives
Prize 3 GR Cash

Kidney Bean
Harvest 200, Cook 50 Bean Chili
Prize: 10000 Coins

Yellow Beetroot
Harvest 300, Cook 75 Creamy Beetroot Risotto
Prize: 2000 XP

Harvest 300, Cook 75 Salmon on Radicchio
Prize 125 Speedups

Cannellini Bean
Harvest 300, Cook 75 Sausage Casserole
Prize 6 GR Cash

Harvest 400, Cook 100 Gulper Eel Pie
Prize 20000 Coins

Harvest 400, Cook 100 Braised Leeks and Chard
Prize 2500 XP

Butter Bean
Harvest 400, Cook 100 Eggplant and Bean Stew
Prize 3000 XP

Harvest 500, Cook 124 Moroccan Mushrooms
Prize 150 Speedups

Broccoli Raab
Harvest 500, Cook 125 Vietnamese Broccoli Raab
Prize 8 GR Cash

Adzuki Bean
Harvest 500, Cook 125 Spicy Adzuki Beans with Rice
Prize 30000 Coins

Iceberg Lettuce
Harvest 600, Cook 150 Carp Sandwich
Prize 3500 XP 

Purple Broccoli
Harvest 600, Cook 150 Purple Broccoli with Chili
Prize 175 speedups

Harvest 600, Cook 150 Chicken and Rice Noodle Soup
Prize 10 GR Cash

Harvest 750, Cook 175 Alfredo Rutabaga
Prize 50000 coins

Harvest 750, Cook 175 Sweet and Sour Samphire
Prize 4500 XP

Edamame Bean
Harvest 750, Cook 175 Chili Duck with Edamame Beans
Prize 5500 XP 

Harvest 900, Cook 200 Asaro
Prize 200 speedups

Scotch Bonnet
Harvest 900, Cook 200 Plum Glazed Ham
Prize 13 GR Cash

Fava Beans
Harvest 900, Cook 200 Fava Bean Hummus
Prize Functional Mastery Trophy 

I will be adding a spreadsheet book similar to the quest recipe books. The mastery mini quests will have their own recipe book with all the necessary information.  It should be up later this week. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Gourmet Ranch Ebooks Free again

My two thanksgiving Gourmet Ranch Quest ebooks have been made free again just in time for the holiday.

Gourmet Ranch The Original Thanksgiving Recipe Album

Gourmet Ranch : The Original Thanksgiving Quest Recap

The first real thanksgiving quest for Gourmet Ranch was in November 2012.  It released 10 new ingredients and 18 recipes.  I have not found any of them to be worthwhile in terms of keys expense and return.   I do not believe that it is likely to return as an actual quest anytime soon as long as there are other options. 

Baby Carrots
Prize Russet Potatoes
Prize Parsnips
Thanksgiving Turkey
Thanksgiving Hog

Citrus Marinated Quail
Roasted Whole Beets
Stuffed Roast Turkey
Bacon Wrapped Turkey with Sausages
Full Roasted Ham with Shallots
Thanksgiving Hog Roast
Roasted Parsnips with Garlic Glaze
Thanksgiving Dinner
Luxury Thanksgiving Mash
Spicy Sugared Carrots
Chocolate Pecan Pie
Pumpkin and Pecan Pie
Nut Glazed Brie and Cranberry Sauce
Peas with Shallots and Pancetta
Mixed Veg with Shallots
Sausage and Kale dressed Turkey
Spicy Green Beans with Kale and Parmesan
Parsnip and Carrot Mash

Monday, November 9, 2015

Thanksgiving Party : Quest at a Glance

Thanksgiving Party Spreadsheet

This is the breakdown of a Thanksgiving Party Quest. 

Blue = General information
Red = Seasonal Ingredients
Yellow = Regular Ingredients

A Garfield Thanksgiving : Quest at a Glance

A Garfield Thanksgiving Spreadsheet.  

Blue = General Information
Red = Seasonal
Yellow = Regular Ingredients

Thanksgiving Party : Recipe Album

All the dishes for a Thanksgiving Party Quest in photo form. 

A Garfield Thanksgiving: Recipe Album

Here are the photos of all the Garfield Thanksgiving dishes.