Meet Christy Rost

Public Television chef and host Christy Rost is the author of three cookbooks, a television and radio personality, lifestyle authority, entertaining guru, cooking teacher, recipe developer, home restoration expert, Registered Nurse, and popular guest chef for food and wine festivals, home shows, women’s expos, major retailers, and charity events.

Based in Texas and passionately dedicated to the celebration of Home and Family, Christy’s focus on sustainability, farm to plate, cooking with local ingredients, and food and wine pairings is heavily influenced by the months she lives and works in her recently-restored 1898 Breckenridge, Colorado historic mountain home. Conversing with farmers, ranchers, wine producers, distillers and food artisans, and being intimately connected each day with the land, water, and nature, has a profound effect on Christy’s commitment to sustainability.

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Notes from Swan's Nest

Christy's blog from her mountain home

Summer Vegetable Garden - Part 1
August 31, 2017

Last year's vegetable garden at Swan's Nest was a more rewarding experience than I had anticipated. As I carried my little basket to the garden several times a week to harvest arugula, lettuces, radishes, spinach, Swiss chard, broccoli rabe, and mesclun for salads, sandwiches, or stir-fries, I felt like a mini-farmer, and could only imagine how farmer around the world must feel while harvesting crops that will feed hundreds or thousands of people. I also discovered what fun it was to create small packages of my harvest and share it with friends, while proudly saying “I grew this in my garden”.

With this experience in my back pocket, I started planning this year’s garden while there was still snow on the ground so I could get a jump on all the other gardeners planting from seed. Standing in my winter jacket in our nearby Walmart, perusing through racks and racks of seed packets, was exhilarating as I envisioned how many rows of vegetables would fit in our raised garden beds.

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Upcoming Events

October 25, 2017
October 25 & 26, 2017
Wines of Alsace tour
Alsace region of France

November 09, 2017
8:45 am
Live Television cooking segment
FOX-4's "Good Day"
Dallas, TX

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Celebrating Home

Finalist for the High Plains Book Award!

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Books and DVD