Friday, November 13, 2009

Pure Luck Farm and Bella Vista with Tasty Touring and a Hill Country Fall Picnic

Fickle Foodie and I went on our first Tasty Touring to Pure Luck Farm and Bella Vista Ranch to learn about rearing goats for goat milk and chevre and the difficulties of growing olive trees for olive oil in Texas.

A big "thank you" to Jodi of Tasty Touring for organizing this charming Hill Country tour!

Pure Luck Farm
Fickle Foodie and I were immediately drawn to the smokey chipotle goat cheese and the aromatic basil pesto goat cheese. We bought one of each to add to our picnic basket for later.

Goat Cheese Tasting: Chipotle and Basil Pesto Chevre

I learned quite a lot from the Bella Vista tour, and the olive oil and vanilla fig balsamic vinegar tasting left a lasting impression.

Bella Vista Ranch Olive Grove

After touring both farms, Fickle Foodie and I drove through Wimberley and had a picnic at Devil's Backbone, a scenic spot overlooking a gigantic valley in the Hill Country.

Devil's Backbone
Our picnic consisted of:
Chilled Green Tea Soba Noodles
Herbes de Provence Chicken Legs
Orzo Salad with Cucumbers, Onions, feta cheese and lemon vinaigrette
Pure Luck Farm Chipotle Goat Cheese and Basil Pesto Goat Cheese
Thai-style Salsa with Tortilla Chips
Chocolate Chip Cookies and Ginger Cookies
Sweet Tea Leaf Honey Mint Green Tea


  1. Ooo, what a lovely looking picnic!

    I was so sorry I couldn't make that tour...

  2. You guys did it all! Is devil's backbone as scary a hike as it sounds? I'm so glad that you had a great time...I'm dreaming about their goat cheese and need to buy some more very soon!