One Last Hurrah for a Laying Hen

There's a chill in the air signaling the changing of seasons. There's also lots of feathers in the barnyard--the telltale sign of the seasonal moult of laying hens. During this time, egg production decreases significantly as all of the bird's energy goes into growing new feathers.This is also the time hens should be on their best behavior here at the farm. If you're moulting and a constant escapee, you get a one-way ticket to the processor and  ultimately, the stew pot. ...more
I have a few Khaki Campbell ducks, and from the three females  I'm getting 3 eggs a day ...more

Easy Asian Inspired Dinner

Delightfully Asian (i can't figure out how to upload pictures so go to my blog for pictures)Serves 4Marinade:2 tsp. of fresh grated ginger, use ground if you have no fresh on hand2 TBS of toasted sesame oil2 TBS of soy sauce2 TBS of Rice Wine2 teaspoons of cornstarch2 lbs. of cubed chicken breast ...more

Cooking Basics: Chicken Stock Recipe

Snacking in the Kitchen The secret is out! You can make chicken stock in your own kitchen.  So unless you are in a hurry, leave the packaged stock at the supermarket and instead, pick up a chicken, a few carrots, onion, celery and parsley....more

Chicken Soup for the Flu

Feeling flu’ish? Taking care of someone sick with the flu? Just looking for a great, simple chicken soup recipe you can throw together in minutes and freeze for later? Here it is. Simple and delicious.Chicken Soup for the Flu1 chicken1 onion2″ knob of ginger3-4 stalks of parsley1 fennel bulb4 carrots3 stalks celery (leaves and all)1 clove garlic2 tsp saltpepper ...more

Chicken 101: Roasted Lemon Butter Garlic Chicken

Snacking in the KitchenChicken 101: Roasted Lemon Butter Garlic Chicken Kiss your dry chicken good bye and send it away flying.  There's a new bird in town, this crisp, succulent and juicy Roasted Lemon Butter Garlic Chicken.&nb...more