Category Archives: Commentary

Rooster Corfu

As some of you may remember, I raised some chickens for meat this summer.  They arrived May 3rd, and went outdoors sometime in June, and were harvested for meat September 30th.  After a short adjustment period in their chicken tractor, … Continue reading

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Four Hundred Blog Posts and Counting

Well, Four Hundred and One, to be technical. You don’t have to read all this – there are no recipes today (although I’ll link to a few  favorites).  Keep Calm and Carry On… Changes in Eating over Time It’s been … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Eggplant, Apple and Onion Casserole with Ras al Hanout

Casserole.  A word redolent of the ’50s and ’60s with maybe a glimpse into the ’70s. Dated.  Casseroles are dated.  Just like wood-stained kitchen cabinetry, and appliances that aren’t stainless steel.  (As in my kitchen!) Proud to own a “dated” … Continue reading

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Kitchen Gadgets, Part I

I’ve run into useful gadgets for the kitchen over time.  I figure I’ll toss out about five of these items at a time into a post when I’m feeling like it, in no particular order (perhaps alphabetical, maybe or not), … Continue reading

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Arrival of the Chicken Tractor & Coop!

This post is for the birds! Seriously!   The chicken coop is here!   I’ve put the birds (the broilers) in, but have to do more work before we’re totally copasetic. They HAD to go out, whereas the laying hens … Continue reading

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Baby Chicks Are Thriving

I ordered two batches of day-old chicks: 8 broilers, 4 red and 4 black, arrived May 3rd, from our local look-alike Tractor Supply/Agway but homegrown independent farm and pet store.  These birds are destined for the dinner table, and are … Continue reading

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Home Poultry Plans, Sous Vide Chicken Breast with Lime/Mushroom Sauce – and Sous Vide Discussion

Or:  How I fought the Breast Meat Trend, and how I HOPE to WIN!!! I’m going to be raising chickens this year.  I’ve ordered 9 meat birds (“red broilers”) to arrive the first week of May. I also ordered egg … Continue reading

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