Category Archives: Commentary

Raising Chickens, Part V: The Bin, or Storage at Your Coop

Like me, you may well have a bin for chicken supplies.  Or, you may be keeping your chickens in a more barn-style coop, where you can have a dedicated storage room or at the least, a high storage shelf or … Continue reading

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Holi, Indian Festival of Colors: Chicken Tikka Masala Whole30 Style

Contains:  Coconut, nightshades.  Is:  Gluten-free, Paleo, Whole 30.      Yes, if you prefer to have basmati or jasmine rice instead of cauliflower rice, please go ahead.  I made this when I wanted to do one of those Whole 30 … Continue reading

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Raising Chickens, Part II: Welcoming Baby Chicks

Baby chicks are available from a variety of online sources, and you can also get them (at least in the US) from Ag-way, Tractor Supply, or a few mom & pop stores.  Ideally, you can get baby chicks from neighboring … Continue reading

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January First: A Year and Two Days an Official Resident Here

A year and two days have elapsed since officially settling into my home, although I’ve been here in the Hilltowns of western Massachusetts since mid-month that past December. HAPPY NEW YEAR The ground was broken to build this house in … Continue reading

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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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