Category Archives: Commentary

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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Welcome, Spring! Garden Plans for 2018

  It is Spring Equinox.  It is also the Persian New Year.  I thought about doing a Persian recipe, but lacked the time.  But on March 18th, I started indoor seeds for later outdoor transplantation.  Some of them could have … Continue reading

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Refurbishing a Wooden Kitchen Cutting Board

I am cleaning through my draft posts here on WordPress, and discovered a post I wrote last March, yes, nearly a year ago, that I hadn’t gotten around to adding photos to, or finalizing for posting.  I think others may … Continue reading

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Cookbook Season: Some Good Basics, Part IV

This is the last post in this series discussing some good basic cookbooks.  I may at some point post recommendations and reviews of more specific cookbooks, but nothing is planned at the moment in that direction. THE FLAVOR BIBLE.  This … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, 2018!

Welcome to 2018.   Oh, and Happy Hogamany!  (It’s a Scottish thing…) No, I didn’t stay up to see in the New Year; I did do that last year, and spent the night sleeping on a cot at a friend’s place, … Continue reading

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