Category Archives: Poultry

Slow Braised Rooster Wings – Rooster Legs: Dual Recipes

Since I did this as a test, I only cooked one Ziploc pack of wings from the recent farm-harvested roosters.  It held five whole wings, and I’d left the drumette attached to the dual-bone part.  For guests, separate the drumette … Continue reading

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Unlaid Chicken Eggs: In Chicken Soup

Back on September 30th, we dispatched the meat birds.  I ended up helping with de-feathering and gutting ducks at a neighbor’s, followed by them (there were five of us working on one aspect or another of the birds) coming over … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Alo Saigon, Westfield, MA

This Vietnamese restaurant is by nearly all accounts quite authentic, and I highly recommend it. Alo Saigon 116 Elm St (Route 202) Westfield, MA 01085 I’ve eaten 6 dishes here from  three different visits.  I don’t usually get this down … Continue reading

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Just Ducky, Part VI: Roasted Duck Legs, Cauliflower and Plum

Just got to love a duck. Just got to love going back and looking at old drafts, and discovering posts that were completed but were never… posted.  This one is a few years old.  So, no summary above the recipe … 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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