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Chicken with Smooshed Tomatoes

I don’t know about you but I struggle with meals in the summer sometimes. There are only so many salads one can make. It is way too hot to do anything today, especially cook. But thank goodness for air conditioning!… Continue Reading →

Bye Stumpy!

Last week we said goodbye to our dear odd-one-out Stumpy. Don’t worry he didn’t die!! It became pretty clear that Stumpy was in fact a rooster. Our chicken expert/farm liaison/aged manure supplier/blueberry provider Becky believes that most likely we ended… Continue Reading →

Chickens: Week 5 (Lockdown)

Lockdown at the Penitentiary. We’ve had a couple “Code Reds” occur and it seems like every time it’s Chicken Parm testing his her(?) boundaries. Earlier this week James ventured down and found a trail of droppings all leading to Chicken… Continue Reading →

Chickens: Week 3 (Puberty Isn’t Pretty)

Our little teenagers are growing fast and let me tell you, chick puberty is not pretty. They are all wings, bald spots and disproportionate limbs. Their wings are growing fast, and they exercise them daily. Flying is the new favorite… Continue Reading →

Chickens: Week 2 (Rooster in the Hen House?)

The girls are growing so fast! And “girls” might be incorrect. I have a sneaking suspicion that we have a rooster in our mix. Omelet, who we have reported on before might not be who we thought she is. According… Continue Reading →

Breaking Ground: Coop Progress Post 1

Spring is officially here! We’ve been very busy these past couple of weeks. Most exciting of all is breaking ground on the chicken coop! The coop will be built behind the garage where there once was a raised garden bed… Continue Reading →

(A Little Less) Butter Chicken

I’ve been wanting to make this dish for awhile, ever since I had it at an Indian restaurant where I used to live in Bloomfield. I must admit though that when I looked up the recipe I was a tad… Continue Reading →

Preparing for Chickens

Chickens should be here this week! Yesterday we spent a good amount of time at the barn picking the brains of Dan and Becky at Green Acres Farm, our chicken experts, and then getting supplies at Tractor and Supply Company… Continue Reading →

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Clementines

I honestly haven’t made Chicken Thighs very often. There is one other chicken thighs recipe on the website and I’m pretty sure that is the only other time that I’ve made them. This recipe though, if I do say so… Continue Reading →

Tofu Sate

Looking for a great way to substitute Tofu into your daily dishes? Well, if you loved the Chicken Sate we already published try using tofu with that recipe again.

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