Monthly Archives: November 2014

Pickled Swiss Chard Stems

Popular in Mediterranean cuisine, Swiss chard is a leafy beet green often grouped with spinach and kale. In recent years, the beet green with the colorful stem has shown up in CSA boxes and the ease with which it grows … Continue reading

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Why Chickens Roost

A roost is an elevated bar, branch or narrow plank on which chickens perch to sleep. Seeking high spots to spend the night has been part of chicken survival instincts since long before its domestication over 5000 years ago. Chickens … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Hummus

When the holidays hit, food is always an important part of the revelry.  Be it turkey, ham or roast beast, a lot of work goes into preparing a dinner that won’t soon be forgotten. Add a banquet of side dishes … Continue reading

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Building a Better Chicken Run

A chicken run is an outdoor enclosure attached to the coop. Some chickens live the good life. Spending their days roaming the range, foraging to their hearts’ content. But for many, if not most, backyard chicken enthusiasts, free-ranging the flock … Continue reading

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Apple Dutch Baby Recipe

If we want to get technical about it, this sweet, popover-like pancake is a take on a German dish called apfelpfannkuchen. Here in the U.S., this puffy breakfast  treat is better known as a “Dutch Baby,” thanks to the young … Continue reading

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How to Clean a Chicken Coop

Once seen as exotic in a suburban setting, chicken coops are all but commonplace these days. Although chickens are not maintenance-free, many are surprised to learn that maintaining a backyard flock doesn’t take much more effort than caring for domestic … Continue reading

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Avgolemono Soup Recipe

When cooking the fall harvest, there is a tendency for warm, comforting flavors. It makes sense to embrace the earthy tones of the season and I can be as heavy-handed as the next guy when it comes to using fall … Continue reading

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