Monthly Archives: November 2014

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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Home Canning for the Holidays

The first time I gave home-canned food as a gift, it was a sheer act of convenience. It was a Yankee Swap (or White Elephant exchange, depending on where you’re from), in which a present is selected at random by … Continue reading

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Easy Apple Cobbler

Fall is apple cobbler season. And that means tart seasonal apples spiced with cinnamon and sweetened with brown sugar and topped with tender, golden biscuits baked to perfection. The apples are gooey, the biscuit crust has beautiful color and just … Continue reading

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Dutch Apple Pie Recipe

So you love dessert, but insist on splitting the bill? This is the pie for you. I may have that wrong. “Dutch” in this case does not refer to making a date awkward by calculating who owes money for dinner, … Continue reading

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