Posts Tagged ‘cooking’

Salt-Cured Eggs January 20, 2017 2 Comments

I am always excited to try a new egg recipe, and I thought I’d share this easy recipe for salt-cured eggs with you, too. Salt-cured egg yolks are solid, dry cured discs that can be used grated, sliced, or crumbled, almost like a cheese. They add a salted creamy flavor to any dish. It’s simple […]

Burns Night Scotch Eggs January 23, 2015 No Comments

Burns Night will be here soon–and we always celebrate at our house. Traditionally, you’d serve haggis at a Burns Supper… however, in the US you just can’t get real haggis (it’s an issue that some hilariously attribute to the obesity epidemic in the US. Instead, we serve one of my favorite stand-bys: Scotch Eggs. We have […]

3 simple cold weather treats for your flock January 9, 2015 4 Comments

When it’s cold outside, we stay huddled up by the fire. We have hot cocoa, or maybe a splash of Irish cream in the coffee. For dinner, we make a spicy pot of chili, or sometimes a delicious curry. But our chickens? They aren’t able to cook up their own treats (since I haven’t equipped the coop […]

Egg Show-Off: Carbonara November 2, 2014 3 Comments

I love trying new recipes and making novel dishes for company, but like everyone, I have a few tried and true favorites that I fall back on in a pinch. And call me a show off, but I love to serve my homemade and homegrown goodies. And I’m a total Egg Show-Off. So when possible, I […]

Graveyard Eggs from your Pet Chickens October 24, 2014 No Comments

One of the things I loved about living in China was the street food. There was delicious, delicious food available almost everywhere for next to nothing. (The same goes for New York, but it’s a lot more expensive!) I remember lucking into some delicious steamed red bean paste dumplings for about twelve and a half […]

Secret ingredient: Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World February 14, 2014 9 Comments

I never really “got” chocolate chip cookies until I tasted the cookies my husband made. Don’t get me wrong: I ate a chocolate chip cookie now and then, but there were probably a dozen or more other cookies I would prefer over chocolate chip if given a choice. Molasses cookies, gingerbread, snickerdoodles, almond lace, shortbread, […]

Gingerbread Chicken Coop Contest December 13, 2013 1 Comment

Last year I baked a gingerbread chicken coop. This year I want to see YOUR gingerbread chicken coop. And I’ll make it interesting for the contestants: the best gingerbread chicken coop will win a signed copy of the My Pet Chicken Handbook (although note the book won’t be released until February, so there will be something […]

Quick and delicious! February 21, 2012 No Comments

Need something quick? Try huevos rancheros. I love this dish, because it takes only 15 minutes or so and it can be made mostly with pantry staples. Plus, well…  just YUM. Everyone loves these. It’s a great way to show off how delicious fresh eggs are. (This is also one of the recipes I shared in […]

The Perfect Scrambled Egg February 16, 2012 7 Comments

Have you ever wondered how restaurants get their scrambled eggs so fluffy? I have – and I’ve been struggling for years to get that consistency. Most of the time they end up chewy. My poor family! Turns out, I’ve been way over-thinking it. The secret is simply this: water!

On the Secret Dangers of Chicken Keeping February 6, 2012 15 Comments

I used to love eating breakfast out. My family seldom eats out, actually; we do so maybe four times a year… but once upon a time, my favorite eat-out meal was the weekend mid-morning breakfast. It was just a treat. I loved going to one of the many ridiculous “down home” style chain restaurants, and […]