Posts Tagged ‘cooking’

Salt-Cured Eggs January 20, 2017 4 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 […]

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 […]

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 16 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 […]