Posts Tagged ‘recipes’

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 […]

Chicken Poop Dog Treats Recipe August 1, 2014 8 Comments

Chicken poop dog treats: that’s my project today. (You heard me!) While I’m not sure about the advisability of teaching your dog that what looks like chicken poop is delicious, making these treats for your friends with dogs–and emphasizing that they are a gift from your flock–sounds like some gross fun. Want to encourage your […]

Breakfast for Dinner May 2, 2014 2 Comments

Yesterday morning, I decided I would make myself a nice simple breakfast. On an English muffin, I put a scrambled egg, melted Swiss cheese, and some thin slices of smoked ham that I’d fried just enough to crisp the edges. Sort of a real food version of fast food… and way, WAY tastier. That’s unusual for […]

Backyard egg French toast for the kids November 15, 2013 2 Comments

It is one of the sorrows of my life that my husband doesn’t much care for French toast, even though we’re fortunate enough to be able to have backyard egg French toast. I can make French toast from our own homemade bread, with our own backyard eggs, and top it with our own home canned […]

Quiche stuffed pattypan squash recipe June 29, 2012 13 Comments

I love squash. This year I’m growing the small pattypan variety, because they begin producing so much earlier! I love the little flying saucer shapes and diminutive size; they are just the right size for a single (generous) serving. The skin is very tender, and the flesh seems slightly sweeter and more buttery than zucchini or yellow […]

Eating seasonally: why follow the lead of your chickens? June 8, 2012 4 Comments

It’s just about time for wild blackberries to ripen in my area; I can hardly wait!  The chickens and I like eating seasonally , and the girls enjoy the blackberries just as much as I do. We have all sorts of fruits at our farm–blackberries, black raspberries, peaches, apples, plums, persimmons, cherries and pears, just […]

Lissa’s Sunny Egg Clouds Recipe May 25, 2012 4 Comments

I’ve been looking at My Pet Chicken’s recipe for Eggs in a Cloud for a while, but I thought it needed punching up a little for my family. Instead of plain beaten egg white “clouds,” I decided to fold in some flavor. It was a big hit, so I wanted to share!   Lissa’s Sunny […]

WOW your kids with this Deviled Eggs Trick April 3, 2012 4 Comments

There are a lot of left over hard boiled eggs at this time of year, a perfect opportunity for this deviled eggs trick. After we’re done dyeing our eggs, it’s normally not a problem at our house to use them all up–they’re so delicious because our eggs are from pastured, free range hens! I love hard […]