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First New Poulet Egg


I got a treasured surprise today. A tiny brown egg. I have 7 older hens and 13 new pullets. I think I’m going to need another nest box. This hadn’t occurred to me until now when I saw the little egg on top of the nest box. The old hens haven’t been letting the younger ones roost. […]

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Tarragon Dressing/Marinade


Inspired by the green sprouts on my onions that have a great determination to live again, I made a dressing that I could add a few bits of lovely colour to.   I liked the eye-catchingily bright color of mustard and made a plan on how to keep it from totally blending into the recipe. […]

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Culture Shock: the recipe


      Culture Shock   1 chicken cut in pieces, cooked, meat removed and bones discarded 1 large onion, chopped 3-4 cups Sauerkraut without juice 1 cup brown sugar 4 cups pineapple juice 2 cans pineapple chunks 4 cup red crabapple pie filling (obviously homemade)to give the tartness Cook the above together in an […]

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Butchering the Chicks


When I butchered the rooster before I had to skin him to get the feathers off. Normally we try a totally different approach to the real butchering process. These Cornish Giants are slowly moving heavy birds. I can reach under their chest and measure their girth with my hand. The reason I do this is […]

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Sherry’s Asian Mustard Sauce


This is the first printing of the Asian Mustard Sauce (because it never existed before today). It’s a recipe for a ‘follower’ on her special day. Happy Birthday you-know-who !!! This super sharp ‘Mustard’ sauce would go best on pork or chicken, duck or bear. I’ve discovered that salt kills this recipe, so don’t go […]

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Slow Cooker Chicken


   Now you have a clue what I go through to have a little chicken on my plate. It’s lots of work isn’t it? This Rooster had to be at least 2 years old, so I thought he’d be tough. I put him in the slow cooker along with salt, pepper, lots of onion and […]

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Pieces of Chicken (cont.)


                                                                                                                 Rooster Gonads >>   7. The gizzard can be sliced carefully down the center and the the flesh pulled by hand away from the stomach sack to leave an edible piece of organ. Discard the stomach lining and contents – or feed it to the other birds. I prefer to just cut the meatier […]

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Getting the Feathers Off


Immediately after beheading or sticking a chicken you have to get the guts out asap. I have to get some feathers off first so I can tell where I’m going. (Click on pictures to enlarge them) 1. Stick the knife upside down under the skin at the knuckle of the leg and cut towards the base […]

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