Blog Happenings (Update): We’re Back…And Here’s How To *Not* Miss A Post!

We’re back in the blogosphere, but wanted to let our WordPress.com followers know that one change you’ll notice is that new posts will only show up in the WordPress Reader, unless you subscribe to receive email updates below.

Here’s what you can expect for the remainder of 2021 and in 2022: food, ferments, follies, fowl, fiction, (armchair) philosophy…and more. Hope you come along for the ride!

Farm Fowl: Omnifarious Olive Eggers

Having raised both purebred and mixed breed poultry, I’ve seen the benefits of genetic diversity, such as heterosis (also known as “hybrid vigor”). When we crossed Easter Eggers that laid blue-green eggs with French Black Copper Marans roosters, we expected that the pullets would eventually lay olive eggs…and they did. And these girls turned out be some of the nicest birds we’ve raised to date.

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Farm Fowl: Genuinely Goofy Geese

Geese have a reputation for being silly, and when you spend much time with them, you understand why…they’re goofy creatures and, often, rather clumsy. But silly though they may be, they’re some of the most intelligent fowl we’ve raised, and intelligent creatures seek enrichment. Fortunately, a plain old lime rind can entertain these guys for hours.

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Under Pressure: Chunky Chickpea Curry

Skip the bowl and put it in a (low carb) wrap!

With the chill in the air, warming soups and comforting meals are just the ticket – and they can be made quickly and easily using an electric pressure cooker! For this one, I cooked dry chickpeas without soaking them first and used them as the base for a delightfully hearty and veggie-packed curry.

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Meatless Eats: Half-Peach Vegan Bakery & Café

If you’ve visited our blog for a while, you probably know that we cook most of our food. Eating out is a rarity, typically limited to special occasions. Every once in a while, though, we find a place where we don’t have to worry about how the meat was sourced (because there is no meat), and where creativity and skill come together in food that is a treat for the tastebuds and the eyes…like Half-Peach Bakery & Café.

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