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Rainy Days: A Perfect Time for Breakfast

In today’s Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I talk about breakfast, a meal I often find challenging, not because of its preparation but because I’m rarely hungry early in the day. In that column, I promise to post recipes to some of my favorite breakfast dishes, delicious any time of day or night, and so here they are. I do find breakfast particularly welcome and enjoyable on rainy days like this one and plan to indulge soon. Freshly-made… Read More »

Eggs in Spring: Poached, Slow-Scrambled, Baked & More

Except during the year’s darkest days and when she is moulting, a hen produces an egg every 24 to 28 hours. She doesn’t need a rooster around to do it. She can’t not do it. Not long after she lays one egg, she begins producing another. Some hens are happier when there’s a rooster around, others simply find him annoying. When it comes to eggs, it doesn’t matter. Day in and day out, a hen produces her eggs, beautifully-shaped spheres… Read More »

RIP Ophelia

I had a chicken in Forestville. A week ago, a critter got into the coop and killed her and one other hen. It is one of the risks of raising chickens, but worth the heartache when you understand the superiority of eggs from happy, well-fed hens. Recipes, too, of course.… Read More »