Souper Sunday: Chicken, White Bean and Bacon Soup

Souper Sunday: Chicken, White Bean and Bacon Soup

I love the way Italian cuisine pairs beans with meats or bitter greens. I’ve drawn upon that tradition for this hearty, warming soup just in time for flu season. I tend to avoid chicken breast meat like plague. Dry, tasteless and unappealing, chicken breasts are held in high regard by the low-fat prophets (profits?) for … Continue reading

Buttery Nutmeg Roasted Chicken with Chestnuts, Carrots and Parsnips

Buttery Nutmeg Roasted Chicken with Chestnuts, Carrots and Parsnips

  Skippy was having a hard day today. The lizards and quail have disappeared for the season taking with them his favorite past time apart from sleeping. Unable to rouse him from his faceplant position in the sun on our loveseat, I decided to woo him with his second favorite snack: chicken (his first being avocado… … Continue reading

Herby Roasted Chicken Quarters

Herby Roasted Chicken Quarters

Despite my previous post extolling the virtues of my lovely hens, I do eat chicken, though I try to ensure it’s free ranging chicken, antibiotic and hormone free and not pumped with water and salt post-slaughter. Chicken is not my favorite meat, but that’s not to imply that I don’t like it. I enjoy tender, … Continue reading


Almanzo’s Chicken with Apples ‘n’ Onions

I just finished re-reading Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Farmer Boy, and oh me, oh my, the descriptions of the meals the Wilder family enjoyed is enough to make anyone salivate! Book three of the Little House collection, Farmer Boy documents Laura’s husband, Almanzo Wilder’s childhood in New York State. The Wilder family was a study in … Continue reading