Cool Summer Eggs

With three chickens and four ducks, we have no shortage of eggs at our house. We have friends watch over our flocks when we vacation and usually give them some eggs as a thank you. Aside from those few occasions, we have given hardly any away this season because we have integrated them as a… Read more »

Strawberry Waffles and Funny Eggs

Like a crazy woman, I went back to the local farm to u-pick more strawberries. Our cupboards are stocked with jam and I am getting tired of standing over the stock pot stirring. So this round I decided to just freeze them all – easy and versatile. I lightly rinsed the berries, since they can… Read more »

Found the Off Button

Typically I go a million miles an hour trying to balance roughly 10 things at once while standing on my head blindfolded. I am happy to report, however, that my summer break from school and work has led me to discover the off button. I am still doing little projects – writing, some book events,… Read more »

Swiss Chard for Dinner

We have been having swiss chard for dinner now for about three months. It’s a versatile vegetable packedĀ  with great vitamins and minerals – especially great for getting through these last weeks of winter. I thought I would share some simple ways we have been cooking it up. Nothing fancy – just simple cooking with… Read more »

Busy Spring Chickens

My flock of urban chickens have had quite the busy and productive Spring this year. They enjoyed free-ranging in the backyard in the early months while I had my row covers on, but on now back on ranging hiatus in their coop while the garden grows in. Since late February they have been steadily producing… Read more »

Egg Recipe: Kale and Potato Spanish Tortilla

A few years ago I lived in Barcelona, Spain, for about a year and I never tired of the simple Spanish tortilla – something more like a quiche and not at all related to the thin thing you wrap a burrito in. The traditional dish is typically made with olive oil, eggs, potatoes and not… Read more »

Egg Recipes: Cowboy Hash

This is the first of a series of posts intended to share recipes I enjoy that call for lots of eggs. All three of our urban hens are laying a steady supply of delicious, organic eggs and our family of two needs to stay on top of it! I have been absorbed for the last… Read more »