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The Two Week Difference

I normally do not “adopt” hens that are offered to us, but because I wanted a full sized, laying hen to have at an upcoming Home and Garden Show, when I was offered 2 Buff Orpington (or mostly Buff Orpington … Continue reading

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Coop and Caboodle’s 2013 Flock

Limited Quantity: 20 weeks by Late March Buff Orpingtons , 3-4 eggs per hen per week. These are the main stock of our rental flock. Orpingtons are big, friendly dual-purpose birds originally developed in the UK. They’re friendly and cold-hardy … Continue reading

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Fresh Chicken Stock

Fresh Chicken Stock Chicken stock is always better made while you are cooking a whole chicken to remove the meat for another dish. However you make it, you must use the bones. That’s where the flavor is! Ingredients: 1 whole … Continue reading

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Tarragon Chicken Pot Pie

Tarragon Chicken Pot Pie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRsSqbPtmOE Ingredients: 1 Recipe for pie crust (see recipe for Best Pie Crust) 2 lb. cooked chopped chicken in bowl, set aside (approx. 4 chicken breasts or *1, 3lb chicken, bone in, cooked and meat removed) … Continue reading

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Best Pie Crust

Best Pie Crust Why purchase a pie crust when this flaky crust can be made in a few moments at home, using ingredients that are readily available? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15931CohnUo Ingredients: 1¼ cup flour ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup cold butter, cut … Continue reading

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Fresh Fig Tart with Homemade Almond Paste

Fresh Fig Tart with Homemade Almond Paste In a few minutes you can have a beautiful fig tart ready for the oven that will knock even the pickiest of fig eaters off their feet! Ingredients: 1 recipe Best Pie Crust, rolled … Continue reading

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