Chickens in the Yard Archive

Spaghetti and Eggs with Fire Roasted Tomato Butter Sauce

April 13, 2016

Ever wonder what I do with all my canned tomatoes or my backyard chicken eggs?  Here are two super easy recipes right out of your pantry: Fire Roasted Tomato Butter Sauce and Spaghetti and Eggs.  Read more ›

Tangy Mayonnaise

January 23, 2016

I have a confession to make. There are two condiments that I consistently buy and rarely make from scratch: Heinz Ketchup and Hellman’s/Best Food’s Mayonnaise. For this scratch cook, this is a travesty.   Read more ›

New Chicks in Town

August 11, 2014

If you’ve been following me on Mother Earth News or social media, you already know my big family news for the year.  We have chickens.  Bock bock!!  It was an epic journey building the coop, getting the Minneapolis chicken license and finding our chicks.  Now they are well into their teens months and should start laying eggs in September.   Read more ›

Tarragon Pickled Eggs

June 27, 2013

The first cucumber pickles I make for the season are French cornichons, those tiny sour gherkins that light up a summer picnic or brighten up a winter roast.  Alas, the summer vegetable garden will be very, very late this year due to a protracted rainy spring.  My pickling cucumbers are barely vines yet and pickles may have to wait until August.   Read more ›