Oven Braised Chicken with Tomato and Olive Sauce

Happy Autumn Equinox! Mother Earth decided to bless us by sending our first real Fall day.  The temperature dropped from the upper 90s down to 72 and breezy in just a couple days.  The wind smelled wet and cold.  It blew strongest in the afternoon and the dust was so thick in places that visibility was… Continue reading Oven Braised Chicken with Tomato and Olive Sauce

Winter, Changes and a December Soup

Winter has touched the landscape with its icy fingers.  This morning I woke up to a crisp 25 degrees outside.  A thick layer of frost blanketed the ground.  The apple trees and grapevines have been bare for over a week, the ice in the bird baths is 1/2 inch thick in the mornings, and piles… Continue reading Winter, Changes and a December Soup

30 Days of Renewal – Day 6 – Oven Baked Marinated Chicken Drumsticks

I tried to get this posted yesterday, but Tom’s boss was coming to visit so I was a bit busy getting ready. Tom has an incredible metabolism. He is one of those guys who needs to eat 3000 calories a day just to maintain his body weight.  If I don’t keep the house stocked with… Continue reading 30 Days of Renewal – Day 6 – Oven Baked Marinated Chicken Drumsticks

Turkey Pot Pie – It’s for Dinner

I know I said I would be back with an apple recipe, but I made this Turkey Pot Pie last night for dinner and we all agreed that it must go on the blog today so you all can try it with your leftovers tonight.  I am so thankful I snapped a quick instagram shot… Continue reading Turkey Pot Pie – It’s for Dinner

Our First Egg

Look what I found in the compost pile this morning!  Our first chicken egg!  My excitement at this awesome find is mixed with sadness because this means its time for LadyHawke to go back to the farm she came from.  Her chicks don’t need her anymore and she is ready to move on. Anything exciting… Continue reading Our First Egg