Easy Chicken Soup from Scratch

The cool weather has me ecstatically breaking out all my winter recipes. This week we had roast chicken, and then, three days later, the obligatory follow-up: chicken soup. So many folks these days are deterred by the idea of cooking a whole chicken that I feel I should note here how¬†very easy it is. You…

Sweet and Fluffy Corn Muffins

As we enter the cooler months of the year, there are a few recipes that are absolutely essential. One is for cornbread, a winter staple in our family. I make a big batch every time I cook chili, and then we eat the leftovers as snacks or with a pot of chicken soup. This recipe,…

Lucy dear? I’m already hatched…

From the beginning, my hens have had their favorite nest boxes. They have eight to choose from, and yet more than half of them lay their eggs in the same spot. From the beginning, they have graciously taken turns, and there was never a problem–until one of the hens recently got broody. When she decided…