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by Meredith Chilson November weather. Cold with an icy drizzle. Howling winds high in the naked treetops. Muddy boots, damp socks and gloves. Creeping shadows early in the evening—dark by dinnertime….and the days that mud freezes and hard balls of snow slam against windowpanes and cheeks as feathered and furry friends are herded into their […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Last weekend I made bone broth for the first time. I had roasted a chicken earlier in the week, and after the chicken dinner had been eaten, and leftover sandwiches been made, I was left with the carcass, bones and grizzle. Secretly, …this is what I was after. I’ve been doing a […]Read more »
I love hard-cooked eggs. I keep a container of them in the frig and like to pop one in my mouth for a quick, nutritious snack. The one downside to fresh eggs is how hard they are to peel. Everyone says ‘just put them aside for a few weeks and then they’ll peel fine’. Well, to […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Photos by author Welcome to the final post in the sausage making series. This is where we turn those wonderful chicken sausage links into juicy, caramelized beauties. Smoking is an age-old tradition. It has been a practical and delicious technique to preserve and flavor food for centuries. In my last post, DIY […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Photos by author Welcome back to the DIY Chicken Sausage series! Tomorrow is the Fourth of July, and keeping the tradition of warm weather festivities, we will be grilling outdoors with friends and family. I have our music selection of Sousa marches, and patriotic overtures ready to mingle among the smoky scent […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke Photos by author I’m still trying to recover from the disappointment of my failed natural Easter egg experiment. I had been counting on using these unique and beautifully colored hard-boiled eggs to decorate our Easter table at 1840 Farm. That was, until I removed the eggs from their naturally colored liquids and […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Photos by author Spring has sprung here at Iron Oak Farm and we are bursting at the seams with new life and exciting ventures. As a child I remember the cold months dragging on in a seemingly unending dreariness. I would yearn to plant something, play in the dirt and soak up […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson Photos by author It’s a blustery day here in Western New York, one of the first for this year, really. It’s just the sort of day that I like to dig out my very old Betty Crocker’s Cook Book and whip up some magic in my kitchen. My chicken girls are finally […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell Photos by author It’s so great to be back and blogging again! Just before Thanksgiving, my computer took a nose dive and I couldn’t access any of my image files, I couldn’t download my camera, and worst of all, I couldn’t share all the exciting things that happened at our first Christmas […]Read more »
by Suzanne Roark Photos by author Fall and winter are my favorite seasons. Something about the days growing darker and colder, the sweet smell of decaying leaves and finally the quiet awe of the first snowfall. Thanksgiving is not far away when the trees grow bare. Fall is the perfect time for reflection and […]Read more »