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The First Egg: Light, Life, and Gratitude

February 20th, 2016 · 13 Comments

Like all of us, chickens are creatures that respond to the seasons, to cycles of light and dark. Many breeds of chickens will lay eggs throughout their first winter, but once they get a little older, their egg-laying will usually dwindle and then stop completely as the winter darkness falls. Some people install lights into […]

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Welcome Spring

March 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Thank you Marigold, Ophelia, and Ethel for the beautiful eggs. And happy spring to everyone! I heard the neighborhood flickers drumming in earnest on my early morning walk today. Let the wild rumpus begin!   You may also like:Our Urban Chicken Coop Plan Buff Orpington: Our Favorite Backyard Chicken Breed Urban Chicken Retirement: What to […]

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Tags: chickens, eggs, seasons, urban nature

Deconstructing Dinner: An Interview at The Tangled Nest for a New TV Series

September 19th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Last Saturday I was delighted to welcome the good folks from Deconstructing Dinner for an afternoon at The Tangled Nest.  Until a couple of years ago, Deconstructing Dinner was an internationally syndicated radio show covering food and the emerging food culture, with a focus on the relationship between our food choices and ourselves, our households, […]

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Tags: chickens, eggs, food, urban farming

Eggs: Fresh and Freshest

April 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment

In France, farm eggs at the market are stamped with two dates:  “Fresh until,” and “Extra-fresh until…” You can actually request extra-fresh eggs from your fromager/egg-monger! Eggs are extra-fresh until they are about 7 days old, and during this time are best for coddling, poaching, mayonnaise, aioli, mousse, or a very special cake. If you […]

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