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October Hatchery Box

The October box has arrived! Whether or not I have room in the drawer for this stuff is something we won’t talk about for now. Apparently there are now 22 of these little bottles, jars, envelopes and baggies awaiting my attention. Greenpoint Trading Co. Roasted Garlic Pepper – The suggested recipe – roasted chicken with … Continue reading

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Recent Recipes

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Green Tomatoes – Very tasty and super easy! I changed the flavor profile a bit, using white wine vinegar in place of sherry, and using extra garlic in place of the ginger. I served it over some freekeh, but I think brown or wild rice would work well, too. I’ll certainly … Continue reading

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Summer Canning Update: Part 2

I’m writing this in the fall, but since almost everything I’m about to list involves peaches, we’re going to call this a second summer canning update. (Here’s the first.) Most of these are from recipes I’ve found online.   Fresh Peach Chutney – This makes more than the 2.5 cups the recipe claims, which I … Continue reading

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Fall Recipe Favorites

A few favorites to inspire you as the fall veggies take over. Miso Sweet Potato and Broccoli Bowl – So good, and so easy! (Especially if you skip the sesame seeds.) I toss in a can of drained & rinsed chickpeas. This is an awesome lunch. Thai-Spiced Pumpkin Soup Recipe – There are a lot … Continue reading


September Hatchery Box

What a great looking box!   Dave’s Homemade Sweet & Sassy Smokehouse Rub – A huge 3oz packet! We will be enjoying this on several chicken dinners this fall. (Maybe I’ll make Handsome cook all of them.) Nikki’s Coconut Butter in Vanilla Cake Batter – A 1.5oz jar. Suggested recipe is a peanut-butter cup style … Continue reading