Tuesday, July 31, 2012

in my kitchen {homegrown}


Our very first homegrown chicken, roasted with just-harvested carrots, potatoes, and squash, seasoned with garlic and fresh herbs. The leftover bones made the most incredible chicken stock, and the meat is still debuting in various salads and lunchtime fare.


Try this "5 minute bread" with honey butter. Oh my. I'm thinking it will also be delicious with curry chicken.


More garlic harvested. This batch I preserved by mincing up the cloves and freezing them for future use. 


A Snuffleupagus impersonating pear. Our pear tree is bearing a lot of fruit this year (not all this strange-looking, though!)

This is simple, simple food, but there really is nothing like a meal grown right outside your doorstep or made from scratch in your kitchen. I hope you get to experience the deep satisfaction of this, too! What are you eating these days?

10 comments:

  1. Well just some summer squash and a few cucumbers so far. Everything is late due to the rain we got this spring.
    Your supper looks amazing!!! I always love it when I can have an all homemade meal at super! So satisfying!

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  2. The chicken looks good except that I know it was really adorable a few posts ago! ;) I want to raise chickens one day, for the eggs, but I don't know how I feel about raising meat chickens yet.

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  3. My lemon cucumbers have lots of blossoms which mean cukes are right behind. I feel like everything is later than normal but it really isn't considering I planted much later than I did last year. I'm just being impatient. Your chicken dinner looks dee-lish!

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  4. There truly is nothing like food grown on your own property! Everything looks absolutely divine!

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  5. I'll take a drumstick please!! Oh my, that all looks sooo yummy!! Thanks for the link to the bread recipe too! :)

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  6. That is awesome, Jamie. I bet it was supremely satisfying.

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  7. comfort food for body and soul!

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  8. I don't eat dead things myself, but I saw a doco on Sunday that analysed commercial meat chickens and said they didn't contain much that constitutes good food, so much of why you eat chicken was missing....home grown or organic chickens were great food, full of important nutrients. Well done

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  9. It's wonderful that you are now eating your own home grown chicken. It must be immensely satisfying to see it all come full circle.
    As a kid I was a big Snuffleupagus fan (when he was Bigbirds undiscovered friend). What a funny pear.

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  10. Your food looks delicious, Jaime. Congratulations on your first chicken on the table and your crops. Your bread looks great. It doesn't get much better than this. ~~ Rhonda

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