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Chicken Stew with Ricotta-Herb Dumplings

Recipe by Diane Fish as published in the Kitsap Sun Farm to Fork blog Place a large (or two small) stewing hen in a pot with 1 onion, 3 stalks celery, 3 large carrots, two bay leaves, sage, thyme, parsley and 1 Tbsp peppercorns.  Cover with water. Simmer 2-3 hours on low. This can also be […]

Transitions

Fall is arriving and with it some seasonal transitions of crops in from the fields and poultry ready to be processed.  Today we took this year’s batch of 300+ Freedom Ranger chickens to Maple Wind Farm‘s inspected processing facility  and this weekend we will process our turkeys on farm with a great crew of staff, […]

How to Part a Chicken

Several years ago, two of our teammates teamed up to not only offer a live demo of how to cut up a chicken, but to document it so folks could continue to learn from it.  We often offer thanks to our former staff, today we thank Guy & Penelope for this great piece of kitchen […]

Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls

                Several years ago Passover and Easter also overlapped while our dear farm friends (and fantastic cooks) the Bailey-Cohens were visiting.  We hit lots of holiday highlights including Liz chiefing this great soup — whether you are celebrating Passover or just seeking some delicious comfort food, this will […]

Roasted Chicken or Turkey & Squash Soup

Adapted from:  SeriousEats.com  This continues to be one of our most favorite and most requested soups. We discovered it several years ago and it was the tastiest soup we had made in ages. Bonus is that it is really simple and can easily follow a yummy roasted chicken or roasted turkey meal (yes, perfect for […]

Chickens: What is the difference between fryers, broilers and stewers?

We have a variety of fresh chicken this week so here is a quick cheat sheet.  What is the difference between fryers, broilers, roasters and stew birds?   Stewing Chickens—the easy one. Stew birds are usually laying hens that have passed their prime. They are older and their meat is usually tougher and more stringy. […]

Simple Roast Chicken—from Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything

We tried several different recipes, but ALWAYS come back to this one because it is easy and reliably great. And our chickens are reliable done in about an hour (in our convection oven). Just make sure your chicken is fully defrosted and best if it comes to room temperature before cooking. In his updated cookbook […]

Tostada Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

From Moosewood Daily Specials (more or less) When summer brings warm temps, we crave salad based meals and we think of our Cilantro Lime build your own mexican inspired salad. This is one of our favorites and it ends up a bit different every time depending on what is in season and in our pantry. And other dressings […]

Cilantro-Lime Chicken Salad

In honor of this summery weather and fresh chickens! Chicken (1…or more) Olive oil, bacon fat, lard, poultry fat herbs Yogurt Lime juice Cilantro Garlic onions dried tomatoes dried currants salt pepper Fennel (optional but adds a nice crunch) 1. Roast your chicken(s).  We prefer Mark Bittman’s Simple Roast Chicken recipe, always works well. Then […]

Chicken Chasseur

“A French classic that never seems to go out of style, this dish combines mushrooms and chicken in a tomato and white-wine sauce. The name, literally “hunter’s chicken,” harks back to a time when game birds and mushrooms from the woods were a natural autumn combination.” — Food and Wine Ingredients 1 tablespoon cooking oil […]