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Chicken Stew with Ricotta-Chive 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 […]

chicken stew with herbed dumplings

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. […]

Stew Hen on its way towards Chicken & Dumplings

Rain and stew…

Lovely rains relieved the dry pastures and orchards. Luckily our well drained soils demand our crop fields have good irrigation so the dry September didn’t set back the veggies. After so many glorious days, the drips off brim of the rain hat brought the gaze down and there on the forest floor was the vibrant […]

artsy cover crop spreading in rain charlotte

Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls

Soup Ingredients  1 4-pound chicken, stewing is best 1 large onion, unpeeled, washed 10 sprigs of dill 4 stalks of celery, chopped 3 cloves of garlic, unpeeled 3 tablespoons chopped ginger 1 turnip, cubed into 1/2-inch pieces 4 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces Juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons salt, plus more […]

matzo balls cooking in stewing hen broth