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SIMPLE PIECED CHICKEN When you use 3R pasture-raised chicken, the effort to delicious ratio for this recipe is high, with very little effort for maximum flavour. Ingredients 1 whole chicken, cut up into pieces 5 leeks, cut into 1cm slices 1-2…

Recipe: Simple Pieced Chicken

  • September 28, 2020

This September (2020), we completed two new projects.  Project 1: Prairie Pasture Fencing The biggest project included fencing the bottom prairie pasture (~10 acres) with the help of Brussels Agri Services! This pasture is at the south edge of the…

Fencing in the Prairie Pasture + Terrace

  • September 28, 2020

ROAST CHICKEN WITH VEGGIES (Updated September 2020) "Pasture makes perfect" and roasted pasture-raised chicken is a true classic. Cooking 3R pasture-raised chicken is a bit different than conventionally-raised chicken, including conventionally-raised chickens fed organic feed. In addition to being flavourful and juicy,…

Recipe: Roast Chicken

  • September 4, 2020

FRIED CHICKEN WITH LARD Once a season we treat ourselves to fried chicken, using fresh chicken (freshly butchered, never frozen) and lard. It is admittedly a bit fussy, but such a treat: juicy meat, crispy crust. My mouth waters just…

Recipe: Fried Chicken with Lard

  • August 2, 2020

HOW TO PIECE A CHICKEN Wings. Pull the wing up & back expose the "arm pit". First cut straight down (A), keeping tension on the wing until it pops free. Then turn the blade 90° (B) and cut upward to…

How to Piece a Chicken

  • August 2, 2020

SAUSAGE PASTA THREE WAYS Updated July 2020. With tomatoes, zucchini, fresh garlic and basil in season, here are some yummy easy recipes to enjoy with chicken and/or pork sausage.  1. Smashed zucchini cream and sausage pasta Ingredients 8 ounces dried…

Recipe: Sausage Pasta Three Ways

  • July 23, 2020

We marked 2019 and the end of the decade with the slaughter of our first family cow, Butterfly. We butchered her on-farm to honour her role as family cow. (For this reason, the meat is not approved for sale.)  Butterfly…

#1 Butterfly

  • February 19, 2020

THE BEST MEATBALLS On a quick trip to our family friend's cottage this August, we ate like queens. (Thanks, Mom, for cooking ahead!) Even with a group of veggie loving women and kid - this meatball recipe had everyone moaning…

Recipe: The Best Meatballs

  • September 10, 2019

CHICKEN MARBELLA This recipe is modified from Yotam Ottolenghi's Simple, and inspired by a similar recipe in the classic cookbook, The Silver Palate. Although The Silver Palate was always kicking around my mother's kitchen when I was a child, the first time I remember having…

Recipe: Chicken Marbella

  • September 10, 2019

*** This blog expands off a post we made on Instagram, with a bit more detail. *** Zone 1 Transformation In June, we re-shaped via earthworks the area around the homestead. Inspired by Sepp Holzer's permaculture paradise and thanks to the…

Zone 1 Transformation: Krater Garden and Food Forest

  • August 7, 2019
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