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Spring Has Sprung, Finally

We have had beautiful weather this weekend, but I haven't taken that much advantage of it. We did walk out for gelato (the Mr.: dark chocolate and hazelnut) and sorbet (me: grapefruit) yesterday afternoon at the neighborhood place (Dolci Gelati), and today we walked to Busboys & Poets for brunch (which has become a near-weekly habit).

I have just finished making 6 quarts of chicken stock. I think this is the best I've made. I used more or less this recipe, which I have bookmarked for later. The main difference between this and what I have made previously is far more carrots (6 instead of 2 or 3) and peppercorns (2 teaspoons); also, leaving the skin on the halved onion, which has an effect on the color. And darn I should have known that (it's one of the common natural fabric dye ingredients, for a golden yellow), and in fact, I remember my late mother doing the same.

The chicken stock is for matzoh ball soup for second seder at my sister's place this coming Saturday. I am the official Matzoh Ball Maker on our side of the family. The first seder will be at our friends Michael and Sharon's. They have asked me to bring a fruit platter, which should be easy, except that I will be working most of Friday. I will try to pick up fresh fruit the night before, I think.

And the Mr. is upstairs doing the taxes, because yes, it's spring. *sigh*

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Apr. 18th, 2016 12:03 am (UTC)
Apr. 18th, 2016 12:33 am (UTC)

I imagine it does. Ironically, I live in Maryland — not far from where that grand experiment in factory chickens began. Poultry farming is still a big business in our state and also a major source of pollution in the state's eastern third, around the Chesapeake Bay, where most of the poultry and "truck" (vegetable) farming occurs.

For what it's worth, I used a "pasture-raised" chicken from Whole Paycheck plus six Kosher Valley chicken legs. These were both WF's "category 2" humane farming. On the other hand, chances are good that the breed was one of the same white feathered chunky ones that get raised on the cruddy factory farms.

Apr. 18th, 2016 01:00 am (UTC)
.... if it had six legs, I don't think it was a chicken.

Apr. 18th, 2016 02:26 am (UTC)

Willing to bet they sell packages of dismembered chicken parts in your part of the continent too!

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