The original blog post for this recipe was written back in 2008, but I still refer back to it regularly. It’s time for a redo and some basic edits to include photos. I actually cooked a roast chicken last night, so what better time to do an update?! Last night’s ingredients are below, as well as directions and photos…. However, I’ve included the original blog post at the end, in case you like that combination of ingredients better!
BFW’s Herb Roasted Chicken 2014
1 3lb pasture raised (and/or organic) roasting chicken
6 tbsp grass fed butter, melted or very soft
1 generous handful (about a cup, loosely packed) chopped fresh herbs — I used rosemary, thyme and sage
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 c chicken broth (or white wine)
Salt & freshly ground black pepper (I used both regular sea salt and also rosemary-flavored sea salt flakes)
1 bag of mixed baby potatoes (about 1.8 lbs), cut into large chunks
1lb bag of brussels sprouts, halved
6 oz (about 8-10...
A few weeks ago we got lucky and stumbled upon Jalapeño’s Grill in Walpole. What a hidden gem and a great little Mexican restaurant!!! I found them on Open Table and decided to blindly give them a shot. I love Mexican food and there tends to be plenty of choices for me (which can sometimes be a challenge). I eat mostly paleo… but specifically focus on avoiding gluten/wheat and most dairy when I’m at a restaurant. To eat completely paleo would slim our choices significantly and make my life even more difficult. I want take-out and eating out to be easy once in a while.
Jalapeño’s Grill is located at 960 Main Street in downtown Walpole. It’s right on the main thoroughfare, has a parking lot and there’s also plenty of on-street parking at night. It was pretty dark out… so all my pics are dim, but this gives you the general gist.
As soon as we walked in, I knew that we had stumbled upon something special. The place was PACKED. With couples, families...
What is Kombucha?
I think by now, most people have at least heard of kombucha or have seen it for sale in WholeFoods and other natural markets… but have no idea what it is or made of. Kombucha is an tart/vinegary ancient beverage made from fermented sweetened black or green tea. It has a natural effervescence and is full of probiotics, antioxidants, B vitamins and much more. The tea is fermented over a period of 7-30 days, using a starter culture (or “mother”) of bacteria and yeast.
According to Wikipedia, kombucha most likely originated in Northeast China or Manchuria, later spreading to east Russia sometime before 1910 and from there, to Germany and Europe. Kombucha was highly popular and seen as a health food in China in the 1950s and 1960s and began to become popular in the US in the early 1990′s.
Kombucha has many purported claims of health benefits, thought most reports are anecdotal in nature versus actual scientific studies. The most commonly attributed...
By Tammy on Nov 2nd | No Comments
At my final Powisset Farm CSA share pick up this year, we got a boat load of white yams (bottom of picture) and a few orange-flesh sweet potatoes (not pictured). I was going to just bake them, as we love roasted sweet potatoes (both whole and chopped)… but it was a ‘soup kind of day’ a couple of weekends ago, so I decided to try a new soup recipe.
I have a great cookbook (put out...
By Tammy on Nov 2nd | No Comments
I think it was last summer when I first saw the YouTube video floating around Facebook. It showed a way to microwave your corn-on-the-cob, in the husks and then easily remove the corn from the husk with ABSOLUTELY NO SILK. No silk you say? I’ll believe it when I see it… So I gave it a try.
Put the entire, un-shucked, ear of corn in the microwave.
Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes per...
By Tammy on Oct 24th | No Comments
The weather has been miserable this week and even though I didn’t feel like going *anywhere* I had things to do and people to see. One of which was a good friend with whom I made lunch plans. We met up on Thursday (in the pouring rain) at The Farmhouse in Needham, MA.
The Farmhouse has been been open for about a year and a half (since March 2013) and I’ve been wanting to try it out for...
By Tammy on Oct 19th | No Comments
A while back, while perusing Pinterest for Paleo-friendly recipes… I happened upon THIS photo… How cute are these???
Gummy bears made with nothing more than fruit juice, gelatin and lemon juice! Well, technically her version has stevia in it too, but I chose to omit it. The recipe is located on a gluten free blog I enjoy… Elana’s Pantry. She also has a great little paleo cookbook that...
By Tammy on Oct 16th | No Comments
It was bittersweet last week…. I picked up our final Powisset Farm CSA share of the year. It was a bountiful year at the farm and we have great memories from this season… so I thought I’d share a few with you.
Last week’s final share consisted of late-season fall veggies, including: kale, mixed greens, red leaf lettuce, onions (not pictured), garlic (not pictured), carrots,...
By Tammy on Oct 14th | No Comments
I’ve written about homemade stock before… but this is hands-down the easiest and most delicious chicken stock to date. Sure… the one I posted earlier is SUPER good. But this is just as good and way easier!
BFW’s Super Easy and Delicious Homemade Chicken Stock and Soup
Serves about 4
2 bone-in, organic chicken breasts
1 cup of white or yellow onion, chopped
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