Zesty Spring Egg Salad

Egg Salad

Egg Salad

With all those chickens, we have lots and lots of eggs this time of year. One of my favorite ways to enjoy them is in a quick egg salad. This version celebrates Spring with an added kick from garden-fresh radishes.

The deal with fresh eggs, is that if you want them boiled, you have to think ahead. If you boil a very fresh egg, you won’t be able to peel it without losing half the white along with the shell. Our trick is to let them sit on the counter a few days before boiling them. In order … Continue reading Zesty Spring Egg Salad

Pork & Fennel Sausage Patties, Take 2! (The Liver Edition)

Can you spot the liver? No one else could, either! Served with honey-glazed carrots, green mayo dressing, and green salad.

Can you spot the liver? No one else could, either! Served with honey-glazed carrots, green mayo dressing, and green salad.

We had an entire pig liver from the last time I bought half a pig. Pig liver isn’t known as the choicest of livers, but I’m determined to use it as more than just dog and cat food.

And what have people been using for centuries to hide the stuff they don’t want to eat? Sausage! So I took my Pork & Fennel Sausage Patties recipe and added chopped liver. I knew it was there, but the kids didn’t. Success!

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Pork & Fennel Sausage Patties

Sausage patties with salad, cauliflower, and the ubiquitous pink kraut!

Sausage patties with salad, cauliflower, and the ubiquitous pink kraut!

I really wanted to make these sausages for breakfast, but it just never worked out. So I made them for dinner!

If you are sensitive to eggs or don’t have any, you can leave them out. I just put them in to stretch the pork. I might even add 4 eggs next time. The herbs are also flexible – add more if your family likes a more herby sausage and less if they like plain better.

My pork came from Taylor-Made Farm in Lebanon, OR, and it is … Continue reading Pork & Fennel Sausage Patties

Oven Fried Chicken

Oven Fried Chicken with Cauliflower and Kraut

Oven Fried Chicken with Cauliflower and Kraut

Kid2 said, “This tastes like Camp Namanu chicken fingers, only better, because it’s healthy!”

I have mixed feelings about my kid comparing my lovingly prepared grain and vegetable oil free oven fried chicken to processed crap. But I guess I’ll take the compliment as it is intended: highest praise.

Kid2 ate a drumstick, a thigh, and a wing. When he turned his hungry eyeballs toward the last drumstick, I told him he best take a break before he explodes. Now, before you go thinking I’m a terrible parent for not making him … Continue reading Oven Fried Chicken

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