Our family is just returning home from seven weeks of travel adventures, and I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be back in my own kitchen, with my own good food. We’ve been traveling and tasting our way through France, and while I gleaned a number of culinary lessons from this trip, I must tell you the most important one: North American grassfed producers have the best meat. Don’t let anyone try to convince you otherwise!
While traveling, I received a message from someone telling me that one of my past articles that many of you like to re-print, about how to generate three meals from a single pastured chicken, has gone missing from the website. I promised I would re-post, then realized that this particular story was generated at least two computer crashes ago, and is long gone from my archives. Thus, I’ve re-written it and posted it here, including new recipes from my latest (forthcoming) cookbook, Long Way on a Little: An Earth Lovers’ Companion for Enjoying Meats, Pinching Pennies and Living Deliciously, which is due out this fall.
Okay, the grass is getting green and lush out there, and I’ve got a lot of clean-up work to do in the gardens before the real farm labors start….so off I go! May this years’ growing season be full of joy and delicious pleasures at the table for all of you!
Best wishes, Shannon Hayes