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Early Bird Ranch

Early Bird Ranch is a small local chicken ranch in Pescadero. The chickens are raised outdoors in low-density groups, and are fed a pasture-based diet. The most important part of our operation is the mobility of these pasture shelters. As the chickens grow their waste can become a serious liability. Keeping them in one place becomes too taxi [...]

Twitter Updates for 2011-05-16

The Girl bought bags of whole wheat flour instead of white. So today's bread will be whole wheat walnut – still using the natural starter. # My whole house smells like toasted walnuts! Bread dough is finishing up its bulk rise with the walnuts in it. 4 hours to fresh bread. # Powered by Twitter Tools

Twitter Updates for 2010-09-13

Tell the FDA: keep mutant GMO salmon off our dinner plates. # Powered by Twitter Tools

Twitter Updates for 2010-09-11

Playing with Seesmic Desktop 2 and I find that @romefort was at Duarte's a couple weeks ago. Dude! Call when you are in my hood! # Powered by Twitter Tools

Squash Blossoms – a wonderful s...

Photo by Bob Gutowski Night before last, a friend gave us a bag of beautiful squash blossoms. I know they are edible, and thought I had tried them stuffed and fried somewhere, but wasn’t sure. But I love culinary experiments and The Girl is very patient despite occasional failures. I almost never follow a recipe, but I love cookb [...]

Roast Veggies for Later

Here’s a great tip. Roast your veggies and then stick them in the freezer for later. All you have to do is heat them up! After the veggies have been roasted, they will keep their texture and flavor. They will also keep in the fridge like this for a few days. it makes it easy to throw together a quick dinner later when you don’t h [...] Easy Pulled Pork Sandw...

Ran across this great short-cut to great food. This time it’s Carolina-style Pulled Pork. Mmmmm. Check it out: Before tackling a major BBQ project, here’s a much easier way to get really tender, juicy, smoky pulled pork with an old-timey Eastern North Carolina vinegar sauce. The method: rub it, smoke it, braise it and pull it  [...]

Escargot to go!

Twitter is a great tool, and although there are some terrible spammers out there, some businesses are also using it in interesting ways. Close to our hearts here at Feed The Girl are the new batch of food twitters, including @chezspencergo, just profiled on Laurent Katgely of Chez Spencer (82 14th St., San Francisco) is taking hi [...]

My CSA – Blue House Farm, Pesca...

Our local CSA is owned by Ned and Ryan, a couple great guys who has been involved in sustainable agriculture for years. This is our third season in their program. For $25 per week, 25-week season pre-paid, you get a box stuffed with farm fresh organic veggies. We pick up ours at their farm in Pescadero, but they also have pick-up locations [...]

In Defense of Food

Of course, I highly recommend this book. Pollan’s simple prescription: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly Plants. To many of us, this is an elegantly phrased version of what we already believe. The real magic is that Pollan does such a brilliant job of making it all sensible and understandable to people confused by labels and all the m [...]