Category Archives: chicken

Comfort and joy: Coq au Vin

I can’t believe it has been one month since I last wrote.  I never intended to be silent for this long, but sometimes life gets in the way.  Since December 22, many joys managed to tuck themselves between the several feet of falling snow in Boston.  … Continue reading

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The 12 days of Christmas: roasted Cornish hens

On the third day of Christmas…… Instead of French hens, I decided to dedicate this third day to the Cornish hen.  What we know as Cornish hens are actually distant relatives of true English game chickens from Cornwall (just a skip and … Continue reading

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Thai-style chicken legs and peanut udon noodles

After a weekend of turkey, rich cheeses, and slice upon slice of apple pie, I started this week off with a trip to Southeast Asia.  Just kidding.  In my mind, I returned to this beach known as Ao Phra Nang in southern Thailand.  I was lucky … Continue reading

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Cleaning out your liquor cabinet: cider braised chicken with port cranberry sauce

As we are now officially in this holiest of weeks for us home cooks, I wanted to share a meal that is fast and easy enough to make, even with the mountain of Thursday’s cooking looming in the distance.  After watching Thanksgiving cooking shows and discussing menu … Continue reading

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