My coop runneth over: Backyard chickens are the best

With the arrival of spring weather, it’s time to restock the long-dormant chicken coop here at the Hot Dish Kitchen. We ventured into small-scale urban chicken farming for the first time last summer, and quickly fell in love. When you’re overwhelmed with work or life in general, there’s something incredibly centering and calming about chickens….

Weeknight quickie

I rolled in the door Wednesday night barely able to keep my eyes open, but desperate for food that doesn’t make me feel like crap. Sound familiar? No sympathy is required – this is completely self-inflicted. Over the past seven days, we (admittedly, mostly I) decided to paint the kitchen, living room and dining room,…