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Campine Silver Created by Renee Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: The Silver Campine originated in the Campine area of Belgium. It is a small, hard-feathered breed with a large single comb and white earlobes. Hens weigh about 4 pounds, cockerels about 6. They lay a large white egg. The cocks are "hen-feathered": they do not develop distinctive feathering. Silver Campines are barred black and white with white hackles. They have beautiful big dark eyes. They will tolerate...
Wyandotte Columbian Created by Renee Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: Columbian Wyandottes were developed by B. M. Briggs in 1893 and named after the Columbian Exposition in Chicago that took place the same year. He developed them from crossing Barred Rocks with White Wyandottes. Columbian Wyandottes have a white body with black tail feathers, wing tips, and black pencilled hackles. They do well confined or free-range. Like other Wyandottes, the Columbian colored bird...
Wyandotte Silver-laced Created by Renee Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: The Silver-laced Wyandotte is an American dual-purpose breed with a rose comb, although occasionally a bird with a single comb is seen. The hens weigh about six pounds. It lays a light brown egg, about 200 a year. Wyandottes do well in cool or warm climates. My Silver-laced Wyandotte hen is a calm, docile bird. She does not seek out affection, but if I pick her up and set her on my lap she won't...
Campine Silver Campine Created by Renee Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: Mediterranean breed. Talkative, active, curious. Silver Campines can fly well. Lays a white egg. Beautiful dark brown eyes. Gender Age Thumb Description / Information
Wyandotte Silver-laced Wyandotte Created by Renee Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: Dual purpose breed. Lays a light brown egg. Calm, quiet, cuddly. Gender Age Thumb Description / Information
Ingredients: 1 frozen or home-made pie crust, pre-baked and cooled 6 eggs 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/8 tsp. black pepper 1 tsp. tabasco sauce 1 cup shredded mexican or monterey jack cheese 1 (7-oz.) can green chiles, drained and chopped Cooking Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly whisk the eggs, cream, pepper, and hot sauce in a bowl just until combined. Arrange the drained chopped chiles over the bottom of the pie crust. Arrange the shredded cheese over the chiles. Place...
Wyandotte Columbian Created by Renee Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: Dual purpose breed. Speckled light brown eggs. Calm, quiet, cuddly. Gender Age Thumb Description / Information
Ingredients: 3 large russet potatoes 3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped 1/2 yellow sweet onion, chopped 1/2 cup celery stalk tops with leaves, chopped 1 tsp. celery seed 1 cup mayonnaise salt and pepper to taste Cooking Instructions Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Boil potatoes until tender, about twenty minutes. Drain and allow to cool. Peel potatoes and cut into bite-sized pieces into a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix mayonnaise and eggs together until yolks are well broken up. Add...
Ingredients: 1 lb. cooked chicken in bite-sized pieces 6 mushrooms, sliced 3 cups coconut milk 1 cup chicken broth 6 inches lemon grass, cut into one inch sections 3 kaffir lime leaves 4 tbsp Thai fish sauce 4 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp chopped green onion 2 tbsp chopped cilantro 1 Thai hot pepper (optional) Cooking Instructions Heat coconut milk and chicken broth in large pot. Add sliced mushrooms, lemon grass, and lime leaves and simmer without boiling for ten minutes. Add chicken, fish...
Ingredients: 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 tbsp butter 3 lbs. chicken, cut into pieces 1/2 cup onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 tbsp sweet Hungarian Paprika 1 tsp. salt 1 tomato, peeled and chopped 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 3/4 cup chicken stock 1/4 cup flour 1/4 cup half and half 1/2 cup sour cream sour cream for garnish cooked egg noodles or spaetzle Cooking Instructions Wash the chicken pieces and pat dry. Dredge the pieces in a little of the flour. Heat the oil in a...
Ingredients: 1 head chopped romaine lettuce 2 whole diced tomatoes 8 strips cooked, crumbled bacon 3 whole chopped hard-boiled eggs 5 cups croutons blue cheese dressing Cooking Instructions Heap chopped romaine lettuce on large platter. Top with diced tomatoes, crumbled bacon, hard-boiled egg, and croutons. Serve with blue cheese dressing.
Ingredients: 1 banana leaf, cut in half culinary string 5 lbs. chicken, in pieces 8 oz. achiote paste 1 cup bitter orange juice or regular orange juice with a long squeeze of lime 1/4 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. dried, powdered Mexican oregano or epazote 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. allspice 6 cloves garlic 2 tsp. salt 6 radishes, finely minced 1 red onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup cilantro, finely minced 1 cup bitter orange juice or white vinegar Cooking Instructions In a large bowl, dissolve the...
Ingredients: 1 3-lb. chicken, cooked and shredded into bite-sized pieces 4 (15-oz.) cans white hominy, rinsed and drained 2 TBSP vegetable oil 1/2 cup roasted, hulled pumpkin seeds 1 (16-oz.) jar green tomatillo salsa (such as Herdez brand) 1/2 bunch chopped fresh cilantro 1/2 onion, quartered 8 cloves garlic 1 tsp. dried, crumbled epazote 2 1/2 c. chicken broth Cooking Instructions Grind pumpkin seed in a coffee grinder. Set aside. Heat oil in a large skillet or dutch oven. While the oil...
Ingredients: 1 (14-oz.) can no-fat refried black beans 1 (14-oz.) can chicken broth 1 (12-oz.) can chipotle pepper 2 tbsp lime juice 1/2 bunch cilantro sour cream (optional) Cooking Instructions Mix beans, broth, chipotle pepper, and cilantro in blender until well blended. Heat through on stove top, stir in lime juice, and serve with sour cream if desired. Note: This soup is delicious, satisfying, and easy.
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