Articles from silkiechicken

CANDLING PICS: Progression Through Incubation Thanks to ZooMummzy, I am doing a test run of my little plywood bator and her little rooster! And I'll be sharing pics! These images are all taken using a point and shoot Canon Powershot 710IS, and the light from an eagle tac set on high output. Photos are in real colors unless otherwise noted. Click thumbnails for larger image! The incubator: It's got a clear top for hatch day viewing and two lightbulbs covered in foil because I was too...
Preface: All coops thus far have been wood and wire tractors and one lowe's play house that was pre-cut. Skill level (1-10) was probably 2. This project in particular was all made possible by the contents of this box which I was lucky enough to be able to find about 6 years ago: It's an all in one unit that does EVERYTHING! The trickiest part of this coop building is that we had to get it done in the summer and travel 5 hours each way to work on it. So we best utalized three day...
Ingredients: 5 tbsp sugar 3 fresh eggs 2/3 c. hot water 1/4 c. fresh whole milk 1/6 tsp. white vinegar 1 tsp. flour 12 frozen custard shells Cooking Instructions 1. Pre-heat oven set to 400°. 2. Mix sugar and hot water, stir until sugar is dissolved. 3. In separate bowl, beat eggs slightly, add white vinegar and fresh milk. 4. Add sugar water mixture and stir until even. 5. Place frozen custard shells in a pan. 6. Fill the cups 90% to the top. 7. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes. 8. Remove from...
Ingredients: 1 tsp. white sugar 1/3 c. water 2 tbsp butter 1/3 c. white sugar 2 tsp. active yeast 1 1/2 c. whole milk 4-5 c. white flour Cooking Instructions 1. Place the white sugar in a cup and dissolve it in 110° hot water. 2. Add the yeast to the cup and allow it to rise for 5-10 minutes. 3. In a separate metal bowl, mix together the milk, butter and sugar over a low heat until creamy. Do not heat over about 110°. 4. Add the live risen yeast to the metal bowl and mix together. 5. Add 4...
Ingredients: 2-3 lbs. chicken thigh strips 1 tbsp sesame oil 2 tbsp dark soy sauce 2 tbsp cognac 1-2 tbsp diced garlic 1 tsp. black pepper 1 tsp. 5 spice 1 tbsp diced ginger 2 tbsp honey 1 tbsp brown sugar 1/2 cup Hoisin sauce 2 tbsp sesame seeds Cooking Instructions 1. Bring chicken thigh strips to room temperature. 2. Mix together sesame oil, dark soy sauce, cognac, diced garlic, black pepper, 5 spice and diced ginger. 3. Coat chicken thigh strips in mixture and let sit for 30-60 min. 4....
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