There is a well-worn story in my family about the time I was taken to the zoo at six years old. The monkeys capered, the giraffes stretched their necks, the peacocks preened, the seals clapped and tossed balls, and the Read on!
Big birds are for celebrations. Medium birds are for everyday. And tiny birds are for everyday celebrations. I’m not sure why quail seem so exotic–they’re tasty, versatile and cook quickly & easily. No one has to argue over who gets Read on!
“Solvitur Ambulando.” Solve it by walking. Every day–rain, shine, cold, or not enough time. I walk, not to get “in shape,” not to lose a few pounds, but to keep from losing my mind. I leave the house carrying around Read on!
Montesino Farm is one of the world’s special places. We drive there from Austin, rolling our windows down when we get to Wimberley. As the winding roads take us closer, our cares fly out the window. By the time we Read on!
When I was younger and not so wise, I was friends with a couple. Let’s call them Henry and Sarah. They were funny and smart, interesting, going places. We all hit the road one weekend to celebrate another friend’s birthday Read on!
By Elizabeth Winslow Every now and then, someone writes in to let us know they’ve discovered a bug in their delivery. I always stop myself from saying, “Oh no problem, we won’t charge you extra!” Bugs are, in fact, a Read on!
I love junk food. Handmade junk food, that is. On Saturday nights, my mom used to make us popcorn balls with Steen’s syrup or homemade potato chips, fried crisp and puffy in a big iron pot. Junk food didn’t start Read on!
2 tsp ground fennel seeds 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 4 chicken breasts, skin and bone removed 1 bunch carrots, peeled and halved lengthwise 3 1/2 cups marsala 8 pieces dried Read on!
from The Whole Beast by Fergus Henderson The quail unfortunately falls into a kind of bird purgatory; it is not a game bird, though some describe it as such, but is now a thoroughly farmed bird, so not glamorous enough Read on!