Our Fabulous Homemade Chicken Plucker

Next weekend is hen culling day; we have some older spent hens and some hens who don’t lay enough to justify dealing with their aggressive barnyard attitude.  So on Sunday the flock will go from 29 to 15.  This time we will have the use of a homemade chicken plucker. My very clever husband, Kip, …

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Easter and my special copper pot

Forty-six years ago I received this lovely Bazar Français double boiler as a gift.  Over the years it has taken pride of place in my many and various kitchens (a stunning twelve moves over the years since 1966 now that I add it up – yikes!). To keep the copper shiny I’ve tried every commercial …

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