Monthly Archives: January 2013

A Tale of Two Chickens: Part 2

I have a confession to make. I am a city girl. I buy my food at the grocery store. While I may have purchased some fruits, veggies and pickled items at the local farmer’s market, I have never before bought … Continue reading

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Marisa’s 20th of the Month Sourdough Sidetrack: Chocolate Cinnamon Babka

This has nothing to do with roasting. Today I am grateful for exceeded expectations. January 2013 marks the fourth month that I’ve participated in a bake-along called Sourdough Surprises. The past 3 months’ tasks included English muffins, scones, and cookies. … Continue reading

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This Is How I Procrastinate

I am not surprised that I have done very little roasting since my last post.  I have spent a fair amount of time in the kitchen. Making all sort of non-roasted things like sauerkraut and hard rolls. And sourdough starter … Continue reading

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Roast Beast

Last week, when I went to the grocery store, I knew that I would not want to be roasting a chicken again this weekend.  I like chicken and all, but I am not going to have it and all it’s … Continue reading

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Marisa’s Chicken: Great Expectations

Who knew that a seemingly straightforward roast chicken dinner could stir up so many emotions? Is it too early for an introspective post? Can blogs jump the shark? It’s been an unspoken given over the past couple of years that … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Chickens: Part 1

Yesterday my husband and I went to the indoor farmers’ market.   My primary goal was to get some vegetables for roasting, but I was also in the market for a chicken.  While I have no problem with a good … Continue reading

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The Family Meal

Conversation with my assistant during breakfast prep: Clara: Are we using a recipe? Me: Yes, but we’re not for dinner tonight. Clara: Oh, so you’re going to season? I hope the enthusiastic family affair this project has turned into during … Continue reading

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January. Boom. Roasted.

Roast: To cook by exposing to dry heat (as in an oven or before a fire) or by surrounding with hot embers, sand, or stones. In a timely for us post, Hank Shaw wrote that “True roasting requires the radiant heat of … Continue reading

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Mexican? Veggies

January 1: First day of the roasting adventure. My goals for the month: 1. Roast a chicken. Subgoal: be able to figure out which side is the breast without having to look it up. 2. Roast a variety of veggies.  … Continue reading

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It’s not roasting, but I think it will be delicious.

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