I first got the idea for a food blog by posting some cookery related stuff on my personal blog, crazybrave. This is my favourite of those posts, from June 2007.
A word of warning. Some of my best friends are vegan, a choice I respect. This post is not for them, and it and other posts of this ilk will be in the category “Not Safe for Vegans”. Check the category list under the post titles if you’d rather avoid them.)
Under the fold we have chicken four ways:
1. About 4 litres of exceedingly flavourful stock
2. Gyoza-style dumplings with water chestnuts, fresh shiitake mushrooms and ginger (my dumplings looking a lot better these days, I’m glad to say.)
3. Little pies with chicken, leek, field mushroom and allspice. Like the dumplings, they used mince made with the new toy.
4. Cute, tiny rooster in the guise of a hen who is yet to feel the surge of joy that comes with hearty early morning crowing and the wrath which consequently flows from the neighbours. (He’s the one in front. Well, he was.)