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Scandinavian Glögg Spiced Mulled Wine

Scandinavian Glögg Spiced Mulled Wine

Glögg is a traditional Scandinavian spiced mulled wine that is typically enjoyed during the long, cold winter evenings. Glögg, or gløgg, is a spiced mulled wine that is enjoyed in the Nordic countries of Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Sweden, but is especially popular in Sweden. 

How to Poach the Perfect Egg

Are you slightly intimidated by the idea of poaching eggs? It can be tricky, but I have a couple of tricks up my sleeve that will have you poaching eggs like a pro in no time. Poached eggs can be a delicious meal on their own, but they're also the foundation of my favorite breakfast dish - Eggs Benedict.  But that's certainly not the only recipe that calls for a poached egg, so it's a good technique to have in your repertoire.

When and Why Do Chickens Molt?

Each fall, chickens lose their feathers during an annual molt and grow in new ones. If you're new to chicken keeping, you might not realize that each fall, starting when they're around 18 months old (assuming they hatched in the spring), chickens will start to lose their feathers.

Easy Focaccia with Garlic Sage Olive Oil

Focaccia is one of the easiest types of bread to make and it's great for snacking or sandwiches. Focaccia is a quick and easy yeasted bread that I make fairly often. It's a flat-ish Italian style of bread made with olive oil and often flavored with herbs.   Focaccia is so good cut into squares and served warm with butter or olive oil, or cut into slightly larger pieces, sliced in half and used for sandwiches. Or you can use it as a base for more traditional pizza or flatbread toppings, pesto, tapenade, etc.  I love making focaccia because it's very versatile and bakes up in no time. Usually I top my focaccia with sliced or halved olives, but this time I decided to put fresh sage leaves from our kitchen garden (rescued before our first hard frost!) and garlic I grew this year on top of this version, but you can use whatever toppings you wish.  Black olives, garlic, shallots, sun-dried tomatoes, any type of herb, capers, even cheese … it all works!  (scroll down for printabl

12 Reasons why Ducks are Better than Chickens

There are many reasons why I truly believe that ducks are better than chickens. Ssssh.... don't tell my chickens, but if I had it to do all over again, I would raise just ducks instead of chickens and ducks. Having raised both chickens and ducks together for more than 15 years, I can unequivocally say that I not only find ducks easier to raise , I actually prefer raising them. 

Chocolate Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Browned butter adds a nutty richness to these chocolate walnut oatmeal cookies. These chocolate walnut oatmeal cookies come together so quickly in one bowl, you can pop a batch in the oven and let them bake while you're eating dinner and have them ready to enjoy for dessert.

Glazed Spiced Apple Smash Roll Ups

All the warm, comforting flavors of fall in a jammy, sticky, glazed spiced apple roll up. I love making apple pies, but I also love to try new recipes. So when I saw the recipe for Shortcut Easy Apple Fritters on the  Half-Baked Harvest  site, I had to give them a try. 

Girl Dinner: Sardines for Chickens

Even chickens are getting in on the hot new "girl dinner" trend and enjoying sardines! If you're on Tiktok, you likely have seen one of the latest trends - namely, "girl dinners".  The term was coined by Olivia Maher back in May in a video she posted that took off like fire. And you also may have been watching sardines going viral as the ultimate new girl dinner. 

Pecan Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

These pumpkin pancakes embrace all the warm fall flavors and spices.  Too soon? Sorry!  But the temperatures are really starting to drop at night and pretty soon the leaves will be turning, so I wanted to share this fun alternative to plain pancakes that uses all the warm fall spices.

Espresso Walnut Biscotti with Chocolate Drizzle

What’s better than that first cup of hot coffee in the morning? Crunchy biscotti to dip in it, of course!  Fuel your mornings with these espresso-laced biscotti packed with crunchy walnuts, mini chips and topped with a semi-sweet and white chocolate drizzle.

What Should I Feed my Chickens?

Chickens require a balanced diet for optimal health and egg production. Like all animals, and people too, chickens need a balanced diet to stay healthy and live long lives.