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Chickens, commitment, and consumption

Writer Susan Orlean had a piece in The New Yorker recently about her sudden and deep-seated desire to raise chickens. It's an interesting read from a practical point of view because it talks about sick chickens, hens eaten by predators, and the difficulty in finding an appropriate coop. The artic...

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Tags: Chicken, Egg, Farm, Hen, Sustainability
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Batik Easter Eggs: Layers of Color and Symbolism

Pysanky, Ukrainian "batik" eggs Dying eggs in bright, store-bought colors is simply fun to do, even if you don't celebrate Easter...the same way people from any faith tradition can enjoy squishy marshmallow chicks and biting the ears off chocolate rabbits. Likewise, you don't have to be Ukraini...

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Tags: Culture, Design, Easter, Egg, Faith, Food, Tradition
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A Healthy Breakfast Goes By Many Names

While you may savor stir-fry, congee, or cucumber and feta at any other time of the day, eating them for a savory breakfast may sound a little odd. Let me just repeat three words from the most recent entry from Mark Bittman's Bitten foodblog: "coconut oat pilaf." Oats, chilies, coconut, cilantro....

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Tags: Breakfast, Diet, Egg, Food, Nutrition, Processed food
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