Homegrown and Handmade shows how making things from scratch and growing at least some of your own food can help you eliminate artificial ingredients from your diet, reduce your carbon footprint and create a more authentic life. Author Deborah Niemann writes from the perspective of a successful, self-taught modern homesteader, in a well-illustrated, practical and accessible manual for a simpler life. In this excerpt, get tips for using your poultry to its full potential. The following excerpt is a recipe for an easy chicken soup, which you can make with meat from your backyard flock and homemade noodles from farm-fresh eggs.
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Farm-Fresh Chicken Soup Recipe
After removing a stew hen from the pot and chopping the meat, add rice, noodles, or dumplings to the chicken broth in the pot and cook until done. Put the cubed chicken back into the pot to warm it up for 5 or 10 minutes before serving. Adding a bit of fresh-snipped parsley or chopped green onions just before serving adds nice variety.
This excerpt has been reprinted from Homegrown and Handmade by Deborah Niemann and published by New Society Publishers, 2011. Buy this book from our store: Homegrown and Handmade.