Thursday, April 26, 2018

Roasted Chicken with Fingerling Potatoes and Carrots

Crazy Mini

Roasted Chicken with Fingerling Potatoes and Carrots


  • 4 Tbs.  unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 lb. fingerling potatoes, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 bunch carrots, peeled and left whole or cut into 2-inch  pieces
  • 2 large shallots, cut into 1/4-inch  slices
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil

1. Preheat an oven to 450°F

2. In a small bowl, stir together the butter, 1/2 tsp. pepper, the paprika, cumin and coriander until well blended. Pat the chicken dry and rub the seasoned butter evenly on the outside of the chicken. Season generously with salt.

3. In a large bowl, toss together the potatoes, carrots, shallots and oil, and season generously with salt and pepper. Transfer the vegetables to a large ovenproof skillet and spread in a single layer. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables.

4. Reduce the oven temperature to 400°F and transfer the skillet to the oven. Roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, away from the bone, registers  50 to 65 minutes.

Monday, April 23, 2018


My grocery list is undergoing it's seasonal transformation.
The list now includes more and more fresh fruits and veggies from the market , and the start of local farm fresh salad greens.
This week end we traveled to New Hampshire with the team, first plow.

This Week On The Menu

Monday: Sausage and Kale Pasta
Sausage from: Two Coves Farm

Tuesday: Spinach Puff Pastry With Feta and Chicken Wings

Wednesday: Peppered Pork Loin Spinach and Rice

Thursday: Pan Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato and Basil

Friday: Pan Seared Rib Eye Asparagus and Hash Browns

Saturday: 2nd Plow Day Chase Farm Wells
Trailer Tail Gate: Cast Iron Chicken Fajita Quesadillas and Mexican Ranch Chopped Salad

Sunday: Community Fish Fry at Herb's Seafood Kennebunk Maine

Friday, April 20, 2018

Farm Visit

Seems like every day I wake up, and have to remind myself it is spring.
We are still experiencing unseasonal weather.

As I visit the local farms, I do see signs of spring.
Green houses are home to seedlings and grow lights are glowing.

This week end the first plow dates are set.

Today I visited Frinklepod Farm .

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Two Farms Today

Today I had the pleasure of shopping two local farms .
Carroll Family Farm for farm fresh eggs

and Harris Dairy Farm for milk.

I combined the two with the bread I baked on the farm yesterday.
 I created Chocolate Covered Raisin Bread Pudding.

Friday, April 13, 2018

This Weeks Farm

I was not able to get out to visit this farm, however they deliver.

Farmer Joe brought me a wonderful package of their home grown meats.

Every thing was delicious!

Two Coves Farm is a family farm located in Harpswell, Maine.