Chicken stock in liquid and solid form

Stock talk

Picture it. You’ve just enjoyed a spectacular roast chicken dinner. You sit back, your eyes glassy with contentment, and gaze at the derelict carcass before you. Soon, you’ll heave yourself up from the table and scrape the platter into the trash with the satisfaction of a chicken well enjoyed. “There’s certainly nothing else I can make out of┬áthis,” you think. …

Roasting a chicken is so easy!

Roasting a chicken

I used to think that if you were “tightening your belt,” it meant you were making a decision to be more frugal from now on. I thought that somehow, the act of belt-tightening signified how strict you intended to be about sacrificing luxuries, the minute discomfort around your waist acting as a constant reminder of your thrifty new lifestyle. For …