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I was perusing the internet this morning and came across a post on The Kitchn about black chicken. I’d never heard of such a thing. Apparently, black chicken (Silkie chicken) is more prominent in Asian cuisine so you’re unlikely to come across one in a regular grocery store. (I think if I saw one I’d call the manager and report a rotten chicken)! I’m going to keep my eyes peeled the next time I’m in Chinatown where there’s always unappetizing fowl hanging about. Although, it’s said that black chicken doesn’t taste much different from regular chicken I just don’t think I could eat it. It does not look good to me.

Here are a few more notes on the Silkie chicken from the internet gospel, Wikepedia:
The Silkie is a breed of chicken named for its atypically fluffy plumage, which is said to feel like silk. The breed has several other unusual qualities, such as dark blue flesh and bones, blue earlobes, and five toes on each foot.

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I am sad to say that another hurdle in my blog writing is my Mac. My foot got caught on the cord a couple of weeks ago and my Mac ended up flying off the desk and hitting the hardwood floor. The result was unpleasant, to say the least. I knew I had to upgrade, but was hoping I could hold off until the end of the year…

Here is what I’m dealing with post floor hit. UGH. So sad!

 

 

I know I haven’t been keeping up with my blog posts like I should. This summer has been a busy one. Working during the week and then for the past many weekends heading up to my “country” home to spend time with family & friends. It has been fun, chaotic, hilarious, and exhausting spending time with the family. I think one night we had to find sleeping accommodations for 21…and many of those were teenagers. ACK! Overall, been having a blast and keeping busy with family BBQ’s, 4th of July fireworks, games of marco polo, cheering on Team Dance in the Rain’s 39 mile Avon walk, and eating yummy desserts (s’mores, mini bundts, homemade ice cream)!!!

Here are a few pics from the past few weeks…

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