As a family who have raised true free-range and organic chickens, it was surprising to me that there is no real meaning behind the words within the poultry industry. Why am I wasting extra money on cage-free or free-range eggs when the chickens are either confined to a tiny sliver of outside space for short periods or simply allowed to roam freely enclosed in one large coop?
Read and decide for yourself before you buy again. Find a local producer if you can. Check with your extension agent or farmer's market.
Cage-Free vs. Free-Range: The Truth Behind Eggs and Confusing Terminology – Houston – Restaurants and Dining – Eating Our Words.
Here’s a great, quick recipe for bread that substitutes beer for the yeast so you can skip the rise and still get that great, yeasty taste. Perfect with chili or tomato soup. Check it out at CHOW:
Jalapeño-Corn-Beer Quick Bread Recipe – CHOW
Here’s a great tip to make your summer grilling a little more interesting, tasty and crispy.
Why You Should Spiral-Cut Your Hot Dog for Grilling – Videos – CHOW.