When my parents first moved to Thetis in the late 70’s, after having summered on the island since the early 60’s, they moved into a small trailer while they built their home. They also built small chicken & duck houses, and bought chickens and ducks, a few at a time, ‘til they had a flock. Along with this endeavor came the learned art of poultry butchery.
I would travel over every couple of weeks for a few island days away from my Vancouver life. One of my favourite meals was this chicken. It was never made from a store bought bird; always from a young rooster who’s destiny was in the pot. I still use the same clay baker – one is all you’ll need for the rest of your life, an incredible investment. Continue reading