Roast Chicken in a Bag
November 16, 2011
Chicken, radishes and strawberries, not eaten together, but together as childhood memories.
Food memories are powerful things, they have the ability to transport you back in time.
As a child I recall visiting my Grandma’s home for a roast dinner. While waiting for dinner I was told to play inside. My brother & I played shop with Grandmas’ button collection. After a period of time I wandered outside and was confronted with the sight of a headless chook running around the yard! I did not connect the dots for a long time after – the menu for dinner and the chook…. My Grandma had a wonderful garden full of vegetables and fruit trees. She made jams, chutney, dried her own fruit and made a wide array of delights with fresh produce she had grown. I wish now I had spent more time in her garden and in her kitchen learning from her.
My Nan utilised the space beside the driveway of her home to grow a row of fruit and vegetables. The most memorable were the fiery hot radishes & the deliciously sweet strawberries.
My Grandma had a decent sized yard that was mostly utilised for producing food crops and my Nan used a very small space. Both created delicious treats and great childhood memories from using what they had available. You do not need to have alot of space to plant a variety of fresh salad, vegetables and herbs to use in your cooking. Coupled with in season, local produce you can made delicious fresh meals for your family and friends. I hope that you get some ideas from my posts and from following my activities in the garden and kitchen on the A Fresh Legacy Facebook page
In honor of Grandma’s headless chook this is my recipe for an easy, tasty, no mess roast chicken.
*This recipe was updated 22/11/13. The recipe format and images where updated.
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