Pacific Northwest Chicken Noodle Soup

Upon getting sick, often I turn to finding ways to distract myself while finding comfort where possible. The Universe took me down with a sinus infection this week, but fortunately we were asked to contribute a few recipes for an upcoming Farm to Fork article in our local paper. What I came up with was the traditional chicken noodle soup my Mom used to make me whenever I fell ill as a child, but with a Pacific Northwest twist.

Most of the ingredients needed you can find at your local farmer’s market! We encourage everyone to shop locally for produce! This last weekend I came home with a bag of Chanterelle mushrooms that were calling to be put in something special! They added great a great flavor and texture to Mom’s recipe!

This chicken noodle soup is bold, with a kick! We love garlic and spices in this house, so we never hold back! It helped give me back some energy while providing a warm, nutritious meal for our family on a chilly November day!

Give it a try and tell us what you think!

  • 4 TBSP of Butter of Ghee
  • 1 Large thick  diced onion
  • 5 Celery stalks with their leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups of sliced carrots
  • 1 Full Ear of Garlic, peeled and diced – Yes, that much!
  • 1 lb of diced chicken (local, free range chicken is always best if you can find it!)
  • 1 TSP Thyme
  • 1 TBSP Parsley
  • 4 or 5 Rosemary leaves, crushed
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1 Carton of diced Chanterelle Mushrooms
  • 7 Cups of Water
  • 1 Cup of Egg Noodles – For other options try rice or hemp seeds!

 

  1. First add butter or ghee to a stockpot and melt over medium high heat. Immediately add in carrots, celery, and onion. Saute, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes until carrots are softer and onions are opaque.
  2. Add in 2 olive oil, diced chicken and garlic, thyme, parsley, rosemary, salt & pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the Chanterelle mushrooms and continue to stir and saute for 5 more minutes.
  4. Add in water and simmer on medium high for an hour.
  5. Add in noodles 15 minutes before you are ready to serve!
  6. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Flea & Tick Spray

 

Our All Natural Flea & Tick Spray

We are the proud fur parents of 2 Australian Shepard/Chocolate Lab mixes named Molly and Buster. They love to be outside, but need to be inside with us, warm at night. The fleas and ticks love their white fur!

As much as we don’t want them to suffer from bugs, we also don’t like using the toxic drops full of harsh chemicals. The main ingredients in our Flea & Tick Spray are Apple Cider Vinegar and a trifecta of tea tree, lavender, and lemon essential oils.

This mixture is safe and gentle enough to use on most animals, however we discourage using on our feline friends. Cats just have a hard time processing essential oils!

You can spray directly on them, rub it into their fur or brush it on.  Generously spray down any rugs, carpet, blankets, or beds they may have come into contact with!

Apple cider vinegar has a multitude of beneficial uses for you pets. It is great for their skin and hair, anti-fungal, and can help ward off unwanted health issues. The baking soda and salt help dehydrate any eggs that might be living on them, while the essential oils work their magic by repelling ticks and killing the fleas while calming your pet down.

This product can be helpful in fighting “hot spots”. Molly literally has a brown spot on her lower back that she just wont leave alone some days. Once applied, the lavender oil helps calm her down and go back to her normal self.

Flea & Tick spray is also recommended for human use! Did you know that ticks carry Lyme Disease? They transmit the very harmful and long term disease. Protect yourself and loved ones by spraying yourself down before leaving the house to go outside to work or play! Specifically in long grass or brush filled areas.

 

On Molly, our dog, we use it on what we refer to as her “hot spot”. She digs and bites at it, even without a bug problem. The lavender oil helps calm her down and not want to dig!

As always we have fresh batches weekly at the market and offer orders by mail!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!