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About Me

Hi, I'm Janice Cole. I'm a food writer, recipe developer, food editor of the Cooking Club magazine and food stylist. I'm also crazy about backyard chickens.

I currently have four chicks running around my suburban Minnesota backyard. Pampered chicks. They've moved from the beloved royal blue Eglu coop into a new bigger and (more importantly) warmer coop we've titled The Pleasure Palace. We recently remodeled the attached screened-in porch/sunroom (or chicken run) for the girls use that's much nicer than anything the neighborhood cats or dogs have, and nicer than it really needs to be. Those of you who have pet chickens will understand all that. 

I'm thrilled to announce that my first book, Chicken and Egg: A Memoir of Suburban Homesteading with 125 Recipes, will be published January 15, 2011 by Chronicle Books. This cookbook combines heartwarming stories about the first year of raising chickens, informative facts on chickens along with a collection of the best recipes using chicken and eggs.

My two passions, food and backyard chickens, are brought together in this blog Three Swingin' Chicks. I started it about a year after getting my first three chicks and write updates about the antics of my girls at the same time filling you in on great things I'm creating in my kitchen. Browse through the site, tell me about your chickens or other pets, try out a recipe or two and offer your comments. I'm glad you've joined me. Welcome.


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