As of late, I've been on a real roasted chicken kick.

a real great recipe I took from the Food Network's Barefoot Contessa (the only food network tv show worth watching) is the "Perfect Roast Chicken" and boy was it ever perfect.

The perfect cure for a long long long hangover.

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* 1 (5 to 6 pound) roasting chicken
* Kosher salt
* Freshly ground black pepper
* 1 large bunch fresh thyme, plus 20 sprigs
* 1 lemon, halved
* 1 head garlic, cut in half crosswise
* 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter, melted
* 1 large yellow onion, thickly sliced
* 4 carrots cut into 2-inch chunks
* 1 bulb of fennel, tops removed, and cut into wedges
* Olive oil

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Remove the chicken giblets. Rinse the chicken inside and out. Remove any excess fat and leftover pin feathers and pat the outside dry. Liberally salt and pepper the inside of the chicken. Stuff the cavity with the bunch of thyme, both halves of lemon, and all the garlic. Brush the outside of the chicken with the butter and sprinkle again with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together with kitchen string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the chicken. Place the onions, carrots, and fennel in a roasting pan. Toss with salt, pepper, 20 sprigs of thyme, and olive oil. Spread around the bottom of the roasting pan and place the chicken on top.

Roast the chicken for 1 1/2 hours, or until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and thigh. Remove the chicken and vegetables to a platter and cover with aluminum foil for about 20 minutes. Slice the chicken onto a platter and serve it with the vegetables.


on another note, hope you have been sneaking around on, we have some new clu items in, including this sweet jacket. oh yes.

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the moment we've all been waiting items trickling in!

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a great organization that hands out books in the new york subways hoping that they are returned to the organization so it can be distributed again. just what we need in san francisco!

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Looks like we got some new items in from Kain and Acne oh la laaa

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