I’m willing to admit that all us females have a potential for bitchiness–expressed in various different ways. My girls in the hive seem to have a very explicit way of expressing theirs–and, no, I’m not talking about stinging. That’s a total last resort only when threatened and/or injured. That’s defense, not attitude. This is much more […]
It’s one of the things that I couldn’t do without in my kitchen. There are lots of options out there, but only a few really good ones. From Bon Appetit–some thoughts on cutting boards, with some good links to discussions of what’s best and why.
The weather was lovely today–low humidity, sunny, not terribly hot–a mere 81°F with a nice breeze–so I took advantage of it to do hive inspections when the conditions were good for me and for the girls. They were pretty cooperative today though just a bit tetchy when I first opened the hive but that’s not […]
Now that the bees are here, thoughts turn to honey–even though it’s unlikely that I’ll be able to harvest from the hive started from the package of bees that I got on 14 April 2017–the bees must have a winter supply so that has priority over satisfying my desire for honey. I found an interesting […]
This article from Bon Appétit might just be useful if you’ve been eyeing a new kitchen appliance: Where to Buy Refurbished Kitchen Appliances You Can Trust Online. My Kitchen Aid mixer was bought refurbished and it’s been fine. I’d do that again for another appliance that I’ve been coveting, given the savings. I’m glad to know […]
From The New York Times cooking section by Sam Sifton: Good morning. I dropped by a friend’s house the other day and found her cooking a Swedish kalpudding, a kind of cabbage meatloaf: layers of butter-sautéed cabbage and ground beef cut through with bread crumbs and cream. It smelled fantastic. I couldn’t stop thinking about […]
We had a few days of delightful (read low humidity) weather here. I’m a fresh air freak. If at all possible (even with spring pollen), I’ll have doors and windows open while I work in my office, or even while sleeping (well only the door to the second floor back porch open). Last night I […]