Naan Sense

Homemade Naan

Homemade Oven-Baked Naan: This week’s grocery checklist included “Naan” bread and after searching through several aisles, finally found a small display at the back of the store with only two packages left. Needless to say, the presentation, and their back … Continue reading

St. Urho Cookies

Cardamom Cookies

Cardamom Cookies (Kardemummapyrokat) Inspired to celebrate the Finnish side of my heritage on today’s St. Urho day I pulled out the cardamom from the spice cabinet with the idea of making a dessert-like recipe. Cardamom is widely used in Nordic … Continue reading

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Coconut Cottontail Cookies

Coconut Cottontail Cookies (Gluten-free): Easter desserts tend to gravitate toward all things sugary, so we wanted to make a cookie that did not compete with the overabundance of those qualities generally consumed during this particular holiday. I was motivated to … Continue reading

Fudging It

Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Chocolate Crackle Cookies (Flourless, Gluten-free): The challenge of making a gooey fudgy cookie without flour is made simple with this recipe. No one would ever guess that these delicious crackle cookies contain zero flour. Be as creative as you would … Continue reading

Capped Honey in Time for Fireworks

7/1/12 Sun 11 a.m., 85 degrees, sunny Supers Top (Medium size) Super: empty Middle & Bottom Large Supers: Both very heavy to lift and bees are docile and quiet. Very little smoke needed. It took some time to loosen each … Continue reading

Brood Ballyhoo

6/23/12 Sat 11 am.   80 degrees Supers Top (Medium size) Super: empty Middle Large Super: Bees were very docile. 80% of the frames had uncapped nectar. Removed 3 small supercedure cells at the bottom of 2 frames. There was one … Continue reading

Beek Gathering

6/22 fri. 6pm  90 degrees/rain Beek party@ Faustinec’s. Due to rain we could not inspect the hive. Maybe for the best given the extreme heat. Wearing a bee suit for 30 mins in heat then going to a cocktail gathering … Continue reading

Hive Addition

Supers Top Medium Super: added today although missing 2 frames Middle Large Super: Frame 1,2 and 8,9 (outsides) several bees on vs last week and 2 & 8 starting to show nectar. 3-7 filled entirely with capped brood.  4-6 with … Continue reading

Changing it Up

5/24/12 Thurs 6pm 70 degrees Goal To change order of the hive bodies and conduct a quick inspection. Supers Several supercedure cells cut out. Cell coverage heavy and very dark compared to last year. Bees more docile than last year. … Continue reading

Getting Going

Supers Added a 2nd large super sooner than last year and removed queen excluder sooner. Stopped sugar water by mid-May. — Weather When Posted –Temperature: 68°F;Humidity: 68%;Heat Index: 68°F;Wind Chill: 68°F;Pressure: 30.36 in.;