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Monday Mantra: All we are saying… is Give Bees a Chance!
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Monday Mantra: All we are saying… is Give Bees a Chance!

“Our Bees, Ourselves” by Mark Winston, author of forthcoming “BeeTime: Lessons from the Hive”, is a frighteningly convincing essay about the parallels between Honeybee collapse and human environmental degradation and subsequent challenges to golbal health and habitat. Read it, bee-ware, bee-warned, and bee-inspired. 1.  There is a noticeable reduction in the number of bees in our garden. Luring birds … Continue reading

Gluten Free Crispy Cheddar Bacon Wafers
Baked Good / Beverages / Brunch / Hors d'oeuvre / specialities and sundries

Gluten Free Crispy Cheddar Bacon Wafers

Annie hosts an annual spring gathering to celebrate the tulips in her garden: flowers, friends, and food. Among other things she served tiny cheddar biscuits made with bits of savory bacon. Not bragging, not even particularly proud, but bacon hasn’t been on the marketing list for months. Annie’s cheesy bacon bites satisfied a craving I didn’t … Continue reading

Tuesday Tip – “Green” food wrap
Advice / Tuesday Tips

Tuesday Tip – “Green” food wrap

Bakers Chef Professional Plastic Food wrap is efficient, effective, and easy to use. Loved it. Had boxes in several widths. But plastic isn’t good for the environment.  Glass food storage systems are an alternative, however sometimes left-overs need to be just covered. Julia brought Bee’s Wrap as a hostess gift to a gathering at which I was a guest. … Continue reading

Tuesday Tip: substitutions in Chemistry experiments may result in (explosions)
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Tuesday Tip: substitutions in Chemistry experiments may result in (explosions)

Baking is essentially science. While it’s possible to make the occasional substitution or omission to accommodate dietary or pantry constraints the (muffins) may be a little different than originally conceived. Oven temperature, humidity, salted or unsalted butter, white or brown sugar, GF or conventional flour, egg size and freshness are among factors that will determine the quality … Continue reading