Sunday, April 29, 2012

Rich Dark Cake with Super Easy Pudding Frosting

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34 years ago I met a woman who made 4 loaves of bread each week and never made cake from a box! All her food was made from scratch. We were both nursing moms with baby boys about the same age, served in the same church and we became friends!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Quick Peek Inside the Hive

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The Ladies have been with us a little less than 3 weeks. We've been supplementing them with organic cane syrup until they become more established, i.e. new bees are born providing more foragers and a stronger, sustainable hive. We should begin to see the "newbees" taking their first orientation flight in the next week or two. In preparation for the expected growth, we added a new box to their hive and took a quick peek to see how they are doing.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Photographic Tour of the Garden

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Yesterday I fertilized all my garden plants in the front yard with Alaskan Fish Fertilizer. That stuff is very stinky, draws flies and my hands and feet always get a soaking while I'm applying it! The things we do to have an organic garden! ;^ } While passing by my blue and gold macaw, Libby, with my smelly self, I stopped to say hi. She literally turned her head and body away from me because I smelled so horrid!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Life with the Pollinators.

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I've always loved having my rose garden and flowering plants because they are so beautiful and fragrant. Our garden, orchard and herbs provide us with fresh, vitamin rich fruits, veggies and seasonings. Since the Bees came to live with us I am looking at everything quite differently now!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Lovely Quiche

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What's not to love about quiche? Flaky crust, filled with limitless combinations of cheesy yumminess!

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Bees Arrived!

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A whole lot of buzzing this morning as I installed our bees in their new, homemade Warre' Hive!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Grapefruit Poppy Seed Bread

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Some people eat the same breakfast every day of their lives, I am not one of those people! So many choices, so little time! I dug through my bread cookbooks looking for an exciting change of pace and found this recipe filled with refreshing grapefruit zest and juice, wheat germ, fiber and poppy seeds. I believe that I've found a winner!

Monday, April 2, 2012

St. Louis-Style No Yeast Pizza

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I was watching America's Test Kitchen Public TV Series last week, they were making foods from St. Louis, Missouri i.e. St. Louis Ribs, and St. Louis Pizza! So, I thought I'd give this pizza a try and let you know what Will and I thought.

Bake in a 475 degree F. oven on parchment paper.