The Honey Harvest

The Honey Harvest

We had just one hive this year, but the bees did pretty well, and we’re up to our ears in honey. Yet I’m pretty sure it’s still not enough. One can never have too much honey. JR pulled the frames containing the honey from the hive and hightailed it to the barn, where we harvestedContinue Reading

Linguine with Fennel and Kale + a Dreamfields giveaway

Linguine with Fennel and Kale + a Dreamfields giveaway

Coming from a family whose nearly every meal felt the very strong influence of my Italian-American nana’s cuisine (made by her at her restaurant – the best restaurant in the world – at that time, in my opinion – totally unbiased, of course.), it should be expected that pasta figures rather prominently in our diet,Continue Reading

This Week in the Garden: early October

This Week in the Garden: early October

Or, as I call it, the sad time. I get it, I get it. People love autumn. It’s pretty, there’s no humidity (or at least less frequent bouts), and the sky is always a brilliant blue, the grass – whether watered or not – returns to a lush, emerald green. But the garden is coughingContinue Reading

Preparing for the Honey Harvest

Preparing for the Honey Harvest

On this dreary day, it’s nice to have a reminder of the honey harvest to come. On Sunday, JR placed the bee excluder – the function of which is just as it sounds, it limits the bees’ access to the honey super (the box containing the capped honeycomb, to be less technical) – into ourContinue Reading

Freezing Fresh Corn

Freezing Fresh Corn

It’s a dreary day here in southeastern Massachusetts, rainy and cool, and though we are in dire need of the rain, rain always slows my roll, makes me feel sluggish and sleepy. I know I’m not alone. This morning, after picking up the otherwise destined-for-compost vegetable and fruit waste that our local Whole Foods donatesContinue Reading