After the trauma of the last few months it’s been good to get away. My main criterion for places to stay is a lack of people, street lights and phone signal, though I insist on running water, some form of heating, a kitchen and walls not made of canvas. We’ve been off to a tiny … Continue reading Ryme and Reason
It’s that time of year when we have a bit too much chocolate around. I don’t know why people give it to us, we’re both staunch atheists and never reciprocate but why say no to some free stuff? Invariably after eating a bit we end up with loads of chocolate left around and cooking with … Continue reading Hare today, Scone tomorrow…….
Hey wow, turns out posts about recipes are more popular than posts about bee keeping, who’d have guessed? In the spirit of shameless populism, here’s a recipe. Normally we do anything to avoid buying imported veg but if it’s in the Dead and Dying section it’s fair game which is why Friday nights meal was … Continue reading Currying some flavour
Hello there fans! Well this is an odd time of year, I’m pretty sure my bees should be hunkered down for the winter but with outside being a freakish 18C yesterday they’ve been flying. This is not great – yes it gives them a chance to make a cleansing flight ( ie. Have a crap) … Continue reading Frozen! – Ice Cream and Ice Mead
I’ve been a bit slack on posting ( again ) but things are going well – I’ve split my apple juice into two batches – one for straight cider, one for cyser. The first ferment was done after about ten days – taking the S.G. from 1.045 to 1.002. I added a teaspoon of tannin … Continue reading Sham pain anyone?
These long summer evenings are crying out for a cocktail or two. As I have a surplus of limes and a certain amount of Tequila, I think it’s Margarita time. This is a classic cocktail, a balance of sour and sweet neatly masks the outrageous potency of the drink and the lime counts of one … Continue reading The Importance of Rimming – Cocktail Hour
The indoor bees are thriving. Two brood boxes and a super given over to the queen makes an awful lot of bees to release in a small space and when I checked yesterday they’d expanded to sixteen frames of brood – which means in a little under two weeks there will be a hell of … Continue reading Bee bread