It’s Fall Y’all! Prost!!

Prost! Slainte! Saluti! Cheers!! However you choose to raise your glass, there's nothing quite like the opportunity the month of October provides to sit back, gather with friends, and celebrate the onset of fall.  It helps, of course, that a... Continue Reading →

Packing Pints of Pickled Peppers

If you've ever wondered if it's possible to grow and preserve your own food in nothing more than an unsealed glass jar, the answer is YES.

Bees, Please

There's something a bit daunting about planning to transport 10,000 bees in your car. Being the novices that we are, we decided the trunk of the Honda Civic seemed like the safest bet. After all, we can't really ask the kids, "Here, hold this."

Let’s Drink Whiskey!!

Hallelujah, the end is nigh!!! The end of the wait for Season 2, that is. And I believe that the PERFECT way to enjoy the new season is to have a glass of your favorite whiskey (or whisky) in hand.

Grape Jelly – An Adventure in Ugliness

I'll just go ahead and apologize at the beginning.  This post is going to travel all over the place. So sit back and enjoy. Scuppernong….skuuh…purr….nohhng? Is that right? I think so. So what is it? What’s it mean? I thought... Continue Reading →

Filtering Beeswax

Who WOULDN’T want a big bag filled with a sticky hard lump of honeyed wax with actual mushed up dead bees in it?!?!

Rendering Bear Fat

I’d never done any kind of fat rendering and was more than a bit skeptical of my stomach’s ability not to take one look at it, gag, and decide to leave the actual fat rendering to works of fiction.

Acorn Flour

I mean, if the choice were between acorn flour and five pounds of bleached & fluffy white stuff, then off to the store I’d go. But if it were a matter of surviving a long tedious winter stuck in a cabin, then perhaps a bit of dedication to food prep would be in order.

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