Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Art of BEEing: Brewing with the Bees

My beer supply is starting to get a bit low, so with no pressing projects and today’s forecast looking perfect for brewing I decided it was time to pull out the equipment and start another batch.  I had had a … Continue reading

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The Art of BEEing: Wrapping up winter

It’s still January and less than a week ago we had an unusual snow, but the signs are starting to build that the brief desert winter is beginning to reach it’s end. Hardy desert wildflowers have begun to green up … Continue reading

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Going Solar – Part 7: Through the first cycle

Although my system wasn’t operational until late February of 2016, the planning for it really got underway at the end of 2015 and, since December marks the month with the shortest daylight period (and theoretically the lowest solar production), the … Continue reading

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Shop Projects: Making a Chinese kitchen knife stand

I was recently in China and, as tends to be the case, I came home with a selection of tools and kitchen knives.  Unfortunately, as Chinese kitchen knives tend to have taller blades than most others and even vegetable knives … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

Not so much a clear cut food today, more  a way of making a beverage. Tea in a Lock & Lock tea bottle… Start with a good pinch of tea leaves Fill with water and replace the strainer and lid … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

Fried broad beans

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